Raneh Falls, Khajuraho

Raneh Falls

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Raneh Falls is one of the prominent tourist attractions, which is named after King Rane Pratap, the erstwhile ruler of the region. Situated in close vicinity of the destination, the waterfall emerged at the confluence of Ken and Khuddar rivers.

Forming 30 m deep and around 5 km long canyon, the falls flow down at the Ken Gharyal Sanctuary. The surroundings of the falls are adorned with crystalline granite, which is present in varying shades ranging from pink, red and grey. Apart from certain large and small falls that are formed at the assemblage, some seasonal falls also appear during monsoon season.
 

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Vipin Soni

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  • Vipin Soni
  • Lives in Khajuraho
  • 34 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  13 readers
  • Posted Aug 6, 2017
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6/7
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Vipin Soni

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  • Vipin Soni
  • Lives in Khajuraho
  • 34 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  13 readers
  • Posted Aug 6, 2017
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7/7
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Mohit Grover

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  • Mohit Grover
  • 133 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  252 helpful votes
  •  423 readers
  • Posted Dec 28, 2016
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Neelima V

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  • Neelima V
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 42 photos
  • 20 Reviews
  •  566 helpful votes
  •  3684 readers
  • Posted Nov 10, 2016
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  • 127

Neelima V

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  • Neelima V
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 42 photos
  • 20 Reviews
  •  566 helpful votes
  •  3684 readers
  • Posted Nov 10, 2016
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  • 113

Ruby Singh

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  • Ruby Singh
  • Lives in Greater Noida
  • 132 photos
  • 9 Reviews
  •  595 helpful votes
  •  1621 readers
  • Posted Nov 9, 2016
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Akanksha bhuvan Bhushan

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  • Akanksha bhuvan Bhushan
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 photos
  • 16 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  8428 readers

"Incredible ..."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 5, 2017
A must visit place in Khajuraho. Scene is very b'ful & refreshing. You can see KEN river at the bottom of the rocks. Entry Fees of Rs. 50 per head is charged but would advice to hire a vehicle else you have to walk a lot. We hired a scooty for our day visit.
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Mohit Grover

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"India's Grand Canyon"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 28, 2016
Some places capture your imagination. Raneh Falls is one of them. Situated 20 km away from Khajuraho, Raneh Falls is a natural rock formation made up of Granite rocks. River Ken flows through the rock formation. This becomes a spectacle to be seen especially during the monsoon season, when the sound of the river can be heard far and wide.

There is a road that leads you to the top of the rock formation, with no trekking involved. Gharials can be seen idling on rocks.

This place is the perfect spot for clicking amazing pictures. Highly recommended.
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Nivedith Gajapathy

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  • Nivedith Gajapathy
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 170 photos
  • 39 Reviews
  •  527 helpful votes
  •  4389 readers

"Raneh falls, Grand canyon of Central India"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 4, 2016
Raneh Falls, is close to Panna which is on the Ken River. The cascading waterfall is scenic surrounded by wonderful rock formations. The main attraction here is the canyon of Crystalline Granite, 5 km long and100 ft deep. This granite has different shades of colors, pink, red, misty white, green and gray.
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Hrish Thota

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  • Hrish Thota
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 111 photos
  • 38 Reviews
  •  1661 helpful votes
  •  3597 readers

"India's Grand Canyon - Raneh falls"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 4, 2016
Approach road to Raneh falls is not very good but it's worth the travel as India's Grand Canyon comes alive here. Most of the creations were due to volcanic eruption millions of years back. There is also Ken Riyal sanctuary here where you can see Crocodiles.
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Mahesh Suthar

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  • Mahesh Suthar
  • Lives in Jodhpur
  • 218 photos
  • 27 Reviews
  •  340 helpful votes
  •  16868 readers

"Our own Grand Canyon"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Dec 2, 2016
Raneh falls can be rightly called as our desi version of the Grand Canyon. The rock formations are fascinating and the Ken river flowing through the majestic gorges is a sight to see. It is said that during monsoons the glowing Ken river covers the entire gorge which is a sight I'd love to see someday. Just 5 km from the falls is an alligator spotting ridge which you should definitely checkout!
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Nivedith Gajapathy

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  • Nivedith Gajapathy
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 170 photos
  • 39 Reviews
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"Raneh falls"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 19, 2016
Raneh falls is close to Khajuraho 20 km away and a natural waterfall on the ken river in Madhya Pradesh.

It is a deep canyon made of pure crystalline granite with waterfalls. There is a Grail sanctuary as well and the river runs through a narrow gorge of igneous rocks rich in granite and dolomite.
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Neelima V

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  • Neelima V
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 42 photos
  • 20 Reviews
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  •  3684 readers

"Natural wonder, fascinating canyon"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 18, 2016
Forming over the path of Karnavati or Ken river, Raneh Falls and canyon is an interesting detour from Khajuraho. The canyon is 5 km long and was formed by volcanic action. So the rocks are igneous and very colorful.

During monsoons the water flow is pretty strong and there are several waterfalls that form along the canyon. I was told it is quite a sight. Although, post monsoon could be the ideal time when both the rocks are visible and waterfalls are gushing too. I visited in winter when the water flow had almost completely dies down, canyon looked gorgeous though.

Highly recommend listening to the information from the local guide before exploring on your own.
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Lakshmi Sharath

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  • Lakshmi Sharath
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 32 photos
  • 20 Reviews
  •  843 helpful votes
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"Raneh Falls and our own desi grand canyon"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 17, 2016
I was fascinated by the rock formations here, created as an effect of volcanic activity. It's a bit hazy during the day, so plan your visit around sunset. The falls by themselves were a bit of a disappointment but our guide said that during monsoons, you can hear the roar as far as Khajuraho. It's a great spot to hike or just sit and enjoy the landscape. Don't miss the Grail Sanctuary where you can spot gharials although they are rather far. If you are lucky you can spot some deer as well. There are small shops here if you want to buy some souvenirs.
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Savita Gupta

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  • Savita Gupta
  • Lives in Noida
  • 4 Reviews
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"Good place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 18, 2016
Was good though you can not go near waterfall. Still can be visited. Made from earthquake. Its different from other waterfalls. Roads were not good. No other activities like boating ext. Are allowed.
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Traveler Inme

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  • Traveler Inme
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 31 Reviews
  •  47 helpful votes
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"Canyon & Waterfalls at Raneh Falls."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 3, 2016
Located 20 kms from Khajuraho, Raneh Falls is a naturally formed waterfall in river Ken. While crossing the Bijawar - Panna Hills the river Ken forms a beautiful 60 kms long natural and deep canyon made of crystalline granite, quartz and dolomite. They give off lovely hues of pink, red, green and grey and are a sight to behold. We had done this trip to Raneh Falls from Khajuraho somewhere in November and the pictures shared show the untamed natural beauty of the beautiful gorges. During and immediately after monsoon the gorges fill up and the place has a different view. Roaring river Ken flowing in full forces and many more waterfalls. There is a lovely shop selling Panna Tiger Reserve products and some quick bites / refreshments. Others places to visit, besides Khajuraho, are Ken Ghariyal Sanctuary, Pandava Falls and Panna Tiger Reserve
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