Top 12 Places To Visit in Amarkantak

Amarkantak, popularly known as “Teerthraj” (the king of pilgrimages), is situated in Madhya Pradesh, between the Vindhya and Satpura mountain ranges. Amarkantak, located at an elevation of 1065 metres, is a hill station that gives visitors some of the most beautiful temples they will ever see. The Narmada River, one of India’s Holy Rivers, flows through Amarkantak, making it unique.

Amarkantak is the junction location for the rivers Narmada, Sone, and Johila, as well as the birthplace of the river Narmada. The lush forests of Amarkantak are home to species with therapeutic characteristics, making it ecologically significant. Sant Kabir, the mystic poet, is said to have meditated on Kabir Chabutra. The rich cultural heritage of Amarkantak is well-known. So if you are planning your vacations to Amarkantak, then these are the places you should visit. Have a Look- 

1- Narmada Kund

Narmada Kund
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Narmada Kund is a temple complex dedicated to the Narmada River’s beginnings. The Narmada Temple, Lord Shiva Temple, Annapurna Temple, Guru Gorakhnath Temple, Shri Ram Janki Temple, and Shri Radha Krishna Temple are among the 16 stone temples that make up the temple complex. Narmada Kund is a huge 6 acre site with around 23 monuments of various idols. Narmada Kund, located in the heart of Amarkantak, is one of the city’s most important attractions, and so getting it is rather simple.

Timing- 6:00 AM To 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM To 9:00 PM
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

2- Kabir Chabutra

Kabir Chabutra
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Many think that Saint Kabir attained enlightenment and deliverance at Kabir Chabutra, which is located 5 kilometres from Amarkantak on the way to Bilaspur. It has subsequently become a revered pilgrimage destination for people from all over the world. For travelers, Kabir Chabutra is also significant since it is said to be the location where Saint Kabir and Lord Guru Nanak met and discussed how to live better lives. The chabutra is a small water body where tourists may view a white smoke screen spreading over the water every morning between 9 and 10 a.m. The site is marked by a big banyan tree, which is thought to be where Saint Kabir practiced his meditations, as well as a modest cottage where he was thought to live. A trekking trail is located within a short distance from Kabir Chabutra and is popular with both residents and visitors.

Timings- Open 24 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

3- Ancient Temples of Kalachuri

Ancient Temples of Kalachuri
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Kalachuri Maharaja Karunadeva oversaw the construction of the Kalachuri Period’s Ancient Temples (1042 – 1072 AD). They highlight the Kalachuri architecture’s pure magnificence, which can also be observed in temples such as the Pataleshwar Mahadev Temple and the Machhendranath Temple. The temples, which are located right below the Narmada temple in Amarkantak and are currently under the supervision of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), are one of the region’s most famous tourist spots.

Timing- 8:00 AM To 6:00 PM
Entry Fee- INR 25 Per Person

4- Sonemuda

Sonemuda Amarkantak
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Sonemuda lies 1.5 kilometres from Narmadakund and represents the beginning of the Son River. The Son River cascades hundreds of feet from Maikal Mountain, creating a breathtaking sight. The Aryan scholars gave the Son river its name because of the gold (which translates to Son in Hindi) dust found in the river.

Timings- Open 24 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

5- Trimukhi Temple

Trimukhi Temple
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Trimukhi temple, which is located on the top of a hill in Amarkantak, is one of India’s oldest temples. It is also known as the ‘Karna Mandir,’ after King Karnadeb Mahachandra, who built it during the Kalachuri dynasty. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva is the destroyer of the universe, and the temple is devoted to him. Lord Shiva’s face is sculpted into the temple’s roof. This demonstrates the enormous complexities etched out by the Kalchuri artisans. Dudh Dhara Falls, Sonmuda, Kabir Chabutra, Mai ki Bagiya, and Bhrugu Ka Mandal are some of the additional tourist sites around the Trimukhi temple.

Timing- 6:00 AM To 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM To 9:00 PM
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

6- Shri Sarvodaya Digambar Jain Temple

Shri Sarvodaya Digambar Jain Temple
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The world’s largest ashtadhatu Jain idol of one of the Jain Tirthankaras – Bhagawan Adinatha – is expected to be housed in this new temple, which would be located within the Narmadakund temple complex, the origination point of the Narmada river. The construction of this temple is a massive undertaking, costing about INR20 crores and covering an area of 4 acres. This is a must visit place in Amarkantak.

Timing- 6:00 AM To 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM To 9:00 PM
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

7- Mai Ki Bagiya

Mai Ki Bagiya
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Mai ki Bagiya, which translates to “Mother’s Garden” in English, is a natural grove of trees dedicated to the Goddess Narmada that is located around 5 kilometres from Narmadakund and encompasses the surrounding woodlands. Mango trees, banana trees, and other fruit trees, as well as Gulbakavli, roses, and other floral plants, may be found in this garden. The temple welcomes pilgrims on a regular basis, and pilgrims who walk the length of the Narmada River in an act known as Parikrama are known to stay here for the night. While visiting here, keep an eye out for monkeys who have been known to steal items from unwary tourists.

Timing- Open 24 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

8- Sonakshi Shaktipeeth Temple

Sonakshi Shaktipeeth Temple
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This temple was built in honor of Goddess Sonakshi, as the name suggests. Thousands of people go to the temple during the Navratri festival, since it is believed that Goddess Sonakshi blesses everyone who visits her at that time of year. The surroundings are magnificent, and the temple offers a lovely perspective of the Son River and the neighboring kund. There is a pathway that brings guests to the hillside’s edge, which is surrounded by the stunning Satpura hill ranges, providing a breathtaking backdrop.

Timing- 6:00 AM To 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM To 9:00 PM
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

9- Shri Jwaleshwar Mahadev Temple

Shri Jwaleshwar Mahadev Temple
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Shri Jwaleshwar Mahadev is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the triumvirate’s three Gods. It is located 10 kilometres east of Amarkantak and 10 kilometres north of the Narmada Temple. The tradition behind the construction of this temple claims that when Lord Shiva split the selfish demon Tripurasura into three pieces, one of the three pieces fell near the Narmadakund, which eventually became Lord Shiva’s seat. Jwaleshwar Mahadev, a black Shiva lingam, is housed in this temple. Another interesting fact is that Lord Shiva and Parvati chose to live here because of their beauty.

Timing- 6:00 AM To 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM To 9:00 PM
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

10- Dush Dhara Falls

Dush Dhara Falls
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Dush Dhara is one of India’s most magnificent waterfalls and the second of the Narmada River’s two waterfalls. It gets its name from its milky white color. The locals relate the color of the waterfall to milky white. Dudh is a Hindi term that literally translates to milk. As a result, the waterfall is known as Dush Waterfall. The grandeur of this pearl-dropping and jaw-dropping waterfall will fascinate you while you take a break from your journey.

Timing- Open 24 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

11- Shri Yantra Mandir

Shri Yantra Mandir
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This one-of-a-kind temple has an interlocking triangle interface, snake hoods, and a beautiful architectural structure that rises out of a valley. The entire temple is a geometric portrayal of Maha Shakti, the Primal Force, and it draws devotees and well-wishers from all over the world.

Timing- 6:00 AM To 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM To 9:00 PM
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

12- Mrityunjay Ashram

Mrityunjay Ashram
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This is a really very peaceful ashram where you may get some peace and quiet away from the city’s hustle and bustle. Find a quiet corner of the ashram to undertake some introspection and spend some time alone to completely revitalize your soul. Take a stroll in the garden and take in the gorgeous foliage that surrounds you.

Timing- 8:00 AM To 6:00 PM
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

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