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The Burha River also recognised as Burhaghagh River runs through the district of Latehar in the Palamu division in the state of Jharkhand. To the southern part of Betla National Park, on chota Nagpur tableland, is a round shaped valley called Chhechari gorge or valley surrounded with high terrain area. The edge of the round shape valley creates the water dividing the flow from which many streams get created.
Chhechari gorge is covered with high valley. The flat valley is connected with the plateau by the name Sirguja in the west and in the south it oversees the Barwe gorge in the district of Ranchi.
Burha River pours down from three different falls Lodh waterfalls, Gutamgaugh waterfalls and the Gharaghura waterfalls.
In some parts, Burha River borders Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. During Monsoon Burha River conveys huge quantity of water on the gravel and during summers it is usually dry. Burha River pours down through a gorgeous forest from Lodha waterfalls to Bagechampa falls.
Burha River is a tributary of the North Koel situated in Kutku near Bagechampa. North Koel pours from Ranchi tableland and passes into Palamu division, it flows from west for about 20 kilometres and twist towards north and makes a right angle into Kutku district and runs down to middle of the district.
The other tributaries of North Koel other than Burha River are Auranga River and Amanat River.
How to Reach
Betla also known as Palamau is the place where Burha River is situated. Betla is connected via road to Daltonganj and is 25 km from Betla. Other cities like Ranchi, Patna, Hazaribagh and Netarhut are well connected to Betla via road.
Steady bus facility is available from Ranchi and Hazaribagh to Morh which is situated at 6 km from Betla.
Local transport in form of Jeeps and Elephants are source to visit the forest.
Nearest railway station is Daltonganj situated at 25 km from Betla and Ranchi situated at 161 km from Betla.
Nearest airport is Ranchi ,161 km from Betla.
There are many places of attraction in Palamu (Betla) one of them is Palamu Tiger Reserve. One can experience various wild life varieties in this reserve.
Betla National Park is one of the major tourist attraction in the district of Palamu situated on the main road of Daltonganj. The park covers around 1026 square km area.
Betla Fort is situated in the interiors of Betla National Park. The fort was constructed in sixteenth century and was occupied by Mughals.
Talaha hot water spring is situated in Palamu which is recognised for its therapeutic properties.