Usri Falls, Giridih – Places to Visit, How to reach, Things to do, Photos

Usri Falls, Giridih, Jharkhand - Tripinfi

Usri Falls located in Jharkhand is one of the most scenic picnic spot of the state. Usri is surrounded by the Parasnath hills which is the highest peak in Jharkhand. The waterfall slopes down the hill, divided into three streams which add to its beauty. Know more about the ticket, timings, stays, tips to visit Usri Falls.

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Where is Usri Falls located?

Usri Falls is located in the Giridih district of Jharkhand. Giridih is also known as the ‘land of hills or hillocks’. It derives its name from two Hindi words, ‘Giri’ which means ‘Hills’ and ‘Dih’ which means ‘land’.

Why is Usri fall famous?

The three great personalities of India, Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose, Rabindranath Tagore, and Satyajit Ray spent some time of their life at Giridih. Usri falls has been mentioned by both Rabindranath Tagore and Satyajit Ray in their works. One of the famous works of Satyajit Ray which mentions Usri Falls is Professor Shanku.

What is the height of Usri Falls?

The height of Usri Falls is 39 ft.

From which river Usri Falls originates?

Usri falls originate from the river Barakar, the main tributary of river Damodar. Tilaiya Dam and Maithon Dam are the two dams built on river Barakar.

Weather at Usri Falls

Weather at Usri and in the rest of the district of Giridih is generally dry. The summer season starts in March and ends in the month of June. April and May are the hottest months with the temperature reaching as high as 47-degree centigrades. Hot summers are often accompanied by high humidity. Winters begins in the month of November and ends in the month of February with temperature dropping as low as 10-degree centigrades. July and August witness the maximum rainfall.

Usri Falls, Giridih, Jharkhand - Tripinfi
Usri Falls, Giridih, Jharkhand

Best time to visit Usri Falls

To witness the beauty of the falls, the best time to visit is during the month of August when the water level remains at its high. However, for a picnic and weekend gateway, the best time to visit the fall is during the winter months i.e from November to February.

Is Usri Falls a good place for a picnic?

Usri Falls is an amazing place for a picnic. One can cook food in the open and experience the perfect feast in nature. For cooking food one needs to carry all the cooking requirements along.

Which is the nearest town from Usri Falls?

The nearest town from Usri Falls is Giridih, the headquarter of Giridih district.

The distance from Giridih to Usri Fall

  • 14.7 km via Kodarma – Giridih – Tundi – Gobindpur Rd/Tundi Rd.

Which is the nearest railway station from Usri Falls?

The nearest railway station is Giridih station (Station Code: GRD), located at a distance of 12.3 km via Kodarma – Giridih – Tundi – Gobindpur Rd/Tundi Rd.

The nearest junction from Usri Falls is Madhupur Junction (Station Code: MDP), located at a distance of 49.6 km via Margomunda – Giridih Rd.

Usri Falls, Giridih, Jharkhand - Tripinfi
Usri Falls, Giridih, Jharkhand

Which is the nearest airport from Usri Falls?

The nearest airport is Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi located at a distance of 197.0 km via NH320.

What is the ticket price at Usri Falls?

The entry to Usri Falls is free.

What is the timing of the Usri Falls?

Usri fall is open for 24 hours but the tourists are advised not to visit the fall after 4 pm as it is located in an isolated place.

How to reach Usri Falls from Kolkata?

By rail

Board a train from Howrah Junction to Giridih. The minimum journey time from Howrah to Giridih is five to six hours by train. After getting down at Giridih, book a cab to Usri Fall

The distance between Giridih railway station and Usri Falls

  • 12.3 km via Kodarma – Giridih – Tundi – Gobindpur Rd/Tundi Rd.

By road

You can self-drive from Kolkata to Usri Falls or book a rental cab from Kolkata

The distance between Kolkata to Usri Falls

  • 305.6 km via NH19.
Usri Falls, Giridih, Jharkhand - Tripinfi
Usri Falls, Giridih, Jharkhand

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 Usri Falls.

The distance between Birsa Munda Airport and Usri Falls

  • 197.0 km via NH320.
  • 216.2 km via NH114A.
  • 229.2 km via NH20.

Is Usri Falls safe for tourists?

Usri fall is absolutely safe for tourists. However, the following tips will help you to have a safe and sound visit to Usri

Tips for visiting Usri 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 Usri Falls?

The best place to stay while visiting Usri Falls is the town of Giridih. Many budget hotels and lodges are available at Giridih which can be booked.

Usri Falls, Giridih, Jharkhand - Tripinfi
Usri Falls, Giridih, Jharkhand

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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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