Rajat Prapat Viewpoint

Top choice in Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh

A short distance downstream from the Apsara Vihar pools, the stream plunges off the cliff in central India's highest single-drop fall (107m), Rajat Prapat (Silver Fall or Big Fall). Steps up from Apsara Vihar lead to a point with magnificent views of the fall and gorge. It's at its best during or just after the monsoon.

You need a core-zone permit to come here.

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