I want to start with a confession that Padajhar Waterfall was the most incredibly beautiful thing I ever witnessed.
Watching it only made me sad that although Padajhar Waterfall being such an alluring place, it is still not known to most part of India as well as Rajasthan.
On my first trip (on 31 Aug 2018) to Rawatbhata, I fell in love with this place, the people, the views, and what not.
This is my small effort to bring it to attention to as many people as I can.
Padajhar Waterfall – A Virtual Tour Of The Hidden Paradise Of Rajasthan.
Padajhar Waterfall is located in the Rawatbhata city of Chittorgarh district; it is approximately 60 Km away from Kota and 120 Km from Chittorgarh.
Buses ply from Kota & Chittorgarh to Rawatbhata at regular intervals.
Rawatbhata is a very small, less populated city, peacefully nestled in the Aravali Hills known for its Atomic Power Station.
Apart from Padajhar Mahadev waterfall, the city in itself is a very beautiful place full of greenery and fragrance of flowers all around. Paddy and millet fields on both sides of the road made it look more eye pleasing.
Padajhar Mahadev Waterfalls are 10 Km from the main city of Rawatbhata.
I and my friend went to Padajhar Mahadev on a bike from Kota.
The Road from Kota to Rawatbhata is full of small water passages that finally add up in Chambal River, chirpings of birds, few monkeys, full of greenery and jaw-dropping views.
And yeah bathing buffaloes too!
While passing through it, I felt like I was not in part of the hottest state of India, Rajasthan. It felt more like the valley of the Himalayas & not the greenery nor the water streams but the weather that made me feel so. It was quite cold & pleasing.
The roads were good in most of the part except few patches here and there.
After crossing through the main city of Rawatbhata we were now on Jawahar Sagar Dam. A very big dam, holding water of the mighty Chambal River.
After passing it, you need to take a left turn.
And you will come across a milestone telling that Padajhar waterfalls are 8 Kms away from there.
We had to switch to the dirt roads to reach Padajhar Mahadev so we were not sure about the path we were going on & decided to ask locals if we were on the right path or not.
So, we went inside a wildlife sanctuary office to inquire & found out that a few people had gathered around in a circle; we got curious and wanted to know what was going on there.
To our surprise, we saw a man holding a very big snake with snake tongs that had come to the open space outside the office. As these officers were used to of such encounters they handled it very peacefully and kept the snake in a box to leave it into the forest.
We asked them about the route we were following and they told us we were on the right track & Padajhar waterfall is very near from here just keep looking for a small deity of Shiv Ji under a tree and take the road just opposite to it.
We quickly found it and now it was the time for some off-roading experience. This road was unpaved with few sharp stones and water had stored on the roads at a few places.
After driving on this path for 10 minutes we were there. I could hear the sound of gushing water very clearly by now.
There were stairs going down to the Padjhar temple and the waterfall was right there a few meters from it.
The first sight of the waterfall just took my breath away, I had never imagined anything so powerful yet beautiful.
Water falling from it had stored in a small area, creating a pond in which few families were bathing and enjoying this gift of the Mother Nature.
I watched it for some time and admired its mesmerizing beauty then I washed my face with the purest of water dipped my legs into it and the tiredness of the journey suddenly swept away.
After taking a few pictures (to see more pictures follow Hushguide on Instagram, you will be amazed by the photos) we left with a motive to bring this place to the attention of as many people as we can.
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There is a hidden jewel like this in Rajasthan and every Indian should be aware & proud of it.