The source of the Narmada and Sone rivers, Amarkantak is situated at an altitude of 1065 meters above sea level in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Since Amarkantak is the origin of two holy rivers, it naturally becomes a pilgrimage site for the Hindus. The Narmada flows westwards from Amarkantak while the Sone flows eastwards.
Blessed by nature, Amarkantak is home to beautiful ponds, lofty hills, forested surroundings and breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls. No wonder, Amarkantak is a destination of choice for both religiously inclined as well as nature-lovers.
Amarkantak was known as Teerthraj or the 'the king of pilgrimage'. The legend has it that Amarkantak was once the home of Gods till its solitude was disturbed by the hindrances of Rudraganas and hence the name Amar + more about Amarkantak