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Kosi Waterfall

About Kosi Waterfall

Kosi Waterfall, also known as Kosi Kalan, is a small town in the Mathura district of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. Located on the Agra-Delhi highway, it is at a distance of about 100 km from Delhi and about the same from the city of Agra. Due to the growing number of industries in Kosi, it has now categorized as an industrial area of the country.

Being close to the important religious towns of Mathura and Vrindavan, Kosi is also a cultural hub with its share of folklore and tradition. In fact, the place is popularly referred to as ‘Braj Bhoomi’, which means the holy city of Braj. Kosi derives its name from the Sanskrit word ‘kosh’ which means treasury, since at one point of time the town served as the treasury of Nand Raja.


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Famous Places of Kosi Waterfall

Kosi is located almost at the very junction of the three northern states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan. As a result, the culture and way of life here is a unique blend of the three regions. Its strategic location also makes it a center of trade and business between the different states.

The Koshi (Kosi in Sanskrit) is associated with many ancient spiritual stories. Satyavati was the elder sister of Viswamitra, descendants of Kushak dynasty. In the Markandeya Purana, the Kosi is described as the primal force. Due to the violent nature of the Kosi during monsoon season, legend says that Parvati, the wife of Shiva, after defeating the demon Durg, became known as the warrior goddess Durga who transformed into Kaushiki. In Ramayana, the river Ganges is depicted as her elder sister.

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Climate of Kosi Waterfall

During the summer months, the temperature rises quite a bit and it becomes uncomfortable, especially during the daytime. The winter season is however ideal for tourists to roam around and explore the place. It is therefore best to visit Kosi during the months of October to March.

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