Madhya Pradesh >> Tourist Places  

Madhya Pradesh, has a history spanning into centuries.

Amarkantak : Bandhavgarh : Bhedaghat : Bhimbhetka : Bhojpur : Bhopal : Gwalior :

Pench : Sanchi : Shivpuri : Ujjain are some of the prominent tourists attraction places.

Amarkantak is a great pilgrim centre for Hindus, situated at an altitude of 1065 mt in Anuppur district of Madhya Pradesh. It is a sanskrit word which means immortal (amar) obstruction (kantak). The poet Kalidas has mentioned it as Amarkoot, which later became Amarkantak.

It is source of origin of three important rivers (Narmada, Sone and Juhila). Narmada occupies a unique place among all the sacred rivers of India. It's a place where Vindhya and the Satpura ranges meet. The place is famous for "Shivratri Mela" which is held anually during the festival of Shivratri. Sonemuda is the place of origin of Sone river. It gets its name form gold as the gold dust is found in the water of Sone. The third river is Juhila River situated at a distance of 8 km from Amarkantak on Shahdol road.
Nearest airport is Dumna Jabalpur (240 km) and nearest railway station is Pendra Road from (48 km) from Chhatisgarh.

Bandhavgarh - The Home of Royal Bengal Tiger

Bandhavgarh National Park located within the district of Shahdol, in the Central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh is probably the best place for seeing tigers in India. Other wild attractions include Chital, Chinkara, Nilgai, Gaur, Sloth Bears and Wild Boar along with 22 species of mammals and 250 species of birds.

By Air:  The most convenient airport connected by various domestic airline services with Agra, Delhi and                Varanasi is Khajuraho at 280 kms.

By Rail: Umaria at 30-kms is connected by overnight trains from Delhi and Agra.

By Bus:  Some of the road distances are - Kanha 250-kms, Katni 95 kms, Khajuraho 280 kms,
                 Umaria 30 kms