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Paataalpaani (Mhow) - Kalakund Heritage Rail Tour

Address: Dr. Ambedkar Nagar Railway Station, Mhow, MP, India - 453441

Area / Landmark: Mhow

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Category Attraction
Distance From
Railway Station: 35.00 km
Bus Stand: 35.00 km
Airport: 35.00 km

About Attraction

All those fond of travel and are nature lovers, embrace the enchanting natural beauty of Vindhyachal mountain ranges while the Heritage Train runs on the 9.5 km long Paataalpaani - Kalakund Heritage Track !! The meter gauge (old-fashioned) train with three coaches, having capacity of 30 passengers, will cover the distance in very relaxing three hours, which will give enough time to passengers to enjoy the natural beauty !! The alignment of Mhow - Sanawad - Khandwa meter gauge section has been converted into broad guage !! However, the 9.5 km long Paataalpaani - Kalakund section had been isolated from the new alignment, only for this heritage journey !!

Paataalpaani - Kalakund rail section would be made tourist friendly !! Train will halt at six locations !! For the first time, tourists will be able to see mesmerising Paataalpaani Water Falls and Tantya Bheel temple, among other spots, from this side !! The train will have one passenger coach, which will be a chair car of 30 chairs !! Another will be a guard's  coach !! The coach will have front, middle and rear rows !!

The 9.5-km journey, passing through several tunnels and 29 sharp curves, offering spectacular views of waterfalls and lush green mountain ranges along the Paataalpaani - Kalakund route, makes it a very rocking and memorable trip for all !!


The itinerary for the heritage train journey is as under:

Departure from Dr Ambedkar Nagar Railway Station (Mhow) at 11:05 hours !!
Enroute on-board Tea/Coffee (with Biscuits & Namkeen) service would be given !!

Arrival at Kalakund Railway Station at 13:25 hours !!
Lunch (packet or at dining hall at Kalakund Station will be served) !!

Return departure from Kalakund Railway Station at 15:34 hours !!
Arrival Dr Ambedkar Nagar Railway Station (Mhow) at 16:30 hours !!


The charges for this heritage journey is currently ₹530 / person (all-inclusive, as in January 2020) !!


The package includes:
  1. Train Journey from Mhow to Kalakund Railway Station and Kalakund Railway Station to Mhow for 1 person !!
  2. Enroute on board Tea/Coffee (with Biscuits & Namkeen) service !!
  3. Lunch (packet or at dining hall at Kalakund Railway station !!
  4. Travel Insurance !!
  5. All applicable taxes for above services !!

Package Excludes:
  1. Any increase in Train Fare !!
  2. Any portage, tips, insurance, mineral water, telephone charges, laundry and all items of personal nature !!
  3. Any Camera fees, entrance fees, or any activity suggested in the itinerary are chargeable directly !!
  4. Any additional meals/ en-route meals, sight-seeing & activities other than those mentioned in the itinerary !!
  5. Any service not specified in inclusions !!

All arrangements made by IRCTC are in the capacity of an agent and IndoreRocks.com is only providing the information; IRCTC & IndoreRocks.com will not be responsible for any kind of emergency such as landslide, strike, curfew, accidents, injuries, delayed or cancelled train, etc. !!

To book your tickets, visit the site: IRCTC Heritage Train Booking


The coach has been divided into two parts and VIP arrangements have been made !! The coach will have bed, sofa, TV and attached toilet !! The rent of this room has been pegged at ₹750.00 for 24 hours !! By paying ₹150.00, a nature lover can stay in a dormitory too !! 

For the future, Indian Railways is planning to replace the coaches with fibreglass transparent coaches that will have state-of-art amenities !! A rest house will also be built for passengers at Kalakund and Dam site !!

Although the Paataalpaani Railway Station (PTP) is just around 1 km from the spot, the metre-gauge (narrow gauge) trains are slow and very infrequent; you'll have to walk up the waterfalls spot from there !! The station is on the Mhow-Sanawad-Khadwa route, and is just about 7-8 km after the Mhow station !! Other public transport doesn't get you directly here, but the nearest bus-stop is around 6 km away !! Ample parking for your own vehicles is available there !!

However, like in most natural mountainous places, you need to exercise caution here !! Due to some unfortunate fatal accidents in the past, this place has become infamous, but you need to take full care and NOT go near water, or inside the stream !! Cliffs/edges have been protected with railings, but you should stay well clear and away from the edge !! IndoreRocks.com !!! also strongly recommends that you DO NOT THROW ANY LITTER THERE and help keep the place neat, clean, Green, and natural !! Although enough arrangements have been made, you can always carry your garbage back, if you don't find proper disposal facility/bins nearby !!

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Location & Other Details

Distance From :
Railway Station: 35.00 km
Bus Stand: 35.00 km
Airport: 35.00 km

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