If you get any chance to come Jabalpur ( MP) and you asked anybody about tourist place to visit in Jabalpur, 99.99% people recommend you to go Bhedaghat.
Bhedaghat is a nagar panchayat in Jabalpur district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is situated by the side of river Narmada and is approximately 20 km from Jabalpur city. Their are 3 important tourist attractions in Bhedaghat: The Bhedaghat, Dhuandhar Waterfall & Chousat Yogini Temple. They all are spread in a stretch of approx 3kms and can be visited in a single trip.
During visit one can do ropeway ride in Bhedaghat to get best view of Dhuandhar fall. Ropeway Timing is 10:30 to 18:30 every-day, charge is 100/- per person for to & fro. Similarly boating in Bhedaghat is also good experience for tourists. For accomodation in Bhedaghat, hotels like MP Tourism hotel called “Motel Marble Rocks”, private hotel “Hotel River View”, Hotel Shagun etc. During monsoon season, i.e. in months of July, August, September, boating in Narmada river cannot be enjoyed (Boating closed in Monsoon) Usually Bhedaghat sightseeing takes 2-3 hours including Chousat Yogini temple and Dhuandhar falls. During visit one should come with quality camera, sun-hats.
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Boating facilities are available from November to May and while boating by moonlight is a thrilling experience, the Marble Rocks have recently been floodlit, adding a new dimension to their splendour. The boating fares are about Rs. 20 per person. There is also a ropeway for crossing the length of the river which provides the place an adventurous touch. .
The Narmada, making its way through the marble rocks, narrows down and then plunges in a waterfall known as Dhuandhar or Smoke Cascade. So powerful is the plunge that its roar is heard from a far distance. The falls and the breaking of the volume of water at the crest present an awesome spectacle of Nature’s power unleashed.
Chausat Yogini or Chausat Yogin temple is a very old one built around 1025 A.D. While the sanctum sanctorum along with the temple is in good shape, the statues of the 64 yogins is not – having been destroyed apparently by the mughal invaders. One of the unique features of this temple is that both Shiva and his consort Parvati appear together riding on the Bull or the Nandi
Route: Jabalpur BusStand – Medical college – Tewar Village – Bhedaghat chauk – Take left Turn – Toll Naka- Go straight – Dead end ( reach to Dhuandhar)
One can go to the water fall first, then coming down one can visit the beautiful temple and then proceed to the boating in the Bhedaghat . Men, be aware, however, that when you come to this place be ready to let your lighten your wallet by a significant margin !!! My advise for the shoppers – be patient and be ready to scour around for good buys and do not hurry at all with your purchase. Do not mix shopping with other activities !