Did you know that Bihar boasts numerous captivating attractions beyond the well-known destinations of Bodhgaya and Nalanda Previously regarded as a hub of political and cultural influence and an oasis of knowledge, the state also harbours many breathtaking waterfalls that most outsiders remain undiscovered. Let's glimpse a few of these magnificent cascades guaranteed to leave you amazed.
Kakolat Waterfall, Nawada District
Located on the Kakolat hill, this waterfall cascades down from a height of roughly 160 feet and forms a natural reservoir at the base. Per mythology, a Treta Yuga king was cursed to become a python and live at Kakolat Falls. It's also believed that the Pandavas visited the waterfall during their exile, who got the king rid of the curse. During Baisakhi festivities, many devotees take a bath in the waterfall.
Karkat Waterfall, Kaimur District
Located in Karkatgarh Village, Kaimur Range, in the Kaimur district, the waterfall is a natural home for crocodiles. Once a popular spot for British officials and Mughal emperors to go crocodile hunting, it is now a part of the Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary, founded in 1979. Furthermore, in 2019, the Bihar government revealed its plans to establish it as a crocodile conservation reserve and eco-tourism destination.
Telhar Waterfall, Kaimur District
Situated on the Rohtas plateau, the Telhar Waterfall is around 32km and 47km from the Bhabua and Mohania areas, respectively. This waterfall also has a dam that's called Karamchat Dam. It ends in Telhar Kund Lake, a popular tourist spot at the bottom of the fall.
Tutla Bhawani Waterfall, Rohtas District
Tutla Bhawani Waterfall is located nearby Tilauthu (a village in Rohtas district) and approximately 20km southwest of the town of Dehri-on-Sone. It has two large mountains on the northwest and southeast sides that converge to create a green valley which stretches to roughly one mile, with a waterfall in the middle.
Manjhar Kund Waterfall, Rohtas District
The Manjhar Kund waterfall is situated around 10km from Sasaram. Every year, on the first Sunday after the Raksha Bandhan festival, a traditional fair is organized at the foot of the Manjhar Kund Waterfall, which sees many local visitors.
How to Reach These Waterfalls
You can opt for public transport buses that frequently run from all the big cities in Bihar, including Patna, to various districts in the state where the waterfalls are located. Apart from this, you can also book a private taxi, which you can get from Patna, and other significant cities.