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Amarkantak Tourism


Amarkantak region is a unique natural heritage space and is the meeting point of the Vindhya and the Satpura Ranges.

This destination is known as the origin of two great rivers of India. The Narmada and also Sone that attracts thousands of tourists every year who come to pay their respects at these ancient temples and wander the stunning landscape within the absolute serenity of the verdant hills.


Location at: Madhya Pradesh 

Country: India

Nearest Airport: Jabalpur(240 km)

Nearest Railway Station: Anuppur(43 km), Pendra Road(28 km)

District: Anuppur

Elevation: 1,048 m (3,438 ft)

Population: 7,074 

Language: Hindi

Time zone: IST (UTC+5:30)

Telephone Code: (07629)

Vehicle Registration: MP-65

Pin Code: 484886


Places of Tourist Attraction

As mentioned earlier Amarkantak is known primarily for its religious importance. The various places of traveler attraction are as follows:


 1. Narmada Mandir (group of temples).

Narmdeshwar temple which has a holy kund created at the source of river Narmada is the most important temple at Amarkantak. There are about 20 small temples in the premises of the Narmada Mandir, each one of which is important in its own way.

There’s the Sati temple, which is devoted to Parvati. The protected website of the ASI is close to the main Narmada temple.

2. Mai Ka Bagiya.

About one Kilometer. from the main temple, there’s a garden, which lies in a densely forested area. It is popularly believed that the Narmada devi used to pluck flowers during this garden.

3. Sonmuda.

The point of origin of the Sone river. It is also a “sunrise” point.

4. Bhrigu Mandal.

  It is around 3 Kilometer. from Amarkantak on a difficult forest trek route. It’s believed that Bhrigu Rishi meditated here. 

5. Kabir Chabutra.

 Saint Kabir stayed here in meditation.

6. Jwaleshwar Mahadev.

The origin of river Johilla. There’s a temple deep within the forest of Jwale shwar Mahadev. There’s a ‘sunset point’ close to this temple.

7. Kapil Dhara.

At a distance of 8 Km. from the origin of river Narmada. The river falls from a height of 100 feet making a waterfall known as Kapil dhara. It’s believed that the Kapil rishi meditated here.

8. Dudh Dhara.

At a distance of one Km. From Kapil dhara there is another lovely waterfall on the river Narmada called Dudh dhara.

9. Keshav Narayan Temple.

It one of the most famous temple near Kapil Dhara.

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