Honeymoon in Jharkhand - Unjustifiably ignored, Jharkhand has some of the most pleasing landscapes that have been overlooked by the regular traveler. Ranchi is the capital of this relatively new state, and leads the way to a number of picturesque hamlets and hill-towns of the Chota Nagpur Plateau that are not on the standard tourist map.
Ranchi affords one-day trips to its picturesque waterfall sites, the most popular being Dassam, Hundru and Jonha Falls. A one-hour drive on the road to Muri from Ranchi will take you to the cool environs of the Dassam Falls where the Kanchi River surges forward to drop into the Subarnarekha. The river meanders further downstream to plunge again at 320 ft, forming the Hundru Falls. The Jonha Falls are 30 km ahead of Hundru, falling 140 ft. The road to Chaibasa, however has the most spectacular waterfalls, the Panch Ghagh, a series of five massive falls. Deep into the forest is the Hirni Fall, 70 km from Ranchi.
Netarhat is a secluded little hamlet 154 km from Ranchi. For honeymooners seeking the remote and the unusual, Netarhat at an altitude of 3700 ft is highly recommended. Inhabited largely by the local tribes who choose to maintain their distance from the mainstream, honeymoon couples can be assured of being left alone to enjoy the appealing countryside. Clear blue skies, lush green fields and the red earth combine to create a relaxed and enjoyable experience. Besides long walks across the charming landscape, visits to the Sadhni, Upper and Lower Ghagri Falls or the 468 ft high Lodh falls can be made.
Hazaribagh, 84 km from Ranchi has a national park spread over 184 sq .km of undulating terrain with an average height of 1800 ft. Its wild life includes wild boars, panthers, tigers, sambar, nilgai, chital and sloth bears. Canary Hill on the outskirts of Hazaribagh is a picturesque hill with lakes and facilities for water sports. 90 km from Hazaribagh, the river Bhera drops 30 feet into the Damodar as the Rajrappa falls. The Konar and Tilaiya dams, built on the Konar and Barakar Rivers respectively are also good sites for picnics and boating.
In Palamau, the Belta National Park covers 232 sq. km. You can spend a day viewing the abundant wild life on a jeep safari, and stay on at the forest lodge.