Netarhat Tourism

Netarhat Tourism

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Netarhat Info

  • State: Jharkhand
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • District: Latehar
Located in Latehar District in the state of Jharkhand, Netarhat is a town,popularly known as ‘Queen of Chotanagpur’. This hill station is situated at a height of 1,128 metres.

The hill station is situated on the Netarhat Plateau,located in the Pat region of Chota Nagpur Plateau. Consisting of crystalline rock formations along with a summit capped with laterite or sandstone trap, this plateau extends up to 6.4 km in length and 4 km in breadth.

Netarhat is visited by a large number of tourists every year to watch the sunrise and sunset. Located at a distance of 10 km from Netarhat, Magnolia Sunset Point is one of the most prominent attractions of Netarhat.

Other popular attractions of the destination include the Upper Ghagri Falls and the Lower Ghagri Falls. The Upper Ghagri Falls are located at a distance of around 4 km from Netarhat, while the Lower Ghagri Falls are at a distance of around 10 km from the destination.

Reaching Netarhat is not much of a hassle, owing to the presence of flights, buses and trains. Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi, located at a distance of around 146 km, is the nearest airport serving the destination.

Tourists can also board trains to Netarhat, which are served by the Ranchi Railway Station, located at a distance of around 145 km away. In addition to flights and trains, buses are also available, most of which operate from Ranchi. The best time to visit Netarhat is during the summer season, which extends from the month of March to May.

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Sameer Kumar

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"Netarhat- Former hill station" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Weather in summer season with high temperature but low humidity, best time to visit Oct-Nov and Jan-Feb, road in Ghati approx 10km is not maintained, roads inside Netarhat is good. Netarhat school is very maintained and decorated school, students of school living in Ashrams with ashram dress code. Main attraction point is Sunset Point, Sunrise Point, Sunset Point is maintained, sometimes maoist bandh called so before going there inquire about maoist bandh, Lodh fall is 25 km from Netarhat that is a good attraction point.
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Basab Ray chaudhuri

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"Netarhat, awesome summer retreat"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 13, 2015
On the upper hills of Chota Nagpur, Netarhat is 3622ft high, situated 156km west of Ranchi. Sunrise and Sunset is famous in Netarhat. Dense forest, cool breeze, moonlit night made this place the summer retreat of British Governor. Magnolia Point, Koel View Point, Upper & Lower Ghagri, Netarhat Public School are the must visit places. I suggest visitors to also visit Lodh Falls which is located 60 kms from Netarhat. Netarhat is only connected by road. There are hotels in Netarhat, Prabhat Vihar being the best. October to March is the best time to visit Netarhat.
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Ruchika Rai

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  •  3 helpful votes
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"The most amazing place I visited ever"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 16, 2015
Almost heaven. No feel of returning back to home. Amazing scene and lifestyle. Mindblowing place. The culture, people, places, market, waterfall, river, sunrise, sunset. Etc everything so hypnotic that if anybody goes for few days wanna remain there for rest of his & her life. I want to go there again.
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Protik Basu

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"Visit Netarhat only for its natural beauty"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Oct 27, 2015
Netarhat is a small hamlet in Jharkhand, about 150 km from Ranchi, capital of Jharkhand. The only way to reach Netarhat is by road.

The best location to stay in Netarhat is Hotel Prabhat Vihar of Jharkhand Tourism. Other good places to stay are Palamu Dak Bungalow and Forest Bungalow. However, one cannot make booking at these places before-hand - they are mainly meant for Government officials and may be booked on-spot, if available. Hotel Prabhat Vihar can be booked from Jharkhand Tourism offices. There are a few private hotels, but considering their facilities or rooms, their rates are pretty high, varying from Rs. 500 to Rs. 2000, depending on the rush. It would be better to avoid these private hotels in Netarhat.

Food quality and availability is very disheartening - it is better not to expect good quality food or of variety. Sunrise and sunset points are worth visiting in Netarhat. Photos attached. One should not miss the Lodh Falls, around 65 km from Netarhat. The best time to visit the place is after the rainy season - end September to end November. It is better to avoid the winter season because it would be too cold with minimum arrangements in the hotels.
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Siddhartha Mr

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"Quite place with charm of nature"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 5, 2015
I lived at this place for about 5 years, studied in Netarhat Vidyalaya and has a lot to offer to nature lovers. Beautiful sunrise and sunset points, water dam, forest trail walks, pine, pears orchards, waterfalls and marvellous school culture to experience. Solar farming is new addition to the place.

Best time to visit is November and March which is pleasantly cold with pine orchards spreading the romantic fragrance into the air. School observes school day on 15th November and place is super crowded so go with confirmed accommodation. School also offers stay to only Alumni and relatives to existing students. June till September is absolutely no no as the place is heavily lashed with rainfall and place goes slippery.
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Aamil Hussain

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"Very peaceful place which is untouched by most of the tourist"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 21, 2015
Neterhat I was not sure that Jharkhand could have such a good hill station and that too untouched by most of the tourist. My experience about the place was just wonderful. Its a very quiet place with a small village and couple of boarding schools. We had a stay in government affiliated hotel. Resort which was average but the location of the resort was superb. The food was good. Hotel staff and maintenance was average. Its good for 3 or 4 days stay where you can relax and enjoy the nature.
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Debajyoti Bishnu

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"Quiet yet happening Netarhat"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jun 18, 2015
Netarhat a small and beautiful hill station in Jharkhand is still unexplored without much intervention from pollution. Plan a small outing with your family this weekend to land yourself on this oxygen parlour. Situated on top of the mountain and 160 km away from Ranchi this place is often called "Queen of the chota nagpur plateau" overviewing the latehar district.

Hotel prabhat vihar would be a good stay to get some breathtaking views of the dense jungle amidst the mountains. Food is not that costly and is also available. A perfect place for a bonfire under the starry night. You can identify every constellation and complete galaxy on a full moon night.

Must visit the
Netarhat dam
Netarhat school
Sunrise point(just beside hotel prabhat vihar)
Sunset point
Fruit garden

Try learning some local santhali languages. This hamlet has a small market where you can get some local food items and some local artifacts.

Take medicines as there are no nearby shops. Best time to visit would be February to get the chilling weather. Temperatures drop to 2 degrees here so take enough warm clothes.
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Hemant Lakhotia

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"a Natures Place"

  • Posted Dec 11, 2012
Very natural nothing artificial and must visit place one of the best Sun rise and sun set experience

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food + its OK dont have too much choice sight seeing : good some waterfalls are nearby and worth watching shopping : nothing is there

Activities & things to do: Not very sure about other activity, problem is not developed and supported by government

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Must be via own car/ rental car, must reach within sun light with low sound music
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Arupananda Jana

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"Queen of jungle: Netarhat"

  • Posted Sep 10, 2012
Netarhat is a beautifull hill station covered with Jungle. A night stay in the Breat taking beauty of Shaal Jungle was a life time experience. Camp fire beside the jungle was so fun.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food was good but so costly in this location. Sunset point, Sunrise point, Netarhat school, Naspati garden, Dam these are the places you should not miss in Netarhat. There is no such shopping destination at this place.

Activities & things to do: Jungle trek can be done with proper guide.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: From Ranchi we booked a car for whole trip, it just relieved us so much. In Netarhat cars are hardly available for sight seeing. So it's always better to pre-book a car.
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Srimanta Ghosh

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"The coolest place in Jharkhand"

  • Posted Aug 26, 2012
Netarhat is a place you want to go to be away from the chaos of daily life. you would found it difficult to count even 50 people around you. very isolated and very calm. the view of the valley from the roof of the hotel is amazing. you dont have to go for the sight seeing.just idle away your time with a book.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: The prabhat bihar hotel is the only place you stay, run by the bihar government. the double bedded room cost you rs.540. and there is only 15 rooms available right now.they run a restaurant a bit costly. try a restaurant outside. you can have your lunch and breakfast with pre order basis. sight seeing part is not that much . there is only a upper ghagri falls and a lower ghagri falls. though lower ghagri is not accessible by car. ask the driver to take you to a pears garden. give rs. 20 or 30 to the keeper and you'll have atleast five kgs of delicious pears.LODH FALLS is 70 kms and worthy to be visited. shopping part is absolutely nil.

Activities & things to do: Dont go out after sundown.the whole place is crawled with maoists.its their safe heaven. but they never do any harm to the tourists.they are ok with
outsiders,rather helpful.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Dont take cab or bus from Ranchi.that is very tiresome.if you reach ranchi by train or by air in the morning there is a train from ranchi to lohardaga at 9; will take 90 minutes to get to lohardaga. trains are very punctual at this route. take a auto from lohardaga stn. to lohardaga taxi stand rs.10 per head. take tata sumo vikta or scorpio to drop you at netarhat hotel. sumo will cost you 1600 and scorpio 2000.take the ph. no.of driver and ask you
to pick you up again the date of your can avail bus from lohardaga busstand also. On the way if CRPF guys ask you to show some IDS or search your bags,Co operate with them .Always be polite with the locals and can drivers.
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