Amarkantak is a hill station which comes under Anuppur District in M.P. It is situated on the Maikal mountain range which linked the Vindhyachal and Satpura mountain range.It lies at the height 3500 ft.
Best time to visit Amarkantak
Best time to visit is October to February. Due to winters (Nov-Jan) temperature may drop to 7º C.
How to reach Amarkantak?
By Road– It is well connected by regular bus service with Anuppur,Rewa,Umaria,Jabalpur since early 1990’s. .Anuppur is the nearest railway station. It takes 1 hour 30 minutes by car. By bus, it takes 2 Hours because there are more stops.
By Flight-Bilaspur and Jabalpur is the nearest Airport.
Places to visit
First of all, it is not only the origin of Narmada River but also an origin of Sone, Bhadra, Johila river.
Secondly, all of these are among the holiest and the purest rivers in India.
In addition,it has a wonderful weather and surrounded by the rich variation of flora with the medicinal property.
Amarkantak is origin Of Narmada, Sone, Johila and Bhadra river.Narmada Udgam is the origin of river Narmada. The most noteworthy thing to notice is that lots of temples are near to kund.Especially relevant point is all shiv lings emerges naturally from the earth ones in a month. Narmada river graces here for a reason, to pay respect to lord shiv.
Sone river is around 2km far from Narmada temple. It is famous for a sunrise and sunset point.
Jadeshwar Temple is around 8km from the Narmada temple. It is situated at the origin of Johila river. According to mythology, Lord Shiva himself established a shiva linga here and established lakhs of shiv linga scattered over Maikal Mountain. That’s why Amarkantak is known as Maha Rudra Meru. There are only two Maha Rudra Meru in India, Amarkantak , and Varanasi.
Finally, last but not the least famous place is Kabir Chabutra. It is around 5km from Narmada Temple. Sant Kabir meditated at this place as a result achieved attainment here. As per the natives, Narmada river washes the feet of Sant Kabir.