#20 of 24 Places to Visit in Khajuraho
Distance (From Khajuraho Bus Stand): 34 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 3 Hours
Place Location: On Khajuraho - Panna Highway
Transportation Options: Cab
Travel Tips: None
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 is managed by Forest Department thus entrance charges are decided by Forest Department. Entrance permit can be obtained from the entrance gate. There are no facilities for food around the Pandav falls, so better to carry food for a picnic at the falls.
Entry Fee: Rs. 50 for Person, Rs. 200 for Vehicle