Bhedaghat, Madhya Pradesh, India Complete Tourist Information

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BHEDAGHAT

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91-76183

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483053

 

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BHEDAGHAT, MADHYA PRADESH

 

Bhedaghat is a town in Jabalpur district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. Located at 23.12 degree latitude and 79.81 degree longitude, this place is 20 km from Jabalpur city. River Narmada flows through this place cutting across marble rocks and creating various rock formations. The volcanic seams are visible in these rocks.

This place is popular for three main things; the Dhuandhar Falls, Marble Rocks, and the Chaunsath Yogini temple which are all within a three km radius.

This whole area is rich in fossils. Many Stone Age tools and egg shells of Dinosaurs were excavated, mainly from the palaeo channel of River Narmada or Bawanganga, which is a dry river bed now.

 

Things to do

The various places are listed here alphabetically:  

Chausath Yogini Temple

This is the temple of sixty four yoginis; a yogini is a female yoga mystic. These temples were built in the 10 century during Kalachuri Empire and are made of coarse granite. Lord Shiva temple is situated in the middle of the complex. According to the folklores, the temple has a secret passage connected with the palace of Gond Queen Durgavati.

Dhuandhar Falls

These falls are located on River Narmada and are 10 meter high. The river cuts across the marble rocks and falls in the form of a waterfall called Dhuandhar falls. This fall creates a mist and thus the name, Dhuandhar, dhuan meaning smoke and dhar meaning flow. The sound of the falls can be heard from distant places.

Another famous place is Bandar Kodini, where rocks are set so close that monkeys can jump from one rock to another giving it the name, Bandar Kodini, where bandar means a monkey and kodini means to jump.

Marble Rocks

The Marble Rocks is an area of about three km cut into a gorge. Cable car and row boats are available to take tourists across the gorge. Recently, many flood lights have been installed, giving the area a new look. 

There are boating facilities available all through the year except during rainy season. Night time boating on moon lit nights are very popular though early morning rides are equally favoured. The local boats men keep the tourists entertained with their stories.

Ropeway Timings: 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Fee: Yes

Photography: Allowed

 

Bhedaghat

People take baths in the holy river of Narmada at various points called ghats. It is also a popular picnic spot and some of the popular rock formations are Bandar kudini, Haathi ka Paon, Miran Kunch, and Craay Singh

  1.  Shopping

The place is famous for soapstone artefacts like statues of gods and goddesses, small boxes, and ashtrays.

  1. Food

There are no restaurants in this area except for a few places which sell snacks. Tourists are advised to carry their own water and food.

  1. Festivals

There is no particular festival celebrated in Bhedaghat except Narmada Mahotsava which is organized on full-moon night of autumn called Sharad Purnima.

  1. Places Within 300 km from Bhedaghat

 

  • Jabalpur: Located at 20 km, Jabalpur is a big city in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It lies on the banks of River Narmada and is famous for marble rocks. There are many places of interet in Jabalpur such as Dumna Nature Reserve, Digambar Jain Temple, Rani Durgavati Museum, Balancing Rocks, Bargi Dam, and Fort.  
  • Fossil National Park: Located at 80 km, this park has fossils of various plants dating back to 40 million to 150 million years. These fossils look like rocks.
  • Kanha National Park: Located at 145 km, this region is popular for the Tigers and is spread over an area of 940 square km. This sanctuary is also popular for leopards, sloth bear, barasingha and Indian wild dog. The park has Sal and Bamboo tress along with grassy meadows. The park also has facilities for Jungle Safaris. Other attractions include Mandla Fort, Phen Wildlife Sanctuary and Ramnagar Fort.
  • Pench National Park: Located at 175 km, this national park is the 19th Tiger Reserve and is a popular destination for sighting of wild animals and birds.
  • Nohta: Located at 100 km, this place is famous for Shiva temple and Jain ruins. The annual Kartik fair is another attraction.
  • Mandla: Located at 112 km, this place is popular for its ghats, a ruined fort and a palace.
  • Khajuraho: Located at 270 km, this place has a group of 22 temples. The temples are divided into three zones; western, eastern and southern, amongst which, western temples are the major attraction. These temples are recognised by UNESCO as world heritage site.
  • Panna National Park: Located at 230 km, this is the 22nd Tiger Reserve and fifth in Madhya Pradesh. It is located 25 km from Khajuraho and has many animals like deer, antelope, vultures and wolves.
  • Chitrakoot: Located at 290 km, this place is believed to be the dwelling place of Lord Rama and is a famous Hindu place of pilgrimage.
  • Sanchi: Located at 270 km, this place is famous for Buddha Stupas and monuments. It has several monasteries, pillars, and holy shrines belonging to the 3rd century and the 12th century period.
  • Amarkantak: Located at 250 km, this place is famous as River Narmada originates from this region. There are several temples, waterfalls and historical monuments.
  • Kanha national Park: Located at 145 km, this place is famous for the national park. It offers one of the best safaris and has towering trees, vast grasslands, bamboo thickets and several streams. 
  • Bandhavgarh: Located at 190 km, this is a famous national park and a tiger reserve and has the highest density of tigers across all tiger reserves.

 

  1. Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit this place is all around the year, though October to January is a better time.

The place has sub-tropical climate with hot and dry summers (March to June), rains during monsoon (July to September), cold dry winters (November to February), and October being a moderate temperature month.

  1. How to Reach  

Airport

The nearest airport is located at Jabalpur which is 34 km and is well connected with other big cities.

Train

The nearest train station is Jabalpur located at 21 km and is an important railhead on the Mumbai – Howrah main line. Many trains connect this station with other cities.

 Bus

Jabalpur is the nearest bus station at around 22 km which has bus services to various parts of India. Many private bus services like Raja Travels and Vijayshree Travels are also available.  

Taxi

There are many private taxi services available for Bhedaghat which can be booked in advance.

  1.   Local Transport

Taxis, Buses, and Auto-rickshaws are available for local transport and from railway station and bus station.

 

  1. Important Information

Time Zone: IST (UTC +5:30)

Country Code: +91

STD Code: 76183 (Bheraghat) 0761 (Jabalpur)

PIN CODE: 482053 (Bhedaghat) 482001 (Jabalpur)

Languages: Hindi and English

Currency: Indian Rupees

State: Madhya Pradesh

District: Umaria

Airport: Dumna International Airport, Khamaria,

Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 482005

+91 761 26 01341

Train Station: MP SH 22, South Civil Lines, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 482001

Bus Stop: Wright Town, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 482002

Toll Free Number: 1800 233 7777 (Available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM on weekdays)

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How to Reach -

Airport(s): Jabalpur Airport, Khamaria, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 482005
Train Route: Jabalpur Junction railway station, MP SH 22, South Civil Lines, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 482001
Bus Route:
Pandit Omkar Prasad 1. Tiwari Bus Stand, Transport Nagar, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 482002 2. Inter State Bus Terminus, Karmeta, GCF Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 482002

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