Narmada River is considered as one of the holiest rivers in India. It is said that the Holy Ganges cleanses herself of sins in waters of the Narmada. Like all rivers in India it is a hub of civilizations. The Vedas in order to preserve such a valuable source of sustenance accorded holy status to major river systems in the country.
The river originates in the hills of Amarkantak in the state of Madhya Pradesh in Central India. It flows from this hill retreat to the Bahruch in Gujarat where it meets the sea. The panoramic scapes of this river is most evident at Marble Rocks where it flows through a narrow gorge. Narbada tumbles down at Dhuandhar Falls and then flows through the unique and picturesque gorge. The rocks are made of limestone emboldened by vast array of colors that makes them so unique. A boat ride through the gorge is an enchanting experience.
Nearby Lametghat has lots of geological importance, there many ashrams of Hindu saints established here. The stepped embankments of Gwarighat are the most visited place in the town. Most of the Hindu rites and rituals are performed here. It is also a hub of places of worship Hindu ashrams, temples and Gurudwara Gwarighat. Guru Nanak Dev has visited the gurudwara during his travel.
The river is a crucial source of water for human habitations all along its length. It supports the finest forests in Central India most of which have been denuded. The river has been dammed near Jabalpur to divert water to agriculture and produce electricity. In spite of its Holy status it is the most dammed river system in India.