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Bhedaghat Tourism And Travel Guide
15.6° C / 60° F
September to March
2 to 4 Days
Dumna Airport (25 kms)
Jabalpur Junction (25 kms)
Bhedaghat, located next to the River Narmada is about 20 km from Jabalpur and is in the state of MP. Tourism in Bhedaghat is mostly about its natural sights such as Dhuandhar Falls and Marble Rocks. The weather is tropical and winter is a good time to visit the place. A travel guide to Bhedaghat is placed in the underlying paragraphs, so that you can plan your next trip with ease.
How to Reach
Bhedaghat has fine roads and the town is only 25 km from Jabalpur and 320 km away from Bhopal. It takes almost 7 hr to drive down from Bhopal to Bhedaghat and 24 hr if you wish to drive down from Kolkata. Delhi is around 840 km away while you will take about 20 hr to drive to Bhedaghat from Mumbai.
For reaching Bhedaghat visitors will have to take a train up to Jabalpur which has excellent rail connections with the rest of country. Therefore, Jabalpur is connected with cities that include Nagpur and Delhi as well as Kolkata, Mumbai and Patna among others. There are buses and taxis available for you to reach Bhedaghat from Jabalpur.
Bhedaghat is not connected by air to the rest of India. The best method is to take a flight up to Jabalpur and then a taxi from there to Bhedaghat. Jabalpur has decent flight connections with Delhi, Ranchi, Mumbai as well as Chandigarh and Aurangabad among several others.
Weather and Best Time to Visit
Summer is most uncomfortable in Bhedaghat with temperatures shooting up beyond 40°C. It is best not to visit Bhedaghat during this period.
Bhedaghat is excellent during the monsoon period. The only problem is that the prime visiting sites such as Marble Rocks and Dhuandhar are very badly flooded during this period. It is therefore unwise to attempt to see these two beautiful places during the monsoon season.
Winter is the best period to tour Bhedaghat and nearby areas. The weather fluctuates between cool and cold with the temperatures sometimes dipping to 5°C. You just need to be properly clad and then you are good to go sightseeing. Winter is the best time to enjoy the boat ride and savour the gol gappas too!
Things to Do
The Misty Dhuandhar Falls:
A visit to the Dhuandhar Falls is a must while in Bhedaghat. Try to make the trip on the cable car in which the view is simply breathtaking. The roar of the water crashing down is something you will never forget.
Marvel at the Marble Rocks:
The Marble Rocks is another amazing place for which visitors descend on Jabalpur in hordes. Make the trip by boat with your friends and family, preferably on a full moonlight night. It is an out of the world experience. The sight of the marble rocks as you float down the river is mesmerising. The boatman is bound to tell you stories about these rocks where movies were shot.
Take a Jungle Safari at the Kanha National Park:
The Kanha National Park is some distance away, almost 200 km from Bhedaghat. But, the trouble is worth it. Take your chance at seeing the tiger from up close. The forest itself is absolutely beautiful, tiger or no tiger.
Enjoy speed boating at Bargi Dam:
Nature is at her best at Bargi Dam. Try your hand at boating whether speed boating or paddle boating. If you do not feel up to it just train your camera at the dozens of birds that are all around and shoot.
Taste the delicious street food in Jabalpur:
Take a trip to Jabalpur from Bhedaghat and spend some time trying out street food for which the city is famous. The foods available will surely tempt you. Some of the temptations include samosa and jalebis, aloo chat and mangoda. Slosh it all down with lassi.
Enjoy a memorable aarati at Narmada River:
A visit to Bhedaghat or Jabalpur is incomplete without attending the solemn aarati at Narmada River in the evening. Enjoy the spellbinding performance and let it be absorbed by your inner self.
Soak in the quiet at Sangram Sagar Lake:
Take a trip to see the Bajnamath fort only 15 km from Jabalpur where you can also enjoy the Sangram Sagar Lake with its colourful water birds such as ducks and coots. This is the best way to enjoy air free of pollution, while simultaneously enjoying the richness of nature.
Where to Eat
There are several places to eat in and around Bhedaghat. Try the Indian Coffee House some 16 km from Bhedaghat. It is supposed to be among the best places to eat. Check out Bawarchi Lawn n Resort, which is only 4 km from Marble Rocks or Asanzo which is 13.8 km from Bhedaghat. Both the restaurants are supposed to be good. Narmada Jacksons is upmarket and boasts of excellent food.
Jabalpur near Bhedaghat is well known for its bazaars and shops where art, crafts and exquisite fabrics are sold. Visitors will do well to buy some rare artefacts and antiques. Bargain hard in order to get your money’s worth. There are stuffed toys too besides jute crafts and both silver and brassware. Saris with zardosi embroidery are popular here. Buy souvenirs from Mriganayani, which is a Government Emporium.