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Usri Falls

Usri Falls
Usri Falls is located in Jharkhand
Usri Falls
Usri Falls
Location Giridih district, Jharkhand, India
Coordinates 24°5′47″N 86°22′14″E / 24.09639°N 86.37056°E / 24.09639; 86.37056
Elevation 288 metres (945 ft)
Total height 12 metres (39 ft)
Number of drops 3
Watercourse Usri River

Usri Falls (Hindi: उसरी जलप्रपात) is a waterfall located in Giridih district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It is a popular tourist and picnic spot.[1][2][3] Ushree means a "beautiful source".


The Usri River, a tributary of the Barakar River, flows down a steep gorge. The Usri Falls drop some 12 metres (39 ft) in three separate streams. It is surrounded by dense forest.[4]

The character of the gneissic complex of this region is well exposed. Some of the rocks have been split up into blocks of huge dimension whose polished and clean surfaces have been chequered by veins of various hues. The profile of the river bed changes after passing through the falls. The lower portion is mostly flat, slightly undulating, which gives way to gorge like form.[5] The government has taken several steps to develop the area as a prominent tourist spot along with Khandoli Dam and Parasnath.[6][7]


Usri Falls is located 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) east of the Giridih town on the road to Tundi.[3] Taxis, tongas and auto-rickshaws are available.[1][4][8]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Giridih Tourism". Official Website of Giridih. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Jharkhand Fast Facts". Jharkhand. Envis Centre on Ecotourism, Govt of India. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Dr. B.R. Kishore, Dr. Shiv Sharma. India - A Travel Guide. Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd. p. 302. ISBN 9788128400674. 
  4. ^ a b "Giridih attractions". Retrieved 2010-04-17. 
  5. ^ Perspectives in geomorphology, Volume 1 By Hari Shanker Sharma. Google Books. Retrieved 2010-04-17. 
  6. ^ "Ire over park entry fee". The Telegraph (Calcutta). January 10, 2008. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  7. ^ Prasad, Basudeo (1 January 2009). "Sustainable eco-tourism development: A case study of Jharkhand state". Spectrum. 1 (1): 62. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "Usri Falls". Retrieved 2010-04-20. 

External links

External images
Picture of Usri Falls, from here retrieved 8.03.2012
Picture2 of Usri Falls, from here retrieved 8.03.2012
Picture3 of Usri Falls, from here retrieved 8.03.2012
External video
Video of Usri Falls Giridih Jharkhand
Video of Usri Falls by Dept. of Tourism, Govt of Jharkhand