Places of Interest
fall is Dugdhdhara. The milky Narmada water rolls down from a small height.
Though small in size, the fall is beautiful as the water rushes through
the fall creating foams as white as milk. Environment around the fall
is very beautiful. It is about 10 Kms from the origin.
Just after Indira
Sagar Project (ISP) and before the river reaches Omkareshwar, the Narmada
jumps from 10 m high to a gorge. This fall is called Dhardi fall. It is
a beautiful spot. The forests here are dense. During spring the forests
are a nature lover's paradise, as the flowers blossom exuberantly, and
the tress become house for different varieties of birds, who chirp while
enjoying the nectar from fresh and fragrant flowers. Though Dhardi fall
is a beautiful place, it fails to draw the crowd it deserves, because
of inaccessibility of the place.
the river Narmada passes through a narrow valley of marble rocks. The
mighty river is pent up into almost a third of its normal width and gushes
through a small passage created by mighty and beautiful marble rocks.
The fort-like marble walls that raise on either side to about 90 ft in
height are rocky outcrops. Here the mother nature presents a marvelous
kaleidoscope of the sun-bathed multi-faceted marble rocks clearly reflecting
in the emerald-colour water flowing majestically in the marble valley.
At a place in the narrow gorge, the steep marble rocks approach each other
so closely from either side of the bank that a money can leap from one
bank to another, it is aptly called 'Bandar Kudani" (Monkey leap).
there are many beautiful and attractive water falls in the course of river
flow, the Dhuandhara at Bheraghat near Jabalpur has its own lustre and
incomparable beauty. There the turbulent river jumps forcefully into the
marble gorge. The forceful fall produces bellowing vapours through which
the river paints huge beautiful rainbows. The spectra it presents is not
mere water fall but of raising columns of water vapour creating a dazzling
The first and deepest water fall is Kapiladhara
where the river deity, Narmada, descends majestically to 15 m depth. Here
the water fall presents a picture as though the river deity descends dancing
to the tunes of sound produced by the water hitting the rocks at the bottom
of the fall. It is a feast to the eyes of nature lovers. The fall is about
8 Kms from the place of origin at Amarkantak. It remains a fall even during
third fall or Dhara is Sahastradhara near Mandla. Here the beautiful Narmada
cascades into thousands of streams, while negotiating a deep fall. The
Narmada is at her best here. There is one more Sahastradhara near Maheshwar
where Narmada turns into thousands of stream after hitting rocks raising
from the river bed. During monsoon, the fall is not visible, as the water
flows to the brim.