Pachmarhi: affectionately called ‘Satpura ki Rani‘ or ‘Queen of Satpura’, Pachmarhi is the only hill station in Madhya Pradesh. Nestled in the Satpura mountain range, Pachmarhi sits at an elevation of around 1,067 meters. This picturesque hill station in Madhya Pradesh is rich in cultural wealth, heritage and legends in its tourist attractions. It can be said that Pachmarhi is the hall of fame in the heart of the Indian subcontinent.Also Read – Weekend Destinations Near Kolkata: Planning a Trip to Kolkata? Visit These Tranquil Places – Watch the video
While the territory is bathed in Petrichor (fresh earth aroma from the first raindrops), the leaves shake with joy and the green of the land stands tall with elegant beauty. This is Pachmarhi in the monsoon. One of the best features of this place is that it blooms in full splendor when Indra, the lord of rain, emits a blissful spell of showers. During the monsoon, Pachmarhi is the ultimate getaway (regardless of the weekend) for the people of this state. Wondering what makes it so special?
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Pachmarhi in the monsoon is an experience you will never forget.
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Well, Pachmarhi sits on the loft greens of the Satpura Range and has an endless list of places to offer its visitors. Therefore, depending on one’s interests, one can indulge in the exploration of nature, history or mythology. It is a colorful amalgam of India in a nutshell, which is also a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
The serene landscapes of Pachmarhi were first discovered by Captain James Forsyth in 1857 when the nation was under the imperial rule of the British. It is believed he was on his way to quell a rebellion sparked in the state as part of India’s struggle for independence when he discovered this hill station of lush greenery and gushing waterfalls. Therefore, one can also find patches of colonial history with churches from the past in this city.
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Do you have a soft spot for sunsets? Then Dhoopgarh awaits your presence. It’s the highest point of the Satpura mountain range and there couldn’t be a better place to watch the sunset from the highest point. It also offers a 360 degree panoramic view of the lush greenery surrounding Pachmarhi. To reach this point one has to embark on an exhilarating hike through the falls and valley and voila! You are at the highest point of the mountain! Imagine the satisfying prospect.
This is one of the most famous tourist spots here because of its history – legends of Mahabharata. According to local lore, the five Pandava brothers from the epic Mahabharata took refuge here when they were in exile. It is also believed that sometime around 1St In the 19th century AD these caves also provided a roof for some Buddhist monks and thus also have certain religious connotations. Now a protected site, it also offers some stunning views.
This waterfall is among the tallest falls here with waterfalls from about 150 feet high. Also known as Jamuna Prapat, this waterfall will simply amaze you with its beauty. There is a small pool where the streams cascade down for travelers to enjoy a good cool dip in the water.
There are other famous waterfalls like Apsara Fall, Duchess Waterfall that tourists can visit.
This temple is more of a fascinating place. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it has a 40 foot long and narrow cave leading to one Shiv Linga and Ganesh Idol. Once you get there, you will be filled with various little narrations surrounding the temple. Although it is said that about 8 people are allowed at a time, it is best to explore it in person and uncover the hidden mystery of this temple.
Satpura National Park
Satpura National Park is one of the best and most important tiger reserves in India and is home to exotic species of flora and fauna. It is an essential part of the ecosystem in India as it is habitat for several endangered and threatened species. Along with the Bori and Pachmarhi Protected Areas, it has been declared a National Reserve Forest by the government. Here one can explore the shadows of nature and enjoy an exciting jungle safari. Beware, you might as well see Indian bison, wild boar, sloth bears, Malabar squirrels, countless migratory birds, etc.
This church is a testament to the colonial architecture of the British era. It is a historic Protestant church with archaic stone structures, Belgian stained glass panels with angels painted on them and epitaphs dating from around 1800. A colonial heritage, it shows influences of royal and European style architectural beauty.
To be honest, the list doesn’t end here. There are other places like Bison Lodge and Museum, Jata Shankar Cave, Handi Koh Gorge, Mahadeo Hills etc. Nonetheless, the places listed here are the MUST places for healthy monsoon experience in Pachmarhi.
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