Hundru Falls: The Grace and Might of Nature at its Best


The Hundru falls in Ranchi are a spectacle of Jharkhand’s immense natural beauty and grace. The state of Jharkhand has some of the most popular waterfalls in India. These falls are widely popular because of their moderateness in the dry season making them perfect for tourism. The Hundru Fall is a great example of such a moderate fall. It falls from a height of 98 m which is around 320 feet.

This makes is great for an enjoyable picnic during the summers. Ranchi, due to its elevation is not very hot during the summers and has been a popular destination in the summer since the colonial days.

Hundru Falls

Hundru Falls | Image Resource: wikimedia.org

The Hundru falls are easily accessible making them extremely popular. The falls are 45 km away from the Ranchi city center. I followed the Ranchi-Purulia road for around 30 km via bus and then took a taxi going off road for another 15 km. The other way is to take the Ranchi-Ormanjhi route along the NH 33 which is a bit shorter but is not in a very good shape.

The Hundru Fall is ranked 34th in terms of height in India. The fall is a good sight for organising an open air feast. Many tourists bring their paraphernalia and cook in this scenic heaven. The thought of being able to cook in the vicinity of Mother Nature in all her glory gave me goose bumps.

I planned to prepare a feast at the falls, using only fresh and authentic ingredients. At the falls I found a number of local and foreign tourists. I was delighted when they liked my preparations and their reviews will help me in my job immensely. The entire experience gave me immense satisfaction and pleasure. Strangers are not strangers after all; human beings have an ability to connect, especially when over good food.

The Hundru Falls have a number of beautiful rock formations created out of the extreme force of the falling water. Other kinds of formations are created due to the slow erosion effected by mineral rich water of the Subarnarekha River. The Hundru Fall is not amongst the most adventure offering falls, but its serenity is what attracted me. I will surely come back to these falls again.

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