Khunti - Birthplace of Birsa Munda

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Khunti district is one of the twenty-four districts in South Chotanagpur division of the Indian state of Jharkhand. The district of Khunti was carved out of Ranchi district on 12 September 2007. As of 2011, it is the second least populous district of Jharkhand (out of 24), after Lohardaga. Khunti town is the headquarters of the district.

It is historically known as the birthplace of Birsa Munda, and being the centre of activity of the Birsa movement.

The district is currently a part of the Red Corridor.

Local places

Panchghagh waterfall has 5 streams to it. The Banai River branches itself out in five different streams, generating rivulets through the cluster of rocks.

Anganbari–Shiva Temple is a religious center of the district known for its Shiva Temple. Every year during Sawan season local festival is celebrate for one month long. On Maha-shivratri Day, temple is visited by many disciples from different regions of Jharkhand. It is located on Khunti-Torpa road 9 km from the district headquarters.

Dombari Buru rises above Sail Rakab village close to Ulihatu. It is in the hills of Dombari Buru where Birsa Munda led his legendary ulgulan (rebellion) against the British more than a century ago. It is located 50 km from the state capital.


Khunti district has one sub-division and 6 blocks. The Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Khunti district is Mr.Suraj Kumar IAS. Khunti sub-division is the only sub-disvision in the district headed by the Sub-Divisional Magistrate(SDM) Mr. Pranav Kumar Pal. Khunti district has six community development blocks.