Bhedaghat is located in Jabalpur district in Madhya Pradesh.Located on the Narmada river which is the life line of M.P.The river flows flawlessly in between the rocks creating a surreal experience.
“The eye never wearies of about the ……… effect produced by the broken and reflected sunlight, now glancing from a pinnacle of snow-white marble reared against the deep blue of the sky as from a point of silver, touching here and there and with bright lights the prominences of the middle height; and again loosing itself in the soft bluish greys of their recesses.”
Captain J. Forsyth
The Narmada river originates in Amarkantak in west M.P .It is one of the 7 most sacred rivers of Hindus which flows westwards across Central India between the Satpura and Vindhya mountain ranges.Here at Bedhaghat the river unleashes its power creating the majestic Dhuandhar Waterfalls.After the Niagra falls these falls in India create the same effect.It is the crown jewel of the Narmada valley and taking a holy dip here would give you the feeling of serenity and spirituality as you become one with nature.
Marble has always enthralled human kind with its opulence and grandeur since last so many centuries.Bedhaghat is dotted with marble all around and along the river Narmada.The rocks bewitch you and leave an everlasting impression on your wind.To trek amidst them is a wonderful experience.The narmada makes its way through the marble rocks and tapers down and then plunges down 30 ft making a thunderous waterfall the Dhuandhar waterfall or smoke cascade.The water droplets rise in a concentrated mass giving an illusion of mist and smoke, thus the name.The experience is ethereal when standing next to the falls and being soaked by the misty droplets.
The enthralling beauty of Bedhaghat has been captured in many hindi movies like Asoka,Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai, Mohanjodaro,Mujhe Jeene Do.
One can take a boat ride on the calm river amidst the towering rugged, marble rocks.Best time is sunrise or sunset when the sun's golden rays illuminate the white marble rocks with an array of colours.They look like psychedelic swirls of different hues.The 45 minute boat ride with a guide takes you to fantasy land.The eloquent,poetic,hilarious narration by the boatmen is wonderful.A boat ride on a moonlit night is surreal.The roar of the water can be heard from afar. It is a mesmerizing experience,best time to visit from november to february.