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Hundru Falls, Ranchi

Hundru Falls is a waterfall located in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Hundru Falls is the 34th highest waterfall in India. Hundru Falls is one of the most famous tourist places in the region.

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 fallit 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.

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.

Hundru Falls is an example of a Knick 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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