Located around 55 km from Ranchi, Panchghagh Falls, made of five streams of River Banai, is a scenic and picturesque stopover. Though the water does not fall from a height, the roaring can be heard as one nears it because all the five streams hit the rocks turbulently. The best time to visit the waterfalls is during monsoon and winter season when it falls in all its glory. Head to the watchtower to get beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding area. The five rivulets of the Banai river make five small ponds, which one can see on the way to the waterfalls. It is said that these five ponds were used by the Pandavas of the epic Mahabharata to hide themselves in during the last year of their exile.

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