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.)