Kavadia Hills is a range of mountains and tourist attraction in the Dewas district of Madhya Pradesh. The place is located at a distance of 95 kms from the Dewas Junction railway station.
The Kavadia hills are best known for the peculiar rock formations that have been found at the site. These are columns which are hexagonal in shape and interlocked with each other, which makes them look manmade. However, research has revealed that the rare formations are a result of volcanic activity in the past and the rock columns are formed of basalt.
The rocks can be found close to the Pipari village of Dewas district. The local community of the Bheel and Gond people attribute the rock formation to a mythological legend dating back to the Mahabharata. Folklore says that the columns, which may look like logs of wood, were brought by Bheem in an effort to stop the flow of the river Narmada as part of his attempt to marry her. Currently, the site is under the protection of forest officials. The site continues to draw the attention of experts who believe that there may be more to find below the visible rocks. Due to the rough terrain of the region, tourists are advised to visit with a suitable vehicle.
The best time of the year to visit the Kavadia Hills is during the winter months, especially between October and March. Visitors can expect to spend 1 to 2 hours at the place.
The peculiar rock formations of Kavadia Hills make the place a geographical wonder with historical importance that visitors must go and see. The best time to visit the site is during the day. The hills have no specific timings and are open from 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM. There are no entry fees.