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Bhedaghat, nestled along the graceful Narmada River in Jabalpur district, Madhya Pradesh, is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. Known for its high marble rocks and enchanting landscapes, this town offers a unique blend of natural beauty and historical significance.

How to Reach

By Air The nearest airport to Bhedaghat is Jabalpur Airport, approximately 28 km away. From there, you can hire a taxi or take a tempo (auto-rickshaw) to reach Bhedaghat.

By Train Bhedaghat has a railway station, making train travel convenient. You can catch a train to Bhedaghat from Jabalpur city.

By Bus Regular bus services connect Bhedaghat to Jabalpur and nearby towns. Hop on a comfortable bus ride to experience the scenic beauty along the way.

Two Days Itinerary

  • Day 1: Marble Rocks and Dhuandhar Falls

Morning: Start your day with a boat ride on the Narmada River, surrounded by soaring white marble rocks. These magical formations change shapes as you sail along. Afternoon: Visit the Dhuandhar Falls, aptly named because of the smoky appearance of the water as it cascades down the cliff. Monsoon season is the best time to witness its full force and misty allure. Evening: Explore the 10th-century Chaunsath Yogini Temple, dedicated to Goddess Durga. Admire its intricate stone carvings and immerse yourself in history.

  • Day 2: Offbeat Exploration

Morning: Head to ‘Bandar Kudni,’ where two cliffs are so close that monkeys can hop from one side to another. Marvel at the balancing rock formations—a wonder of nature. Afternoon: Discover the local fairs and festivals. Bhedaghat comes alive during celebrations, offering a glimpse into the vibrant culture of the region. Evening: Stroll through the bustling shopping malls, where you can find unique handicrafts and souvenirs.

Things to Do

Boat Ride: Don’t miss the moonlit boat ride along the marble rocks. The boatman’s witty descriptions will add to the experience. Wildlife Spotting: Keep an eye out for wild bee colonies inhabiting the gorge. Rudyard Kipling’s story “Red Dog” was inspired by these bees. Photography: Capture the stunning vistas, especially during sunrise and sunset.

Offbeat Places

Balancing Rocks: Witness volcanic rocks that defy gravity and remain balanced despite earthquakes. Nature’s artistry at its best. Bandar Kudini: Experience the narrow gap between cliffs where monkeys play their balancing act. Marble Art: Admire the soft marble carved by the Narmada River, creating an 8 km-long gorge.

Food and Stay

Food: Savor local delicacies like poha, jalebi, and bhutte ka kees. Don’t forget to try the street food near the falls.

Stay: Choose from budget-friendly guesthouses or opt for riverside resorts. Wake up to the sound of the flowing Narmada.

Go Next

Explore nearby attractions like the 64 Yogini Temple and the picturesque landscapes of Jabalpur district.

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