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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Paataal Paani, near MHOW, Indore

Here are views of Paataal Paani, a scenic spot near MHOW, in Indore, Madhya Pradesh (central India).
The waterfall is little more than a trickle off-season, but the whole place turns green and vibrant in the monsoons.
Alongside is a metre-guage railway track, and the spot offers obvious opportunities to turn into a modern picnic spot with cable cars and walkways. But I prefer it 'raw'!

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23 Comments:

Blogger alicesg said...

Very beautiful scenery. I like the last photo of the shadows in the background. Lovely.

06 January, 2009  
Blogger Louise said...

Incredible place!

06 January, 2009  
Blogger chrome3d said...

I too like the raw silhouettes you made.

06 January, 2009  
Blogger Baruch said...

Looks like a beautiful place - great waterfall!

06 January, 2009  
Blogger Mar said...

Very beautiful!!

06 January, 2009  
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06 January, 2009  
Blogger Inner Vision said...

this is one place i would like to go to...beautiful just beautiful...

06 January, 2009  
Blogger BABOOSHKA said...

It looks like a breathe of fresh air, so peaceful.

06 January, 2009  
Blogger imac said...

Very nice place and pics, love the shaddow one.

06 January, 2009  
Blogger theArthurClan said...

What an amazing place to visit! The last silhouetted photo is fantastic.

~Angie
www.thearthurclanphotos.blogspot.com

06 January, 2009  
Blogger Vicki said...

Great shots, I'd love to visit there. It looks very peaceful.

06 January, 2009  
Anonymous 2sweetnsaxy said...

Great shots and I love that waterfall. My favorite shot has got to be that last one with the shadow people. That one made me smile. :-)

07 January, 2009  
Blogger Swarna said...

Thanks, all for visiting.
These pics were taken last week at the spot, and this blogger is one of the silhouettes! :)

07 January, 2009  
Blogger Swarna said...

Oops!
...I meant - this blogger is one of the shadows! :)

07 January, 2009  
Blogger Arija said...

I definitely prefer it undeveloped for mass tourism! What a gem of a place. Love the last shot!

07 January, 2009  
Blogger Hobo ........ ........ said...

Why the name is paataal paani ?

07 January, 2009  
Blogger RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

Beautiful!
The last one is the best, as well as the first one.

07 January, 2009  
Blogger Gaelyn said...

The waterfall is impressive even in the off season. I really like the shadow shot. Nice piece of your world.

08 January, 2009  
Blogger Swarna said...

Hobo - pl see the next post. The water falls into a very deep gorge - hence the name, I believe.
Hope you were able to see the pictures of the place during the rainy season.

09 January, 2009  
Blogger Dev said...

Hi Swarna... It is great seeing pictures of Pataal Pani - a place I have been visiting on and off for well nigh thirty years now. I also remember some night treks I have undertaken here on full moon nights. This place is also famous for a memorial to Tantya Bheel - a Robin Hood like figure who has hanged to death by the British at the Khandwa jail. All trains enroute to Khandwa stop at the memorial and pay homage. It is believed that this makes the downhill journey safe.

10 January, 2009  
Blogger Swarna said...

DKV, thanks for that input.

10 January, 2009  
Blogger Kat said...

The scenery and shadows look great :))

15 January, 2009  
Anonymous Pradeep said...

MHOW reminded me of Sainik School. I used to go there when I worked in Indore. Good pics. It's a wonderful place.

18 January, 2009  

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