Since ancient times Bihar has been considered as the Centre of power and learning.
Bihar’s diversity in Culture and Tradition has been in the main discourse, but when it comes to topics like forests, waterfalls, and other natural beauties, Bihar is the least talked about state.
Bihar’s Geographical Position
Bihar is a landlocked State, with Nepal in its North, Jharkhand in its South, West Bengal by East, and Uttar Pradesh in the West. Based on its physical and structural conditions, Bihar has three parts: – Southern plateau, Shivalik Range and, Bihar’s Gangetic Plain.
Bihar has many rivers and tributaries, some small hills, and Many Waterfalls.
Having a rich record of History, according to ‘Ain-i-Akbari’ written by Abu’l Fazl (a Mughal court Historian), more than 200 waterfalls appear in Bihar in the rainy season. In which many are untouched and yet to be explored.
Some waterfalls with great scenic views are listed below:
Dhuan Kund is Situated on the Kaimur Hills in the Sasaram district of Bihar. Two waterfall emerges from the hill. The name of the Waterfall is ‘Dhuan’ as when water falls from the river, the pressure of the water creates a smoky atmosphere. On the way to Dhuan Kund, one can enjoy the view of Sita Kund & Mehboob Kund. Thora River originates from Dhuan Kund also known as Kao River at origin.
Manjhar Kund waterfall
This is situated between Dehri-on-sone and Sasaram in the Rohtas district of Bihar.
The water of the kund is considered to be composed of Natural Minerals, which helps in digestion of food. This waterfall swells up in the month of Sawan. Every year a traditional fair is held on the first Sunday after Raksha Bandhan, wherein locals as well as tourists participate. Kao river originates from the fall, also known as Thora river.
Tutla Bhawani Falls
Tutla Bhawani also known as Tutrahi and Tutla Dham, is located nearby Tilauthu which is located 20km away from Dehri-On-Sone in the Rohtas district. This beautiful waterfall is covered by mountain ranges from northwest and south-east creating a green valley amidst which the spring fall. ‘Kachuar river’ originates from this fall. The cable suspension composed of wooden ridges, is made up of eco-friendly materials. This is also believed to be made a plastic free zone in coming times. There is a temple nearby dedicated to Maa Tutla Bhawani. There is a huge gathering in the area because of the temple.
Kashish waterfall is in Amjhore village in Rohtas District of Bihar, 175 km from Patna. The height of the waterfall is approx. 800 ft. There are four waterfalls originating from the mountain, which falls in three directions. There is nderhill mining of Sulphur near Waterfall, so Sulphur water lagoons are formed. And bathing in it could be very beneficial for health.
This waterfall is located near BT road in Kaimur district, close to the origin of the Durgavati River. This waterfall is part of Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary. Bathing and swimming are prohibited because of the strong undercurrents in the water. Maa Mundeshwari Temple, is located 28 km from the fall. Karamchat dam controls the fall also adding beauty to the scene. The waterfall ends into The Telhar Kund Lake, situated at the bottom of the fall, which is also a popular picnic spot.
Kakolat waterfall is situated on the border of Bihar and Jharkhand, which is 33 km from Nawada district. The fall is approximately 160 ft in height, originating from the Kakolat hills. Here the scene is panoramic due to all-around green forest areas.A three-day fair is held here on the occasion of Sankrati or Baisakhi. Inviting devotees from all over India. They take holy dip in the water with a hope of washing off their sins in it. The fall Forms a deep Natural Water Reservoir at the base.
This waterfall is situated in Karkatgarh village in Kaimur district, Bihar. The waterfall is near Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary. It originates in the Kaimur mountain range. People enjoy sailing, swimming and fishing, here. This waterfall is a natural habitat of Crocodile, which will be turned into a Crocodile Conservation reserve- first of its kind in the state, in coming days. During the Mughal period, Karkatgarh waterfall was a crocodile hunting place. This fall is now part of Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary situated in the Kaimur mountain range.
North Tank Waterfall
This waterfall is situated near The Jamalpur in Munger district of Bihar. It is a perennial waterfall, open for tourists throughout the year. The fall is surrounded by lush green vegetation valley.
This waterfall is situated in Jamalpur city of Munger in Bihar. The fall forms when water falls from the top of Kali Pahad. This area is populated with Nilgai.
There are many waterfalls and natural beauties awaiting to be discovered in Bihar.