At a distance of 6 km from Amarkantak Bus Stand, Kapil Dhara is a scenic waterfall in Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh.
Also called Kapil Waterfall, it is one of the most beautiful Amarkantak.
Amarkantak is a destination famous for its religious and spiritual attractions.
Amarkantak is known for its religious significance, but it also boasts of non-religious attractions like Kapil Dhara, the first waterfall of the Narmada River. It is just 6 km northwest of the Narmadakund Temples, the waterfall is named after the sage Kapil Muni. It is believed that he meditated at this place.
The waterfall is surrounded by lush green surroundings and stands tall at a height of about 100 ft. The best time to visit is during the monsoon season when you can witness the gushing force of the water.
Kapil Dhara Waterfall
Kapil Dhara Waterfall is 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.
8 AM – 5 PM