Places to visit Pachmarhi
Sandstone hills situated in the northern part of Satpura Range at an altitude of 1363 m, Mahadeo hill in southern Madhya Pradesh is famous for ancient shrine of Lord Shiva. This holy shrine holds an imposing idol of Lord Shiva and a fabulous Shivalingam. A hill with deep gorges and steep, Mahadeo hill is regarded as a holy place over centuries. A cave on the eastern portion of this majestic hill presents beautiful cave paintings. Inside cave is located a holy pond, where the devotees take a religious dip. The serene premises of this holy shrine will be crowded with millions of devotees on Mahashivaratri day.
Bee Falls (Jamuna Prapat)
A spectacular fall in stream, which provides drinking water to Pachmarhi, Bee Falls presents a picturesque look. One of most beautiful waterfalls of Pachmarhi, this charming water stream, which is also called as Jamuna Prapat, flows and jumps into valley and makes a buzzing sound. This magnificient cascade fills ever-lasting memories when one stays under its cold, fresh and pure water.
Built in 1892 by British, Catholic Church is a blend of French and Irish architecture. Its Belgium stained-glass win-dows add rare attraction and beauty to building. Church has a cemetery attached to it and graves date from 1859, World War I and II.
Build in 1875 by British, this church is generally regarded as the most beautiful small church in Madhya Pradesh. 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 walls and rear of the altar were imported from Europe. They present a gorgeous view as sun rays pass.
This vantage 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 extraordinary beauty of this aucer-shaped scenic spot. Acting on Forsyth's information British developed Pachmarhi as a sanatorium and his resort and even today, their legacy remains, embodied Pachmarhi's church and colonial architecture.
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 base of fall which cascade gently into its waters.
Those 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 fall which plunges down a 350-foot-high precipice.
Raj Giri : 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 of Pachmarhi.
Jalawataran (Duchess Fall)
3 km along the path fromBelle View, branching off from 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 base of first cascade of fall. This waterfall, which tumbles down in three distinct cascades, is most picturesque of all Pachmarhi's falls.
Lanjee Giri hill can be scaled from both east and west. For rock-climbing enthusiast, there are some easy scalings to be done near summit. Near western summit is an underground passage leading down northern face.
Sunder Kund (Saunder's Pool)
Crossing 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 Jambu Dwip stream. This is an excellent place for swimming.
Pachmarhi's most impressive ravine 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.
This pretty pool was discovered by Irene Bose, wife of Justice Vivian Bose, and named after her. Approach to this bathing spot is from car stop to Reech Garh, route upstream leads to a cave, through which stream goes underground and then over a khud in a series of falls.
A sacred cave under a mass of loose boulders in which Jambu Dwipstream has its sources. It is said that Lord Mahadeo reached place by tunnel from Tilak Sindur to save himself from demon-king Bhasmasur. A rocky formation of this place resembles matted locks of Lord Shiva, hence name.
Chauragarh Four km from Mahadeo, it is one of Satpura's prominent landmarks, summit crowned with emblems of Mahadeo worship.
Dhupgarh The highest point in Satpura range, it commands a magnificent view of surrounding ranges. (Places to visit Pachmarhi)
Pandav Caves are famous caves from which Pachmarhi takes its name. According to popular belief, Pandav brothers spent a part of their exile here. Hearer's Cave, so named because of one of its paintings a man seated and playing a harp – is close to 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 length of 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.
Some of the places of tourist interest here are: Places to visit Pachmarhi
- Rajat Prapat (Big Fall)
- Bee Fall
- Pandav Caves
- Bada Mahadev
- Gupt Mahadev
- Chauragarh (Shiv Devotees come here in huge numbers during Mahashivratri)
- Dhupgarh (The highest peak of the Satpuras and Madhya Pradesh)
- Handi Khoh (Deep Valley)
- Apsara Falls (Fairy Pool)
- Duchess Fall
- Pachmarhi hill
- Pansy Pool
- Waters meet
- Picadilly circus
- Crumps crag
- Lady Robertson's view
- Colletin Crag
- Mount Rosa
- Handi Kho
- Rajendra Giri
- Bansri bihar
- Little Fall
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