Experiencing Dhuandhar Falls In Bhedaghat

Visiting The Dhuandhar Falls In Bhedaghat

Treat yourself to a thunderous sight by experiencing the Dhuandhar Falls in Bhedaghat. Standing proudly at a height of 30 meters, the Dhuandhar Falls is backed by pristine white rocks called 'Marble Rocks' on which the water plunges. Located on the Narmada River, the mist at the falls gives the place a surreal vibe. This is thanks to the force of the water crashing down, which is also how it gets its name - “dhuan” for smoke and “dhar” for stream.

What’s interesting is that this "marble-ous" place was where the Bollywood movie 'Ashoka' was shot. Dhuandhar Falls is tucked away in the little town of Bhedaghat. It’s not too far from Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh - just about 22 kms. So if you’re looking to visit a fascinating offbeat place, Dhuandhar Falls is as good as any. It is pretty popular with locals though. Let us tell you a little more about this place and what it’s all about.

How To Travel To Dhuandhar Falls?

Getting To Dhuandhar Falls By Air

Jabalpur Airport is the nearest airport to the falls and is a little over an hour’s drive away. You can easily get a cab to the falls from here.

Getting To Dhuandhar Falls By Train

The Jabalpur Railway Station is the nearest railhead and is located around 20 kms away. It takes a drive of around an hour to get to the falls from here.

Getting To Dhuandhar Falls By Road

Bus - You can easily get a state transport bus from Jabalpur. The frequency is good and it only takes about 30-45 minutes to reach. A state transport bus here is called “Metro” but don’t get confused, it’s just a regular local bus. The journey will cost you about INR 20.

Rickshaw/Cab - Local auto rickshaws and cabs are easily available from Jabalpur. Ola also operates in the city. There are no Uber services here yet, but they do have Rapido Bike Taxis in the city. It’s pretty cheap, and efficient too.

Getting To Dhuandhar Falls By Boat

This is definitely one of the more interesting ways of visiting Dhuandhar Falls. You can first go to Panchavati Ghat, hop on a motorboat jetty, and make your way here. It costs about INR 30-40 for a 50-minute ride. Fun, right? Unless you take a jetty, the bus/cab/rickshaw will not drop you right at the falls. You will still have to walk a little and climb a few stairs, but that’s a short walk.

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What Can You Do At Dhuandhar Falls?

There are some really cool experiences involving the lake, each really fun to be a part of. You’ll also find small local shops selling stuff made of marble. So if you want, you could always get yourself a souvenir of sorts. Apart from that, you can make a day out of simply chilling on the rocks. By that we mean, just find a cozy spot, enjoy the sound and the view, and just chill out. Of course, you can click loads of pictures from the viewing spot.

What you could also do is head to Bhedaghat where the water is still and take a dip in the river. While there are many spots where local kids jump and get coins from the water, we would strongly advise you against doing that. No need to jump and possibly risk an injury, just play it safe instead. Here are some of the cool things you can do here.

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Boat Ride On The Narmada River

This is an experience that is really underrated. You will be sailing through a river that is surrounded by gigantic white marble cliffs. These cliffs touch as high as 100 feet and look truly enchanting. If you want to take things to the next level, take the boat ride during sunset. Seeing the rays of the sun reflecting against the white marbles is simply an out-of-the-world experience.

The water seems so calm and still, which is surprising, considering how just a short distance away, the Dhuandhar Falls keeps rumbling. During your boat ride, you might be able to hear the falls roaring in a distance. Also, it might not seem like it, but the river is about 600 feet deep. The boat ride costs approximately INR 100  for about 45 minutes. Treat yourself to this majestic site and trust us, you won’t be disappointed.

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Cable Car Ride

This is yet another fun way of admiring the Narmada River and its spectacular Dhuandhar Falls. It is accessible from both sides of the falls, so you can take it from Bhedaghat at the entrance gate itself. The Cable Car ride takes you from the east side to the west and then drops you there. It’s just a fun little experience of its own to see the falls from a different perspective.

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What Is The Best Time To Visit Dhuandhar Falls?

Dhuandhar Falls is accessible throughout the year, but boating is shut during the monsoons. From a weather point of view, October to March would be the best time. It is also when the weather conditions will be favorable for boating. Dislike the heat? Visit during the winter months.

Dhuandhar Falls

If you can bear the summers of Madhya Pradesh, then it’s definitely a good time to visit in the summer. If you can't stand the heat, avoid visiting during the summer, especially at noon. Of course, there will be a difference in the flow and the speed of the falls, but it is still amazing during summer too.

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FAQs

On Which River Is Dhuandhar Falls Located?

Located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, the Dhuandhar Falls can be found on the mighty Narmada river. The river winds its way through the famous Marble Rocks before plunging down 30 meters to give us the Dhuandhar Falls.

Which River Passes Through Bhedaghat In MP?

A small town in Madhya Pradesh, Bhedhaghat is located on the banks of the Narmada river that flows through it. The river and its scenery are the cause of Bhedaghat’s fame, namely the tall white Marble Rocks and the Dhuandhar Falls.

On Which River Marble Falls Is Located In India?

The Marble Falls are better known as the Dhuandhar Falls, but many people associate the falls with the Marble Rocks. The rocks are on either side of the Narmada river; the river has cut its way through the rock, creating a deep gorge with the white rock for about 8 kms. 

Which Waterfall Is Known As Cloud Of Mist?

Dhuandhar waterfall in Madhya Pradesh is known as cloud of mist because of its impeccable beauty creating the illusion of a cloud. 

Why Are Dhuandhar Falls Famous?

Bhedaghat is a pretty important place in Madhya Pradesh, It's a Unesco world heritage site where high marble rocks create a valley through which the river Narmada flows. Many travelers from across the world visit the witness the sight and other than that, the famous Dhuandhar falls are also located in Bhedaghat. 
 
In Which Of The Following States Is Dhuandhar Falls located?
Dhuandhar Falls is located in Bhedaghat in the state of Madhya Pradesh. 
 
Is Bhedaghat A Unesco World Heritage Site?
Yes, Bhedaghat in Madhya Pradesh is a Unesco world heritage site. 
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    September to March
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