Lodh Falls

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Lodh Falls
Lodh falls.jpg
Location Latehar district, Jharkhand. India
Coordinates 23°28′50″N 84°01′10″E / 23.48056°N 84.01944°E / 23.48056; 84.01944Coordinates: 23°28′50″N 84°01′10″E / 23.48056°N 84.01944°E / 23.48056; 84.01944
Type Tiered
Elevation 137m
Longest drop 143m (469 ft)
Watercourse Burha River

The Lodh Falls (also known as Budha waterFalls) is a waterfall in a mid forest of Latehar district of Palamu division in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It is the highest waterfall in Jharkhand and the 21st highest waterfall in India.[1]


It is located on the Burha River, deep in the forest of the Latehar district the Chota Nagpur Plateau.[2] The Lodh Falls is a tiered waterfall with multiple distinct drops in a relatively close succession. It is 143 metres (469 ft) high.[3] The thundering sound of the fall is audible even 10 km away.[4]

The Lodh 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 risie to a waterfall.[5]

It is 120 km from Daltonganj, 200 km from Ranchi, and 70 km from Netarhat.

See also


  1. ^ "Showing all Waterfalls in India". World Waterfalls Database. Archived from the original on 2009-09-01. Retrieved 2010-06-20.
  2. ^ "Jharkhand". Retrieved 2006-11-13.
  3. ^ "Lodh Falls". World Waterfall Database. Retrieved 2006-11-12.
  4. ^ "Netarhat Introduction". Netarhat Travelite. Retrieved 2010-06-26.
  5. ^ A.Z.Bukhari. "Encyclopedia of nature of geography". p. 110. Google books. Retrieved 2010-07-11.

External links

  • Photos - Lodh Falls is the second waterfall down in the right column - click on photo to enlarge
  • Government of Jharkhand - Waterfalls
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