2 Best Waterfalls near Bhopal

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At a distance of 21 km from Khajuraho and 43 km from Panna, the Raneh Falls is a natural waterfall located in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the popular waterfalls in Madhya Pradesh and also one of the best Khajuraho tourist places.

Raneh Falls is an exquisite waterfall formed by River Ken running over one of the oldest rocks on earth, the Vindhya basalt. The falls is named after King Rane Pratap, the erstwhile ruler of the region. Situated in the close vicinity of Khajuraho, the waterfall emerged at the confluence of Ken and Khudar Rivers. Raneh Falls mark the edge of the Rewa plateau in Madhya Pradesh. The cascading waterfall is surrounded by wonderful rock formations.

The Ken River forms a 5 km long, and 30 m deep canyon made of pure crystalline granite in varying shades of colours ranging from pink and red to grey. It is popularly called 'The Grand Canyon of India' by the tourists, who have paid a visit to this cascade. There is a series of waterfalls in the canyon. Apart from a few large and small falls which are formed at the assemblage, some of the seasonal falls also appear during monsoons. The place has well laid platforms and watch towers to view the canyons.

The Ken Gharial Sanctuary is located near the confluence of Ken and Khudar Rivers. The Gharial, chief attraction of the Ken Gharial Sanctuary is a rare breed of reptiles which shares the same evolutionary line as the crocodiles. The sanctuary is closed during monsoons ...

Distance from Bhopal: 400 Kms

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At a distance of 14 km from Panna and 34 km from Khajuraho, the Pandav Falls is a serene waterfall located inside the Panna National Park in Panna district of Madhya Pradesh. Located on Khajuraho - Panna Highway, Pandav Falls is one of the scenic waterfalls in Panna and also one of the top places of Khajuraho sightseeing.

Pandav Falls is a perennial fall fed by a tributary of the river Ken in Madhya Pradesh. The falls cascades down from a height of about 30 meters into a heart shaped pool. Surrounded by lush green forests, the falls is spectacular and accessed even during peak monsoon season. The serenity, purity and mystic atmosphere of the Pandav Falls attract both the locals and tourists. At the foot of falls there are some ancient caves overlooking a large pool of water. The Pandavas of the Mahabharata are believed to have spent a part of their exile here.

The place is ideal for an enjoyable family picnic at the sparkling pool. Smoking and swimming is not allowed at the falls due to the presence of bee-hives. A steep climb up and down the falls is the prime attraction of the falls, with 166 steps! However, one needs to beware of the monkeys and bears around the falls, as paw marks of the bears can be seen on the trees surrounding the cascade.

Pandav Fall lies in Panna tiger reserve area thus commercial activities are not allowed here. For visiting this waterfall, tourists are required to pay fixed fee as per number of visitors and also vehicle fee. It ...

Distance from Bhopal: 391 Kms

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