Falling in the Latehar district of Jharkhand, Netarhat is popularly known as the Queen of Chotanagpur. It is best known for the sunrise and sunset views it offers.
When travelling by road from Ranchi to Netarhat, you will literally cross seven hills on your way and a little more than 96 miles. It is the highest point of the Chotanagpur plateau. Netarhat comes under the tag of lesser known tourist places. Being lesser known works wonders for its visitors, the most beautiful part about Netarhat is its rawness, there is a beauty in its austerity, in just standing at a height and looking at the far spread lush jungles, in letting the air brush your hair. Standing so close to nature, in that backdrop, all you need to do is take a few deep breathes and you’d just start feeling, life’s good.
Untouched and unsullied !
Netarhat is a lesser known tourist place and therefore is untouched and not crowded at all. Netarhat is around 156 km to the west of Ranchi and 210 km from Daltonganj. It is notable for its sunsets and sunrises, especially during the summers. There are many places that tourists can visit in and around Netarhat. It is a quiet and peaceful place with beauty and serenity in all its being.
Experiencing the raw beauty that surrounds Netarhat rejuvenates you and reminds you how good life is. Netarhat is also regarded as the “Queen of Chotanagpur”. It is also notable for the renowned Netarhat Residential School which was configured in the year 1954. However, essentials like medicines are a must carry as there is a low probability of chemist shops being present nearby. Netarhat would enchant anyone visiting it by its hypnotic equanimity.
Netarhat is a plateau region and do not have a lot to offer in terms of food. The small eateries around this area typically serve a mixture of Bihari and Bengali cuisines.
One Day Itinerary
Day 1 – The first thing you must do is try not to miss viewing the sunrise early in the morning. Once you freshen up you can spend the rest of the day visiting the various waterfalls. In the evening, make it a point to go to the Magnolia Point, which is at the distance of ten kilometres from Netarhat, to witness the glorious sunset.
Day 2 – You can either spend the day taking a walk in nature or spend the day where you are staying or visit the Netarhat School and the Netarhat Dam.