Kakolat Waterfall, Nawada Overview

Cascading to the ground from a height of 160 feet, the Kakolat Waterfalls is one of the most picturesque places to visit in Bihar. It provides an excellent respite from the heat because the water of this waterfall remains cool and pleasant throughout the year.

Several tourists flock to the area for a relaxing swim in the pool below. The greenery surrounding the waterfall also provides ample shade for picnics and relaxing nature walks. The Kakolat Waterfall also has a spiritual significance, since it is believed that Lord Krishna used to frequent this place for baths. Hence, several devotees flock to this place for a holy dip in the pool as well.

Kakolat, Nawada district, Bihar, India

Monday to Sunday (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Historical Facts:
- Legends says that during the Treta Yuga Epoch, a King was entrapped in Kakolat due to a curse
- The curse was put upon him by a Rishi, who forced him to take the shape of a snake
- The King only got Salvation when the Pandavas visited Kakolat during their exile
- After he was free of the curse, the King proclaimed that anyone who would bathe in the water of these falls, would be free from the Yoni of the snake
- This legend is the reason several Hindus flock to the falls to take a dip
- It is also believed that Lord Krishna used to bathe in these falls

- During Chaitra Sankranti or Baisakhi, a massive festival is held in Kakolat
- It was believed that Lord Krishna used to come to this place with his queens for a bath. 
- Devotees from all over the country visit this waterfall during the Baisakhi period

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