It was around 10 days left for the year end and travel bug was biting me hard. I was still thinking of planning a trip with my family on New year day. During search of a nearby picnic spot on internet somehow Amarkantak clicked in my mind. Amarkantak reminded me of my school days where I studied about it as an originating point of Narmada river. I researched more about Amarkantak on the internet and came to know that Amarkantak region is the meeting point of Vindhyachal and the Satpura ranges, and also the emerging point of other two rivers Sone and the Johila River. I had never seen such a rich natural heritage earlier, so I planned one day trip to Amarkantak with my family and that too on the New Year day.
Amarkantak is small town in Anuppur district, Madhya Pradesh, situated at an altitude of 1000 meter, it is a well-known Hindu pilgrimage also known as Theerthraj: The king of pilgrimage.
How to reach Amarkantak:
Jabalpur is the nearest airport to the Amarkantak which is located at a distance of 250 km.
Pendra road (17 km)/Anuppur (48 km) are the two nearest railway station to this holy place and one can get regular transport from both the places.