Purwa Falls
LocationRewa district, Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates24°46′59″N 81°15′54″E / 24.783°N 81.265°E / 24.783; 81.265
Total height70 metres (230 ft)
WatercourseTamasa or Tons

The Purwa Falls is a waterfall on the Tamsa River in Rewa district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is located in Semariya, a town in Rewa district, near Basavan Mama, a sacred and tourist place.

The falls

While descending through the Rewa Plateau and draining northwards, the Tamsa makes a vertical fall of 70 metres (230 ft), creating the Purwa Falls.[1][2]

The Purwa Falls is an example of a nick point caused by rejuvenation. Knick point, also called a nick point or simply nick, represents breaks in slopes in the longitudinal profile of a river caused by rejuvenation. The break in channel gradient allows water to fall vertically giving rise to a waterfall.[3]


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