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Amarkantak - Achanakmar Getaway(2 Nights)

Bilaspur, Amarkantak, Achanakmar, Bilaspur

for Family Traveller, Getaway Seeker

Holiday Overview

Achanakmar Views (Nivalink Trip Dated - 23 January 2008)
Tigers at Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary (Photo Courtesy: Ramanjogi)
Bison (Photo Courtesty: Ramanjogi)
Narmada Udgam (Nivalink Trip Dated - 23 January 2008)

Amarkantak - Achanakmar Getaway is a local getaway where one combines pilgrimage of Amarkantak with wildlife getaway of Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Route

Amarkantak(1) - Achanakmar(1)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Bilaspur and Travel to Amarkantak.
  • Day-2 Proceed to Achanakmar. Evening Safari.
  • Day-3 Morning Safari and Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Achanakmar - Wildlife and Bird watching at Achanakmar (1.00 kms), Narmada Udgam (20.00 kms)

Amarkantak - Narmada Udgam (0.50 kms), Dudh Dhara and Kapildhara Waterfalls (3.00 kms), Maa Ki Bagiya (5.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Bilaspur Departure - Bilaspur
Best Season to Travel
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Distances
  • Bilaspur to Amarkantak -118 kms (3 hrs)
  • Amarkantak to Achanakmar -25 kms (1 hrs)
  • Achanakmar to Bilaspur -90 kms (2.5 hrs)
Route

Bilaspur - Amarkantak(1) - Achanakmar(1) - Bilaspur

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Bilaspur and Travel to Amarkantak.  Arrival at Bilaspur and proceed to Amarkantak (120 kms - 3 hrs). Amarkantak is a renowned pilgrimage for being the origin of Narmada River. Take a walk around the temple town and Visit Narmada Udgam, Mai Ki Bagiya, Dugdhdhara.

Day-2 Proceed to Achanakmar. Evening Safari.  Proceed to Achanakmar (25 kms). Achanakmar is a lesser known wildlife getaway at foothills of Amarkantak bordering Madhya Pradesh. Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary is other end of Kanha-Achanakmar Tiger Corridor. The sanctuary is home Tigers, leopards, gaur, chital, striped hyena, jackals, the sloth bear, dhole, sambar, nilgai, four-horned antelope, chinkara, blackbuck, muntjak, Antilope cervicapra, Indian muntjac, and wild boar. Evening Safari in Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Day-3 Morning Safari and Departure Do morning Safari and depart for onward Journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Achanakmar :

  • Wildlife and Bird watching at Achanakmar - Achanakmar lies on the Amarkantak - Achanakmar Biosphere Reserve Wildlife here comprise Tiger, Bison, Sambar, Barking Deer, Musk Deer etc. The are also has excellent birds in Winter (Oct - March). Jeep Safaris can be organised inside the area.

  • Narmada Udgam - Amarkantak Situated at an altitude of 1065 mt. at the meeting point of the Vindhya and the Satpura mountain ranges, Amarkantak is a pilgrim centre for the Hindus, and is the source of the rivers Narmada and Sone. Narmada Udgam is a temple built at the source of the Narmada - the holiest spot in Amarkantak.

Amarkantak :

  • Narmada Udgam - Amarkantak Situated at an altitude of 1065 mt. at the meeting point of the Vindhya and the Satpura mountain ranges, Amarkantak is a pilgrim centre for the Hindus, and is the source of the rivers Narmada and Sone. Narmada Udgam is a temple built at the source of the Narmada - the holiest spot in Amarkantak.

  • Dudh Dhara and Kapildhara Waterfalls - Dhdh Dhara and Kapil dhara waterfalls are two small waterfalls but attractive waterfalls near Amarkantak. Dudh dhara requires 1 km walk.

  • Maa Ki Bagiya - A garden at 5 kms from Narmada Udgam. Here some medicinal plants are cultivated and are on display alongwith a fruit orchard.

Destination Overview

Bilaspur - Bilaspur is one of the largest towns in Chhattisgarh is access point to visit Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary and Amarkantak pilgrim centre.

Amarkantak - Amarkantak lies at the origin of river Narmada and river Sone and a renowned pilgrim centre.

Achanakmar - Achanakmar Wildlife Sactuary near Amarkantak is accessed from Bilaspur and home to Leopard, Gaur, Chital, Wild Bear, Tiger etc

Access
Prefered Arrival : No ImageBilaspur
Prefered Departure : No ImageRaipur (113kms), Jabalpur (347kms), Nagpur (394kms)No ImageBilaspur
Distances
  • Bilaspur to Amarkantak -118 kms (3 hrs)
  • Amarkantak to Achanakmar -25 kms (1 hrs)
  • Achanakmar to Bilaspur -90 kms (2.5 hrs)

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Distances
  • Bilaspur to Amarkantak -118 kms (3 hrs)
  • Amarkantak to Achanakmar -25 kms (1 hrs)
  • Achanakmar to Bilaspur -90 kms (2.5 hrs)

Expert Speak

Achanakmar is not an as organised Wildlife destination as perhaps Kanha and Bandhavgarh. That is also perhaps the exact reason why experienced Wildlife travellers arrive here.

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