Tuesday, 26 July 2016

AMARKANTAK - A PILGRIM TOWN

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Amarkantak is a pilgrim town in the district of Anuppur that comes under state of Madhya Pradesh , India. This place is the origin of holy river Narmada.its is the meeting point of the Vindhya and the Satpura Ranges with the Maikal hills being the fulcrum.Not only river Narmada but also  Sone and Johila rivers emerge here.It is situated at an altitude of 1000 m. Its a very famous and frequently visited Hindu pilgrimage town and is also known as "Teerthraj".There is a place in Amarkantak known as "Kabirchabutra" is said to be the place where famous sant and poet Kabir had Meditated.This place is full of forests where you can find rich variety of medicinal plants.

Kapildhara Fall : Its the point from where the river narmada falls down a 24m deep.

HOW TO GET HERE :
By Rail : Pendra road railway station is the nearest railway station located at about 40 km from amarkantak. Pendra railway station is between Bhopal and Durg station.
By Bus : Amarkantak is very well connected by frequent bus,taxi services from town Jabalpur,Shahdol,Rewa,Bilaspur,Anuppur and Pendra Road.


Saturday, 16 July 2016

BHEDAGHAT (MARBLE ROCKS AND WATER FALL)


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Bhedaghat is a town in Jabalpur district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is situated right by the side of river Narmada and is approximately 20 Km away from the Jabalpur city. It is famous for water fall “Dhuandhar” and white marble rocks. Soaring in glittering splendor, the Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat rise to a hundred feet on either side of the Narmada.
Its major attraction is a waterfall known as Dhuandhar, which looks like smoke coming out of the river and therefore it got its name as "Dhuan (smoke)-dhar (flow of water)". Another major attraction which needs mention is 'Bandar Kodini', when one travels in between the marble rocks in a boat, the mountains at both the sides at one point come so close that the monkeys are able to jump across them, hence the name "Bandar Kudini". In a moonlite night, the travel between the marble rock mountains in a boat on the river Narmada is a heavenly site which should not be missed for anything.
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These marble rocks are basically metamorphic rock that are produced when limestone buried under the ground goes through constant physical and chemical changes. Marble rocks in Bhedaghat are the only of its kind in India. Lying across the river Narmada, these rocks soar high up to 30 mts, and have emerged as an inevitable tourist destination. To watch these rocks with volcanic ridges of green and black is a marvellous experience. Be it day or night, these marbles are a treat to the eyes. These orthogonal genius are milk white and rise 100 ft, on either side of the calm crystal-clear waters of Narmada, and they are sure to behold without even offering you a moment to nictate.
This in not all. The best experience can be procured only if you enjoy the boat ride on a moonlit night. From November to May, which is an ideal time to visit these saccharine rocks, boating is allowed here. A new ambit, of floodlighting has been done here, that adds to the glamour. The view of these rocks amongst the river on moonlit night make them appear like a sparkling of diamonds on a silver blanket.When you are on the boat do not forget to ask your guide to show you the Monkey's Leap, the point where the mountainous rocks are the closest to each other. Fables have it that this is the spot where Hanuman (character from Ramayana) had set foot on his way to Lanka. Another interesting point is the rock formation called the Hanthi ka Paon (Elephant Foot), some other interesting rock formations include a deer (Miran Kunch), the horns of a cow (Craay Singh) and also the Horse's footprints that are also worth a visit.
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Chausat Yogini Temple, standing on a hillock, is the venue from where one can eye the marble rocks and the Dhuandar waterfall concomitantly. This 10th century ancient temple, in itself is a great attraction that is exclusively maneuvered and has baroque figurines of deities belonging to the Kalchuri period. This temple is easily approachable from different areas of Bhedaghat. This temple also has an interesting legend associated with it. It is said that this temple has an underground passage that connects it to the Gond Queen Durgavati's palace. Though, this fact is yet to be proved you can always try to look for the secret passage. You may never know when can you become an ardent explorer.

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It is believed that the 10th century Chaunsat Yogini Temple in Bhedaghat has an underground secret passage that connects it to the Gond Queen Durgavati's Palace.
How to Reach Bhedaghat:
By Air: from Jabalpur (23 km). it is the nearest airport
By Rail: Jabalpur, on the Bombay-Howrah via Allahabad main line, is the main rail head.
By Road: Frequent buses and taxis are available from Jabalpur

KHAJURAHO TEMPLE (KHAJURAHO) MADHYA PRADESH

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The Khajuraho Group of Monuments in Khajuraho, a town in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, located in Chhatarpur District, about 620 kilometres (385 mi) southeast of New Delhi, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples, famous for their erotic sculptures. It is about 385 miles southeast of New Delhi, the capital city of India sculpture.The monuments of Khajuraho has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 


Khajuraho is very much different from any other city of India. This place is not about religion and worshipping and deities but the temples of Khajuraho are famous for the eroticism etched on its walls in the form of sculptures. It’s a combination of science and art of architecture. These 10th-11th century temples have a very interesting mythology behind them that associates them to the origin of Chandela dynasty
Khajuraho temples got lost into darkness and were only discovered by chance. It is India's second most favored tourist destination after Taj Mahal. This temple complex is probably the largest group of medieval temples. Not only eroticism these sculptures also depict other attainments such as music and dance. Presently there are only 22 temples left out of the 85 temples. It is one of the most unique stone-carving works and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1986.

How to reach Khajuraho
By Air : Khajuraho airport has regular flights from Delhi,Agra and Varanasi.
By Road : Bus services from Agra , Jhansi ( On Delhi-Mumbai road ) and Orchha.
By Train : Unfortunately it does not have a railway station.The nearest railhead is Jhansi and Satna (on the Mumbai - Allahabad railway link).Jhansi is 175kms and Satna is 120kms away from Khajuraho. There are many trains services available from these two places for Khajuraho.

Kanha National Park (A Tiger Reserve)

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Kanha National Park is India's one of the most densed and beautiful forest. It is a place you would like to visit time and again. It is a Tiger reserve located in the state of Madhya Pradesh.The Kanha National Park  came into being in 1955. It is a part of Tiger Reserve, created in 1974 under Project Tiger.
The rare feature of the place the preservation of the rare hard ground Swamp Deer , which is also known as "Barasingha" in hindi language.
One of the main highlight of this place is Bamni dadar, also known as sunset point that offers the most awe-inspiring backdrop of the sunset against grazing Sambhars and Gaurs. Now lets talk about the most attractive part of this place which is the presence of Tiger. This is one of the rare places in India that projects tiger. now a days Tiger sightings is India is became very rare reason being the tiger killings. Government have made many efforts to preserve Tigers from extinction. The Project tiger was launched in India in 1972 as conservation programme for saving the Indian Tiger Population.
Now lets know some basics about kanha national park:-
Area : 1,945 sq km
Altitude : 600-900 m above sea level
The park was created in 1955 by a special law and, since then, it has dedicated itself in preserving a variety of animal species. Many endangered species have indeed been saved here. Today Kanha is among the few most scenic and beautiful wildlife reserves in Asia. 
Animals you can find in this place are :    Blackbuck, Swamp deer, Cheetal , 
Royal Bengal Tiger, leopards,sloth bear, Barasingha, Indian wild dog , birds and many more.
Nocturnal animals like fox, hyena, jungle cat, civets, porcupine, ratel or honey badger and hares can be seen outside the park confines.Reptiles like pythons, cobras, krait, rat snakes, vipers, keelbacks and grass snakes are nocturnal animals, and are therefore rarely seen. There are many species of turtles as well as amphibians found in or near the water bodies. How to reach : Jabalpur, the most convenient place to approach the Park from, has the nearest airport (175 km). Mandla (70 km) has a good connection with Kanha and there is a tourist taxi service from Jabalpur to the national park. From Jabalpur, the best way to travel is via Mandla and Nainpur.
There are three gates for entrance into the Park. The Kisli gate is best accessed from Jabalpur and stops at the village Khatia, inside the buffer area. The second gate is at Mukki and the third, most recently opened, gate is at Serai. 

Best time to visit Kanha :- 

 The park is open daily from 15th of October to 30th June. 

The opening timing for Kanha National Park is :
1. 15 November to 15 February - Sunrise to 12.00 noon and 3.00 pm to Sunset
2. 16 February to 30 April - Sunrise to 1200 noon and 4.00 pm to Sunset
3. 1 May to 30 June - Sunrise to 11.00 am and 5.00 pm to Sunset