Kabir Chabutara - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Amarkantak Bus Stand): 4 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins - 1 Hr

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 4 km from Amarkantak Bus Stand, Kabir Chabutara is a sacred place located in Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh. Situated in the deep forest, it is one of the holiest Amarkantak places to visit.

Located a short distance away from the pilgrim town of Amarkantak, Kabir Chabutara is a holy place dedicated to Saint Kabir. The local people, the Panikas, consider Kabir Chabutara as one of the holiest places of the Kabirpanthis because Saint Kabir spent many years here in meditation and achieved spiritual powers. It is also the place where Saint Kabir and Guru Nanak, the first guru of Sikhism had met and discussed spiritual matters and introduced the way of better living for the humans.

Kabir Chabutra is a picturesque idyllic place amidst the valley of Sal forests in the part of Chhattisgarh on the highway going to Dindori via Amadob. The chabutra is a small water body, where every morning between 9 am and 10 am, tourists can see white smoke screen spreading over the water. It is said that the river Narmada washes the feet of Saint Kabir every day with this milk, the whitish element. A century-old big vat-vriksh can be found here which looks splendid. Pilgrims coming to this place can also see the footwear of the saint kept inside a small temple near the Chabutra.

Located a short distance away from Kabir Chabutra is a trekking trail that is quite popular amongst locals and tourists alike as well. This 8.5 KM long trekking route runs from this place to some other tourist spot that goes between the dense Amarkantak forests.

Timings: 6 AM - 5 PM

Entry: Free