Honeymoon in Amarkantak
Far from the maddening crowds and cosmopolitan lifestyles, resides tranquil and pristine heartland of Indian civilization. In the serene range of soulful travel destinations, one of the most amazing and quiet unexplored lands is Amarkantak. Situated in the Anuppur district of Madhya Pradesh, Amarkantak is known as the union of Satpura and Vindhya range of mountains; as the origin point of Narmada, Sone and Johila Rivers; as the land of veneration of the three worlds: Gods, Demons (Asuras & Rakshasas) and Humans; as the land of enlightenment for many great rishis like Markandeya, Bhrigu, Kapil, etc; and even Pandawas (during their exile) have lived in the jungles of Amarkantak.
Honeymoon Attractions in Amarkantak
Amarkantak is a splendid unexplored treasure chest of natural, architectural, spiritual and cultural riches. This small town of Amarkantak is very magnetizing, as much as you know about it your eagerness will rise high to know more and there is yet more to know and learn about it. Also known as the Theerthraj
, Amarkantak is one of significant destinations for the pilgrim/spiritual holidays
in India. Carpeted with dense forests of sal, etc. trees and cascading waterfalls, the town is equally delighting for its natural splendors, which make it one of the best honeymoon spot featuring natural, tranquil and spiritual bliss. It is said that whoever dies in Amarkantak directly to heaven; and so does a woman who worships there. Best places to enjoy your honeymoon at Amarkantak, you must visit:
- Temples of Kalachuri is a magnificent testimony of the opulence and spirituality of the past of Amarkantak. These ancient temples, made by rulers of Kalachuri dynasty, displays great work of intricate architecture. Main temples of the series are Machhendranath, Pataleshwar and Keshav Narayan Temples.
- Bhrigu Kamandal is a cave which is said to be the meditation point of Rishi Bhrigu. Nestled inside dense forest, one has to trek to reach there. There is a sacred rock with a hole where you can insert your hand to feel water (if you are lucky).
- Narmada Udgam Temple and Narmadakund are one of the biggest tourist attractions of the town. It is the origination point of River Narmada and there is an open pool, around the pool various temples have been made venerated to various Gods and Goddesses.
- Kapil Dhara is a scenic waterfall in the dense forestry backdrop.
- Dudh Dhara Waterfalls is a scenic picnic spot near Kapildhara. You can reach there by an enjoyable trekking trip. Legend says that River Goddess Narmada was pleased with rishi Durbasha’s austerity and she offered him milk with her own hands, which turned into waterfall.
- Jwaleshwar Mahadev Temple of Lord Shiva and Maha Rudra Meru on Mahikal Mountain, which is said to have been established by Lord Shiva himself. Another legend says that the innumerable shiv lingas on the mountain and the one in the temple are the ash-remains of Tripura, which Lord Shiva has destroyed.
- Kabir Chabutra is a popular tourist attraction where saint Kabir has sat and enlightened with spiritual powers.
- Mai ki Bagia (Garden) is a beautiful dense forest, which is venerated to the river goddess Narmada, who is Lord Shiva’s Daughter.
- Shri Sarvodaya Digamber Jain Temple holds the biggest ashtadhathu idol of Bhagwan Adinatha. The temple campus is being built on the model of Gujarat’s Aksharadhama Temple.
- Sonakshi Shaktipeeth Temple is also a nice place to visit.
- Sonemuda Lake is the origination point of River Sone.
- Bastar forest is good to see the hot biodiversity as well as the rich tribal heritage of the area.
Honeymoon Hotels to Stay in Amarkantak
Best hotels and resorts to stay in, in Amarkantak for your honeymoon are:
- Holiday Holmes
- Hotel Shree Mata Sadan
- Sal Valley Resort
- Sarvodaya Vishram Griha
- Shri Ram Krishna Kutir
Best Time to Visit to Amarkantak
With a moderate temperate variation, Amarkantak is worth visiting in all seasons, throughout the year. Cool months of October to March are most pleasant with cool and romantic atmosphere, while warm months of March to September are suitable for sightseeing and other activities.
How to Reach to Amarkantak
For the airways’ travelers Jabalpur is the gateway to Amarkantak. Getting down at the Jabalpur airport they can easily hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Amarkantak.
Amarkantak is well accessible by the railways with the rail head at a close distance of 17-18 km at Pendra Road, though the most preferred railway terminal is at Anuppur, which is around 50kms from Amarkantak.
Amarkantak is well accessible from all direction through the roads running towards it from Rewa, Anuppur, Jabalpur, Shahdol, Katni and Pendra.
What Things to Carry to Amarkantak
Pick colorful dresses to celebrate the new beginning of your life. Also pick accessories like bags, jewelry and shoes to match them. Avoid carrying precious jewelries and too much of cash. Amarkantak is a pilgrim place so avoid any sort of objectionable dresses or accessories. Also keep with you:
- Mobile & its charger, cover, etc.
- Camera with its cover, batteries & other equipments
- Important Medicines
- Skin Protection like Sunscreen, etc.
- Am/Credit Cards
- Comfortable shoes
Before How Many Days the Booking Must be Done
Making advance booking at least 1-2 months before your marriage saves a lot of last moment time, money and energy and helps you stay relaxed and enjoy your celebration of life to the fullest.