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Holiday Homes
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Amarkantak
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Checking in was smooth and the a/c room was infact a suite with a sit out and a Balcony which was good enough. The rooms need a bit of renovation but i would say it was better than most govt. accomodation. Food is decent though choice is limited and of course only Veg which I advocate for. We had for Lunch some mix veg and soft phulkas and some Dal with rice. For breakfast we had some poha with some cutlets and bread butter.

Next day we went to a eat out called Hill top ( My advise never venture near these places. We had 3 plates each of aloo gobi , dal, rice and phuklas, the bill was about 375/- which was highly inflated. The hygine and taste is a non starter. Later we realised that the best and only decent place to eat is at the hotel.
We had the services of a good guide called amit who is humble and knowledgeable abt all the places and took us on a very pleasant trek to brighu mandal. The bliss cannot be explained but experienced. Overall i will rate this hotel and services decent enough, that your family will relax with you.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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7  Thank ravishankarMumbai
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

My self ,my wife ,my daughter,my son along with my grand daughter with her mummy were visited on 25th & 26th Dec 2012 to Amarkantak . We have stayed at AC tent . It was a nice trip , as we have enjoyed very much. Specially at Kalyan Ashram in night , it was a great Aarti . If possible any one should attend. Stay at Holiday Homes Tent was very comfortable. Rooms were big , with all amenities , working Heater , AC etc. Weather was very good. In night around 7-8 deg C was the temperature.
In Amarkantak this Hotel in the Best in all respect , safety, food, quality etc. There are various arrangement for children . You may stay 2-3 days very comfortably.

Room Tip: You may select AC tent for good experience.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank AKM_AKM
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

I, my wife, our son and my brother stayed for 1 night at Holiday Homes, Amarkantak. Initially I was reluctant to include Amarkantak in our itinerary. But I did not regret my decision to include it.

We travelled to Amarkantak from Bargi Dam. Jabalpur to Amarkantak is 228 Kms and Bargi to Jabalpur is about 30 - 40 kms (so we travelled a distance of around 260 Kms). The road is very good but has many ghat type sections. After starting at 9 AM from Bargi Dam we reached, Amarkantak around 3 pm. On road from Bargi or Jabalpur to Amarkantak you will not find any good hotels or restaurants.

Our checkin was hassel free and done in 5 mins. The room was neatly done and clean, toilet was clean, the room had sufficient number of blankets, and an extra bed. The room also had a separate sitting area with sofa and 4 chairs. I found this to be a very nice arrangement. The room also had a balcony offering very good views of the Kabir lake. Holiday Homes Amarkantak also offers A/c tents at the same price. The MPTDC Hotel Incharge told us that these tents are usually in great demand. The hotel has ample parking space and a small play area for children. Restaurent area is large but at times gets little crowded.

After check in we immediately rushed to the restaurant. The food is good, we had chapatis. The food is reasonably priced. The menu is basic (you don't have plenty of variety available - like chinese, continental etc.) and only vegetarian (which is very good - since Amarkantak is a very holy place).

After lunch we rushed to Kapildhara water falls. It is said that Sage Kapila did tapasya at this place. The waterfall is about 40 m high. It is surrounded by dense forests. In the evening we also went to the Jwaleshwar temple (Lord Shiva temple).

Amarkantak is the origin of 2 rivers. Narmada (the fifth longest river in India) originates here. It is one of the three rivers which flow from east to west. It flows over a length of 1312 Kms before draining into Arabian sea near Bharuch in Gujrat. The origin place of Narmada is called Narmada kund. Narmada is believed to be the daughter of Lord Shiva and is considered sacred.

The second river is the Sone river. Sone joins the Ganges near Patna in Bihar. The Sone river has a bridge near Dehri on Sone in Bihar. This bridge has a lenght of 3.2 Kms and is the longest bridge crossed by a passenger train. The origin place of Sone is called Sonemuda.

The next day we saw Narmada Kund and Sonemuda, Mai ki Bagiya and a massive Jain temple being built in Amarkantak. When complete the Jain temple will be a major attraction in Amarkantak. This temple will house a murti of Bhagwan Adinatha the 1st Tirthankara of Jains and the founder of Jainism. The murti weighs 24000 Kg (24 Tons). At present the murti has been installed and the construction work of the temple is in full swing under the divine guidance of Acharya Shri 108 Vidyasagarji Maharaj.

Amarkantak is a great place to visit and Hotel Holiday Homes is an excellent option to stay in Amarkantak. It offers host of facilities, clean rooms, good reasonably priced food and has service oriented staff.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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7  Thank Vishal_J1974
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

I, my wife and kid stayed for 1 night at Holiday Homes, Amarkantak as part of our tour of MP. The hotel is managed by MPTDC from who we had availed the tour. The hotel is located at one end of Amarkantak town. It is a large prime property, understandable as the Government owns it.

Our check- in was straightforward and we were in our room within 5 min of arriving at the reception. The room had a good balcony, and was air cooled. The toilet was simple and clean. As we had arrived close to 1420 hrs, we had to rush to the restaurant to have something before they closed their afternoon service. We ordered a handful of items such as Salad, Veg Pulao, and Parathas and found them rather pricey for their quality, something they need to improve on.

We engaged a guide to show us around Amarkantak in our car. He was quite helpful and we could get to see all the key places namely Kapila Dhara falls, Yantra Tantra temple, the Narmada Kund (birthplace of Narmada), and a massive Jain temple being built at a whopping cost of 110 crores!

Night dinner was also heavy on my wallet for standard items, as was the next morning's breakfast, with prices like INR 30/- for 2 slices of bread with butter/ jam.

All said, the hotel's ambience is good and quiet, and I do recommend Holiday Homes for a family visiting Amarkantak. I am sure there are better dining options though.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Bananthahally V
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Holiday Homes is a typical Madhya Pradesh tourism hotel located in the small hilly town of Amarkantak. The place is extremely sacred and is of great religious significance. Amarkantak is the origin of two great rivers Narmada and Sone, though their source is just a kilometre apart, they flow in opposite directions. Apart from the religious significance, Amarkantak is geographically significant too, being the meeting point of three mountain ranges, Vindhayas, Satpuras and Maikal.

Holiday home hotel was much above our expectations. The rooms are large and clean but the authorities should make some heating arrangements in the rooms considering the chill at night. Restaurant was clean, service excellent and good food was served. Breakfast was not included in the tariff. The campus of the hotel is large with ample parking space and a small garden where kids can play around. An ideal place to relax and rewind for a few days.

The location is quite good as Narmada Udgam point is nearby. Other points of interest are Sonmuda Temple, Mata ki Bagh, Archealogical Temple Complex, Kapildhara, Dudhdhara and Jwaleshwar Temple. If you are a real nature lover just 25 kms ahead lies the Achhanakmar Tiger reserve in the state of Chattisgarh. I would recommend to spend at least a day there in the several resorts around the area and who knows you can sight one of the 35 tigers present in the reserve

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank arif_kool2001
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Amarkantak being a small and religious town, we were not expecting much from Holiday Homes. It completely took us by suprise. We stayed in the AC tents and they were beautifully done. Very clean and spacious. Reasonalbe rates. Staff was friendly and helpful. Food was good. You will have no problems getting to this place as sign boards are there in plenty. The other property in Amarkantak which seemed prominent was Sal Valley but it was 25 kms away from the town, so if you get your booking here don't even think twice.

Amarkantak is a beautiful city and going there is worth considering when planning a trip to Central India.

Room Tip: We stayed in the AC tents and they were lovely with the heater working absolutely fine.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank Chaitanya_Khaitan
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Holiday Homes is another place which fits into the mould of most Madhya Pradesh Tourism hotels these days: it's clean, reasonably priced, is well located, approachable and has a very likable atmosphere and character. Both the tents and rooms are well appointed and make for a comfortable, enjoyable stay. The staff is helpful, friendly and usually prompt. The restaurant is simple, not offering a lot of options, but the food is fresh and hygienic. Amarkantak is a small place, so all the important places (from the point of view of both eco and religious tourists) are easily accessible from the hotel. This is certainly a place I'd want to stay in again.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank VikramChauhan
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Address: Holiday homes, | Amarkantak, Amarkantak, India
Location: India > Madhya Pradesh > Anuppur District > Amarkantak
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Number of rooms: 17

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