The Kakochang Falls is in one of the remotest villages of Golaghat district in Assam.
Have you ever imagined listening to the sound of crystal clear water plunging from a height of 40 m on a wintry afternoon, with the Phagun breeze blowing in your hair? To experience that, we embarked on a bike ride to explore a hidden treasure – the Kakochang Falls, which is in one of the remotest villages of Golaghat district in Assam.
On our way, we halted at Bokaghat to enjoy its traditional puri with aloo sabji, served on banana leaves. A 10 km ride from Bokaghat amidst the lush green tea gardens will leave you spellbound. As the concrete road ended, we started riding through a narrow street and crossed a shallow stream. We rode for another 500 m, parked our bikes, and set to trek on foot. The trek had seven small and slippery streams with low and medium current. A side of the trek is sparsely covered with bamboo and tall green trees while another side is downstream of a swiftly-flowing river. On the way, we met a number of locals who, if we enquired about the waterfall, would simply reply with a smile. Before we crossed the final stream after trekking for about three kms, we came across a small concrete bridge from where we had a beautiful view of some natives talking and playing cards in some chang ghars and enjoying their lives amidst Nature. The last stream was quite challenging with big slippery boulders and dense narrow passages, but once crossed, you will be amazed at the pleasing sound of the waterfall. The cool breeze will grace you, the chirping of birds from the greens will fill your heart with joy, and the cool water will soothe your tired legs. There were a couple of others enjoying Nature’s beauty with their near and dear ones, taking pictures and drone shots. Some of them were taking showers with their friends and washing away thoughts of the mechanised world outside. Relaxing in the serenity of Karbi Anglong, with the Kakochang Falls in the hill district of Assam, rejuvenated me after the two-hour long trek.
After a wonderful time relaxing in the lap of Nature, we took some pictures to treasure the beauty of Assam, and returned back trekking the same route, exchanging smiles with the natives as they were collecting firewood. For once, we stopped on our way to enjoy the sunset because, trust me, if you are in Assam, there is nothing as beautiful as a sunset in the vast stretches of the tea gardens. The tall trees and the setting sun in the horizon created a scarlet canopy that gladdened our hearts. Finally, we rode back with the hope that the government will take measures to promote such exotic places in Assam because these are truly rare gifts of Nature.