Top 5 Waterfalls around Ranchi | Ranchi places to visit

Summer is already around and you might be browsing the internet to plan a holiday trip with your family and friends. Not to worry; this blog will surely end your search and give you the perfect choice to beat the scorching heat this summer. The details on Ranchi and top five waterfalls around it will put an end to your search, no second thoughts! Here is a list of 5 amazing waterfalls around Ranchi you must visit as soon as possible.


Ranchi – prominently known as the ‘City of Waterfalls’, also serves as the capital city of the Jharkhand state. With the location at an elevation of 654 meters above the sea level and Subarnarekha River flowing by the side, the city is blessed with an amiable climate. The alluring hilltops, opulent green valleys, and waterfalls in abundance will keep you captivated. Staying here is easy, as the city has numerous hotels and resorts. Ranchi is also graced with fascinating monuments and holy places like Jagannath Temple, Sun Temple, Ranchi Lake, Rock Garden, Fun Castle, Amreshwar Dham and many more. The favorable weather of the city allows its travelers to make travel plans anytime during the year. The city can be explored and reached through its well-organized railways and roads. The state highways facilitate the travel in and around the city. Ranchi is well-connected by air to major cities like Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai. Enriched with loads of attractions, a trip to this city is expected to be a wonderful excursion for any traveler.

1. Hundru Falls
Top 5 Waterfalls to visit around Ranchi
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This waterfall is on the top in the list of beautiful waterfalls in Ranchi. It is at a distance of 28km from the main Ranchi town. It can be reached easily by car via Purulia road. The eye-catching aspect of the waterfall is the Subarnarekha River falling from an elevation of 320 feet. It is a wonderful view and worth capturing in pictures. The small pools at the bottom are good picnic spots. During summers, the visitors enjoy a calming bath under the waterfall.

2. Johna Falls
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This waterfall is named after Lord Gautam Buddha and thus recognized by the name Gautam Dhara too. Located at a distance of 40km from Ranchi, Johna falls are easily accessible by road. The travelers from different cities can also reach by train which halts at Gautamdhara station.  The river Kanchi flows nearby the Johna Falls. The waterfall falling from a height of 140 feet can be cherished by moving down around 500 steps. The waterfall also has a rest house offering stay for its tourists. A beautiful temple devoted to Lord Gautam Buddha is situated in the rest house. The temple is embellished with a splendid Gautam Buddha statue. Together the temple and waterfall with their refreshing aura make it an ideal picnic spot. The locals and visitors from other areas come here to have a rocking outing with their friends and family.

3. Dassam Falls
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Falling from an elevation of 144 feet, Kanchi River makes a lovely descent known as Dassam falls. The name of the waterfall denotes that the falls are distributed into 10 streams. Another name Dassam Gagh is also allocated to the waterfall. The River Kanchi is a tributary of the Subarnarekha River and its split in 10 parts falling from such a height is actually a treat to the eyes. The tourists are warned not to take bath here because of the heavy flow of water. Dassam Falls is located near Taimara Village and is 40km distant from Ranchi. You can reach the scenic beauty by taking the Ranchi-Tata road. It is an ideal place for Photo Fanatics, Nature Lovers and Nirvana Seekers. Once you reach a bit close to the waterfall location, you can hear the spouting echoes of these falls. The place is quite inviting in itself as one can savor the sheer elegance and get mesmerized in the peaceful scent.

4. Hirni Falls
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At a distance of 70 km from Ranchi, Hirni Falls are on the way to a place called Chakradharpur. The water here falls from a height of 120 feet making this waterfall another remarkable natural waterfall in Ranchi. The most striking element of the waterfall is its location, the middle of thick forest.  Being surrounded by forest, adds to an ambiance of peace and composure to your experience. As compared to the other waterfalls, Hirni Falls have a hushed charm associated with them.

5. Panch Gagh Falls
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As the name indicates the waterfall includes five streams falling in a form of rows due to the split of Banai River. The Banai River breaks into 5 parts just at the starting point and fall from a huge height, making the view quite gratifying. The management authorities have done their best to make the falls approachable. The first to fourth falls are accessible through well-cemented pathways. They take you close to the falls for a breathtaking drizzle. The fifth stream being the biggest and heaviest is water flow is inaccessible. The waterfall is located on Ranchi-Chakradharpur Road and is a comfortable travel through a car.


I am pretty sure the ‘City of Waterfalls’ has already excited you to pack your travel bags and grab your camera to have a rocking time this summer! Don’t delay your holiday plans anymore drive away to these soothing places in Ranchi as it is easily accessible by public transports like buses, trains, flights and private car rentals. GetMeCab also operates cab services to all these waterfalls. Customers can enjoy local full day cabs, outstation round trip, outstation one way and airport transfer services. You can book GetMeCab’s taxi services Here

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