Patal Pani

Patalpani waterfall

Patalpani waterfalls are located near Mhow, very close to Indore. The falls are huge and the view is beautiful. Ideal time to visit would be soon after monsoon when the water level is high. However, you have to be very careful as the river here is notorious for flash flooding and the terrain is quite dangerous. Avoid going too close to the falls and exercise caution. It is a good place for one-day picnic from Indore, but remember to carry your own food and water.

Local legend says that the pit underneath the Patalpani Waterfall goes down deep into the underworld, the falls derive their name from the same myth with Patal translating to underworld and Pani being the Hindi word for water.

Patal-Pani waterfall Overview

The beautiful waterfall here is about 150-feet high and becomes most photogenic at its full strength during monsoon season. On thing of caution to the tourists is that this is a seasonal waterfall, which may give some surprises during rainy seasons. This also poses a high risk of accidents. If there is a high rainfall at the nearby areas, the water flow can suddenly increase, giving no time for rescue. So, it is safe to view it from a distance only. Patalpani is an ideal destination for the adventure lovers too as there is a good scope of adventure activities here around. The best time to visit the waterfall is from July to October months. There are many nearby attractions to Patalpani as Bagh Caves, Maheshwar, Burhanpur, Omkareshwar, Mandu, and Ujjain, etc.

Where To Go

1. Choral Dam

Choram Dam is about 19 kilometres from Patalpani falls and is a great monsoon destination. The dam also has boating facilities available for all visitors with an option to choose between speed boats and paddle boats. The place isn't crowded to the brim and one can always enjoy some quiet time with great views and green pastures as your as your eyes can see.

2. Tincha Waterfalls

Tincha falls in the Indore district of Madhya Pradesh are just over 30 kilometres away from Patalpani falls, the falls take its name from the nearby Tincha village. The falls flow through a narrow canyon and then fall of the cliff at a plunge height of over 300 feet and are surrounded by deep green valleys. It is quite a popular monsoon destination within the locals and is perfect for a short day picnic amidst the picturesque backdrop of green landscapes, majestic hills and valleys. There is also a small pond near by where the visitors can take a dip in the water or go for a swim.

3. Lal Bagh Palace

The Lal Bagh Palace built during the Holkar era is just along the banks of the river Khan approximately 30 kilometres from Patalpani falls through the Khargone-Indore Highway. It provides a glimpse into the glorious past of the Holkar dynasty and is an architectural marvel with its European and Mughal influences. The palace was used for holding deliberations with royal dignitaries and royal functions. The gates of the palace are said to be a replica of the gates from the Buckingham Palace. The marble columns, stained glass furniture, ornate chandeliers and well-crafted antiques only reflect the rich history of the glory days of the Holkar clan. It is a must visit for all history fanatics, it allows you to take a glance at the royal heritage and culture of the monarchy.