Friday, April 19, 2013

Bhedaghat

As we drove into Bhedaghat, near Jabalpur we were stopped at the barrier for an entrance fee and were advised that there are no liquor shops beyond the barrier in Bhedaghat. This information was given to us maybe due to the fact that it was Holi eve and we were expected to drink all night!
We had chosen this auspicious day to ensure that we get a beautiful boat ride on Narmada on a full moon night with the rocks on either side of the river shimmering in the moonlight. But as they say man proposes and God disposes. You will soon see why.


We drove into town and checked in the beautiful MPTDC property and asked for reservation in a boat for the night. The receptionist smiled, shook his head and said, ‘Sorry Sir, it is Holi night and it would be a miracle if any boatmen would be on the job. However, I shall send someone to the jetty and let you know.’
So we went to our rooms and were freshening up for the evening when the receptionist called, ‘Sorry Sir, no boatmen have reported for duty today and none are expected to do so for a couple of days 


now.’ Our dreams of the boatride down Narmada river crashed and burnt in the Holi celebrations that were going on in town.


Early next morning we went to visit the amazing Dhuandhar waterfalls. The Narmada is flanked by 


towering cliffs as it flows gently, till a little distance away, where it becomes turbulent as it plunges in a mighty water fall known as Dhuandhar. It is called Dhuandhar (smoky) because of the water vapour that rises as it falls with a deafening force. It is indeed a beautiful sight.
We spent quite some time there and once we had our fill we turned back to return yet another  moonlit night to see the marble rocks glitter in the soft full moon light.

How to get there:

Jabalpur is the nearest city, just 23km from Bhedaghat, which is very well connected from the other parts of the country. Tourists can take a bus or taxi to reach Bhedaghat.

43 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    hhmmm, me thinks you were being looked after - a boatman coerced may not have been the safest option! Great shot of the Holika Agni and the kids. Glad you were able to get enjoyment out of the stay anyway. YAM.

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  2. Nice post. I think you should post some more images from Bhedaghat, esp. the waterfalls. Will eagerly wait for my request to be fulfilled.

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    1. Thank you CyberKid. Shall upload them elsewhere and post a link.

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  3. Very Beautiful especially the last two photos!

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  4. Lovely post... pictures are too good...

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  5. Beautiful post Deepak ji, Last two photographs are Amazing.

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  6. lovely post...
    one of my image of bedaghat hope u like it.

    http://vaclicks.com/img/Narmada-river-at-Bhedaghat/3/53

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  7. wallah !! nice post ... the flowing ferocious river is awesome this is MP right ??

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    1. Thank you mysay. Yes this is Madhya Pradesh

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  8. Pictures are telling its a beautiful place. No other better way to describe waterfalls.

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  9. nice post and beautiful clicks.. liked it..

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  10. Very nice pics..if possible, upload some more in future..all the best..!

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    1. Thank you Murthy. Uploading more pics at http://www.redbubble.com/people/magiceye/collections/205462-bhedaghat

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  11. Last photo looks very similar to Hogenakkal in Karnataka/TN border

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  12. been there...it's an amazing place....:)

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  13. A nice post with beautiful pictures. Could you visit the Yogini Temple on a hillock on way to Dhuadhar.

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    1. Thank you Subramanian. I think we missed the Yogini temple. Is it on the banks of the river? If it is, we saw it but did not visit it.

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  14. Lovely pictures, I have now added this destination to my list of "must visits". Thanks for posting.

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  15. Nice Post...Beautiful Pictures, interesting writing...perfect combination, great blog. All the Best and keep share more often :)

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  16. Wow, the falls look awesome! What time of the year did you go? Lovely captures.

    http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in/2013/04/the-valley-view.html

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    1. Thank you Raj. Was there in March last year :)

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  17. Lovely images as always from you and good post

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  18. Lovely place and you have narrated your experience very nicely.

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  19. The tall, rocky formations on either sides of the river looks awesome!!!
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  20. What beautiful and dramatic photos of the waterfall and the cliff. I have not heard of Bhedaghat or Jabalpur. But then that's the beauty of India; it's too big that you won't run out of intereting places to explore. I look forward to going back to India someday.

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  21. What a beautiful place. So sorry about the boatmen, but folks gotta celebrate, ya know! You asked about hungry alligators. As I understand it, they eat only once a month; the trouble is you never know when during the month they're going to get hungry! :)

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  22. Those waterfalls are gorgeous!

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  23. Good post!
    And the river images are too good :)

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  24. Narmada doesn't look calm and silent in the pic while passing through those cliffs :)

    But those cliffs and the crystal clear water is a beauty

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  25. it's amazing , i like the third and last image .

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