Rajat Prapat / Silver Falls
#15 of 20 Places to Visit in Pachmarhi
Distance (From Pachmarhi Bus Station): 5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Place Location: Near Apsara Vihar
Transportation Options: + Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: For people who are interested in sightseeing around Pachmarhi, the guests are required to take a day visit permit from Bison Lodge Museum. Moreover, the tourists also need to travel by local jeeps as cars brought from outside cannot be used at this place.
At a distance of 5 km from Pachmarhi Bus Station, Rajat Prapat is a stunning waterfall located in Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh. Also known as Silver Falls or Big Falls, it is the 30th highest waterfall in India, and among the must-visit places during your Pachmarhi Trip.
The tallest waterfall of Pachmarhi, Rajat Prapat is a horsetail type waterfall with a single drop of 107 m (351 ft). Locally known as the 'Queen of Satpura,' Rajat Prapat originates from the same stream Apsara Kund comes from. When the sun shines on it, the fall looks like a silver strip and hence it got its name, Rajat Prapat where Rajat means silver in Hindi and Prapat means falls. It flows straight through a gorge that would bring a shimmer to your eyes with its silver streaks. During the full monsoon, the waterfall is a mighty scene to behold.
A stone throw away from the Apsara Kund, the fall is located on the other side of the mountain and the people have to trek 1-2 km over rocks and boulders. Once you reach the top of the mountain, the magnificent Satpura hill range can be witnessed and amidst that, the waterfall rests enveloped by the lush greenery. It can be quite challenging and risky during the monsoon downpours, so choose an appropriate time for the visit based on your trekking experience.
As this fall is in Satpura National Park so visitors need to take permission from the forest department & they allowed you to see it from the viewpoint that is situated in the opposite direction as you are not allowed to go & enjoy under this waterfall.
Timings: 8 AM - 6 PM
Entry: Rs. 660 for Person without Guide & Rs. 960 per Person with Guide (inclusive of the entry fee for the museum, Satpura National Park, Bee falls, Dutchess Fall, Reechgarh, Astachal Ramya Kund, Rajat Prapat, Panchuli Kund, and Apsara Vihar)