Lakhaniya Dari Waterfall – A Picnic Spot

Lakhaniya Dari Waterfall
Lakhaniya Dari Waterfall

Lakhaniya Dari Waterfall is a hidden beauty in Southern Uttar Pradesh. It is in Mirzapur district near Ahraura. If you want to enjoy a short adventurous trek then this place is worth visiting. It is a picnic spot for families and a small adventure for trekkers. Generally people do small gathering, cooking, fooding etc at Lakhania Dari.

Lakhaniya looks more beautiful and magnificent during monsoon. Fall stays true to the town in which it is situated and serves the people through its best nature. Waters of this fall are stored in the Ahraura Dam which is used for irrigation purpose to surrounding village farms and fields.

Route : Varanasi–>Ramnagar–>Narayanpur–>Adalhat–>Ahraura–>Lakhaniya  – 50 kms (2 hours)

Best Time : Monsoon (If you want full flow of waterfall)

*No trains or hotels at Lakhaniya   *Use your own vehicle or book it.

Below is my trek journey……….

View from the entry gate
View from the Entry Gate

I am a Varanasi local therefore visited this place many times. It takes around 2 hours to reach this place. Moment you reach this place you will see this beauty from the roadside itself.

 

Flow
Flow

This is the first part where you will surely halt. You can step down in the ‘flow’ and can enjoy. Rocks are little slippery, so be careful while stepping down.

 

Milky
Milky

A milky flow. Do not underestimate the flowing water. Just sit there and enjoy it.

 

Rainy Water
Rainy Water

Water seems like chrome colour but it is clean to enjoy. Here people try swimming also.

 

Leisure Time
Leisure Time

Just sit and enjoy.

 

Trek Way
Trek Way

After halting at the first place for some time, I started my trek to main waterfall. Main waterfall is around 2 kms trek from the entry gate. You need to cross huge rocks, water flows, jungles etc. It takes around one and half hours to reach there.

 

Flow Current
Flow Current

Yes, you need to cross this too. There is no alternative track.

 

Jungle Trek
Jungle Trek

After streams, its jungle trek now.

 

Back to Stream
Back to Stream

After crossing small jungle trek, now back to stream again.

 

Rocky Stream
Rocky Stream

You need to step on these rocks to cross this stream. Be careful while stepping on these rocks, monsoon makes it slippery. Crossing these need a lot of energy, therefore keep some packed food items and water bottles. This trek will surely make you hungry.

 

Huge Rocks
Huge Rocks

Adventure Rocks or is it a Rock Adventure??

 

First view of main waterfall
First View of Main Waterfall

When journey is around half km left, you will start getting a buzz sound of the flowing waterfall. The first view will surely boost you to reach there as soon as possible.

 

Nearing
Nearing

It seems closer but actually it took around 30 mins to reach there from this point. There is no proper track for this destination. You need to jump on rocks, wade streams and cross bushes.

 

Water Mark on the Rocks
Water Mark on the Rocks

See the water flow mark on the rocks. These cuts are created by different water levels. During heavy rain in monsoon officials ban this place.

 

Huge Flows
Huge Flows

We are almost there.

 

Water Droplets
Water Droplets

Though, we were at 100 meters away, still water droplets made us wet. Now you can imagine the force of this fall.

 

Localities in Action
Localities in Action

Localities in action.

 

Thrilling
Thrilling

Finally, we reached there. Find me in this pic 🙂 , then realise the flow and the height of this fall. It was very thrilling moment to stand there. I found myself fully wet. You can see the water droplets flowing in the air, looking like fog in the winters.

 

Water Power
Water Power

Flow was creating a strong buzz sound. Height of this fall is around 150 meters.

 

Falls
Falls

I tried capturing the other fall through the first one. I had to wait around 20 mins to get this moment.

 

Wallpaper
Wallpaper

Front view of Lakhaniya Dari Waterfall. Wallpaper Beauty !!

 

I shot both the falls separately and that too looks good.

 

Return Journey
Return Journey

We spent 3-4 hours enjoying here then started our back journey.

 

Near Entry Gate
Near Entry Gate

Back to main land.

It is a lonely place and very less people do trekking for the main waterfall, prefer going in groups only. I will not recommend couples to go alone. Try to cover this place in day time only. Trekking in evening may pull in you trouble because it need at least 5-6 hours to cover this place and by that time you will be in dark. Be with your family and friends. Enjoy it !!

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