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Amarkantak

, Madhya Pradesh

(Amarkantak is also known as Teerthraj)
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State: Madhya Pradesh
District: Anuppur
Famous for/as: Pilgrim
Languages: Hindi
Best Season: Throughout the year
Weather: Summer 22-35°C, Winter 2-20°C
Altitude: 1048 m
Pincode: 484886
STD code: 07629
Majestically located in the midst of the magnificent Vindhya and Satpura ranges at an elevation of 1065 meters, Amarkantak in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh wraps up the beauty and charm of a typical sylvan environment. This lovely tract of land is a major pilgrim centre in the entire central province and is famed as the source of two pretty rivers, the Narmada and the Sone.

Amarkantak is a Sanskrit word with much mythological significance, which gains it the prestigious sobriquet as Theertharaja. Holiness of Amarkantak is greatly associated with the holy river Narmada. Perhaps it is due to the presence of this holy river that this locale in the Vindhyans gets much popularity as a devout centre. As per the Holy Scriptures, River Narmada transcends all other sacred rivers with her indomitable virtue as the daughter of Lord Shiva. Legends has it that a mere glance of this beloved daughter of the destroyer God would fetch innumerable boons and the devotees strongly believe that who ever dies at Amarkantak would fetch salvation.

A land with a vivid history, Amarkantak narrates the tales of various dynasties, right from the Pandavas to the foreign rule of the modern times. Each edifice in Amarkantak portrays diverse styles that recount the period during which these architectural grandeurs were materialized. This stunning facade of Amarkantak gently adds the magnificence of this legendary spot to a great extent.

Internationally acclaimed as a natural heritage zone, the dense forests of Amarkantak depict a unique ecosystem. Its far-off valleys and atolls showcase an exceedingly diverse floristic genre, where ratio between species to genera is comparatively minimal.

A relatively off track destination Amarkantak is a veritable paradise, with a salubrious climate and most pictorial environs. Its ever-pervading air of composure, the grassy hills, woody backgrounds and the bewitching cascades makes it a popular wacky destination.

At Amarkantak one can feel the pristine nature in its full bloom and the place is all set to enthrall the onlooker with its sacred ponds, glittering streams, snooty knolls and the dense woods.
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Madhya Pradesh Trip

  by Anjan   on Jul 26, 2011
During the month of March of 2011 we (myself, my wife and my kids of age 9 years and 18months) visited few places of Madhya Pradesh. This was wonderful trip and most importantly the entire tour happened as per plan.

Travel within city


Amarkantak is pilgrim town located in the State of Madhya Pradesh. The nearest airport is located 240 km away in the city of Jabalpur.

Taxi


There are cabs services from Jabalpur airport. Some of them are,

Savaari, Phone No-9358585237
Central India Travel, Phone no-09425342568
Marble Travels, Phone No-9425412741

These cabs are usually chauffer driven and they charge approximately Rs 2500 for the trip. However they are comfortable and A/C cabs are also available. The nearest railway stations are at Annupur and Pendra road. However there may not be frequent train services and only a few trains pass through the stations. They are 28 and 45 km away from the airport and some mode of transportation might be available outside. However it may not be dependable and it is advisable to book through recognized cab agencies in advance. The best option is to take a jeep from the Bilaspur Station which is around 80 km from Amarkantak. The jeeps are a good option as the climate is usually good and scenery is also breath taking. They cost around Rs 800 and can carry around 4 people.

Auto Rickshaw


Autos are the cheapest and easiest option for visiting nearby places. They are cheap and can be found in most streets. Prices are negotiable since they are not metered.

On Foot


The best option to travel within the city is by foot. Since it is small city most of the important areas can be reached on foot. Another option is too hire taxis; however they may not be available frequently and also are expensive.
Comments (9) Reviews (2)
majestic place
Posted by aakash 1 year, 7 months ago
I am a collector of International River Waters. I have more than 100 Indian Rivers Water in collection. I have no Holy Narmada River. I would be very glad if anyone can able to send me a very very mini-mun ( 10 cc. ) Narmada Water to me as gift.
I 'll also send to him/her as gift a small volume ( mixture ) of Holy Water of 100 Rivers for ...more
Posted by Dr.S.C.Bose 2 year, 40 days ago
I am going to visit Amarkantak n will surely bring the Holy NARMADA water along with me. I live in kolkata(Behala) if u still need so then contact me after 11th september2012.I also do eagerly need all the holy water as u mentioned above.
Regards KINGSHUK
Posted by kingshuk bhattacharya 1 year, 11 months ago
Lovely place..... Ek bar jarur jana chahiye..... With Family or friends.
Shankar Sharma Bhatapara (CG)
Posted by SHANKAR SHARMA 2 year, 53 days ago
eager to visit amarkantak and surroundings
Posted by ashok sharma 2 year, 9 months ago
a very lovely place, here you can stay minimum for three days and all the places are very good to see and are walkable.main season to come here is sept. to january.must go....
Posted by vinod agrawal 3 year, 11 months ago
We are planning to visit Amarkantak soon and your comments are encouraging. Please guide us on accomodation . Thanks
Posted by P D Kanungo 3 year, 3 months ago
very nice place for tour.
give peace and 100% enjoyment .
Posted by mukesh 4 year, 10 months ago
Mindblowing place which leaves people flabbergasted.
Posted by Swapnil tiwari 4 year, 11 months ago
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