Located merely 25 km away from Jabalpur city, Bhedaghat presents an amazing spectacle of nature. This place is less-touristy, which is why the pristine beauty of Bhedaghat is largely intact.
One of the seven holy rivers in India, the river Narmada gives birth to the magnificent Dhuandhar falls as it descends from a massive 30 m (98 ft) height.
The word Dhuandhar is a combination of two words, Dhuan meaning smoke and Dhar meaning cascade.
Also known as the Smoke Cascade of Bhedaghat, mist created by the water sprays resembles smoke emerging from the river bed.
The glory of the place can be witnessed at its best during Sharad Purnima (September-October).
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Marble rocks, situated just a km away from the Dhuandhar falls are simply awe-inspiring. The soft rocks are part of the beautiful 8 km long gorge created by the river Narmada.
The tall rocks are known to mysteriously change shape and colour in different lights as you sail through the water. It looks incredibly beautiful in the moonlight.
You can also visualize numerous shapes in the gnarled cliffs, exemplifying a genius handiwork by nature.
At certain spots, the gorge is so narrow in size that monkeys can jump over from one side to the other. That’s why locals named it Bandar Kudni which means monkeys jumping place.
Beautiful figurines are also created by the locals by using the marbles and you can see many of these in the nearby shops.
Boat ride in the river Narmada alongside spectacular marble cliffs is an experience you can cherish lifelong.
If you want to be more adventurous, go for the cable car ride which offers stunning aerial views of the roaring falls.
How To Get There
The nearest airport is in Jabalpur, which is roughly 33 km away. Jabalpur has direct flights from many cities such as Mumbai, Delhi and Raipur.
The nearest railhead is Jabalpur junction. It is almost 40 minutes’ drive from Jabalpur railway station.
You can easily get cabs and auto-rickshaw from Jabalpur to reach there. Many state-run buses also ply from Jabalpur to Bhedaghat.
Useful travel tips
- On a moonlit night, boating at the marble rocks is absolutely refreshing experience. Treat yourself with this special boat ride in the river Narmada.
- Boating facilities at the marble rocks are open only from November to May. It is not allowed during monsoon. Plan your visit accordingly.
- Narmada Ropeway is also closed during monsoon and on a normal working day, it is open from 10:30 am to 6 pm barring lunch break from 1.30 pm to 2 pm.
Did you know?
- Bollywood song “Raat Ka Nasha” from the movie Asoka was shot there among the marble rocks.
- The famous crocodile fight scene from the movie Mohenjo Daro was also filmed here.
- Dinosaurs fossil and eggshells have been found by scientists at the various ghats in Bhedaghat
It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Dhuandhar Falls and Marbles rocks are the two exquisite jewels of Bhedaghat.
Places To Visit Close To Bhedaghat
Kanha and Bandhavgarh, the two famous wildlife destinations of Madhya Pradesh are worth a visit if you are in Jabalpur.
Kanha National Park is almost 170 km away from Jabalpur city. By cab, it takes roughly 3.5 hours to reach there. Bandhavgarh National Park lies approximately 165 Km away, which is also a 3.5 hours drive from Jabalpur city.
If you are fond of hill stations, visit Pachmarhi which is roughly 260 km away from Jabalpur.
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