Kapildhara Waterfall, Amarkantak - Timings, Swimming, Entry Fee, Best Season to Visit

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Distance (From Amarkantak Bus Stand): 6 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 6 km from Amarkantak Bus Stand, Kapil Dhara is a scenic waterfall located in Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh. Also called Kapil Waterfall, it is one of the beautiful Amarkantak tourist places.

Kapil Dhara Waterfall is formed by the holy Narmada River and is the first waterfall on the river Narmada. Kapila and Erandi rivers also join Narmada to form Kapildhara waterfall. Cascading down from a height of about 100 feet, the waterfall gets its name from the famous sage Kapil, who is believed to have meditated here for several years. Kapil muni is said to have received the divine light at this very place, according to the ancient scriptures. He had also written 'Sankhya Philosophy' an advanced treatise on mathematics in the Kapil Ashram.

Kapildhara is set amidst majestic mountains, dense forests, and low-lying hills. One needs to walk around 500 m from the parking area to see the falls. The base of the waterfall is accessible via concrete steps, where one can take a dip in the cool waters. Besides, the pilgrims also worship the footprints of Lord Kapileshwar Shiva and the sage Kapil, at the Kapil Ashram. If you go down 100 steps, you will find Doodh Dhara Waterfall which is also worth visiting.

Though the falls can be visited all year round, the best time however remains the months of September to January, the post-monsoon period.

Timings: 8 AM - 5 PM

Entry: Free