Raneh Falls and the Ken crocodile sanctuary less than an hours drive from Khajuraho is a must visit during a trip to Khajuraho temples. The Ken river plunging over the gorges marking the edge of the Rewa Plateau forms the Raneh Falls about 20 kms from Khajuraho. The Ken crocodile sanctuary is also nearby the Raneh falls. at Ken crocodile sanctuary, apart from Gharial you might also spot Wild boar, Chinkara, blue bull and peacocks.
The Ken River forms a 5 km long, and 30 m deep canyon made of pure crystalline granite in varying shades of colours ranging from pink and red to grey. It is popularly called 'The Grand Canyon of India' by the tourists, who have paid a visit to this cascade. There is a series of waterfalls in the canyon. Apart from a few large and small falls which are formed at the assemblage, some of the seasonal falls also appear during monsoons. The place has well laid platforms and watch towers to view the canyons.
The Ken Gharial Sanctuary is located near the confluence of Ken and Khudar Rivers. The Gharial, chief attraction of the Ken Gharial Sanctuary is a rare breed of reptiles which shares the same evolutionary line as the crocodiles. The sanctuary is closed during monsoons as monsoon is the breeding season of Gharials. There is also a hiking trail near the waterfall for the adventure seekers. One can also opt for a boat ride on the strong currents of the River Ken.