Amarkantak Travel

Amarkantak in Madhya Pradesh is a well frequented Hindu pilgrimage centre that is popularly known as ‘Teerthraj’ – the king of pilgrimages. With its rich natural heritage, the region is the meeting point of the Vindhya and the Saptura Ranges. The forest surrounding of Amarkantak has a rich variety of plants with medicinal properties, which makes the place significant from ecological point of view. Being here, will let you enjoy the beautiful vistas of nature, along with some popular religious attractions.
This beautiful place is dipped in absolute serenity with the verdant hills, surrounding the entire town, decent climate, charming natural beauty, and bewitching waterfalls.


Kapil Dhara, also known as the Kapil Waterfall, is one of the major attractions of Amarkantak. This waterfall is around 100 ft tall and is surrounded with dense forests and mountains. Kapil Dhara is named after the sage Kapil Muni, who is believed to have meditated at this place.

Another popular attraction of the place is the Amarkantak Temple, which is the most significant pilgrim centres for Hindus. Situated amidst the dense forests and hills in Chhattishgarh, the temple is a veritable and auspicious paradise. The natural beauty surrounding the temple enhances its beauty even more.

Mai Ki Bagiya is another popular attraction of the place. Also known as Mother’s Garden or Goddess Garden, Mai Ki Bagiya has been built in honour of the Goddess Narmada and is a natural garden that features banana, mango, gulbakawali, roses, fruits and various other flower plants. This garden also features various shrines of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, a rain-fed kund and a large number of trees.

The ancient temples of Kalachuri Period, exclusively built by Kalachuri Maharaja Karnadeva, are among the popular attractions of Amarkantak. The Kalachuri architecture is famous and includes the Pataleshwar Mahadev Temple and the Machhendranath Temple. These temples are largely crowded throughout the year by devotees across the globe.
Another major attraction is the Narmadakund, which is the place of origin of river Narmada. Surrounded by 16 major stone temples, there is an eleven corner kund, which is around 500 ft long. This eleven cornered kund is also known as Narmada Udgam or Bisha Yantram. Few of the important temples located in this complex are Narmada Temple, Lord Shiva Temple, Annapurna Temple, Guru Gorakhnath Temple, Shri Ram Janki Temple and Shri Radha Krishna Temple.

Best time to visit Amarkantak
The best time to visit Amarkantak is from October to March. The weather is pleasant and enjoyable during this time. Summers are not a good time to visit this place as the temperature rises to 35 degrees and the sun is extremely bright which makes it difficult to visit places outside.

How to reach Amarkantak
By Air – Bilaspur Airport is the nearest airport to Amarkantak, and is well connected to the nearby cities. Jabalpur airport connects the region to all the major cities of the rest of the country.
By Train – Pendra Road is the nearest railhead to Amarkantak, which is located at a distance of 17 km from this holy town. Tourists can also come down to this place via Anuppur, which is just 48 km away. From both of these places, one can get regular transport facility including taxis and buses.
By Road – From Pendra Road, Shahdol and Bilaspur, one can easily find state buses to Amarkantak. It is also well connected by buses to Jabalpur, Rewa and Shahdol. One of the biggest metropolises in the region, Nagpur, is situated about 450 km from the town. There are good services of Buses and Cabs available.


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