Panchghagh Falls
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Panchghagh Falls is located in Jharkhand
Panchghagh Falls
Panchghagh Falls is located in India
Panchghagh Falls
LocationKhunti district, Jharkhand, India
Coordinates22°56′41″N 85°15′17″E / 22.94472°N 85.25472°E / 22.94472; 85.25472
Number of drops5
WatercourseBanai River

Panchghagh Falls is a waterfall located in Khunti district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.[1]


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


Panchghagh Falls is located at 22°56′41″N 85°15′17″E / 22.94472°N 85.25472°E / 22.94472; 85.25472.

Area overview

In the adjacent map the area shown is “undulating and covered with hills, hillocks and jungles (jungles/ forests are shown as shaded area in the map). The soil of the area is rocky, sandy and red loam upland. There are paddy fields only in the depressions. It has a gentle slope adjacent to the streams.” [2] A major part of the district is in the 500–700 metres (1,600–2,300 ft) elevation range, with up to ± 200 m for some parts.[3] In 2011, it had a density of population of 210 persons per sq km. Khunti is an overwhelmingly rural district with 91.5% of the population living in rural areas.[4] Famous places in this area are Ulihatu, the birth place of Bhagwan Birsa Munda, and Dombari Buru, the central point of his activity.[5]

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.


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. 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.[6]

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.


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.[7] [8]

See also


  1. ^ "Panchghagh Falls – Khunti, Jharkhand". Jharkhand Feed. 9 January 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  2. ^ "District Census Handbook, Khunti, Series 21, Part XII A" (PDF). Pages 9-10: Topographical and geographical features. Directorate of Census Operations Jharkhand. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  3. ^ "Report on Slope, Aspect and Altitude of Khunti District, Jharkhand State" (PDF). Page 9: Physiography, Page 17: Altitude. Jharkhand Space Applications Centre, Department of Information Technology, Government of Jharkhand. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  4. ^ "District Census Handbook, Khunti, Series 21, Part XII A" (PDF). Page 32: Census findings, population and its distribution. Directorate of Census Operations Jharkhand. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Places of Interest". Ulihatu and Dombari Buru. Khunti district administration. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  6. ^ "Panchghagh Falls – Khunti, Jharkhand". Jharkhand Feed. 9 January 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  7. ^ "JHARKHAND AT A GLANCE". Retrieved 26 April 2010.
  8. ^ "Panch Gagh Falls". Archived from the original on 6 March 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2010.

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