Panchmarhi

Pachmarhi is a beautiful hill station in the evergreen plateau among the Mahadeo Hills of Madhya Pradesh. The visual panorama is a tapestry of red sandstone cliffs, deep gorges, verdant forests, flower-filled vales, streams and waterfalls cascading down every conceivable rock face creating pools of clear water. Natures beauty brings solace to the soul and this is every bit true of the pristine unspoilt splendour that one encounters in Pachmarhi. Besides Natures bounty this town has something for wildlife enthusiasts, bird watchers, trekkers, hikers, bikers, history-buffs and pilgrims.
Concealed within deep ravines and cliffs are ancient shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. The sacred site of Mahadeo in Chauragarh, Cave at JataShankar and Pandava Caves make Pachmarhi a pilgrimage destination. The lush green forests here provide ample opportunity for hiking and trekking. Dhoopgarh, the highest point in the Satpura range presents an amazing view of the surrounding ranges with a spectacular view of the sunset to top it.
The Satpura National Park is home to exotic bird and animal species and Government gardens and a museum are other places to visit. The town also presents an old world colonial era look with Red-roofed bungalows and pretty gardens, churches with stained glass windows, and a cantonment area. Pachmarhi is accessible by road from Bhopal, Pipariya and Nagpur with the nearest airport at Bhopal and the nearest railhead at Pipariya.
Best Time to Visit: October to June
Languages Spoken: Hindi
Climate: Moderate climate throughout the year
Natures Bounty: Mahadeo Hills, Dhoopgarh, Satpura National Park
Holy sites: Mahadeo in Chauragarh, Cave at JataShankar, Pandava Caves
Places to see: Stone Age cave paintings, Government gardens, Museum

Pachmarhi in Madhya Pradesh- Central India’s only hill Station

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It was raining heavinly so we moved quickly and covered the place from different angles. To avoid rains I devised a trick and used my cowboy and raincoat hats as one person would hold the cap while second will hold the device right under it and click photos. The trick worked really nice and we managed to get good shots even in heavy downpour without any damage to our cameras.

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Hindustan Ka Dil Dekho (M.P. Trip) – Part 3

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I would suggest taking the upper deck ticket (which is cheaper) instead of lower one, as it gives you a better view with open space. It was approx. one hour ride, which was full of fun and masti, people started dancing on the floor, and kids were enjoying the cruise experience. The view around was extraordinary, and we felt like lost in the sea. Total paisa vasool, one should not miss this in Jabalpur for sure.

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Pachmarhi – In Heaven’s Abode (Trek 2)

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he points in this trek mostly included temple caves and shrines. I was greatly exhilarated because i will be surrounded by mysticism and divinity of Mahadev Shiva for the whole day. Mahadev is a great source of inspiration ,he is a yogi and a warrior bestowed with great powers.
Jatashankar is a cave temple.One has to go deep into the ravine about 200-400 meters with the help of narrow stairways laid down supported by enormous rocks on both sides.These are sedimentary rocks mainly sandstone thus having loose gravel.In simpler words if one throws a sandstone it breaks.

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Pachmarhi – In Heaven’s Abode (Trek 1)

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We started walking carrying our backpacks to our first destination .. towards Pandav Caves .
While walking through the city , which is mainly an Army Cantonment area housing many servicemen, we happened to see a church named “Protestant Church” it was bolted and locked with some buffaloes grazing in the area enclosed within the walls of the church. Probably the church only opened on Sundays for public prayers,sermons and religious meetings.
This magnificent structure reminds one of the British annexation of this region and making it a summer hill resort.By looking at the church its medieval architecture and grandeur can easily be apprehended.
A few minutes walk ahead lead us towards the Pachmarhi lake towards the south surrounded by the Golf Course with local habitation around its pockets.

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Pachmarhi – In Heaven’s Abode (Part 1)

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It was the day before Vijay Dashmi (Dusherra) I along with my companion , butterflies in our stomach , an eject button that one calls ,far away from the hustle bustle of this metro polis,in order to embark on an escapade , boarded the Jabalpur bound train from Delhi in the evening of 5th October 2011 heading towards the thick meadows and lush green washed Satpura Ranges to feel the heavens abode in a place popularly known as the “Queen of The Satpura Mountains” — Pachmarhi.

The train was late by 45 minutes . It started staggering at a snail pace at Jhansi till Itarsi but gained momentum steadily towards the destination.The station had only two platforms occupied by almost all locals,many squatted relaxing & staring at the people ,hurriedly we moved out of the station to find a bunch of taxiwallas encircling us ….. I said we’ll return after visiting the town in a bid to get rid of them.

There was a mad chaos towards the streets with cows and bulls roaming in their most fashionable gait.One can push you very easily with an unapologetic face,throwing a sigh at you saying “bhaiya dekh ke chalo” with a dissenting and relentless tone on all your protests.

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Visiting rain washed Satpuras (Pachmarhi)

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This highest point between Himalayas in the North and the Nilgiris in the South, offered wondrous views of the smoky hills and floating clouds playing hide and seek with the mountain tops of Chauragarh. The hazy rocky outlines got hazier with the rain starting to pour. This is also the sunrise and the sunset point giving a bird eye view of the entire Pachmarhi city.

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इस यात्रा वृत्तांत के पिछले भाग में आपने पढ़ा कि कैसे राँची से रेल यात्रा प्रारंभ कर हम सब नागपुर पहुँचे। नागपुर में दीक्षा…

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