Thursday, 2 July 2015

The Indian Niagara Falls :)

I thought of writing about the desi Niagara falls!

A very famous tourist attraction is a town about 19 kms from my hometown Jabalpur, is Bhedaghat. It is situated by the side of river Narmada. The marble rocks and dhuandhar is very famous. The waterfall is known as Dhuandhar, which looks like smoke coming out of the river and therefore it got its name as "Dhuan(smoke)-dhar(flow of water).

Bhedaghat is surely a nice place to hang out at. You can easily spend a whole day here. While you stand and see the waterfall, the winds bring the showers to you too. The white water makes you feel so peaceful. Bhedaghat aslo has a rope way that takes you just above the river and you can see it clearly from the top. But you need to go there from the other side. Also, there are hundreds of stalls nearby which offer eatables, juices, carved marble paintings of gods and goddesses, marble turtles and many other things.You can also get your name carved on a piece of marble for about 50-1000 bucks only. Below is a piece I got for me and my sister.

These marble rocks is the reason why Jabalpur is also called 'Marble City'.

To view these rocks, you need to take a boat after you have traveled to the other side via the ropeway. The boatmen charge a very nominal amount and also act as guides to these mountains. The boatman we hired told us the tales of these mountains with a song and we totally loved it.

 Many local citizens visit bhedaghat at night as it looks even more beautiful. It is heavenly on a full moon night. The night view image source is Flickr.

It is surely worth one visit to say the least. :)

#Fact : The song "Raat Ka Nasha Abhi" from the Hindi film Asoka was shot in Bhedaghat among the marble rocks by the Narmada River. :)

While you visit bhedaghat, you can also visit Chausath Yogini temple which is closeby.

Do let me know your experience if you visit! :)

Happy travelling. :D


  1. Wow!! Ur description adds to d beauty of dis place.
    Always Luking out for Ur New blog post :)

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