Raneh Falls

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Raneh Falls
Raneh Falls.jpg
Raneh fall formed by Ken river
LocationKhajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates24°53′02″N 80°02′38″E / 24.884°N 80.044°E / 24.884; 80.044Coordinates: 24°53′02″N 80°02′38″E / 24.884°N 80.044°E / 24.884; 80.044
Total heightAbout 30 metres (98 ft)
WatercourseKen River

The Raneh Falls is a natural waterfall on the Ken River, located in Khajuraho in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

The falls[edit]

A Sterculia urens or Ghost tree with Raneh falls in the backdrop

The Ken River forms a 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) long, and 30 metres (98 ft) deep canyon made of pure crystalline granite in varying shades of colours ranging from pink and red to grey. There is a series of waterfalls in the canyon. The larger and smaller falls run all through the year. Other seasonal falls appear during monsoons.[1][2]

Panoramic view of Raneh falls

Location[edit]

It is about 20 kilometres (12 mi) away from Khajuraho. The Ken Gharial Sanctuary is located at the confluence of the Ken and Khudar rivers further down from Reneh Falls.[2] The Ken river here runs through a narrow gorge of igneous rocks rich in Granite and Dolomite. The Pandav Falls in Panna National Park is also located nearby.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Khajuraho Travel Guide". Visit India North. Retrieved 15 July 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Khajuraho Festival of Dance". Maharani Voyages. Retrieved 15 July 2010.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Raneh Falls at Wikimedia Commons
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