Amarkantak Tourism

One of the famous pilgrim hubs in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Amarkantak is wrapped in the exquisiteness of Vindhya and Satpura range. Located at a height of 1065 meters in the central Indian region, this legendary town is of great importance and is known as Theertharaja meaning the King of pilgrim sites. Amarkantak is visited by a large number of people every year including religious as well as nature-loving tourists, who love to explore the uniqueness of the place.


Sightseeing Amarkantak is one entire day thing to do. One of the popular attractions here is the Kapildhara Waterfall, which is located in the Amarkantak district of Madhya Pradesh. The waterfall lies at a distance of 6 kilometers from the Narmada Kund. This cascade gets its name from the famous sage Kapil, who resided at this place and performed several religious tasks here.

Another famous fall is the Dudh Dhara Fall. It is not famed for its loftiness but its quiet and serene falls. Although just a 10 fee high stream, it captures the attention of the beholder with its bewitching whiteness. One of the loveliest sites in Amarkantak, Dudh Dhara makes you feel rejuvenated and delightful.

Apart from being a pilgrimage destination, Amarkantak is also a popular hill station. The place also houses various temples like Kapildhara, Temple of Kalchuri era & Narmada Kund from where river Narmada originates. Hindu saints see this place with great respect and visit here for meditation and to feel the holiness of atmosphere.

Festivals of Amarkantak
Every year, the city celebrates “Namrada Jayanti”, during January around Makar Sankranti. The whole Narmada complex is decorated with flowers and lights and a grand aarti takes place in the evening on the bank of Namrada River. Pilgrims in large number gather at this spot to celebrate the day with great festivities.

Best time to visit Amarkantak
The best time to visit Amarkantak is during winter as the climate is pleasant and the surroundings appear more beautiful during this time of the year. Also, the biggest festival of the city 'Naramada Jayanti' is celebrated during January at the time of Makar Sankranti.

How to Reach Amarkantak
By Air – Jabalpur Airport is the nearest airport to Amarkantak. Thera are regular flights that connect Jabalpur to Delhi and Mumbai.
By Train – Pendra road is the nearest railhead that connects Amarkantak to other parts of the country. It is approximately 17 km from this holy town and be reached via taxis or buses.
By Road – One can take State buses to Amarkantak from Pendra Road, shahdol, and Bilaspur. It is also connected to Jabalpur and Rewa through buses.


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