Panchmarhi is caaled [Queen of Satpura] ,
Pachmarhi is a beautiful hill station located at heart of India , Madhya
Pachmarhi is also an archaeological
treasure-house. Cave shelters in the Mahadeo Hills has beautiful rock
paintings. Most of these rock painting have been placed in the period 500-800 AD, but
earliest one of paintings is about 10,000 years old.
Hotels : Pachmarhi
Hotel Pandav Pachmarhi
Pachmarhi: Places to visit
Catholic Church was
Built in 1892 by the British, the Catholic Church is a blend of French and
Irish architecture. Its Belgium stained-glass win-dows add rare attraction
and beauty to the building. The Church has a cemetery attached to it and
graves date from 1859, World War I and II.
Chirst Church was
Built in 1875 by the British, this church is generally regarded as the most
beautiful small church in Madhya Pradesh. The Church's architecture is
fascinating; its 'sanctum-sanctorum' has a hemispherical dome on top with
its ribs ending with faces of angels. The stained-glass panes adoring the
walls and rear of the altar were imported from Europe. They present a
gorgeous view as sun rays pass.
is a viewing point marks the place from where Pachmarhi was
discovered. In 1857 Tis Capfrain Forsyth a Bengal Lancer , Approached the
plateau at the head of a column of troops. At this point (originally name'
after him), he first glimpsed the extraordinary beauty of this aucer-shaped
scenic spot. Acting on Forsyth's information the British developed Pachmarhi
as a sanatorium and his resort and even today, their legacy remains,
embodied Pachmarhi's church and colonial architecture.
Apsara Vibaii is
a lovely little bathing pool, and easily accessible from Jai Stambh, this
'fairy pool' is an idea. Picnic spot for families with children, as the pool
is shallow. Deepening only towards the base of the fall which cascade gently
into its waters.
Rajat Pratap is made for people seeking adventure will find it in this ten-minute walk over rocks and
boulders from Apsara Vihar to the top of Rajat Pratap, the 'big fall'. A
thrilling experience is looking straight down to the bottom of the fall
which plunges down a 350-foot-high precipice.
Raj Giri : Raj Giri is also known as Club Hill, this is a short, easy climb from Pachmarhi Club to a 300-feet-high spot from where you get a panoramic view
Jalawataran (Duchess Fall)
Duchess Fall is
3 km along the path fromBelle View, branching off from the milestone for
Bhrant Neer, is a route to the beautiful Duchess Fall. The descent is steep
and the trek a strenuous one for almost all of the 4 km walk to the base of
the first cascade of the fall. This waterfall, which tumbles down in three
distinct cascades, is the most picturesque of all Pachmarhi's falls.
is a hill can be scaled from both east and west. For the rock-climbing
enthusiast, there are some easy scalings to be done near the summit. Near
the western summit is an underground passage leading down the northern face.
Sunder Kund (Saunder's Pool)
Sunder Kund is a
crossing the stream below Duchess Fall and following a footpath about 2.5 km
in a south-west direction, brings one to a huge rocky pool in the Jambu Dwip
stream. This is an excellent place for swimming.
Handi Khoh has 300-feet-high precipice and
dramatically steep sides. A solitary place, with water flowing far, far
below with an inces sant murmuring sound, Handi Khoh's overhanging crag
shelter gigantic, undisturbed, beehives.
Irene Pool is
a pretty pool was discovered by Irene Bose, wife of Justice Vivian Bose,
and named after her. The approach to this bathing spot is from the car stop
to Reech Garh, The route upstream leads to a cave, through which the stream
goes underground and then over a khud in a series of falls.
Holy Jata Shanker is
a sacred cave under a mass of loose boulders in which the Jambu Dwipstream
has its sources. It is said that Lord Mahadeo reached the place by tunnel
from Tilak Sindur to save himself from the demon-king Bhasmasur. A rocky
formation of this place resembles the matted locks of Lord Shiva, hence the
Chauragarh: Chauragarh is
four km from Mahadeo, it is one of Satpura's prominent
landmarks, the summit crowned with emblems of Mahadeo worship.
Dhupgarh: Dhoop Garh is highest point in the Satpura range, it commands a magnificent
view of the surrounding ranges.
Pandav Caves are the famous caves from which Pachmarhi takes its name.
According to popular belief, the Pandav brothers spent a part of their exile
here. The Hearer's Cave, so named because of one of its paintings a man
seated and playing a harp - is close to the Jata Shankar shrine. Chieftain's
Cave derives its name from a battle scene showing two chieftains on horses.
Another painting depicts women and a child sitting in a hut. A terrace that
runs the length of the south, south-east and east faces of Kites Crag has
some fine cave paintings,most of which are in white or outlined in red.
Several animals and birds are depicted.
Access : Pachmarhi
Air: The nearest airport is Bhopal (195 km), connected by regular flights
with Delhi, Gwalior, Indore and Mumbai.
Rail: Pipariya (47 km), on the Mumbai-Howrah main hue via Allahabad, is the
most convenient railhead.
Road: Pachmarhi is connected by regular bus services with Bhopal,
Hoshangabad, Nagpur, Pipariya and Chhindwara Taxis are available at Pipariya.
Best Season: Pachmarhi
Throughout the year