Bhedaghat in Madhya Pradesh is famous for its striking marble rocks which are 100 feet high and located on either sides of the river Narmada. The place looks more beautiful when sunlight falls on these marble white rocks and contrives shadow on the waters. These white rocks with black and dark green volcanic seams look splendid and create a magical effect on moonlit nights. The Narmada River flows gently through these lofty marble rocks and a little distance away, the water becomes roiled as it plunges in a mighty waterfall famous as “Dhuandhar”. The waterfalls and the breach of the water volume at the top offer an excellent vision of Nature’s power set free.
Nature seekers can also enjoy boat ride activities from November to May as boating during moonlit night through the marble rocks would surely give you a memorable experience. A ropeway or cable car is also available here that takes through the gorge making an unforgettable experience of exploring the marvel of nature and striking sight.
Visit Bhedaghat to enjoy its bewitching scenic beauty and cascading waterfalls. One of the famous tourist attractions in Bhedaghat called ‘Chausath Yogini Temple’ is also a wonderful sacred place for devotees, which is an abode of Goddess Durga. It includes carvings 64 yoginis (“a female attendant of the mother goddess”). The temple itself is a lovely attraction, which is exclusively planned and has decorative collectibles of deities of Kalchuri period.
The calm Narmada throws in a beautiful surprise as she descends a massive 98 ft. creating the spectacular Dhuandhar falls. While nature flaunts its beauty, the magnificent Chaunsath Yogini Temple, dedicated to the goddess Durga, will take you back in time with its inimitable artistry.
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The humongous limestone and magnesium rocks flank the river Narmada giving it the tourists an ethereal view of the many scenic locales that Bhedaghat has to offer. It is an even more memorable experience, during a moonlit night and It can be assured that after seeing its enchanting beauty and serene soul this destination would make you forget your favourite places list even beating the likes of Niagra falls or others, Boating facilities are available between the months of November-May and for obvious reasons they are shut during the monsoon months.
As the Narmada River swiftly paves its way through the exquisite Marble Rocks, it reaches a culmination point where it narrows down and plunges into a waterfall which is famously known as the “Dhuandhar Falls”.
Such is the intensity of the falls that it’s name translates to a ‘Smoke Cascade’. It can be observed that the flow of water is so rapid, that one can hear the roar from a far distance. Make way for this place in your itinerary. It is located just 1.5 km away from the Ghat area and it can be reached by a small and easy trek uphill from there. A cable car is also located there to take visitors to the other side of the gorge and back. There are also a lot of shops on this way from where you can buy various kinds of souvenirs, marble rocks and handicrafts, which will give you an insight of Local history and art, which is sure to enthrall you.
Dedicated to goddess Durga, considered as the mother of the universe in Hindu mythology, this temple built in the 10th century temple has intricately designed stone figures of deities belonging to the Kalchuri period.
An interesting tale, which is heard about this place is that, this ancient temple is believed to be connected to the Gond Queen Durgavati’s palace through an underground passage. Which is sure to tingle your senses, If you love an Adventure.
Bhedaghat is very famous for marble artefacts and you can find a local market ‘The Soapstone’, which is outside the Marble Rocks and very famous in making handicraft items like Lingams, Ashtrays, Gods and Goddesses, etc. So, if you are here do buy these handicraft items for your memory.
Best Time to Visit
October to April is the best time to visit here as during this time, a large number of tourists flock here to experience the pleasant views of the Marble Rocks through boating.
- Boating Time- Day- 8 AM to 6 PM
- Cable Car Timing– 11 AM to 6 PM