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Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollen National Park

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Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollen National Park is situated in Sanguem taluk, Goa and is spread over an area of 240 square kilometers. The park shares its eastern border with Karnataka state.

Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollen National Park is divded into two parts as National Highway Number 4A passes through the park. Mormugao – Londa railway line passes through the park area. Dudhsagar Falls, 4 tiered cascading waterfalls, is inside this park. Many temples built during the Kadamba Dynasty are seen inside Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary.

Originally known as Mollem Game Sanctuary, it was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1969. Later on, in 1978, a portion of the wildlife sanctuary was declared as Mollem National Park and name was changed to Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollen National Park.

Tambdi falls inside Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollen National Park
Tambdi falls inside the Wildlife Sanctuary
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The sanctuary has several perennial water sources. Goa depends on the Mahadayi river for 60 % its water needs. which originates in the border areas of Karnataka and Goa. Tambdi Waterfall is a beautiful fall slightly shorter than the magnificent Dudhsagar Falls is also inside the sanctuary. Tambdi falls is difficult to access as it requires climbing steep rocky path.

Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary is very rich in flora and fauna with 722 species of flowering plants. 128 species of endemic plants, endemic to either Western Ghats or to India are seen in this sanctuary. An additional 37 species of Pteridophytes (plants which neither flowers nor have seeds; but reproduce and disperse via spores) are also found in this National Park. Many Mammals, Butterflies, birds and Reptiles are also seen in this park and is home to pristine vegetation like West Coast tropical evergreen and semi-evergreen forests and moist deciduous forests.

Dhangar, a tribal community of nomadic buffalo herders (mainly seen in Maharastra and Goa), lives in this park.

How do I go to Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollen National Park?

Molem is the nearest town to Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollen National Park at around 57 kilometers distance from Panaji, capital of Goa state, India.

Palaruvi Falls

George Thiruvilakalayil George

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Palaruvi Falls is a beautiful water fall at Aryankavu in Kollam district, Kerala state, very close to the Tamilnadu border.

Palaruvi Falls is a single drop, horsetail type waterfall, which is the 32nd highest waterfall in India, with a height of 91 meters or 299 feet.

Palaruvi Falls
View of Palaruvi Falls.

How do I go to Palaruvi Falls?

Aryankavu town, from where the falls is accessible, is connected to the rest of the country by NH 744; Kollam- Thirumangalam (Madurai) National Highway.

Sengottai is the nearest town with Railway connectivity at around 31 kilometers distance from Aryankadu. If you are traveling to the Palaruvi Falls from Kerala, Punalur town is the nearest major town. There is Broad gauge railway station at Punalur, which is at a distance of around 35 kilometers from the falls. Kerala state goverment buses on the ghat road from Punalur to Shengottai, passes near to the falls.

There is a railway station at Aryankadu, which is closed now, for gauge conversion work. i.e. To convert the existing meter gauge railway track to broad gauge railway track. The gauge conversion work got delayed due to the terrain of the area. There is a railway tunnel called “Kottavasal”, measuring 680 meters, i.e. 2,230 feet in length, which starts at Aryankavu in Kerala and ends at Puliyara in Tirunelveli district of Tamilnadu.

Kollam (alias Quilon) is at around 75 kilometers from the Palaruvi Falls. Kerala’s capital city of Thiruvananthapuram is at a distance of around 150 kilometers from the falls at Palaruvi .

What are the nearby falls to Palaruvi Falls?

Courtalam falls and Papanasam Falls are very close to Palaruvi waterfalls and may take around 1 hour by car.

Thoseghar Waterfalls

George Thiruvilakalayil George

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Thoseghar Waterfalls is the largest waterfall in India, situated in Thoseghar village, Maharashtra state.

Thoseghar Waterfalls
View of Thoseghar Waterfalls.

Thoseghar Waterfalls consists of a series of water falls and the highest waterfall is over 500 meters in height (actual height is 1666 feet), making it the largest fall in India. Thoseghar Waterfalls is a two -tiered waterfall.

There are two viewpoints, which gives a good view of the small falls and the bigger falls. The steps leading to the view points are broad and the whole area is very clean and well maintained. There is a platform for the tourists to watch the falls in its full beauty. You have to buy the entry tickets. Both the viewpoints are accessible from the main gate.

The ideal season to watch the falls is during the Monsoon season. A word of caution, avoid using the platform when it rains heavily.

Sajjangad Fort is a nearby tourist place to the falls.

How do I go to Thoseghar Waterfalls?

Thoseghar Waterfalls is accessible by public transport. The nearest city to Thoseghar falls is Satara city. Satara city lies at a distance of around 115 kilometers from Pune, on NH 4, which connects Pune to Bengaluru (Bangalore).

There are regular buses from Satara. Autos are also available for hire at Satara. To have the best view, one has to go to Chalkewadi (by bus, car, auto, etc,) and then walk down the road, for around 5 kilometers.

Nohsngithiang Falls

George Thiruvilakalayil George

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Nohsngithiang Falls is a beautiful seven stream waterfall in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya state of India.

Nohsngithiang Falls

Nohsngithiang Falls has a height of 315 meters or 1033 feet. The Nohsngithiang Falls is having an average width of 70 meters, i.e. 230 feet wide, making it the 5th largest waterfall in India. The fall and the nearby valley can be seen from the road itself and is a beautiful sight. Nohsngithiang Falls is not accessible by foot. Once can sum the experience here as “Nature at its best”!

Nohsngithiang Falls is known as Seven Sisters Waterfalls, as the fall is seven-segmented (seven streams). This Falls is also known as Mawsmai Falls, as it is situated in Mawsmai village. During the Monsoon season, Nohsngithiang alias Mawsmai Falls plunges over the Khasi Hills limestone cliffs, making it one of the most beautiful falls. During this season, perennial rainbow is seen around the falls.

How do I go to Nohsngithiang Falls?

Nohsngithiang Falls is at a distance of 1 kilometer from Mawsmai village. Shillong, the state capital, is located at around 57 kilo meters from Mawsmai village and takes around one and a half hours drive. Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport alias Guwahati International Airport in the nearby state of Assam, at a distance of around 160 kilometers from Mawsmai village, is the nearest airport to the falls at Mawsmai.

What are the Nearby tourist places to Nohsngithiang Falls?

World famous Mawsmai Caves alias Krem Phyllut is very close to the Nohsngithiang Falls and takes around 20 minutes walk from the falls at Mawsmai. Cherrapunjee ,one of the most wettest places in India, is also close to Nohsngithiang Falls.

Vantawng Falls

George Thiruvilakalayil George

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Vantawng Falls is beautiful two-tiered waterfall near to Thenzawl in Serchhip district of Mizoram state, India. Vantawng Falls is known as “Vantawng Khawhthla” in the local Mizo language.

Vantawng Falls
Vantawng Falls

The height of Vantawng Falls is 229 meters or 751 feet and is the thirteenth highest fall in India. Vantawng Falls is situated deep inside the forest and hence it is very difficult to get close to the falls. The State Tourism department of Mizoram state has constructed a watch tower for the tourists to see the beauty of this magnificent falls.

How do I go to Vantawng Falls?

Vantawng Falls is at a distance of around 5 kilo meters from Thenzawl town. The district head quarters, Serchhip, is at a distance of around 40 kilo meters from the waterfalls at Vantawng. Aizawl, the capital city of the state of Mizoram is at around 137kms from the falls.

Lengpui Airport, which is situated close to Aizawl city, is the nearest airport to the Vantawng Falls. There are regular helicopter services between Aizawl and Serchhip. “Bairabi” in Kolasib district is the only rail-head in the state of Mizoram and hence called “the rail-head of Mizoram”. Bairabi is situated at a distance of 130 kilometers from the capital city of Aizawl.

National Highways 54, National Highways 40 and National Highways 150 connects Aizawl city with the rest of the country.

Kakolat Falls

George Thiruvilakalayil George

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Kakolat Falls is a beautiful, 160 feet or 49 meter high, falls on the Kakolat hills of Nawada district in Bihar, India.

Kakolat FallsView of Kakolat Falls

Kakolat Falls is located on the border areas of Bihar and Jharkhand states. This cascading falls is a marvelous sight to any tourist. Tourists flock to this tourist spot from nearby cities and states and is a very popular weekend getaway place.

At the base of the falls, there is a natural reservoir formed from the Fall waters. There are many water sports and fun activities for the tourists at Kakolat.

Bishua or Chait Sankranti, a three day religious festival, is a major festival in the area and tourists comes in large numbers to Kakolat Falls during this festival time.

Wold’s Ancient University, Nalanda University, is at around 75 kilometers from this falls.

How do I go to Kakolat Falls in Nawada District of Bihar?

Kakolat Falls is at distance of 33 kilometers from the Nawada town in Bihar. Nawada news papers

Patna airport is the nearest airport and “Gaya Junction” is the nearest major railway station to the falls.NH 31, Patna – Kolkotta National Highway, is the major road link, close to falls, at around 17 kilometers from the falls.

There are regular buses to Thali, which is a small town, very close to the falls. Taxis and autos are also available from Thali and Nawada towns. Nawada news papers has useful information about Kakolat Falls.