On the boundary between Bihar and Jharkhand, at a distance of 33 Kms from Nawada, the beautiful Kakolat waterfall is located. In order to witness the breathtaking and splendid beauty of the nature, numerous people from Bihar as well as other states, come here, thus making it one of the most popular location of Bihar. From the Kakolat Hills and also from an altitude of 160 feet, one can witness the falling of the Kakolat Falls. The hills are encircled by lush green forests.
As per ancient myths, a Hindu spiritualist cursed a Treta Yug King to gain the form of a python and dwell here near the falls. During their banishment, the Pandavas came here to visit the falls. The cursed got lifted up from the king during this time. He also declared that, any human being who will take a dip in the waters of the waterfall would not ever be born as a snake again.
With time, this waterfall has gained much popularity and became a well liked tourist location. During the hot months, many people come here for picnics. A number of different interesting water sports are carried out in the waterfall. This place hosts a large fair during the festival of Chhath or Baisakhi Shankranti.
Close to the police station of Govindpur and at a distance of 33 Kms from Nawada, this waterfall is situated. A natural reservoir of water is present at the bottom of the falls. The altitude of the waterfall is 16 feet. A thick plush green forest encircles the hill, which forms a breathtaking view.
TOURIST PLACES IN KAKOLAT
Sitamarhi: Previously, once, Sitamarhi was included in the district of Muzaffarpur as a subdivision. In the year 1972, the status of district was given to this place and it was inaugurated by Late Kedar Pandey, who was the Chief Minister of Bihar during that time. On the boundary between the two countries namely Nepal and India, Sitamarhi is situated. As per the myth, this place is the birthplace of Sita. The earthen pot from which Sita materialized was found by Janakpur’s King, when he was tilling the land and thus he stumbled upon the pot. The name “Sitamarhi” was given to the place for this very particular reason.
Kakolat Falls: From the Kakolat Hills and also from an altitude of 160 feet, one can witness the falling of the Kakolat Falls. The hills are encircled by lush green forests. The people dwelling here and in nearby places and also the tourists come here for picnics. As per the myth, during their banishment, the Pandavas came here to visit the falls. The bottom of the falls contains a natural basin or lake. This place hosts a large fair during the festival of Chhath or Baisakhi Shankranti.
Sekho Devra Ashram: The Kawakole block contains the Sarvodaya Ashram. Jayaprakash Narayan founded this establishment. Dr. Rajendra Prasad, who was the 1st ever President of India, inaugurated this place. During his holiday in Rajauli, when he was healing and resting, he made a trip to this ashram.
Baba Majaar: On the NH 21, the Baba Mandir, which is the memorial of the famous Hazret Saiyyad Sah Jalaluddin, is situated. Hundreds and hundreds of pilgrims come here, each year, to take part in the yearly pilgrimage of the pious, known as Urs. Following the celebrations of Urs in Ajmer Sharif, the same festival is celebrated here.
HOW TO REACH KAKOLAT
The city of Rajauli is situated very near to Kakolat.
By road: The place is easily reachable via the NH 31.
By rail: The closest railway station to Rajauli is the Koderma Railway Station.
By air: The closest air terminal is situated in Ranchi. It is situated at a distance of 150 Kms.