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Jata Shankar

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Address: Pachmarhi, India

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Quaint cave

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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kolkata
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kolkata
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 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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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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28 helpful votes 28 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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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
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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Ahmedabad, India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Normally, all indian temples are infested with agents, pundits, fixers who harass you. The Jata Shankar temple was a pleasant exception-clean, neat and orderly. I understand that political forces mandate the setting up of kiosks on the premises for selling of flowers etc, But selling of toys, party masks and other such materials?

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mumbai
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Nice place to visit...Its mahadevji in the cave...natural place surrounded by greenery.. around 100 steps to go down

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