Day 5 – Dhuandhar!

Dhuandhar Falls, Bhedaghat, India.

Dhuandhar Falls, Bhedaghat, India.

On the fifth day we headed for Bhedaghat, which was 20kms from Jabalpur. Known for its Dhuandhar falls and marble rocks, this place has quite a lot to offer. I personally love waterfalls and I was pretty excited about the visit. But as we proceeded, the trip unfolded new facts for me. The place was as wonderful as it ever was. The photographs prove it.

The word Dhuandhar is derived from two Hindi words - Dhuan (smoke) + Dhar (flow) meaning a waterfall where we get smoke-flow like feeling (this smoke is formed by water vapours or the smoke cascade).

The word Dhuandhar is derived from two Hindi words – Dhuan (smoke) + Dhar (flow) meaning a waterfall where we get smoke-flow like feeling (this smoke is formed by water vapours or the smoke cascade).

 

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The Narmada River, making its way through the world-famous Marble Rocks, narrows down and then plunges in a waterfall known as Dhuandhaar. The plunge, which creates a bouncing mass of mist, is so powerful that its roar is heard from a far distance.

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But what I also realized was that after visiting the jungle, I was strewn with the calmness, serenity and solitude. Bhedaghat being a beautiful and famous place attracted lot of people, both local and tourists. For the first time I saw myself turning claustrophobic. It was a bit overwhelming to see so many people gathered around one place. That moment was an enlightening one. Sitting there by the water-side, looking at everyone else enjoying the sight of falls, I had slowly confessed and consummated my love for jungle.

Handicrafts at Bhedaghat

Handicrafts at Bhedaghat

Unfinished and Unpolished Marble Handicrafts.

Unfinished and Unpolished Marble Handicrafts.

Statues of Indian Deities.

Statues of Indian Deities.

In the middle of shopping arena, surrounded by marble handicrafts, I was searching for something… something that was lost.. Forgetting the most important fact – something that has been lost has to be found, not bought. My trip was a successful one! Time to return back! End of Kanha Saga!!

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