Sometimes you look for beautiful vacation spots in every corner of the world and they are just besides you.  Bhedaghat is one such example. Located in Jabalpur district of Madhay Pradesh, this beautiful place can compete with any tourist place in the world.  You will not find this place on common tourist place of India, but this is a hidden gem which deserves attention.

Bhedaghat is located around 20 KM from Jabalpur in M.P and can be reached either by a cab or autos. It has two major attractions – Dhuandhar waterfalls and Bandar Kudni which are located very near to each other and both places can be easily covered in half a day.

In first half of day you can visit Bargi Dam and thus one day itinerary is completed.  Bargi dam is constructed on river Narmada and is now being promoted by M.P. tourism as tourist spot. There is a restaurant and motor boat ride available near this. You can also spot some birds due to water and greenery around.

Boat Ride at Bargi Dam


M.P. Tourism
M.P. Tourism

River narmada flows near Bedaghat and waterfall is formed by it only. Dhuandhar waterfalls are famous for the smoke effect created by water falling from a height. When water falls on the rocks below,  fog comes above giving a smoke like effect. This is a very big waterfall and you can clearly hear the noise of water.

Dhunadhar Waterfalls

River Narmada
River Narmada

The second famous spot is ‘Bandar Kudni’ which is a particular spot among mountains of marbles. You take a boat ride in river Narmada and can see different colors of Marbles. At one point marbles come so close that monkeys can jump from one end to other and thus giving the Hindi name ‘Bandar Kudni’.  It’s a memorable boat ride where boat driver who also acts as guide will tell you stories of place.

Badar Kodini
Bandar Kudni

Bandar Kudni

Several bollywood movies like ‘Asoka’ have been shot at this place and is a place not to be missed. Try to plan in such a way that your ride ends just before dark. In the evening river Narmada is worshiped by locals with a bunch of around 50 diyas which look very beautiful in the dark. Moreover any one around is given chance to do the Puja in this way without any discrimination.

Evening Pooja of Narmada River

Sunset at Narmada River


There are some shops nearby where you can buy souvenirs but you will need to bargain hard specially in big shops where things are overpriced. There is also a Chaunsath Yogini temple which can be visited along with these attractions. Bhedaghat is a peaceful place and the boat ride will be an unforgettable experience. So next time if you are planning to visit heart of India, Madhya Pradesh, try to include Bhedaghat in your itinerary, you will pat your back for the decision 🙂

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  1. Rishabh 26 December, 2012 at 8:13 PM Reply

    Hey Makrand ! First of all many congratulations on this great diary. It really looks great, informative and very helpful. Good to see you covering Bhedaghat and Dhuandhar from my home town. Couple of things I kept waiting to read
    1) About Ropeway in Dhuandhar, by which you can enjoy the aerial view of the fall.
    2) Preferable time for enjoying the beauty of marble rocks is in the late evenings of full moon as the marble sparkles with moon light.
    3) Bandar Kooduni should be more appropriate spelling 🙂

    Cheers !

  2. makrand 26 December, 2012 at 8:42 PM Reply

    Thanks Rishabh :).

    Your inputs will be valuable for other visitors. We couldn’t go for Rope way because of lack of time but must be an experience.

    Visiting in moon light would have been great. A tip for upcoming visitors to plan around full moon night.

    Checked spelling from more portals and I guess Kudni is most commonly used. Fixed that in the post.

    Keep visiting 🙂

  3. Indian backpaker 30 December, 2012 at 8:54 PM Reply

    highly valuable information and very well compiled… I could not visit Bargi Dam though i wanted to… Evening Puja at Narmada seems so enchanting… Great travel diary…

    • makrand 1 January, 2013 at 12:06 AM Reply

      Thank you so much for your words, made my day :). Keep visiting.

  4. Soumya Vishwakarma 20 June, 2014 at 8:22 PM Reply

    i heard that there are faces of monkeys on a rock over here…can u please post a pic of it (encircle the faces) if any.

  5. Makrand 23 June, 2014 at 11:49 PM Reply

    Hi Soumya,

    Unfortunately I don’t have any such pic. The story I heard behind the name of place that rocks are so close at one place that even monkeys can cross across the river.

  6. Soumya Vishwakarma 24 June, 2014 at 9:57 AM Reply

    so let me tell you my mom told me that when she was of my age…she visited bhedaghat n in bandar kudni…there are faces of the three monkeys which are now also known as GANDHIJI’S THREE MONKEYS…the faces are made on their own with the help of waves of water splashing on the rock…..people have been prohibited entry over there because now risk of crocodiles eating up humans travelling on the boats have increased….i thought u might b able to help me out in knowing my native place which is still very unknown to me…but ur website provided a lot of information to me…i also got to know about facts i never knew about jabalpur….thanks a lot!!
    🙂 😀

    • Makrand 25 June, 2014 at 12:05 AM Reply

      This is interesting. Our boat rider didn’t tell us this. Hopefully I will be able to visit the place once more some time in future. I would definitely capture the photo you suggested. Thanks for letting me know about this. Keep visiting 🙂

      • soumya vishwakarma 25 June, 2014 at 12:37 PM Reply

        ya sure!! 🙂

  7. swapnagandha 1 July, 2014 at 3:05 PM Reply

    This is my first time to visit this blog, so thought to start from place which is from the Heart of India and so chose to read about Bhedaghat. as being from MP, its always my first love.
    I remember I had a chapter in my text book about bhedaghat, and after reading your blog I would say if you had been the writer of that chapter it would have been more interesting and that is with beautiful pics 🙂
    Happy writing!!!

    • Makrand 1 July, 2014 at 4:35 PM Reply

      A warm welcome to my page. Good start to pick up from MP as writer, reader and referrer all are from MP ;). Glad that you liked the content. Keep visiting 🙂

  8. Soumya Vishwakarma 1 July, 2014 at 3:32 PM Reply

    u r right!!
    Madhya Pradesh is a really beautiful city….
    Makrand sir’s website has helped me a lot by providing me facts n helping me to know about places i never knew existed in my native place!!

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