Bihar is blessed with some of the most impressive waterfalls like Kakolat waterfall, Karkat waterfall, Telhar Kund waterfall, Tutla Bhawani waterfall, Manjhar Kund & Dhua Kund, and many more that portray the immense power of nature and greet you with breathtaking views. The scenic sight of watching the gushing stream of water falling from a height and creating a pool below it is truly mesmerising.  

Bihar is a land known for its scenic beauty and abundance of greenery. Right from waterfalls to wildlife sanctuaries, there is a lot one can witness here. Waterfalls in Bihar weave their way through breathtaking landscapes and are renowned for their sheer magnificence and natural beauty. If you are in Bihar, visiting these beautiful waterfalls surrounded by lush greenery will fill your heart with solace and tranquility. Many waterfalls here let you enjoy the best of their scenic beauty during the festive times when locals gather around.  

Kakolat waterfall is an evocative wonder of nature that plunges from a great height and is considered a powerful reminder of nature's force. Manjhar Kund is the best Bihar waterfall renowned for its scenic surroundings, turquoise blue water, and brilliant backdrop. If you're looking to indulge in some of the best water-based activities, such as boating, swimming, and fishing, you can visit Karkat Waterfall. So take in the breathtaking grandeur of these cascading waterfalls and inspire the wanderlust within you.
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Kakolat Waterfall

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Kakolat waterfall offers a cool refuge from the hustle and bustle of city life and is considered a powerful reminder of nature's force. It is one of the best waterfalls in Bihar that cascades down from a height of 150 and 160 feet and forms a reservoir at the waterfall base.

According to Hindu mythology, an ancient king turned into a python by a saint's curse and lived within the falls. This segmented waterfall has a single drop of 163 ft and is popular amongst the tourists for its scenic surroundings.

Location: Kakolat hill, Ranchi Road, Bihar

Best Time: October and February

Distance from Patna: Approx 140 kilometers
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Karkat Waterfall

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This is a picturesque waterfall ensconced amidst basalt cliffs, occasional rainbows, and sprouting maple trees. It is located right near the Kaimur hills, and you can enjoy a picnic with your friends and family. This waterfall is not only famous among Indians but many people from outside have appreciated its beauty. A famous British official Henry Ramsay once mentioned Karkat Waterfall as one of the most picturesque waterfalls surrounded by striking lush greenery. 

You can indulge in some of the best water-based activities here, such as boating, swimming, and fishing. If you're looking for added adventure and thrill, you can endure a thrilling waterfall trek. The government of Bihar is planning to develop it as an eco-tourism spot and crocodile conservation reserve. Also, now Karkat Waterfall is a part of Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary, which was established in 1979 and prohibits hunting of any animal in this area.

Scenic Beauty: 
Being a multi-tiered waterfall, the Karkat Waterfall has become a go to spot for nature lovers and photographers.
Around the waterfall lies an abundance of flora and fauna which make this place even more beautiful.
The waterfall is a part of Karmanasa River and is being developed as an eco tourism spot. 

Location: Nema Gothu, Kaimur, Bihar

Best Time: June to September

Distance from Patna: 212 kilometers

Historical Facts: As mentioned, this place has always been popular among royalties of India and British officials during their reign in India.  Karkat Waterfall was once a favorite place for hunting crocodiles during the reign of Mughal rulers and British officials have always appreciated its beauty and the scenery around it. 

Height: This waterfall is 100 ft high and 300 feet wide. 
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Telhar Waterfall

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Telhar Kund or the Telhar Waterfall is the most popular Bihar waterfall surrounded by unspoiled views of nature, a dramatic landscape of cliffs, and the beautiful rainbow. The fall is situated close to the Durgavati River's origin, and it ends in the Telhar Kund Lake situated at the bottom of the fall.

This waterfall is one of the most popular picnic spots among friends and families looking to eat together amidst beautiful greenery and scenic vistas. Karamchat Dam, which is the main spot for such excursions, is quite beautiful and hence witnesses many visitors everyday. Also, there is a hot spring nearby which is a sight worth seeing and encountering.

Lately, the government has stopped people from entering the water as the waterfall is quite strong, and this could be highly fatal to the visitors.

Scenic Beauty: 
-Gushing in between the ridges, the Telhar Kund acts as the perfect spot for clicking your memorable pictures.
-Around the waterfall lies a rock formation which is famous for clicking pictures as it gives a very dramatic illusion.
-Surrounded by Kaimur Mountain range, the whole setup of this waterfall is dream-like. 

Location: Bhabhua-Audhora Road, Kaimur, Bihar

Best Time: June to September

Distance from Patna: 219 kilometers

Located: Telhar Kund is situated on the Bhabua - Audhora Road in the Kaimur district of Bihar, in the Rohtas plateau of Durgavati River. You can find this waterfall just a few kms away from the famous Durgavati reservoir project.
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Tutla Bhawani Waterfall

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Tutla Bhawani Waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Bihar. Also known as Tutrahi or the Tutla Dham, this waterfall is situated at a distance of just 20km away from Dehri-On-Sone in the Rohtas district of Bihar.

This waterfall originates amidst two mountain ranges, one from the northwest and the other from southeast, creating a beautiful green valley. Kachuar, a famous river in Bihar originates from this waterfall. The surrounding area is very beautiful and filled with lush greenery. Those who like spending time in nature amid greenery, this is a perfect place to be. Also, this place has a famous Maa Tutla Bhawani Temple, which attracts thousands of visitors every year. 

Scenic Beauty: 
-Located amidst the green valley, the Tutla Bhawani Waterfall has some of the most beautiful views of lush greenery.
-The fact that this waterfall can only be reached by trekking for around 1.5 KM makes it even more scenic. 
-The waterfall is surrounded by so many beautiful spots that it becomes perfect for clicking some memorable pictures. 

Historical Facts : This waterfall is named after Maa Tutla Bhawani Temple, a popular temple that is known to hold both religious and historical value among locals and is one of the most visited places in Rohtas, Bihar.

Location: Tutla Bhawani Waterfall is located nearly 20 km southwest of Dehri-On-Sone in the Rohtas District of Bihar.
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Manjhar Kund Waterfall

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Located between Sasaram and Dehri-on-sone, Manjhar Kund Waterfall is one of the best destinations that you must visit for a refreshing and cool vacation. It is very photogenic owing to its scenic surroundings, turquoise blue water, and brilliant backdrop.

You can enjoy a waterfall walk here through the expansive scenic forest that is dotted with a range of birdlife. In the summer you can swim in the cool waters of this lake, enjoy fishing and picnicking with your family.

Scenic Beauty:
If you are interested in natural bounty and want to spend some time in the middle of lush green nature then this place is for you. 
From cool waters to fishing areas and even picnic areas, this waterfall has everything. 

Location: Sasaram, Bihar

Distance from Patna: 160 kilometers Approx

Best time to Visit: If you want to witness the vibrant and liveliness, the best time to visit Manjhar Kund is during’ Raksha Bandhan’ as people here celebrate this festival with great enthusiasm. 

Historical Facts: This place holds historical value too, especially for the Sikhs. In ancient days, the Sikhs used to have a tradition of carrying their holy book, Guru Granth Sahib, here for three days.This kund is said to have therapeutic properties and some minerals that are good for health and digestion. 
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Dhua Kund Waterfall

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This is a stunning waterfall where you can enjoy the picture-perfect scenery of unspoiled nature. It boasts extremely high water drops, and you can enjoy a rainbow sighting here due to the presence of mist.

This is an evocative wonder of Bihar with perpetual thunder, impressive jumps, and spectacular surroundings. It also has some of the best hiking trails that will take you to the best viewing areas of this waterfall. The water flow is strong here, and the authorities have utilized it to produce fifty to a hundred megawatt of electricity.

Scenic Beauty:
-The best part about this waterfall is that it has two streams. 
-Below the falls lies a big pool of water where people visit to enjoy a refreshing dip.
-The top of this waterfall is flatland, making it look even more beautiful. 

Location: Ashikpur, Near Sasaram Centre, Bihar

Best Time: The best time to visit Dhua kund Waterfall is during the month of Sawan, You must especially visit here during the festival of Raksha Bandhan as there is a tradition of fair on the first Sunday after the Rakshabandhan festival.

Distance from Patna: 150 kilometers Approx
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People Also Ask About Bihar

  1. Which are the best waterfalls to visit in Bihar?

    1. Karkat Waterfall: Situated near the Kaimur Hills, Karkat Waterfall offers magnificent views of the breathtaking landscapes and is considered nature's paradise. You can enjoy here various water-based activities such as swimming, fishing, and boating.

    2. Manjhar Kund: Manjhar Kund is located close to Sasaram and is mainly used for generating electricity for nearby people because its water has huge force. It has scenic surroundings, a variety of bird species and offers impressive views of nature.

    3. Telhar Waterfall: This is one of the best waterfalls in Bihar that has a single drop and portrays the immense power of nature. The waterfall is segmented and is surrounded by a breathtaking landscape of unspoiled views of nature.

    4. Kakolat Waterfall: If you wish to witness the sheer beauty of nature, you must visit Kakolat Waterfall that falls from a great height and is renowned for its huge force.
  2. What is the best time to visit waterfalls in Bihar?

    June to September (Monsoon) is considered the best time to visit waterfalls in Bihar as the water level rises during this season, and you can see the waterfalls in their full beauty during these months.
  3. How to reach Kakolat waterfall from Patna?

    Kakolat Waterfall is connected on the Patna-Ranchi road by NH-31. There are many buses that stop at Thali which is a place near the waterfall. You can hire a car from Nawada as you will have to trek through the rough terrains to reach the waterfall.
  4. What is Bihar famous for?

    1. Bodh Gaya: This is a Buddhist pilgrimage site renowned for the Mahabodhi Temple.

    2. Nalanda University: It was the first residential university in the entire world, established during the fifth century A.D.

    3. Madhubani Painting: This is a famous Indian art form characterized mainly by complex geometrical patterns.

    4. Pawapuri: This is the holy site for Jains and is renowned for its rich history and culture.

    5. Litti Chokha: It consists of sattu with spices and wheat, kneaded into spicy balls and dipped in ghee.
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