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
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.
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.
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 🙂