Jata Shankar Cave


14.3/5(23 Ratings)

Jata Shankar Cave Overview

Ranked 4 of 56 sightseeing in Pachmarhi

Jata Shankar Cave is a prominent religious destination, visited by tourists year-round. As per mythological belief, Lord Shiva hid himself inside the cave, due to the fear of demon Bhasmasur. Inside the cave there are naturally formed 108 Shiva lingam. Water in the cave flows from an unknown point as no one has ever seen or reached that starting point. This stream of water is popularly known as 'Gupt Ganga'.

It is believed that the Jambu Dwip stream originates from cave. Idols of Lord Shankar, Goddess Parvati and Shiva lingam are enshrined at a platform on the upper part of the cave.

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What travellers are saying about Jata Shankar Cave

Experience scale
  • Excellent 7
  • Very Good 3
  • Terrible 1
  • Below Average 1
  • Average 1
  • Good 1
  • Poor 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed

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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
Public Holidays:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Ritu Jain

Ritu Jain4.6/5

7 reviews

Famous Shiv Temple

Situated in city. Very near to market. Very good temple. Large number of stairs but feel very awesome but get down. Plus point is locals have not touched or alter the natural beauty. Shivling situated in natural caves with flowing water from the mountains.

Pravin panchal .

Pravin panchal .4.3/5

3 reviews

Religious place inside the cave

Ancient temple of Shiva, kept in good condition. It is also adventure like visiting lonely place going down from the hill, visit temple in cave again going up, a good walking exercise. A very good experience of visiting a heritage temple. I will say if you are travelling and having interest in visiting new places then it will be a good to visit Jata Shankar.

Varuna Kumar

Varuna Kumar5.0/5

2 reviews

God's Marvel

To feel god's presence one must visit his temple. In the remotest of place one could not imagine how settles a beautiful temple. To go there you have to go 200 stairs down but it's worth all the effort and in between you could see Mountains in shape of loin and Hanuman ji.
  • God's Marvel
  • God's Marvel
  • God's Marvel

Ravi Agarwal

Ravi Agarwal5.0/5

22 reviews

Most famous temple in the cave

In Pachmarhi there are so many temple and Jatashankar Mahadev cave is one of the most famous temple. The beauty of this place is so good no one can imagine.
  • Most famous temple in the cave

Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Rizwanuddin Rafiq5.0/5

3023 reviews

The Shrine Of Lord Shiva

A natural cave located deep ravine, became a pilgrim spot for Hindus, as one of the ancient Shrine of The Lord Shiva, also called Jata Shankar. Here you will find two ponds of water one cold and other one warm. On the way to spot beautiful rocks like cliffs. Cave contains naturally formed Lingam. Worth to visit, you will be having a natural memory.
  • The Shrine Of Lord Shiva
  • The Shrine Of Lord Shiva
  • The Shrine Of Lord Shiva
  • The Shrine Of Lord Shiva

Rounak Badjatya

Rounak Badjatya5.0/5

5 reviews

Holy place and land of Lord Shiva

Caves are very old and mesmerising. Whole place is holy land of Lord Shiva. There are proper steps to go down to see Shivling. Must visit place in Pachmarhi, without visiting this then Pachmarhi trip is not worth.

Pkmohanty .

Pkmohanty .5.0/5

7 reviews

Nice to visit, many medicinal plants and herbs

The temple is down the hills and you have to descend around sixty odd steps to reach the place. There are various shapes of animals and Gods on the hills which were created over time by the falling water which cuts across the sandstone hills. You have to bend down your way to the temple and as per the tradition first you will get Prasad then you will have the darshan of Lord Shiva. The water from the small streams accumulated in front of the deity is very pure and cool and you can carry it in a bottle. There are many shops on the way to the cave, where you can find all types of ayurvedic herbs and medicines.

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1 review

Attractive and interesting stories

Best place, peace of mind, they are called as Ac caves, interesting history. Always take a guide, you will feel more attracted. I felt this is the best place to visit.

Vivek Mishra

Vivek Mishra4.6/5

24 reviews

A beautiful and adventurous place

A beautiful and adventurous place. A number of holy symbols engraved, in the rocks. Straight rocks beautify this place. There are many ayurvedic shops, if want to buy anything. Guides are available on cheap rates, you can hire them.

Paras Jain

Paras Jain4.3/5

2 reviews

Cave with captivating beauty

If you are in Pachmarhi, you must see the Jata Shankar Cave. It is a beautiful cave with spiritual feel. Nature beauty and great sightseeing attracted me the most. Must carry your camera to catch the beauty of the caves.

Photos of Jata Shankar Cave

Jata Shankar Cave, Pachmarhi

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Ravi Agarwal

Rocks by side
Jata Shankar Cave, Pachmarhi

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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Jata Shankar Cave, Pachmarhi
Jata Shankar Cave, Pachmarhi

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Sv Ramana

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Jata Shankar Cave, Pachmarhi

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Varuna Kumar

Jata Shankar Cave