Sonmuda - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Amarkantak Bus Stand): 3 Kms

Trip Duration (): Not Available

Place Location: Near Shri Yantra Mandir

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 3 km from Amarkantak Bus Stand, Sonmuda is a scenic place located amidst the dense forests in Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh. Situated near Yantra Mandir, it is one of the magnificent places to visit during your Amarkantak tour.

Situated at the very edge of Maikal Mountain, Sonmuda is the birthplace of Sone River or Sonbhadra River where two ponds named Sona (son of god Brahma), and Bhadra join together to form Sonbhadra and flows from here. A thin stream emerges from this pool and moves forward. Later on, this river takes the form of a waterfall of about 300 feet. According to Megasthanes and other Aryan writers, the river Sone gets its name from gold as the gold dust is found in the water of the Sone River.

Surrounded by tall trees and lush greenery, it is a natural tourist spot where you can spend some quality time with your family and friends. One can also get to see many temples around the Kund. There is also a viewpoint in Sonmuda, from where you can get a panoramic view of the valley. The view of sunrise and sunset from this viewpoint is spectacular.

Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM

Entry: Free