Ranchi, Betla and Netarhat

#1 Nov 19th, 2012, 18:32
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Hi,
I am planning to visit Ranchi, Betla and Netarhat on this Decemebr end (we will start ob 28th Dec and return on 1st Jan)
1. As per different blogs, it is better to spend some more time in Betla is worth than dividing the 2 days time in between Netarhat and Betla....is it true? Is there anything more at Netarhat than Betla?
2. I have found that it is very nice experience to spend a night at Betla Tree House (which seems to be the only place to stay within jungle premises). What about their contact number or how to book those?
3. I also want to include Ranchi (few places like Hudru falls etc.). How can I reach Betla from Ranchi?...any public transport available? how about the journey?

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Abhishek
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#2 Nov 22nd, 2012, 15:57
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Abhishek,

I think I'll not be great help to you as I visited those place long ago. But I can say awesome places are those.

Visit both Netarhat and Betla and in between Kechki.

You can have bus or car from Betla ro Ranchi and the road WAS good.

Hope fellow IMers with present experience must help you.



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#3 Nov 23rd, 2012, 12:06
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Isn't Betla infamous for malignant malaria ?
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hi Abhishek,
how was your trip to Netarhat?
I went there last week and found both Betla and Netarhat to be wonderful and peaceful places.
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Originally Posted by dr_rdey View Post ....
I went there last week and found both Betla and Netarhat to be wonderful and peaceful places.

Wow !!!! So they are still charming !!!!!

Dr. Dey, please tell us details and photos too.
#6 Mar 26th, 2013, 20:34
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@dr_rdey

These locations are my all time favorite since my childhood. It is heartening to know that the places are still "wonderful and peaceful". It will be nice of you if you please narrate your trip with all the contact details (the current details are not readily available, presumably because very few people visits now a days. I'm sure your TR would be a great read. Please supplement your TR with matching photographs. Thanks.
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betla to netarhat
I am afraid it's been quite some time since the last post.
travelled from Betla to Netarhat last week.
Travelled by a car- all locals told me that its not that unsafe and the tourists are not generally disturbed by Maoists.
The roads are remarkably well maintained and there are fortified police outposts on the way. The Maoists are present as well and you can feel them keeping a close watch.
Betla forest is wonderful but locals tell that there is little scope of spotting anything substantial because the Maoists have killed most of them, still riding on an elephant in the morning is quite an experience.
Netarhat has very basic accommodation facilities- I stayed in Jharkhand Tourism bungalow- there's electricity only after 7pm- the staff are slow and stubborn- but what does one expect in the middle of Latehar district. Most of the people are on Mahua and hariya all throughout the day.
I think it would be much better if one can ignore the inadequacies and focus on the beauty of the place and the simple natured people.
I took a ride in a jeep starting at 4 am( sharing with 20 people) ( it would be better to speak with the driver on the previous day, so that he keeps seats in the front, otherwise one may find oneself on the roof :P) next morning to Lohardaga station ( 2.30 hours)from where local trains are available to go to Ranchi

Its a very short trip report
Shall write in a bit details soon
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