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.
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.