Situated at an altitude of 1065 mt. at the meeting point of the Vindhya and the Satpura mountain ranges amongst sylvan surroundings, Amarkantak is a great pilgrim center for the Hindus, and is the source of the rivers Narmada and Sone. While the Narmada flows Westwards from Amarkantak, the Sone flows towards the East. Amarkantak is indeed blessed by Nature. Holy ponds, lofty hills, forested surroundings, breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls and an ever-pervading air of serenity make Amarkantak a much sought-after destination for the religious-minded as well as for the nature-lover.
Here we can see an ancient Kamandal or water pitcher which is always full of water.
How to Reach
Amarkantak is connected by regular bus service with Shahdol, Umaria, Jabalpur, Rewa, Bilaspur, Anuppur and Pendra Road.
Nearest airports are Jabalpur (228 km.) and Raipur (230 km).
The nearest rail head is Pendra Road (42 km) on the Katni - Bilaspur section of the South-Eastern Railway.
The Kapil Dhara is associated with the legendry sage Kapil or Kapila: he reputedly spend 12 years here deeply immersed in meditative austerities. Here, too, the young Narmada pours down the escarpment in a gushing waterfall and depressions in the water-worn rocks, before the cascade, are said to be the footprints of that powerful seer. The base of the falls, on the rocky banks of the brisk, blue stream that is the Narmada, is a favoured picnic spot with visitors. Those who are a shade more adventurous often opt to trek for a further one kilometer or so to the next Narmada falls: the Dugdh Dhara.