Upper Ghaghri Falls, Latehar – Places to Visit, How to reach, Things to do, Photos

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Upper Ghaghri is a small waterfall located near Netarhat in Jharkhand. The Ghaghri river creates two falls, Upper Ghaghri and Lower Ghaghri as its fall from above the hills. Both the falls are a must-visit place while planning a trip to Netarhat. Know more about timings, tickets, stays, tips and things to do in Upper Ghaghri Falls.


Where is Upper Ghaghri Falls located?

Upper Ghaghri falls is located in the Latehar district of Jharkhand. The district is known for its forest and mineral resources. Latehar was carved out from the district of Palamu in the year 2001. 45.4% of the population is tribal which is the main reason, the district is still packed with natural surroundings.

What is Upper Ghaghri Falls famous for?

Upper Ghaghri falls is one of the famous tourist spots of Netarhat, the hill station of Jharkhand. The fall is surrounded by forest and is known for providing an amazing backdrop for a picnic.

From which river Upper Ghaghri Falls originates?

Upper Ghaghri falls originate from river Ghaghri, a tributary of river Auranga.

Weather at Upper Ghaghri Falls

The area surrounding the Upper Ghaghri Falls and the other nearby areas enjoys a tropical climate. Summers range from the month of March to June with the temperature ranging between 25 to 35-degree centigrade. The rainy season begins in the month of July and continues till the month of September. The winter season ranges between November to February with the temperature dropping as low as 10 to 12 degrees centigrades.

Best time to visit Upper Ghaghri Falls

The fall is at its best during the monsoon, i.e in the month of August and September. However, for a picnic or for a road trip, the best time to visit is in the winters, i.e from the month of November to February.

What is the ticket price at Upper Ghaghri Falls?

The entry to Upper Ghaghri Falls is free.

Upper Ghaghri Falls, Latehar
Upper Ghaghri Falls, Latehar

What is the timing of the Upper Ghaghri Falls?

Upper Ghaghri Falls remains open for 24 hours but it is advisable to avoid going to the fall after sunset as it is located in an isolated place.

Which is the nearest city of Upper Ghaghri Falls?

Netarhat, the hills station of Jharkhand, also known as the ‘Queen of Chotanagpur’, is the nearest town of Upper Ghaghri Fall. The distance of Upper Ghaghri Falls from Netarhat is 4 Km

Which is the nearest railway station from the Upper Ghaghri Falls?

The nearest railway station is Lohardaga (Station Code: LAD), located at a distance of 86.8 km via NH143A and Ghaghra – Netarhat Rd.

The nearest Junction is Barwadih Junction (Station Code: BRWD), located at a distance of 97.9 km via Ghaghra – Netarhat Rd.

Which is the nearest airport from Upper Ghaghri Falls?

Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi located at a distance of 150.7 km via Ghaghra – Netarhat Rd, is the nearest airport from Upper Ghaghri Falls.

Upper Ghaghri, Netarhat
Upper Ghaghri, Netarhat

How to reach Upper Ghaghri Falls from Kolkata?

By Rail

There are no direct trains between Howrah Junction and the nearest station Lohardaga. So, you can board a train from Howrah Junction to Ranchi Junction and then board another train from Ranchi Junction to Lohardaga which is a one and a half hours journey. After getting down at Lohardaga book a cab to Upper Ghaghri Fall.

The distance between Lohardaga and Upper Ghaghri Falls is

  • 86.8 km via NH143A and Ghaghra – Netarhat Rd.

Another route will be to board a train from Howrah Junction to Barwadih Junction. It is a 12 hrs to 15 hrs journey. Take a cab or auto from Barwadi Junction to Upper Ghaghri Fall.

The distance between Barwadi Junction and Upper Ghaghri Falls is

  • 98.0 km via Ghaghra – Netarhat Rd.

By road

You can self-drive from Kolkata to Upper Ghaghri falls or book a rental cab from Kolkata.

The distance between Kolkata and Upper Ghaghri Falls

  • 564.4 km via NH19.
  • 553.0 km via NH43.

By air

Take a flight from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata to Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi. It takes approx one to one and a half hours to reach Ranchi by air. After reaching take a cab from the airport to Upper Ghaghri Fall.

The distance between Birsa Munda Airport and Upper Ghaghri Falls

  • 150.7 km via Ghaghra – Netarhat Rd.
  • 208.9 km via NH143A and Ghaghra – Netarhat Rd.
 Upper Ghaghri, Jharkhand
Upper Ghaghri, Jharkhand

Is Upper Ghaghri Falls safe for tourists?

Absolutely!, Upper Ghaghri Fall is very much safe for tourists. However, the following tips will help you to have a safe and sound visit to Upper Ghaghri fall.

Tips for visiting Upper Ghaghri Falls

  • As the fall is located at a distance from the city, it becomes isolated after 4 pm, therefore, avoid visiting the fall after sunset.
  • Avoid visiting the fall alone, always be in a group.
  • The safest time to visit is between 6 am to 4 pm.
  • It is much safer to visit the fall during the peak season, i.e December to February.
  • Carry water bottles, medicines, snacks, and other refreshments along.

Where to stay while visiting Upper Ghaghri Falls?

The town of Netarhat, Barwadih, Lohargada or Latehar, is the best choice for a stay while visiting Upper Ghaghri fall. You can check out some of the accommodations from the official website of Latehar tourism.

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A travel blogger cum financial expert with a vision to encourage tourism in Eastern India. Bose was born and brought up in the steel city of Jamshedpur, located in the Indian state of Jharkhand. Being born in the Eastern region, Bose has visited a lot of lesser-known places in the region. By her writing, she tries to spread awareness about those undiscovered gems of Eastern India.

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