Places of Interest

Kakolat Waterfall

Kakolat Waterfall is a picturesque waterfall in Nawada district, popular with tourists due to its scenic surroundings. The falls also play a role in Hindu mythology, when according to legend an ancient king was turned into a python by a rishi’s curse and lived within the falls. Folklore suggests that Krishna Used to go there with his queens for taking bath. This is one of the best waterfalls in India. Water of this fall is cold for the whole year. The fall is about 150 to 160 feet, from the ground level.

Surya Mandir Handiya, Nardiganj

Surya Narayan Dham Temple located in the Handaia village of Naradiganj block of Nawada district is quite ancient. It is one of those historic Sun temples that symbolises the faith of the people. During the excavation surrounding the temple, the relics of the symbol and the stone-made chariot path were obtained. It is believed that this temple has been associated with Dwapar era. A pond is located near the temple. It is believed that leprosy is removed after bathing in this water. On Sunday, a large number of people worship the bath in the pond and worship the sun temple.

Sokhodewra Ashram, Kawakole

Sekhodevara village, situated about 55 kilometers from the district headquarters, is very scenic . By combining two tolas called Sekho and Deora, the Sekhodevara village is made up. Sarvodaya Ashram in the village, which was established in 1952 by Jayprakash Narayan. A rock between the forest situated about 500 meters from the ashram, was built by J.P. Known as the rock. During the independence movement of 1942, fleeing from Hazaribagh jail, the famous leader and revolutionary late Jayaprakash Narayan was hiding near these rocks.


Sitamarhi is located approximately 30 kilometers south-west of Nawada district headquarters. This place has been famous as a major cultural center since ancient times. Here is 16 feet long and 11 feet wide ancient caves. A rounded rock is cut and the tuber is made, within which stones are polished. This cave is believed to be a Mauryan carpet on the basis of the poles. Prevalent belief is that the cave was constructed to give shelter to the saints of the honourable community. But the locals consider it a place of residence of Sita during the exile. Within the cave, the statue of Goddess Lakshmi is established. A rock is divided into two parts outside the cave. It is also linked to the incident of Sita ji’s assimilation. In addition, local people believe that it is the birthplace of Love-Kush.

Shri Gunawan Ji Tirth

Gunawan ji Tirth is located in Gonawan village of Nawada district. This temple is dedicated to Jain Muni Gandhar Gautam Swami. It is believed that Gautam Swami was a disciple of Mahavir ji. After 12 years of  salvation of Lord Mahavir, Gautam Swami got salvation at this place.It was established by the Jains. This ancient temple belongs to Lord Mahavir’s time. At present, Mr. Jain is supervising this temple, Shri Jain Shvetambar is investing in the reservoir.

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This is situated in Budahauli Village of Budhauli Panchayat of Pakribarwan Block. This place keep its importance in terms of Educational and Religious Centers. In this monastery, there are many statues of Ashta metal placed, there are statues of Lord Vishnu, Sita, Ram and  Shankar etc. The First President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad has visited this monastery and several famous personalities like Mahatma Gandhi, Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan also visited this place. Dr. Surya Prakash Puri had donated 250 acres of land for Magadh University and the University is running on its land.

Budhauli Monastery, Budhauli

This is situated in Budahauli Village of Budhauli Panchayat of Pakribarwan Block. It was mainly the center of religion spiritualism and knowledge. There is a large lake in this monastery, where water from all the rivers of the world have been brought into the pool. Budauli Math is made up of 1800 AD. There is still a beautiful Durga Mandap in this center. The Goddess is worshiped every year on Navratra . In past, 101 Mahatma and Purohohi were used to visit this place frequently. These two centres of Pakribarawan are of great importance in terms of tourism and religion.

Indrasal Cave, Parvati

As per the mythology once Lord Buddha came to this place and took shelter in the cave. He spent whole one year in the cave due to heavy rain. Indra Dev king of Gods came to see Buddha and make 42 questions. The Lord Buddha give correct answers to all question. This place is about 30 KM from Rajgir and 120 KM from Bodhgaya.