Located in Bhedaghat, Jabalpur the Dhuandhar Falls is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Dhuandhar Falls is also popularly known as the “Smoke Cascade”. This waterfall is totally spectacular as it represents the opulence and splendor of the mighty ‘Narmada River’ in their own unique way. Let’s know more about this mighty and majestic waterfall.
Dhuandhar Falls: A Gorgeous Painting Come Alive
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Yes it truly is a beautiful painting which comes alive right before you; really you won’t believe your own eyes. The area from where the full of go “Narmada River” falls down from a height is edged by beautiful green trees and shrubs. This waterfall is known as the “Smoke Cascade” as I told you before, do you know why this name? It is because of the smoking effect which is caused when the water from the Narmada River hits the rocks below. These are formed by the fine water sprays which are in all senses a visual treat for one and all.
The Dhuandhar falls will surely remind you of the “Niagara falls”. These waterfall hustle and bustle over the marble rocks and stones, this is a picturesque sight which is truly appreciable. The majestic ambience formed by the Dhuandhar falls will captivate all your senses. The Dhuandhar Falls in Jabalpur are ranked at number one among the top ten tourist attractions in the Jabalpur town.
You can do loads and loads of activities when in and around the Dhuandhar waterfalls. Get ready to take a dip along the banks upstream in the cool water, flock around the various viewpoints, enjoy photography or relax and sit back to enjoy nature’s tranquility in the middle of the thunderous falls. Boat or rope-way ride across the river is another interesting activity for the visitors. There isn’t a doubt that this place is way too perfect to come and enjoy with your friends or family.
Top Things To Do At The Dhuandhar Falls
1. Ropeway Ride
The ropeway ride on the Narmada river is a must try. This experience is surely going to be thrilling and the best part is that you will be able to save a lot of time. The other option to reach the banks of Dhuandhar fall is through the stairs but that will be a tiring and time taking route. But the gondola rides offered over the Narmada River the best choice, apart from saving you loads of time this ride would be an experience of its own kind. Don’t worry about the price of the tickets as they are quite nominally priced.
2. Boat Rides
Boat rides are also offered at the Dhuandhar Falls. But the same is stopped during the time when the currents are strong. The best time to enjoy boat rides here is in the month of November.
3. Dip In To Wash Your Sins
Interesting isn’t it? Well the River Narmada is considered be one among the five holy rivers in India. People say a dip into the holy water of this river can actually wash off all the sins. So make it a point to take a dip or atleast touch the water. Well a dip in the water doesn’t mean you need to get into the danger zone, a dip along the upstream where the water is less will also do.
4. Other Tourist Spots
Bargi dam, rani durgavati museum, bhedaghat, Kanha national park and the most popular bandhavgarh national park are the other tourist spots near the Dhuandhar Falls. Do check them out too.
Well being a shopping freak how could I go without mentioning the shopping options available at the Dhuandhar Falls. Shopping can be a totally fun experience at the Dhuandhar Falls. Flocking through the different marble stalls will be amazing and bargaining will be the fun element. Shop for someof the most amazing marble vases, paintings, lamp shades and many other items made of marble from Narmada Marble rocks itself. Customised nameplate is a high demand item at the Dhuandhar Falls. So order one for you before you head towards the Dhuandhar falls so that by the time you get back your customised name plate is ready. The best part about shopping at Dhuandhar Falls is that all the items are pretty cheap, isn’t that amazing. Also to add one more thing is the marble artefacts sold by the local vendors, do check them out.
Here are few tips as we care for you –
- Do carry your caps and shades.
- Carry enough cash as there are no ATMs around an no credit cards are accepted.
- Brush up your bargaining skills.
How To Reach And Where To Stay?
The Dhuandhar Falls is located at a distance of about 30 Kilometers from the Jabalpur city. This tourist spot is very well connected and easily accessible through the Bhedaghat road. To reach there you can take your own car or easily hire a cab. Local transportation is also available.
At Bhedaghat there are a number of hotels which perfectly cater to all budget categories. These are located at a distance of around 5 minutes from the Dhuandhar falls. Motel Marble Rocks which is run by the Madhya Pradesh Government is one of the best one to stay at.
Food Food @ Dhuandhar Falls
Dhuandhar falls is a perfect picnic spot, so if you want to make your trip awesome the best thing would be to pack a big picnic basket full of delicious food. But for those who love hogging street side food, here is good news there are end number of many eateries near the Dhuandhar waterfalls. If you love to eat at those small roadside ramshackle’s then Dhuandhar falls will give you this kind of eating experience. And the best part about such trips is tea, cold drink and chips don’t worry about that as there are end number of stalls offering the same.
No experience can beat the experience of seeing the magnanimity of nature in real with your own eyes. So get ready to laugh hard with your friends and family as this place will give you an experience of a lifetime. Also, it wouldn’t not be a bad idea to simply sit by the rocks and enjoy Mother Nature’s calmness. This experience will be totally priceless.
No matter how loud the Dhuandhar falls are this magnificent beauty offers its own pleasant and peaceful atmosphere. The view around the Dhuandhar falls is immensely spectacular, guess that is one of the main reasons that attracts so many tourists making this tourist spot immensely crowded. So sit by the rocks with your feet’s soaked into the water and enjoy this enchanting waterfall. But again be careful. Do let us know how you did like reading about the Dhuandhar falls. Also if you have an experience to share with us, please share it as comments below.
Featured Photo by R.Mitra aka @the.photoguy (instagram)