With good rains, ‘Mahadev Pani’ witnesses good footfalls

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Jul 2018 11:03:49


Staff Reporter,

WITH rains lashing the city, influx of tourists near water bodies to enjoy the weather has also increased. It has become one of the favourite spots for visitors and families to spend weekends. But due to increased footfalls polythene menace has increased in the area which is a cause of concern. Mahadev Pani is one of the upcoming heritage sites near Bhopal. Mahadev Pani is a small tourist spot near Raisen road (NH86), near a village named Sehatganj. But it is yet to developed into full-fledged tourist spot. It has a small dam, its reservoir, small waterfalls amid extensive rocky surface is a major attraction. The waterfall attracts several visitors from across the city. Temple is so magnificently cut beneath the rocks of the hill and on the way one crosses many water streams.

People enjoy playing in the waterfall but good inflow of tourists is also leading to polythene menace near the water bodies. Environmentalists have claimed that in absence of kiosks and other environmental conservation techniques displayed in ecotourism sites, tourists are not getting any information about nature preservation.
The mission should be to promote tourism while giving importance to sustainable tourist management but due to lack of effort tourists are mainly taking sites for recreation purpose only.

It was mentioned that the visitors should also be informed about judicious use of polythene bags and about recycling of polythene bags so as to enhance environment conservation especially in eco-tourism sites. Other than that the mission of developing such tourism spot must be to generate awareness towards environment conservation among visitors and for that it is must that information about protecting the nature is displayed in ecotourism sites.

Mahadev Pani, which means Lord Shiva’s waters, is a small tourist spot which witnesses huge rush during monsoon.