Hundru Falls

The Hundru Falls (Hindi: हुन्डरु जलप्रपात) is a waterfall located in Ranchi district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It is the 34th highest waterfall in India.

Location Ranchi district, Jharkhand, India
Coordinates 23°27′00″N 85°39′00″E
Type Segmented
Elevation 456 metres (1,496 ft)
Total height 98 metres (322 ft)
Watercourse Subarnarekha River

The Hundru Falls is created on the course of the Subarnarekha River, where it falls from a height of 98 metres (322 ft) creating one of the highest water falls in the state. The spectacular scene of water falling from such a great height has been described as a sight to behold. The different formations of rock due to the erosion by the constantly falling of water have added to the beauty of the place.

The Hundru Falls at one of the edges of the Ranchi plateau is one of the several scarp falls in the region. During rainy season it takes a formidable form but in the dry season it turns into an exciting picnic spot. At the base of the Hundru Falls, there is a pool, which serves as a bathing place.

The Hundru Falls is an example of a nick point caused by rejuvenation. Knickpoint, 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.

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