Best Holiday Award to Raneh waterfall near Khajuraho

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 17 May 2017 11:08:55


Staff Reporter,

Raneh waterfall near Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh has been given the Best Holiday Award -2017 as the country’s most favourite waterfall.


The award was given to Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) by the country’s well-known Travel and Information Portal Holiday IQ at a ceremony in New Delhi. The waterfall is situated hardly 20 kms away from world famous heritage spot Khajuraho. While, the temples of Khajuraho where there are amazing examples of man-made crafts, the multi-coloured and layered pure crystal granite, lime-stone, conglomerate, basalt and dolomite mountains leave the tourists open-mouthed. This is perhaps the reason why one can find foreign tourists compare the Raneh-Fall with North America’s famous Canyon. Tourists from the all over the country and abroad come here every year to enjoy this spectacular natural beauty.


The beauty of Raneh waterfalls is a treat to the eye in the rainy season. The number of tourists to the spot increases in rainy season.A little further from here is the Panna Tiger Reserve. Raneh Fall which is situated in the proximity of Panna Tiger Reserve is also known as the country’s Grand Canyon.

The beautiful Raneh-fall begins where Ken river merges with Yamuna. Ken river water falls have created the Canyon with the 5 km-long and 98 feet deep Bunelkhand Granite and Vindhyan layered mountains. The beauty of the rays of the setting sun falling on the huge pink, red, gray and green coloured mountains and the greenish blue water takes the tourist to some other world. The Ken Crocodile Sanctuary is also nearby. Crocodiles and alligators can be seen basking in the sun on the banks of Ken river. Wild animals including deer, Nilgai Sambhar, Chital and several colourful birds attract the tourists.