Patalpani Waterfall - Cascading Into The Lush Greenery



Patalpani Waterfall - A Places to Visit  Near Indore

What could be better for a traveller if one gets to enjoy a mesmerising waterfall along with an itinerary to visit amazing places nearby? Patalpani is a beautiful waterfall in the Mhow Tehsil of Indore and is one of the most magnificent and popular waterfalls in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

The Patalpani Waterfall, formed by the Choral River, falls from a height of approx. 300 feet. The depth of the pond that develops at the bottom of the waterfall is unknown, but people colloquially say that it reaches the 'patal' (hell)depths. Hence the fall is known as Patalpani, where Patal means "under the earth's crust" and Pani means "water" in Hindi. The place is surrounded by deep forest cover, towering hills, and lush green sceneries and is a popular picnic spot near Indore.

Best time to visit Patalpani Waterfall

Monsoon is the best time to plan a trip to Patalpani waterfall and nearby places. Rain gives a vibrant green hue to the surrounding and makes the place smell earthy. The flow of water drastically increases during the monsoon which makes it more picturesque.  However, you can also visit during winters, but one should avoid the peak summer season. During the summer, the waterfall almost disappears, and the stream is reduced to a trickle. It is recommended to keep a safe distance from the waterfall and should avoid wearing slippery foot wears.

Places near Patalpani Waterfall

Indore is approx. 30 km away from this magnificent waterfall. Some of the prominent tourist attractions one must-see in Indore are Annapurna Temple, Kamla Nehru Park, Central Museum, Bada Ganpati, Krishnapura Chhatri, Rajwada Palace, Indore Zoo, and the majestic Lal Bagh Palace. 

Once a seat of the Holkar family, the most powerful Maratha rulers of India, the renowned Lal Bagh Palace is also situated at a distance of 30 km from the waterfall.

The Central Museum or the Indore Museum is also a popular tourist attraction and has some amazing collection of antique coins, utensils, terracotta artefacts, and artwork of metals and ivory. You can also visit Sarafa Bazar for jewellery shopping and to taste some lip-smacking street food. 

How to reach Patalpani?

Indore airport is 40 km from the waterfall. And, Patalpani railway station is well connected to Indore. 

Just 35 km is the Indore railway station which is well connected to the major cities of India. You can also book a private taxi from Indore to Patalpani. Regular bus service is also available from Mhow, which is around 8 km from the waterfall. 

Where to stay?

You can plan a cosy stay at Choral Resort managed by MPSTDC. The property is located at a distance of 12 km from the fall. For bookings and more details: 

Contact: +91 83499477/79


  • Patalpani address: Kekariya Dabri, Madhya Pradesh 453441, Indore, India
  • Paanpani Waterfall Timing: 11:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Patalpani entry fee: FREE