Dhuandhar falls and Marble Sculptures by Artisans

Dhuandhar Falls is a beautiful waterfalls on River Narmada, with a height of 30 meters (98 feet) at Bhedaghat in Jabalpur district, Madhya Pradesh state, India.

Dhuandhar Falls

This falls thus got its name from the two Hindi words, Dhuan and Dhar. Dhuan mean smoke and Dhar means flow. Dhuandhar Falls looks like smoke flowing out of a large chimney.

The falls and surrounding areas are covered with marble rocks. You can see artisans making different  sculptures with marbles. Among the sculptures  are Marble idols of Lord Shiva. These are on display here and can be bought, if interested.

Boat riding is available on the Narmada river at the Bheda ghat marble rocks boating area. They charge you for a minimum period of half an hour.  You may also hire private boats here. Boat ride though the river with marble rocks and cliffs on the sides, is very scenic. Cable car is also there for those interested in having an Ariel view of the falls.

The falls and surrounding areas were locations for a large number of movies, especially Bollywood movies (Hindi movies).

Chausath Yogini Temple

Chausath Yogini temple is a nearby famous temple on a hill top, with around 150 steps.  It is one among the four Chausath Yogini temples in India.

There are 95 shrines in this temple.  Godess Durga and her consort Lord Shiva along with 64 female attendants of Godess Durga are the main deities here. 64 shrines  for the 64 attendants are there inside the temple in circular fashion. (Chausath is a Hindi word, which means 64. Yogini  means female attendant).

Chausath  temple here was built in the 10th century AD by Kalachuri kings and resembles to the medieval Khajuraho temples in structure.

How  Do I Go to Dhuandhar falls?

Dhuandhar falls is easily accessible by bus services from Jabalpur. You may also hire a cab or auto-rickshaw to go to this magnificent falls. Jabalpur is at around 30 kilometers from the falls at Bheda ghat.

Jabalpur Junction railway station is a major railway station in India, which is well connected to all major metro cities of India. Jabalpur Airport (JLR) which is also known as Dumna Airport is at around 20 kilometers ditance from the city center.

Jabalpur is well connected by roads to other parts of the country. NH 7 and NH 12 are the main national highways connecting this city with the rest of India.


17 thoughts on “Dhuandhar falls and Marble Sculptures by Artisans

  1. Punita Malhotra

    We have been planning to visit Dhuandhar falls at Bhedeghat. I believe the marble rocks are stunning. Do they go near the rapids too or is it a gentle boat ride? What time of the year is most recommended for a visit?

    1. George T. George Post author

      You can’t go close to the rapids, but the stunning marble rocks on the sides of river is really s sight to be seen. Its better to go there after the onset of monsoon.

  2. Aditi

    I know about these falls and always fantasied visiting them, now reading your post I think I should plan this soon. The pictures look stunning

  3. John vargas

    My girlfriend and I want to visit India next year. We love being outdoors and seeing waterfalls this will definitely be added to our itinerary. Thanks for the tips on how to get around that’s one of the most important things.

  4. YUKTI Agrawal

    I loved Dhuandhar falls during my M.P. visit as there is huge water fall within the nature sculpted rocks. I must say, it is a must visit place of M.P.

  5. Lydia

    Dhuandhar Falls are so picturesque and a real hidden gem, George. I would love to explore the area and enjoy the scenery! Is this place suitable for hiking or camping?


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