The king of pilgrimage:The first thing come in mind while reaming Amarkanta is famous temple “NARMADA UDGAN AND KUND” which is situated in Madhya Pradesh.
In 2010, in winter we had visited that place and that time the weather of that place was nice and we had 12 members in our group.
It was basically a short trip for 3 days and in winter it is good destination for winter trip.
River Narmada begins this journey from here it spreads widely in Bhedaghat and going to Gujrat. A small kund or pond marks this holy place and it was surrounded by many temples. It is a very huge place, well maintained and clean. Saktipith is the main temple of that place and some temples weren’t renovated at that time so the old and new architecture of temples created a different combination.
In this temple every day in evening aarti (warship to god) held at 7 pm. Though we missed that aarti but I suggest that do not miss that aarti.
Here this is biggest falls. From the main entrance one has to cover some distance to reaches that place. Both the side of the road there were many stalls. For the best view of this waterfalls one can go below this place via taking forest way. It was a wonderful experience if one goes down the waterfall.
KAPILDHARA ART EMPROIUM:-
This falls is situated to some distance away from Kapil Dhara falls. This falls not very large but this is a nice place.
This place of Amarkantak id important for its spirituality. Saint kabir blessed that place. A small temple of saint Kabir is situated in that place. Local people are used to saying that the water and the milk were mixing each other from some unknown source. This temple is 4 km away from Narmada Temple. If you visit that place you have to trekking some distance to reach that place. But the surrounding of that place is beautiful.
SHRI YANTRA MANDIR:-
When we had visited this place the construction of this temple was under processing. The design and the infrastructure of this temple are marvellous. It is one of the places for the researchers and archaeologist because this type of temple is so rare in India. This temple is based on Yantra Shastra, though the tourists are not allowing in the main temple. All over small winter trip was good so visit Amarkantak.
Amarkantak Tour Map
Kolkata to amarkantak 4 nights and 5 days tour plan :
Date – 22/01/2010-27/01/2010
Tour Members : 11
Amarkantak Tour plan :
Day 1 : Howrah to Bilasapur by train
Day 2 : Reached Bilaspur, again Bilaspur to Pendra Road Railway Station by train. Reached Amarkantak.
Day 3 : Amarkantak Sightscene.
Day 4 : Amarkantak to Bilaspur by Car. Bilaspur to Howrah by Train.
Day 5 : Reached Howrah.
Some more info :
ain Dharamsala, Address: Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh 484886
Phone: 094253 31316
Shopping – There is some gifts shop near the Ashram, But Ideol’s photo frmae and picture.
Things to carry :- Umbrealla must be carry.
Things to do in Amarkantak: Visit Narmada Temple, Amarkantak lies at the origin of river Narmada and river sone.
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