5 Waterfalls In Assam That Will Leave You Spellbound

Assam entices travellers with its waterfalls that blend seamlessly with lush greenery, offering a magical escape for adventurers and nature enthusiasts
The rolling hills of Dima Hasao district in Assam
The rolling hills of Dima Hasao district in AssamShutterstock

Nestled in the landscapes of Northeast India, the state of Assam beckons travellers with its natural wonders. Amongst its many treasures, the state's waterfalls stand as jewels, captivating visitors with their raw beauty and grandeur. Cascading down rugged cliffs, these waterfalls blend seamlessly with the region's lush greenery, creating a symphony of sights and sounds. Whether hidden deep within forests or easily accessible from towns, they offer a magical escape, inviting adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike. Embark on a journey through the waterfalls of Assam, and prepare to be enthralled.

Akashiganga Waterfalls

The Akashiganga waterfalls in the Hojai District of Assam emerge from a densely forested hill at 900 meters. Cascading down by a height of 43 m, this enchanting natural wonder is accompanied by a sacred temple dedicated to Shiva. According to the legend of Sati, Shiva, overwhelmed with grief and anger over an injustice, wandered the universe while carrying his deceased wife's body. To restore Shiva's composure, Vishnu intervened by using his chakra to dismember Sati's body, and it is believed that her head fell near Akashiganga. Thus, this place has become a revered pilgrimage site for Hindus, who flock to it in large numbers on Makar Sankranti, known as Magh Bihu in Assam, to purify themselves of sins by bathing in the holy waterfall.

Kakochang Waterfalls

Kakochang Waterfalls
Kakochang WaterfallsWikimedia Commons

The magnificent Kakochang Waterfall is located approximately 13 km away from Bokakhat in the Golaghat District of Assam. Nestled amidst lush coffee and rubber plantations, this waterfall offers a truly awe-inspiring sight and an unforgettable atmosphere. Moreover, the area surrounding the Kakochang Waterfall is a popular picnic destination for children and adults alike. The gushing waterfall offers visitors with a breathtaking view that will leave a lasting impression.

Chandubi Waterfalls

Chandubi Waterfalls
Chandubi WaterfallsDepositphotos

The Chandubi waterfall in Kamrup district is a captivating natural wonder, contributing to the state's collection of breathtaking waterfalls. Flowing into Chandubi Lake, this cascade has become a favoured destination for tourists. The presence of this waterfall has fostered a unique biodiversity, with abundant flora and fauna flourishing in the region. Visitors can indulge in activities like bird watching and boating on the lake, offering a glimpse into the region's vibrant wildlife. The residents are known for their warm and hospitable nature, and while exploring the area, be sure to savour the delectable local cuisine.

Sivakunda Waterfall

Sivakunda Waterfall in Assam
Sivakunda Waterfall in AssamX/Assam Explorer

Nestled amidst lush forests dominated by Assam teak and sal trees lies the Sivakunda Waterfall. This cascade holds a special place in the hearts of nature enthusiasts. Its beauty is enhanced by the imposing rocks punctuating the hillside, channelling the milky white waters into a pool below. A bridge graces the waterfall, offering a vantage point to witness the journey of the cascading water. The location is also a popular picnic spot, attracting gatherings, particularly during winter. Situated approximately 10 km away from National Highway 37 and about 53 km from Nagaon Town, this hidden gem awaits those seeking a moment of serenity and a visual feast of natural splendour.

Di'krutpi Waterfall

Di'krutpi Waterfall in Assam
Di'krutpi Waterfall in AssamWikimedia Commons

A hidden gem situated in Beleughat of Karbi Anglong district in Assam, this waterfall located in a pristine forest is worth visiting. The nearest town in Dokmoka, about 178 kms from Guwahati. It is also commonly known as Pak'longkam or Beloghat Waterfall.

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