Panchghagh Falls

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Panchghagh Falls
LocationKhunti district, Jharkhand, India
Coordinates22°56′41″N 85°15′17″E / 22.94472°N 85.25472°E / 22.94472; 85.25472
Elevation600 metres (2,000 ft)
Number of drops5
WatercourseBanai River

Panchghagh Falls is a waterfall located in Khunti district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.


In its bid to find its way through the hard and jagged terrain, the Banai River branches itself out in five different streams, generating ubiquitous singing rivulets through the cluster of rocks. One writer says, “Unlike Jonha and Hundru Falls, Panchghagh’s water does not fall from great heights. Still, one can almost hear the roar of the water when one arrives near it, because all the five branched-out and swirling streams hit the rocks in a very turbulent manner. It’s a treat to watch and hear.” In spite of the presence of a large number of high waterfalls in the area, the Panchghagh Falls are a tourists' preference for being viewed as the safest of all. The water falls from a lesser height, making it safe for tourists to enjoy in the rapid flow of water. Most of the people arrive here for picnic with family and friends.According to plans of the Tourism Department of the Government of Jharkhand, the Panchghagh Waterfalls will soon get a kiosk, a restaurant, toilets, fastfood joints, lighting facilities and a watchtower.[1][2]


Panchghagh Falls is 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from Khunti on the road to chaibasa. It is 55 kilometres (34 mi) from Ranchi. Khunti is on NH 75 or Ranchi-Chaibasa Highway.[3] [4]

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  1. ^ "Deafening silence of the waterfall". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph, 8 August 2006. 2006-08-08. Retrieved 2010-04-26.
  2. ^ Gupta, Amit (2009-09-26). "Luxury holiday in lap of nature - State to spend Rs 8 crore for hot water spa in Hazaribagh, watchtower in Khunti & museum in Chatra". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph, 26 September 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-26.
  3. ^ "JHARKHAND AT A GLANCE". Retrieved 2010-04-26.
  4. ^ "Panch Gagh Falls". Retrieved 2010-04-26.

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