Popularly known as the ‘Queen of Chota Nagpur’, Netarhat in Jharkhand is located at a height of 1,128 metres. The hill station offers great respite from the clutches of monotony to those who seek peace. Covered with dense emerald forest, lush woodland and majestic, barren rocks, the town is home to a number of churches and colonial architecture, which can be traced back to the British Raj.

Netarhat is an underrated place, but the experiences it offers is hugely extraordinary. Be it the sunrise or sunset from Magnolia Point, the gorgeous Sadni Hills or Lodhi Falls, you’ll see nature at its best in the quaint hill-town.

However, if you had to pick, don’t go back without exploring the Upper Ghagri Falls and Lower Ghaghri Falls. They’re located about 4km and 10km from Netarhat respectively. The gushing waterfalls appeals to the senses, calming the being to the core. You can either trek up to the top of these falls or choose to laze around with your picnic basket. Either way, it’s a soul-stirring experience to have.

Then there’s the Magnolia Sunset Point – located at a distance of 10km from the plateau region. The point is located in the vicinity of Vindhya Hills, and is renowned for its awe-inspiring view of sunrise and sunset. Another such point is the Koel View Point, situated at a distance of 3km from Netarhat. It offers a clear view of the river Koel and has the most surreal ambiance that you can use for some introspection.

Netarhat is land of waterfalls and yet another gem on the list is Sadni Falls. They cascade down in the shape of a snake and the resounding waters only add to the over effect. The astounding surrounding comprise of bold hillocks, dense forests and gushing streams. The nearest airport is the Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi, located at a distance of about 146km from the hill station.