April 25, 2008

Marble Rocks

My capture of the Dhuandhar Falls, Bhedaghat

Bhedaghat, 25 kms from Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh is famous for its marble rocks.

The River Narmada is the only river in India that flows in a rift valley. The Narmada flows accumulating waters through the central part of India. At Jabalpur, passing through the Marble Rocks, it enters the Narmada valley between the Vindhya and Satpura ranges and cascades powerfully at Bhedaghat.

It is popularly called Dhuandhar or Dhuadhar (translation, smoke cascade). While enjoying the Dhuandhar Falls, I recalled the awe I felt upon seeing the Niagara Falls.

The Narmada is a sacred river for many people in India. From the Dhuandhar Falls, the Narmada river flows into a ravine of marble rocks. The natural topography over there is delightful.

What is unique about Bhedaghat is that just a few kilometers away from these powerful Dhuandhar Falls, the Narmada flows serenely. I covered the distance by foot between these two spots in less than an hour.


Shot during a boat ride in the serene waters

34 comments:

shooting star said...

bedaghat falls are nice!!..i havent had a chance to eb there..but have heard a lot from freinds and brother who have already visited it and yes i have been to ignou....didnt find it a great plc...JNU is far more better!!!

San said...

One word: magnificent.

Celine, come over to my place. There's a little award for you.

indicaspecies said...

Shooting Star:

I passed by IGNOU to check on distance learning, and liked their sprawling gardens there.

Thank you for your comment, and I hope you get a chance to enjoy the Dhuandhar Falls. :)

indicaspecies said...

San,

Thanks. And thank you sweet San for the Award. That was a lovely surprise. Appreciated. :)

*~*Sameera*~* said...

Our very own Niagara Falls!Cool :)

The stillness of the lake is actually palpable!

GMG said...

Hi Celine! Thanks for having been so kind to comment on Blogtrotter while I was absent! I’m back and trying to catch up with your posts, but with your increasing rythm in posting, it's getting hard... ;)
Let's start with Datia Palace: it's another wonderful post with a full information text and magnificent pictures. Amazing that with those 440 rooms no king ever used it as a residence...
Then we have the trees around Bhimtal: just great!
Lucky to see that you had a tranquil Tuesday (I flew 9h15m to Brasília) and loved to read your answer to Indrani's 29 questions. Good girl (and a marvelous picture) to answer all that... ;) As far as I'm concerned, no coffee, no Pizza Hut, no cricket; would take the Lamborghini, mojito or caipirinha instead of margarita, apple pie, tiramisu and, of course, travelling!
Finally the Falls: amazing how it looks like the Horseshoe in Niagara... and how if flows so serene a few km away...
Thanks for sharing all this and wish you have a great week!
Gil

vijay said...

great effort by u. can u write ur personal visit experience to this place .

Michele Benjamin RN, MSN said...

Hi Celine,
these pictures are gorgeous.
I thought the first one was Niagra Falls until I read the captions.
You should be a professional photographer!!!
Namaste,
Michele

M.KATE said...

BEAUTIFUL...you are so lucky to have the chance to travel..wished i could be there too :)

Indrani said...

The falls do look "dhurandhar".

AJEYA RAO said...

Very nice indeed. I wonder how was your expereince of tracing the river,must have witnessed a divesity in the nature and people.

indicaspecies said...

Sameera,

It's awesome! And mind you, its the mighty River Narmada, not a lake. ;)

indicaspecies said...

Gil,

That's nice of you to go through my posts one by one, and thank you for your kind and encouraging comments on each.

I hope you had a good trip to Brasilia. Waiting to hear more about it. ;)

indicaspecies said...

Vijay,

Thank you for your comment. I shall be writing my experiences in days to come. This is just a preview. :)

indicaspecies said...

Michele,

Thanks..haha! That's a great compliment.

As soon as I saw the Dhuandhar, I remembered the Niagara Falls. :)

indicaspecies said...

Kate,

Thank you. I hope you get a chance to travel soon.:)

indicaspecies said...

Indrani,

Thank you for your comment. Smoke cascade, you mean? :)

indicaspecies said...

Ajeya,

Thanks. I shall try to write about my journey to and experiences in Bhedaghat in days to come.:)

Cuckoo said...

Where has my comment gone from here ? I came to check reply to my comment. :(

indicaspecies said...

Cuckoo,

I have not received your comment, neither here nor in my mail box. But am sure you have meant well. Keep smiling. :)

San said...

Celine, it seems that the comment feature is missing from your newer post, the moving, lovingly crafted poem about the loss of love, "Together No More." So I will comment here:

Such heartfelt words that were no doubt positively excruciating to frame into a poem. Lovely to read such words spilling from the depth of your heart, but I am SO glad that the days of despair are in the past, that your life is now full of joy and adventure.

A.Bananna said...

Great pic's!! Thanks for the visit! have a great week!

Patty said...

Celine, I wasn't able to comment on your last entry so I'll leave one here. A beautifully written poem indeed. I love your photographs.
Thanks for the visit.

Velvet Ginger (Rubye Jean) said...

Absolutely Lovely pictures!!

backpakker said...

wow ! I almost felt the splash right here..so, do you have to climb/ walk a bit ?

L

CHEWY said...

Niagara Falls in winter with snow and frozen heaps of spray is more awesome and magnificent than the falls in summer.

di.di said...

wow.. that place is magnificantly beautiful.. India is gifted with so many hidden treasures

indicaspecies said...

San,

Thank you for your most kind and encouraging words, and for appreciating my poetry. :)

indicaspecies said...

a.bananna:

Thank you for your visit, and your comments Anna. You have a great week too. :)

indicaspecies said...

Patty,

Thank you for your visit and your kind comments. :)

indicaspecies said...

velvet ginger (rubye jean):

Thank you for dropping by and your nice comment. :)

indicaspecies said...

Lakshmi,

Approx an hour's walk, and not exactly steep to climb. The walk wasn't always alongside the river bank, but through market, roads, and other interesting spots. :)

indicaspecies said...

chewy:

Darlene, I've seen the awesome Niagara Falls in August, so wouldn't know of its beauty of winter. I am fascinated about waterfalls so would love to see it in winter too.:)

indicaspecies said...

Di,

It indeed is, and slowly but surely the treasures are revealing themselves. :)