Dassam Falls

दशम जलप्रपात
Dassam falls.jpg
Dassam Falls
LocationRanchi district, Jharkhand, India
Coordinates23°08′36″N 85°27′59″E / 23.143358°N 85.466441°E / 23.143358; 85.466441Coordinates: 23°08′36″N 85°27′59″E / 23.143358°N 85.466441°E / 23.143358; 85.466441
Elevation336 metres (1,102 ft)
Total height44 metres (144 ft)
Number of drops2
Average widthd
WatercourseKanchi River

The Dassam Falls (also known as Dassam Ghagh) is a waterfall located near Taimara village in Bundu police station of Ranchi district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.[1]


Dassam is a changed form of word Da:song which means in mundari language the act of pouring water. Da: means water and song means pouring or measuring. The water fall resembles like somebody is pouring water so the name was Da:song earlier but afterwards the name was changed to Dassam.


Cities, towns and locations in Ranchi district in South Chotanagpur Division
M: municipality, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, N: neighbourhood, T: tourist centre, D: dam, H: historical/ religious centre
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly


Dassam Falls is located at 23°08′36″N 85°27′59″E / 23.143358°N 85.466441°E / 23.143358; 85.466441.

Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the district. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.

The falls

Dasam Falls
Dasam Falls

The Dassam Falls is a natural cascade across the Kanchi River, a tributary of the Subarnarekha River. The water falls from a height of 44 metres (144 ft).[2] The sound of water echoes all around the place.[3] Dassam Falls at one of the edges of the Ranchi plateau is one of the many scarp falls in the region.[4]

The Dassam Falls is an example of a nick point caused by rejuvenation. Knick point, 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.[5]

The water of the Dassam Falls is very clean and clear. It is natural for a tourist to be enticed to enter the water for a bath or swim but tourists are warned not to do so because of the current that is generated. There have been many cases of drowning in Dassam Falls.[6] Nine people died of drowning between 2001 and 2006. [7]


The Dassam Falls is 40 kilometres (25 mi) from Ranchi on NH 33 or Ranchi-Jamshedpur highway.

See also


  1. ^ "Dassam Falls". Ranchi district administration. Archived from the original on 24 January 2010. Retrieved 24 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Dassam Falls". must see India. Archived from the original on 24 June 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Dassam Falls". mapsofindia. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 24 April 2010.
  4. ^ Bharatdwaj, K. (2006). Physical Geography: Hydrosphere By K. Bharatdwaj. ISBN 9788183561679. Retrieved 20 April 2010.
  5. ^ A.Z.Bukhari (2005). Encyclopedia of nature of geography. p. 110. ISBN 9788126124435. Retrieved 11 July 2010.
  6. ^ "Four drown at Dassam". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph, 21 March 2010. 21 March 2010. Retrieved 24 April 2010.
  7. ^ "Danger warning at tourist hotspots - Death at Dasham Falls spurs statement". Calcutta, India: The Telegraph, 30 December 2006. 30 December 2006. Retrieved 29 April 2010.