Jatashankar Temple
Jatashankar Temple
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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mayank
South Goa District, India17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Family
A very good visit. Recommended to take a guide. We had gone in a group, and hired a guide for 100/-. They show you things you couldn't have seen at you own. Place's history, geography was well explained. Totally worth a visit
Written September 5, 2021
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Anil_Bisht
New Delhi, India800 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Family
Jata Shankar

It was the last day of our stay in Pachmarhi, the day three. So we woke up early, packed up all the personal effects scattered in the hotel room and decided to visit the sacred cave of Jatashankar. It was at a walking distance from our hotel. The walk up to the cave was quite captivating as we passed through the low lying hills perfect for the rock climbing on both side of the road. Although Jata Shankar cave is in the midst of the huge fallen boulders but the approach has proper steps leading down to the sacred cave. There is Shiva engraved in purple on a rock. There is Lord Hanuman on the other side as well. The Jatashankar cave is naturally cool and also has a stream passing through at the bottom. Believe it or not, inside the cave we saw a naturally formed Sheshnaag (snake hood) and also a crocodile shaped stone formation. We offered our prayers and came out to visit other parts of the Jatashankar. The place is on a descend divided by two huge rocks on the left and right and when one looks up, you experience a cinematic effect of the sky view with sun rays making their way to the base of the caves. One of the rock’s high sides had about eight beehives. There is another narrow cave passing through Lord Hanuman’s temple which houses a life size idol of Bajrangbali. One of the interesting things we saw and experienced were the floating stones. We were informed by the priest that these are the same stone which were used to construct the floating bridge to reach Ravana’s Lanka. I picked the stones in my hand to see how they feel. I must say that they were real stones but with floating properties, another charisma of the nature! I must say that Jatashankar is a marvelous place and a must visit for all the devotees and travelers. By this hour, it was time for breakfast so we proceeded to savor the Idli and Dosa at a nearby restaurant. With this, our excursion ended at a good note etched with life- long memories of Pachmarhi in our heart, soul and mind. While going back to Pipariya to catch our train, we stopped by at Denva river view point. It was a fantastic sight as the river was running almost 100 meters steep down. Monkeys were in abundance here as well. After this final sight, we boarded the Jabalpur superfast express train at 2020 hrs and reached New Delhi at 1110 hrs the next day.

Overall it was a stimulating, interesting, invigorating and rejuvenating trip! Pachmarhi has everything on offer for everyone on a leisure trip. I would call it an all-in-one destination where one can enjoy the Nature, River, Lakes, Falls, Museums, Jungles, Mountains, Caves, Religious fervor, Sunset, Sunrise, Jungle safari, Trekking, adventure sports like Rock climbing, Paragliding etc. It is advisable to carry a back-pack full of liquids, light snacks and a first aid kit as there is dearth of shops and food joints almost at all the attractions. As the place is measly inhabited, there are very limited options for shoppers and good restaurants. Majority of the shops shut in the afternoon for few hours and also down shutters early in the evening. Moreover, the place is an Army cantonment area so strict rule and regulations prohibits mushrooming of vendors and shops here and there. In fact that is the reason Pachmarhi has retained its nature’s element in original condition and superior health; which is good considering the fact that the tentacles of commercialization are fast spreading contagiously, the world over. I am immensely happy that Pachmarhi remains Pachmarhi, unfazed & unaffected!

Loved Pachmarhi (MP Gazab hai-MP is amazing TV ad has lived up to its promise)

Anil Bisht
anilbisht@rediffmail.com
Written May 24, 2012
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koustbh
Pune, Maharashtra, India89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Friends
holy place temple is there in caves bhagwan shankar donate his hairs in this place so called jata shankar These are mountain caves with fresh water dripping from them. One can witness ecosystem at work out here with mountains feeding the streams with fresh water, the water that they soak-in during autumn. As the name suggests, these caves and many others like these are abode of lord Siva.
Written January 15, 2015
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26alphabets
Hyderabad, India23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Family
A very beautiful feeling when you enter the cave and close your eyes. Appreciate the marvels that nature creates - Sedimentary rocks with layers of sediments, a piece of rock held between two ridges and a pool of water underneath.
Written April 3, 2015
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L0neTraveller2012
Faridabad, India35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Friends
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 claims on the internet but the quality of the stuff looked good. The caves are also good trek.
Written March 17, 2015
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siddhantj2013
7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Friends
Don't go with the name cave as its very small. But the temperature there is very cold and as you have to go bare feet there, it feels quite nice if you have walked very much that day. Tip: go there during evening time just before finishing day's trip.
Written February 20, 2015
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m_anchalia
Mumbai, India3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Family
The walk to the cave is almost 2 kms but is easily coverable with good access roads...the cave is serene combined with mythology and you are transferred to a pre gothic era about bhasmasura having scared Lord Shiva into hiding at this cave and throwing boulders to close the cave and lord shiva taking disguise of a croc...resembling stones in the cave...overall must visitplace in Pachmari
Written January 4, 2015
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Ghumo_Bharat_Desh
Mumbai, India167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013
It's very near compare to any other places so we started with Blessings of Lord Mahadev. Looking at those huge mountains I scared a little bit but fumbled in minute or two when Guide told us thousands of years ago these were came from under SEA & proved it by showing shankha's, stones we found in sea which were actually attached to those rocks.
There's basically no need of Guide as most of the sight seeing is Human imagination(you will realize once you visit their). Myth is Lord Mahadev wanted to hide from Bhasmasur & not to get identified by him he cut down JATAS thus the name JATASHANKAR.
As I said no need of Guide but I would rather suggest to get one or pay rs.100/- at least as kind help because these guys came from adivasi(tribal) & primary bread-butter is guiding tourist.
Written January 30, 2013
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Srinsiri
Secunderabad, India97 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Family
Small temple close to the market. Dont plan specific trip to this as gypsey fellows will cheat you by saying i am taking you to one more location. Infact whole of Pachmarhi, Avoid taking gypsey but go in your own car.
Written June 25, 2012
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AbirDey1234
Mumbai, India155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Family
Lots of things to see in this place. Floating stone and cave. Also it takes time to see all the places. Don't buy all items like Shilajit and honey from here. There are specific shops in panshmarhi to buy.
Written October 2, 2018
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