Location of Kakolat Falls
It is nestled in Nawada District of Bihar. This is located on the border of Bihar and Jharkhand, just 33 kilometers from the district of Nawada. The waterfall is situated near Govindpur police station, about 33 km away from Nawada, on Kakolat Hill.
Mythological Significance of Kakolat Falls
According to Hindu Mythology, a king in Treta Yug was cursed to take the shape of a python and resided near the falls. The place was then visited by the Pandavas during their exile, as described in an Indian Epic, Mahabharata. It was during that time that the python king had the opportunity to get rid of the curse. Once he returned to his actual form, he proclaimed that any person who bathed in the waterfall would never be reborn as a snake.
Attractions of Kakolat Falls
This waterfall is frequented by myriad local as well as distant tourists which include nature lovers and photographers. The Kakolat waterfall of Bihar flows from a height of between 150 to 160 feet and forms a natural reservoir at the base of the waterfall. Kakolat waterfall has become an increasingly popular tourist attraction in Bihar, where the huge crowds can be seen during summers for weekend picnics.
This waterfall also offers boat ride with a wide variety of water sports and fun in the water. Apart from its significance as a tourist destination, the Kakolat waterfall is also widely visited at the time when a big fair is held on an occasion of Bishua or Chaitra Sankranti, in the month of Baishakha. This is basically a religious event accompanied with a three day Mela, where many devotees take their bath in the waterfall.