Dhuandhar Falls

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Time Required: 1-2 hrs

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6:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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No entry fee
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Dhuandhar Falls, Jabalpur Overview

Dhuandhar falls are a located in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh. These falls cascade from a height of 30 meters and truly justify their name - i.e. Dhuan, which means smoke in Hindi and Dhar - Which means a steady stream of water. The beautiful falls are also one of the most visited tourist attractions in Jabalpur. Located merely 31 km away from Jabalpur - the falls are the cooling and the crowning glory of Jabalpur.

River Narmada flows through the famous marble-like falls, narrows down and plunges into a waterfall so forcefully that it creates a bouncing mass of mist and results into the Dhuandhar falls. The plunges are so powerful that its uproar can be heard from a far-off distance. Viewing platforms have been constructed along the side to facilitate proper views. Make sure that you do not cross these railings. There lies a bed of white and grey marble rocks below the water that further enhances the whitish colour of the waterfall. The view is spectacular and the surroundings are always choc-a-bloc with tourists wanting to get a glimpse of the falls.

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Boat Ride: Take a boat ride on the River Narmada especially during sunsets and witness the white marble turning yellow. An approximate 6 km (round trip) of the boat ride, along with a narrow gorge, guarded with sheer cliffs, rising to a height of 100 feet, is an experience that should not be missed. The rides are suspended during the monsoon season due to heavy water inflow though it is regularly offered from November to May.
The rides are available at INR 100 per person for a 45 min ride.

Cable Car: You can access the cable car services from both the east and west side of the waterfall. You can also access it from the one available at Bhedaghat if you are willing to see the other side of the falls. The ropeway facilities start from the eastern bend of the river and take you all the way to the western side.
It cost around INR 85 per person for a complete trip.
The ride is offered from 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM.

Picnic on the riverside: The ambience of the environment here is very aesthetic, and the sounds of the falling water are like music to the ears. All this makes it an ideal picnic spot. Just get some food and enjoy with your family or friends.

Shopping for marble: When you fill your heart from watching the water plunger powerfully on the marble rocks, take a step aside and take the experience home with you in the form of tiny marble rocks and other stuff made of marble. Various marble statues of Hindu Gods, handicrafts and trinkets are also available for sale to the tourists. You can get a customized nameplate or keychains from the vendors as well. Just order them before going to visit the gracious falls, and by the time you come back, your items will be ready.

The best time to visit the fall is from September to March. During the summers the weather is quite hot and rainy season brings a huge inflow of water, making the fall a little dangerous. However, the best way to make the trip a memorable one is to visit the falls during Sharad Purnima when the Narmada Mahotsav is going on.

1. Don't forget to have a pleasurable boat ride in the white marble valley. Go for the boat ride during sunsets and witness the white marble turning yellow.
2. The cable car services are not available from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM when the staff goes for lunch.
3. Don't forget to buy marble at the tiny shops at the banks of the river. You must bargain hard with the marble seller. They are quite proficient in looting the tourists. 
4. There are several eateries available near the parking area, but if you are very hygiene conscious, it's best to carry your own food and water.
5. Take your cap and sunglasses in case the weather is scorchy.
6. There are no ATMs available anywhere nearby, so take all the cash that you may need during your visit.
7. Take care while taking photos/videos and never go beyond the railings.
8. The fast flowing misty fall may drench you. So, it is advisable to take some dry clothes with you.

The falls are about 30.5 km to the west of Jabalpur city and are connected through the bhedaghat route. You can conveniently hire a cab or any other locally available transportation to reach here.

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Latest questions by travellers on Dhuandhar Falls

Will there be enough water for boating and good waterfall view in first week of June?

Answer: In Jabalpur, June is the last month of Summer and the place is dry and hot. Dhuandar Falls will have enough water throughout the year, but it is recommended to visit during the winter from late September to early March.

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