Raneh Waterfall

Introduction

Raneh fall

Very few people are aware about this breathtaking place which is approx 22 km to the proximity of Khajuraho and 44 km from district headquarter of Panna. This beautiful water fall is situated on the Ken River, and comes in under Chhatarpur district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. This is about 30 meters deep canyon formed with pure crystalline granite in different colors like pink, green, misty white, and red to grey. Variation is color is due to different chemical compositions in these rocks. These rocks are approx. 10 million years old and believed to be formed due to some kind of volcanic eruption. The most fascinating thing about this place is that, there is dozens of small and big falls in regular stretches, some of them are seasonal having furious water flow during rainy season. Ken River is encompasses Panna National Park, and Raneh water fall is just located where this Park is begin to start, this cascading waterfall is magnificently possessed a scenic surroundings of rocks and invariable mounds around. Green pristine forest gives you a glimpse of complete natural paradise and so this is an ideal place for nature lovers. River ken is quite prominent river in central India in terms of crocodile conservation, as an alligator national park has been set up along the banks of this river. The climate here is very adaptable for both alligators and crocodile, though alligators are not native to ken river. Landscaping is become so spectacular in rainy season as the black and pink basalt rock provide a wondrous look and flourish water force gives a mesmerizing look. But Panna National Park remains closed as rainy season considered being the breeding season for most animals. Here we must not that Raneh fall is closed for visitors on every Wednesday evening due to rule of forest department. While planning, we must keep this fact in mind.

How to reach

Raneh fall is basically a excursion site thus mostly visited by tourists who are staying at Khajuraho town or at Panna national park. This location can be reach by road option. Please find more details, how to visit Raneh fall:

Through Airports Through Railway Stations Through Destinations
Khajuraho Airport = 28 km / 35 min Khajuraho Railway Station = 30 km / 40 min Khajuraho = 24 km / 30 min
Jabalpur Airport = 290 km / 05:00 hr Satna Railway Station = 120 km / 03:00 hr Panna NP Madla Gate= 60 km / 01:30 hr
Gwalior Airport = 330 km / 06:00 hr Mahoba Railway Station = 90 km / 02:15 hr Bandhavgarh NP = 270 km / 05:45 hr
Kanpur Airport = 260 km / 06:00 hr Jhansi Railway Station = 190 km / 04:00 hr Chitrakoot Town = 170 km / 04:00 hr

What to see ?

One should must note that as per name, Raneh fall is not just a water-fall site. It is part of Ken Gharial reserve in which rule of Panna tiger reserve applies. Here major tourist attractions are its natural scenic ambience, plenty of birding is possible in woodland part of this reserve. Guide is provided at entry gate thus we can do birding in company of a trained forest guide. When we proceed further, we will find a natural canyon with rocky cliff. This location will offer scenic view of natural water fall and if luck prevails, we will have sighting of gharials. In Ken river, we can see gharials at this spot. With the change in season, water level will reduce and gharial sighting may also fall but one thing that will still remain available for visitors is its rocks of different colors. They are granite rocks of varying color. Those who have interest in geology or may have not seen granite rocks, can best enjoy this place with millions year old rocks.

Best time to visit ?

Here best time is believed to be from October to February when climate is favorable and water presence is also good. In summers, due to rocky region, temperature goes high in daytime due to which many tourists avoid excursion visits.

Accommodation

For visiting Raneh fall site, one can choose any accommodation option available at Khajuraho and Panna national park. These tourist destinations have plenty of accommodation options are all budget category and travel distance is also less so use these places as base for stay.

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