Amarkantak Tourism

3.2 / 5 Heritage, Religious,

Ideal Duration : 1-2 days Best Time : October to March
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"King of Pilgrimages" Amarkantak Tourism Amarkantak, also known as "Teerthraj" (the king of pilgrimages) is located amidst the exemplary Vindhya and Satpura mountain ranges inMadhya Pradesh. Amarkantak is situated at an altitude of 1065 meters making it a hill station with some of the most exquisite temples that one will ever see. One of the holy rivers of India, River Narmada, originates from Amarkantak rendering this place special. Amarkantak is known for its rich cultural heritage. It is the place where the three mighty rivers- Narmada, Sone and Johila- converge. The dense forests of Amarkantak have plants rich in medicinal properties, making it significant from the ecological point of view. It is believed that the mystic poet, Sant Kabir, meditated here onKabir Chabutra, which is a platform of Kabir located in this town.  Download Amarkantak PDF Guide > What's Great? Rich in natural heritage. An important pilgrimage centre of Hindus What's not so Great? Extremely crowded during the festive season. For Whom Amarkantak is a religiously important place. Lakhs of pilgrim come every year to visit this site of pilgrimage.

Etymology The name Amarkantak has its roots from two Sanskrit words -amarameaning immortal andkantakameaning obstruction. The great poet Kalidas gave it the name -Amrakuta, and it later came to be called as Amarkantak. History Amarkantak?s history has a touch of the holy and spiritual to it. The river Narmada flows through Amarkantak, said to have been blessed by Lord Shiva himself, and devotees strongly believe that a dip in its holy water would absolve them of all sins and provide them with a life blessed with boons. Amarkantak also holds significance in the religious epic Mahabharat and is believed to be the place where the Pandavas spent a significant portion of their exile in. Amarkantak was ruled by the king of Nagpur in the 1800s and then later passed into foreign hands. The Exquisite Pilgrimage Amarkantak stands out in the middle of the great Vindhya and Satpura range. Situated at the height of 1065 mt, it's a beautiful town which is just more than tranquil. It is the main pilgrim hub of central India and also known for the origins of river Narmada, Sone and Johilla. According to the legends, of all the sacred rivers in India, Narmada has a unique significance. The story says that Lord Shiva blessed the Narmada with unique purifying powers. To purify oneself, the mere sight of the river is enough. Amarkantak also finds a mention in Mahabharat, where Pandavas made one of their homes during their exile.

Itinerary Day 1:Start your day by visiting the famous Narmadakund at the heart of the city, which has around 16 temples in the surrounding area, including - Shiva temple, Guru Gorakhnat temple, Durga temple, and others. Following this, head to Shri Jwaleshwar Mahadev temple situated near the Juhila Riv river, and ancient temples of Kalachuri. Day 2:Visit the famous Maa ki Bagiya, which is one the most beautiful locations of Amarkantak, in honour of the Narmada river. Spend a relaxed morning among the woodlands and discover a variety of flora and organic plantations of banana, mango and other fruits. Also find time to visit the Kapil Dhara waterfalls, and the holy site of Kabir Chaturba, which was the platform of introspection of the greatly revered saint Kabir. Maa ki Bagiya, Kabir Chabutra and Kapil Dhara.

Restaurants and Local Food in Amarkantak Amarkantak has a majority population of Hindus and also because it is considered as the Land Of Temples, finding non vegetarian food in this city will be next to impossible. Hence, the city predominantly follows a vegetarian cuisine with the conventional delicacies from all of India being available. A lot of restaurants aren't available, though one will come across a lot of Dharamshalas where people get food. View 2 Restaurants in Amarkantak >>

Oct-Maris the 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. However, 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. Weather in Amarkantak Loading... Amarkantak in Summer (March-June) Summer is not a pleasant time to visit Amarkantak. The afternoons and evenings are sweltering with the blaring sun. The temperature ranges from 20 degrees to 38 degrees Celcius. Amarkantak in Monsoon (June-September) Monsoon begins in June and Amarkantak receives a moderate rainfall. The temperature is pleasant during this time mostly between 25 to 30 degrees Celcius. However, this isn't the right time to visit because of the unpredictable rainfall. Amarkantak in Winter (October-February) Winters are pleasant in Amarkantak. The temperature ranges from 8 to 28 degrees Celcius. The warm afternoons and slightly chilly evening make it a very comfortable season to travel this place. Monthly Weather in Amarkantak Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C) January 12 26 February 14 30 March 18 34 April 25 40 May 27 41 June 27 38 July 24 30 August 24 29 September 24 30 October 20 31 November 14 28 December 11 26

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