CHORAL

The Choral Dam is around 52 km from Indore and about 41 km from Pithampur Industrial Area. It is dominated by hillocks which are home to various kind of birds and small animals. 


One of the most amazing sights that one can witness from this area is that of the sunrise. The rising sun against the backdrop of hills and the river below make it very picturesque. Once you get an opportunity to see the sun spreading its golden rays in every direction as it rises above the hills of the area, it will certainly stay with you for a lifetime. The Choral river that passes through the valley and is the source of water for the dam has made the area green with life. There are many waterfalls in the nearby areas where one can go for a small excursion or simply to be amidst nature.


Places of Interest

Mhow

23 km from Indore is Mhow (Military Headquarters of War), which was supposedly the war management centre of the British. It served as the centre for many key strategic decisions that were taken during their time. Presently, it is one of India's most prestigious military training establishment for senior and higher commands. The whole cantonment is beautifully landscaped. There are many picnic spots in and around Mhow where one can spend some beautiful moments with friends and family.


Vanchu Point

About 30 km from Indore, on the Mhow-Jaam road is the Vanchu point which has the main supply plant for water for the city of Indore. Nearby this point is the gate which joins Nimad and Malwa. This was built when Devi Ahilyabai Holkar had been the ruling over the city of Indore. The point is surrounded by lush green hills on all sides which give it an air of peace and tranquillity. This also makes it a very popular picnic spot. One can stay overnight at the Dak Bungalow at Vanchu Point.


Patal Pani

36 km from Indore, Patal Pani is famous for its waterfall. The water falls from a height of 150 feet into a kund, the depth of which is still unknown and has been difficult to ascertain. It is believed that the bottom of this unfathomable kund reaches Patal (netherworld), and hence it received the name Patal Pani. It is a very popular picnic spot and is also an excellent point for trekking. During summers the water almost dries up. The best time to witness the majestic waterfall of Patal Pani is just after the monsoon season has set in.


Tincha Falls

Tincha Falls is a waterfall about 10 km off from Simrol, a village on the Indore – Khandwa Road. The valley and the sight of the waterfall can leave any person spellbound and you would not want to leave till your eyes have had their fill of this wonderful sight. It is the perfect picnic spot for an evening out with friends.


Janapav

15 km from Mhow is the historic site of Janapav. Janapav is considered to be the birth place of Lord Parshurama and is thus considered sacred by the religious communities. On top of the hill of Janapav is a temple and ashram. According to local legend this used to be the ashram of Jamadagni, the father of Parashurama. 12 rivers originate from the holy tank situated on this hill, including Chambal, Saraswati & Nakheri. Janapav is also famous for the mela or fair that is held here every year on Kartik Purnima which is the first full moon after Diwali.


Jaam Gate

About 20 kms from Mhow on Mhow-Mandaleshwar road is the Jaam Gate. It is the gateway of Malwa plateau. Beyond this lie the Nimar plains. 'Jaam Darwaza' or 'Jaam Gate' is named after the village 'Jaam'., it is the Gateway to Malwa Plateau and hence was of strategic importance in earlier times. One can see a magnificent panoramic view of the underlying Nimar plains from here.


Getting there

20 Km from Mhow, 50 Km from Indore.


Best time to Visit

Throughout the year.