Hundru Falls

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Hundru Falls
Hundru.jpg
Location Ranchi district, Jharkhand, India
Coordinates 23°27′00″N 85°39′00″E / 23.4500°N 85.6500°E / 23.4500; 85.6500[1]
Type Segmented
Elevation 456 metres (1,496 ft)[2]
Total height 98 metres (322 ft)
Watercourse Subarnarekha River
Hundru falls

The Hundru Falls (Hindi: हुन्डरु जलप्रपात) is a waterfall located in Ranchi district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It is the 34th highest waterfall in India.[3]

The falls[edit]

The Hundru Falls is created on the course of the Subarnarekha River, where it falls from a height of 98 metres (322 ft) creating one of the highest water falls in the state. The spectacular scene of water falling from such a great height has been described as a sight to behold. The different formations of rock due to the erosion by the constantly falling of water have added to the beauty of the place.[4][5][6]

The Hundru Falls at one of the edges of the Ranchi plateau is one of the several scarp falls in the region.[7] During rainy season it takes a formidable form but in the dry season it turns into an exciting picnic spot.[8] At the base of the Hundru Falls, there is a pool, which serves as a bathing place.[4]

The Hundru Falls is an example of a nick point caused by rejuvenation. Knickpoint, also called a nick point or simply nick, represents breaks in slopes in the longitudinal profile of a river caused by rejuvenation. The break in channel gradient allows water to fall vertically giving rise to a waterfall.[9]

Transport[edit]

It is 45 kilometres (28 mi) from Ranchi, off the Ranchi-Purulia Road. One has to travel some about 21 kilometres (13 mi) from the main road.[6][10]

There is also a Shortcut and simple four-lane road from Ranchi via Ormanjhi via Sikidiri to Hundru. From this road the distance is about 39 kilometres (24 mi) which is about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) short from the normal road.

There is also a Suvarna Rekha Hydal Project located down the falls which is also a good place for Tourists.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hundru, India Page". Falling Rain Genomics. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  2. ^ "Hundru, State Of Jharkhand, India". travelsradiate.com. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  3. ^ "Showing all Waterfalls in India". World Waterfalls Database. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 
  4. ^ a b "Hundru Falls Ranchi". Maps of India. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  5. ^ "The other side of this industrial city". The Hindu Business Line, 28 July 2003. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  6. ^ a b c "Hundru Falla". District administration. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  7. ^ Physical Geography: Hydrosphere By K. Bharatdwaj. Google Books. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  8. ^ "Places of interest". Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  9. ^ A.Z.Bukhari. "Encyclopedia of nature of geography". p. 110. Google books. Retrieved 2010-07-11. 
  10. ^ Sir John Houlton, Bihar, the Heart of India, p. 144, Orient Longmans, 1949