Kukru – The Crown Jewel of The Satpura Range

by Aparajita Mitra
Satpura range

Quite often you find yourself yearning to get away from it all. Just switch off and spend time in the moment, away from the many worries of life. You would find that Kukru, in the remote corners of the Satpura range, is the one such place.

Usually, road trippers in Madhya Pradesh tend to visit the more common destinations like Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, etc. Situated near the border of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, the magical place of Kukru is the embodiment of simpler times. It is not as popular as the other attractions of the Satpura range, like Pachmarhi in Madhya Pradesh and Chikaldhara in Maharashtra. However, spend a couple of days in this heavenly retreat and you will leave totally refreshed.

Do you know the mountain god, Satpura, wanted to get married to the river goddess, Narmada? Legend has it that he tried to hug her seven times but she was quite slippery. These seven hugs became the seven folds in the Satpura range. When you stand on a cliff near Kukru, you can count them and almost believe in the folk tale. Actually mystical and tranquil places like these make you believe in all the tales you hear about them.

kukru, Satpura range

Kukru Khamla

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So what can you do in Kukru? You can chill and watch the world go by. Gaze at the stars, watch beautiful sunsets from the edge of a cliff. Go on guided treks through the foothill jungles to experience the best of nature. Or just lose yourself in the heady aroma of the coffee plantations. You can also visit the nearby waterfalls and hilly areas.

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Crown Jewel of Satpuras

One of the best ways to check out this amazing locale is with the Crown Jewel of Satpuras package. This is a customized road trip experience by ScoutMyTrip, facilitated by Meanders India. This is a 3 D/2 N road trip from Bhopal and is the most wonderful way to explore the Satpura range.

You would stay in a Colonial Era property and explore the gorgeous mountains with your local guide. You will also get to spend time in the coffee plantations and watch the most spectacular sunset. On the second day, you can go on a hilly retreat. Visit a breathtaking waterfall and majestic hill fortress.

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The most important thing about this road trip is that it strikes the right balance between visiting popular and unexplored places in the Satpura range. You can find out more about the trip here.

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[…] Think of a place, unmarked and untarnished by human contact, nestled amidst the protective foothills of Satpuras. It does not get more offbeat than this. Lush greenery, fresh clean air and the heady aroma from the nearby coffee plantations, the sensory upheaval will rejuvenate you. Explore perennial waterfalls, dense forests, rocky pathways and many many hills. The century-old local colonial guest house simply adds to the whole experience and makes it that much richer. If you have wanted to try digital detox and failed, travel to the Crown Jewel of Satpuras, away from the usual tourist places in MP. You will not regret it. Read more about this place here […]

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