Gone are the days when as soon as someone mentioned Rajasthan, we got a mental picture of a vast semi-arid desert and camels. This is more or less what most of us knew about Rajasthan.
That’s why it’s imperative to learn to look for offbeat things, things that aren’t talked about much. Like the Chuliya Waterfall at Rawatbhata in Rajasthan.
Rawatbhata is located in the Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan and is home to the largest dam in Rajasthan, the Rana Pratap Sagar Dam. The dam includes a 172 MW hydroelectric plant, backed by the mighty Chambal River.
The presence of the Rana Pratap Sagar dam has led to the uniquely shaped riverbed revetment. As the water gushes out, a series of waterfalls form. It is a beautiful sight to behold, amazing even, to see something like this in Rajasthan. Indeed, this has been one of the best kept secrets of Rajasthan.
The natural circular formations on the riverbed formed by the natural process of weathering resemble
chudiyan or wristbands. The place gets its name from the circular bracelet-like formations. Over time the word got distorted and now what we have is Chuliya.
Chuliya Waterfalls are about 53 km from Kota, another popular town in Rajasthan on the Chambal River. If you visit Kota, you can always take a short day trip to Chuliya Falls.
In Kota, you can also visit Kota Garh or City Palace, Maharao Madho Singh Museum, Chambal Garden, Jagmandir Palace and Seven Wonders Park which houses replicas of the Eiffel Tower and Taj Mahal.
- When is the best time to see Chuliya Falls?
Monsoon is the best time to visit this waterfall as this is when the river will be full.
- Is there an entrance fee to visit Chuliya Falls?
No. Visiting Chuliya Falls is free.
- What else is there to do in the Chuliya Falls area?
One can visit the Rana Pratap Sagar dam. The location of the waterfall is also ideal for day picnics.