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Address: Pachmarhi, India

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Good place but stay away from guides

Its just 10 mins from main bus stand. Even at walkable distance. Take a walk from the outside as you can see a lot of rock formations on the way. There are a lot of tribal people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
L0neTraveller2012
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Faridabad, India
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Faridabad, India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Its just 10 mins from main bus stand. Even at walkable distance. Take a walk from the outside as you can see a lot of rock formations on the way. There are a lot of tribal people selling herbal medicines and various oils and honey. I did buy garlic oil and boy does it work. Couldn't find any proof their... More 

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Raipur, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We took a small trek to reach Jatashankar. A low height cave temple with a lot of mystic stories. Definitely worth a visit, they have well built stairs to go down till the temple and not much of a problem for people who can take 200-300 stairs.

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kolkata
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34 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It is a cave inside the ground and is a good visit. Also what surprised me is the natural herbal medicines being sold and I did purchase a few of them like the garlic oil and onion oil and believe me they really work, worth a try. My wife had warts and they all fell off.....

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Visakhapatnam, India
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Just get down from the car, walk for a few hundred metres and the total surrounding magically changes. It's a reclusive place surrounded by hills. We had to climb down around a hundred steps and reached the Jatashankar cave, a natural one, believed to be as a place where Lord Shiva left his jata (the tangled hair). Inside the cave... More 

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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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43 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

holy place near 2 km from pachmarhi the temple of bhagwan bholenath the story says bhagwan shankar donate his hairs to this place so called jata shankar very good the temple between 2 rocks surrounded by chilled water

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69 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Jatashankar is a nice place, but there will be a few - 200 or so - steps to get down there. It is a scenic spot, I think, and the few midget-sized stalagmites have been hyped into swayambhu lingams by the religious types. Still, I did enjoy visiting but don't expect any ancient temple or stunningly beautiful statue of a... More 

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Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Need to go down the hills, cleanliness needed over the area. Take guide if needed but you need to do lot of bargaining.

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Jaipur, India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

the place seems very close but yo have to walk a lot. it is nice if you have a guide with you. in such a small place he tells so many things about the place.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

mesmering place to go. when you feel it it will become worth going there and being a part of history of god.

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Chennai
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The climb down to the cave the hanging rock there, along with small streams of water around and some small fish in the little pool were all simply superb. The views inside the cave were awesome. Just loved the experience.

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