The bowl-shaped heritage hill station in Madhya Pradesh which is widely famous as "Satpura ki Rani" (Queen of Satpura) is located in Hoshangabad district. It lies at a height of 1000m, as well the top point at Satpura and Vindhya Range. Experience the popular points of Pachmarhi, it is highly revered for jungles, watercourse and waterfalls that get high on nature and give a relaxed feeling with the ecstasy environment. Pachmarhi is sure to make you feel calm, the way you felt when you put your bare feet on the garden grass for the first time, as a child. Heart, mind and soul. Experiences you wouldn’t want to miss
Pachmarhi is a popular summer getaway and holidaying destination for tourists in and around Madhya Pradesh. Invested with multitude blessings from nature, the place remains an ideal vacationing idyll throughout the year. Its bewitching surroundings, mottled with many places of tourist interest, make it a day-tripper's delight.
Detailed below are some locations that demand visitations during excursions and pleasure trips from Panchmarhi.
Bee Fall at Pachmarhi is one of the most spectacular Waterfalls in the hill station of Pachmarhi. The bathing pools on the origin of the fall are worth enjoying. This shot was captured at upstream waters were the perennial stream tumble down 35 meters, giving a spectacular view. Pachmarhi is a hill station in Madhya Pradesh state of central India.
Apsara Vihar / Fairy Pool
Apsara Vihar is a naturally formed pool with a beautiful and small waterfall. Exciting and easily accessible fall with a shallow pool towards its base is an ideal picnic spot for families with small children. Fondly known as Fairy Pool, Apsara Vihar is situated in the hills of Pachmarhi near Pandava Caves. The 30 feet high waterfall forms a shallow pool, which is a popular picnic spot among locals as well as tourists.
The Satpura's most prominent landmark is crowned with Trishuls offered by the worshipers to Lord Shiva. Chauragarh is the third most elevated peak in Pachmarhi and is a pilgrimage site with Lord Siva's sanctuary at the top. A 4 km trek from mahadeo takes you to the most sacred place in Pachmarhi.
Christ Church is one of the religious places in Pachmarhi build in 1875 by the British, it is regarded as the most beautiful small church in Madhya Pradesh. It has a hemispherical dome on the top and the church does not contain even a single pillar for support. The stained glass planes on the rear wall present a gorgeous view as the sun rays pass through them.
Rajat Pratap / Big Fall
After a challenging trek uphill from Apsara Vihar, passing many boulders and uneven rocky track, you will see a water stream emerging from a height of around 350 feet. This fall looks like a silver streak wrapped in green. The straight single drop is the highest among all the waterfalls in Pachmarhi and 30th highest waterfall in India. This beautiful fall is known for its massive look in the way it falls.
Regarded as the holy place of lord Shiva since generations, it features excellent cave shelter with impressive Shivlinga. The Shivlinga overlooks a pool which is said to be always filled because of drops of water from the rocks which fall on the top of the Shivlinga. Mahadeo is also known as the place where Lord Shiva had ablaze Rakshasa Bhasmasur by making the Rakshasa keep his own hand on his head.
A sacred cave under a mass of loose boulders overlooks overhanging rocks which resemble the matted locks of Lord Shiva. The cave serves as a shrine to the God Shiva and is a popular destination for pilgrims. Jata means hair and Shankar is another name of Lord Shiva. This holy place is also the origin of the Jambu Dwip stream.
Five ancient caverns carved out on a sandstone rock, in a low hillock, forms these famous caves of Pachmarhi. Currently, they stand as protected monuments of the hill station. Pachmarhi is a combination of the two words 'Panch' and 'Marhi', which translates to 'Five Caves' or 'Five Huts' in Hindi.
A wonderful natural amphitheatre in the rock approached through a cave-like entrance. Reechgarh is a huge cave hidden within the folds of the hill of Pachmarhi, which gets its name from a local legend.
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45 kilometres by road from Piparia station on the Indian Railways. Piparia is on the Itarsi Jabalpur train line, a 2 hrs train run from Jabalpur. Its main connection to the world is the road link through Matkuli. The 35 km Matkuli - Pachmarhi road is the only metalled road to Pachmarhi. The nearest airport is BHOPAL from where it has good road connectivity too.
The nearest airports are Bhopal (195 km) and Nagpur (275 km), which are quite very well connected by regular flights from Delhi, Mumbai and Indore.
Nearest station Pipariya (50km) is on the Mumbai-Howrah via Allahabad. Trains connect Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Nagpur and Raipur.
Pachmarhi is connected by regular bus and taxi sevices from Bhopal, Indore, Hoshangabad, Nagpur, Pipariya, Jabalpur, Raipur and Chhindwara.