"Remembering That Good Time Spent in Pachmarhi" Pachmarhi by wilsontom

Pachmarhi Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 12 photos

Day 1 at Bhimbetka

2011 was a wonderful year to me as well as my friends, because we spent a lot of memorable time with each other. While completing our P.G Tourism from Sri Venkateswara College we had lots of fun. Best part of this academic year was our trip to Pachmarhi. This beautiful hill station is located at Madhya Pradesh (India). Pachmarhi is the only hill station of Madhya Pradesh. Pachmarhi situated on a large plateau ringed by hills on the evergreen central Satpura ranges, is known as the Queen of Satpura for its spectacular beauty. The hill station at a height 3550 ft. is located in Hoshangabad district, Madhya Pradesh. The place is surrounded by low lying rugged hills, ravines, beautiful forests, breathtaking waterfalls, serene pools and quiet glades.

Delhi to Bhopal in train and then in car our first destination which was enroute Pachmarhi, an historical place called Bhimbetka. It took around 1 and a half hour from Bhopal to reach bhimbetka. Before reaching over there, there was a railway crossing and as the Fatak was closed we had to wait for around 10 mins there and we explored the beautiful scenery of that place which was amazing with green farm land.The rock shelters and caves of Bhimbetka have a number of interesting paintings which depict the lives and times of the people who lived in the caves. We saw the lovely paintings and sculptures there and all of them depicted dancing, hunting, horse riding, animal fighting and many household scenes.

Pachmarhi

The saucer shaped valley of Pachmarhi, was discovered by Captain James Forsyth of the Bengal Lancers in 1857, and was developed as a sanatorium for the British troops. Dense forests and its inaccessibility for normal person had made it a safe place for hideout for freedom fighters like Rani Jhansi, Tatya Topa etc. Presence of 5 ancient caves had made it famous with the name of Pachmarhi where “Panch” means five and”Marhi” means caves. Its scenic beauty and climate had made it popular among Britishers during pre-independence era in summer season. The valley with it’s ‘not too cold but pleasant weather’ served as the summer capital of the central provinces during the British regime. The Victorian churches, bungalows and cemeteries left behind bring back remnants of the colonial past.

Day 2 we visited places like Jatasankar, which was a sacred cave under a mass of loose boulders situated 1.5 km from the bus stand in Pachmarhi town. As it is not possible to drive over there we have to walk and explore the temple by foot only. Then Bee fall, which was really awesome, Situated only 3 km from the town, Bee fall is a sensational water fall in the stream which provides drinking water to Pachmarhi. At evening to explore the sunset we left to the sunset point at Dhoopgarh which was the highest point in Pachmarhi.

Day 3

After having our breakfast we went to visit Handi Khoh , it’s An imposing canyon with a 300 feet high crag amidst a dense forest, Handi Khoh in Panchmarhi is endowed with marvelous scenery. The clinging rock face of this gulch is a haven of large beehives. Bounded by a deep woody forest, this lovely place is closely associated with Lord Shiva. After that we left to the last destination of our trip, Priyadarshini point. The view from this point is spectacular especially at sunset, when the three dominating peaks; Chauradeo to the left, Mahadeo in the centre and Dhupgarh, the highest point in the Satpura ranges to the right; appear glowing red and fiery in the setting sun against the purple background of the sky.

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  • In a nutshell:The best destination of my college life
  • Last visit to Pachmarhi: Feb 2011
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