Wednesday, December 02, 2009

MP trip: Raneh and Pandav falls

2nd November 2009


The last day in Khajuraho was dedicated to nature. Being near to Panna National park, there are few scenic locations near Khajuraho.
Raneh falls which is at a distance of 22km from Khajuraho is formed by Ken River (also called as Karnavathi).
Ken River here flows through the rocky gorges providing some stunning views. The waterfalls and rocks look inviting but forest department has put up barricades after series of mishaps in that area. Now, each tourist group is provided with a guide who makes sure that people do not venture out of the designated path.
There is another falls higher than Raneh but only top portion is visible.
Another important place to visit is Ken Gharial which is at a distance of 6 km from Raneh falls. We spotted a Nilgai on the way.
The Gharials (Alligators) were absent on that day which was disappointing. We took a boat ride on the river. I was shocked to see that the boat was leaking which kept the guide busy in fetching out the water. The boatman shocked us even more when he said that the boat had toppled on the previous day. But that was due to mischievous people who jumped into the crocodile infested river just to have fun. The group of black storks provided an opportunity to take some good snaps.

On the way back, we spotted a fox that appeared suddenly from nowhere. I also saw a huge lizard but could not take a photo.

Pandav falls is 35 km from Khajuraho inside Panna National park. It does not have much water but the place looks great!!

It is a must visit place for Khajuraho visitors.

It was evening by the time we finished with these places and our MP journey was coming to an end. We headed towards the railway station to board the train for Delhi.

This brings an end to travelogue of one my best journeys.


The photos of the trip can be seen here.

7 comments:

ರಾಜೇಶ್ ನಾಯ್ಕ said...

Dear Arvind,

I thouroughly enjoyed reading your Madhya Pradesh trip posts. Each post was worth a visit to MP. Particularly liked the both khajuraho posts and the last one (Raneh and Pandav falls). It was a pleasure to read all these posts. Great photos and just enough narrative made this series one of your best.

Which is the next destination?

Rajesh.

Aravind GJ said...

Thanks Rajesh.

There are lot of plans in mind but need to see how many of them can be executed.

Currently busy in updating blogs!!

Santosh said...

Nice report on the places in MP!
enjoyed the photos as well..

the mammal looks like a jackal?

Arun said...

The waterfall looks very beautiful.

Aravind GJ said...

Santosh,
Thanks. Yes.. you are right. It is a Jackal!!

Arun,
Thanks.

thegreenogre said...

Excellent sighting of Black Storks. And nice to learn that there are places of natural beauty around Khajuraho.

Destination Unknown said...

Gorgeous photographs... Panna is an awe-inspiring landscape however quite off the tourist trail... I loved reading it through-out...

Vishnu