Musings of a Wandering Heart

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Dhawdi Kund ... a treasure lost forever

Thanks to so-called developmental project - a Hydel project on Narmada river - Dhawdi Kund, also known as Dharaji, is now gone under water permanently.

This is one of the most beautiful places ... rather, this WAS one of the most beautiful places on the earth. It was in 2007 that the place went under water permanently. This is Dhawdi Kund, also known as Dharaji on the banks of Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh. Dharaji has gone down under the submergence of the waters impounded by the Narmada Hydroelectric Development Corporation Ltd for its Omkareshwar Hydel Project. This place is some 30-odd kilometres up stream of the pilgrim place of Omkareshwar. (Please also see a related post, wherein I reproduce a story I had written in March 2007 when the place was set to be lost forever. It was published in Hindustan Times Indore then.)

1 comment:

Alauddin Soccer said...

Hi my name is alauddin. I and few of my friends went to dhraji and got to know there present situation. would like to discuss about the same with you. we are trying to let people know about dharaji and their problems. so my email id is -- If you can drop a email from your end so that we get some inputs from you that would be really helpful.