New Delhi, May 17: Raneh Waterfall near Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh has been given the Best Holiday Award-2017 as the country’s most favourite waterfall. The award was given to Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation by the country’s well-known Travel and Information Portal Holiday IQ at a ceremony in New Delhi.
Minister of State (Independent Charge) at the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh, Founder and Chairman of Mahindra Holiday Homes and Resort India Arun Nanda, Facebook India and South Asia MD Shri Umang Bedi and Make My Trip Chairman Shri Deep Kalra besides Tourism, Hospitality, Travel representatives were present at the Award ceremony organized at Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi.
Raneh-Waterfall is situated hardly 20 kms away from world famous heritage spot Khajuraho. While the temples of Khajuraho where there are amazing examples of man-made crafts, the multi-coloured and layered pure crystal granite, lime-stone, conglomerate, basalt and dolomite mountains leave the tourists open-mouthed.
This is perhaps the reason why one can find foreign tourists compare the Raneh-Fall with North America’s famous Canyon. Tourists from the all over the country and abroad come here every year to enjoy this spectacular natural beauty.
Raneh Fall which is situated in the proximity of Panna Tiger Reserve is also known as the country’s Grand Canyon. The beautiful Raneh-fall begins where Ken river merges with Yamuna. Ken river water falls have created the Canyon with the 5 km-long and 98 feet deep Bunelkhand Granite and Vindhyan layered mountains. The beauty of the rays of the setting sun falling on the huge pink, red, gray and green coloured mountains and the greenish blue water takes the tourist to some other world.
The Ken Crocodile Sanctuary is also nearby. Crocodiles and alligators can be seen basking in the sun on the banks of Ken river. Wild animals including deer, Nilgai Sambhar, Chital and several colourful birds attract the tourists.