Jan 232013
 

 

Hoshangabad

Hoshangabad is a holy place and is a district headquarters and Narmdapuram region headquarters in the part of Madhya Prdesh state. Hoshangabad district lies in the central Narmada Valley and on the northern bordering of the Satpura Hill. Hoshangabad city is famous for holy river Narmada. 

Every Amavasyas, Makrasankranti, Mahasivaratri and all Hindu famous festival thousands of pilgrims visited to this place for the holy bath. Sethani ghat is the most popular ghat (river bank) for the holy bath.

A thousand of pilgrims visited to this place for the sacred bath at the time of Makrasankranti, Mahasivaratri & all Amavasyas. A Sethani ghat is the most popular ghat for the holy bath. 

Narmdapuram

Narmada Jayanti and Ramji Baba mela is famous in the winter season. Every year one month mela held in the Samadhi of Ramji Baba. Thousands of pilgrims attend these events.  

LOCATION

Hoshangabad is connected by rail and road with all major cities of the state. Hoshangabad is on the main railway line to Delhi – Chennai and therefore most of the prime trains halt at this station. The nearest airport is Bhopal (75 KM), connected by regular flights with Delhi, Gwalior, Indore and Mumbai. Regular bus services are reachable from Hosangabad to Bhopal (75 KM), Pipariya (74 KM) and Itarsi (18 KM) on a daily basis. Itarsi is a main railway junction of the Central Railway,

Setani Ghat

Narmada River  ( नर्मदा)

Narmada River is the separate river in India that flows in a rift valley and flows in central India between North India and South India. Narmada River increasing in Madhya Pradesh state that runs from east to west along with the Tapti River and the Mahi River. Narmada flows over a length of 1,312 km earlier draining through the Gulf of Cambey (Khambat) into the Arabian Sea, 30 km west of Bharuch city of Gujarat. The Narmada River has a enormous water supply capability for agriculture and economy of the region. More than 90% of water flow occurs during the monsoon months of June to September.


Narmada River is also known as Rewa. This river which is reflected as holy as Ganga starts from Amarkantak. On the banks of Narmada many Shiv temples and ashrams of religious persons are situated. Persons consider “Narmada” bath as important as “Ganga” bath.

भारतीय संस्कृतिमें नर्मदा नदीका विशेष महत्त्व है । जिस प्रकार उत्तर भारतमें गंगा- यमुना नदियोंकी महिमा है, उसी प्रकार मध्य भारतमें नर्मदा नदी जन-जन की आस्थासे जुडी हुई है । स्कंदपुराणके रेवाखंडमें नर्मदाके माहात्म्य और इसके तटवर्ती तीर्थोंका वर्णन है । – नर्मदा नदी भारत के मध्यभाग में पूरब से पश्चिम की ओर बहने वाली  मध्य प्रदेश और  गुजरात राज्य में बहने वाली एक प्रमुख नदी है, जो  गंगा के समान पूजनीय है। महाकाल पर्वत के अमरकण्टक शिखर से नर्मदा नदी की उत्पत्ति हुई है। नर्मदा सर्वत्र पुण्यमयी नदी बताई गई है तथा इसके उद्भव से लेकर संगम तक दस करोड़ तीर्थ हैं।

Narmada River Map   

Jan 192013
 

Chintaman Ganesh

Chintaman Ganesh Temple Sehore

Sehore is famous for Chintaman Ganesh Temple.  This lord Ganesh Temple is very old and historical place in the time of Maharaja Vikrmaditya.  Sehore was commonly known as Siddhpur in the kingdom of Vikramaditya. Chintaman Ganesh Temple is situated in the west-north of Sehore.

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Jan 092013
 

Tawa Dam near Itarsi

Tawa Dam

Tawa dam side is totally full of greenery, full of water, full of places for adventurous trekking and peaceful everywhere. Tawa Dam is a large Dam on the Tawa River in central India. It is located in near Itarsi, Hoshangabad District of Madhya Pradesh. The construction of the Tawa Dam, which began in 1958 and was completed in 1978. 

Location : Tawa Dam (30 km from Itarsi Railway Junction and 120 km from Bhopal airport)

Best time to travel : October to March in winter and peak rainy season.

Travel :

  •    Rail : by train to Itarasi (In Delhi-Mumbai / Delhi – Chennai route )
  •    Road : From Bhopal – 120 km
  •    From Itarsi – 30 km
  •    From Hosangabad – 60 Km
  •    Air : Reach Bhopal by Delhi / Mumbai then from Bhopal to Tawa dam side by bus / car/ jeep in 3 hours.guest house

Alteration :

  •  Shiva Temple – In nearness of  dam location a beautiful Shiva Temple.  
  •  Guest House – In the guest house we have very nice view of the valley and nice place to sit and spend time with family and friends.
  •  Sunset views from dam location – In nearness of  dam a  location of Sunset Views.tawa

After reaching Tawa Dam  here you can take a rest in the guest house and after you can start your side seeing. First of all make program that you should be at dam side on the evening or morning. It is around 10 km from the guest house and reached there well before sunset and started viewing the ultimate colors created during sunset on the water.

 

Tawa Reservoir :


Tawa Reservoir is located at Hoshangabad District in Madhya Pradesh. This large reservoir is located on The Tawa River. This reservoir was created only after the building of the Tawa Dam, which began in the year 1958 and the construction work was completed in the year 1978. At the time of the construction of the Tawa reservoir, almost forty-four villages were submerged.sunset

Tawa Reservoir is nestled between the western boundary of the Satpura National Park and Bori Wildlife Sanctuary. Water Resources Department of Madhya Pradesh bears the responsibility to maintain the Tawa Reservoir. The reservoir is almost 57.91 meters high and 1,815 meters long.

Area: 225 km²

Catchment area: 5,983 km²

Mar 252012
 

SALKANPUR TEMPLE (Bijasan Mata Mandir, Salkanpur Mandir)

salkanpur temple

Salkanpur Devi Mandir

Salkanpur Temple is located in Sehore district near Budhni, Salkanpur Temple is at a distance of 70 km from Bhopal by road and nearest railway station is Hoshangabad which is on the Bhopal- Itarsi route. Salkanpur temple is devoted to goddess Durga and the presiding deity here is Ma Durga Beejasan one of the incarnation of the goddess Durga. It is a very old Temple but at the present temple renovates by Salkanpur trust.

Salkanpur Temple is situated on an 800 ft high hillock and has more than 1000 stairs. There is also Ropeway service tourist can easily reach. And also reach from the approach road from  back side of the temple. Salkanpur Temple is located in near Rehti village Dist. Sehore Madhya Pradesh, Salkanpur Temple is 25 km from Hoshangabad, 45 Km from Itarsi, 70 km from Bhopal and 150 km from Indore, everyone can reach by car, taxi, bus etc.

Bijasan mata mandir Salkanpur is a sacred shrine and devoted to nine forms of the Devi – Nava Durga. Mela is held here during Navaratri. One of the most famous festivals in India is Navratri which is observed twice in a year.Navratri festival is dedicated to Goddess Durga, Laxmi and Saraswati.

Main attraction :

During Navaratri a mela is also held here.  Many vacationers came here during Navaratri mela .

How to reach :

Salkanpur Temple is located in near Rehti village Dist. Sehore Madhya Pradesh. Salkanpur  is 25 km from Hoshangabad Railway Station. 45 km from Itarsi Railway station. Nearest Airport is Bhopal 70 Km, Indore 150 km, Jabalpur 300 Km and Nagpur 290 Km. Everyone can reach by car, taxi, bus etc.

Dec 162011
 

Pachmarhi

Places to visit PachmarhiMahadev Pachmarhi

Mahadeo Hill 
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.

places to visit pachmarhi (Bee Falls)

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.

Catholic Church
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.

Christ Church
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.

Priyadarshini Point
Priyadarshini Point  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.

Apsara Vibaii
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.

Rajat Pratap
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
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.

Handi Klioh
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.

Irene Pool
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.

Jata Shankar

Jata Shankar
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)

Priyadarshini

Pandav Caves
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)
  • Jatashankar
  • Duchess Fall
  • Pachmarhi hill
  • Pansy Pool
  • Waters meet
  • Picadilly circus
  • Patharchatta
  • Crumps crag
  • Lady Robertson's view
  • Colletin Crag
  • Mount Rosa
  • Handi Kho
  • Reechgarh
  • Rajendra Giri
  • Bansri bihar
  • Little Fall
  • Naagdwari

Pachmarhi Hill Stations

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Dec 102011
 

Chhindwara Tourism Place

Prominent tourist spots in the district  Chhindwara include Patalkot,Tamia,Tribal museum, Chota Mahadev caves, Devgarh fort, Nadadvari, Hot water spring at Anhoni, Radhadevi caves and Jam Sanvali Temple (near Sousar).

Patalkot

'Patalkot' situated in the hilly block 'Tamia' of Chhindwara District, has acquired great importance because of its Geographical and Scenic beauty. Patalkot is a lovely land scape located at a depth of 1200-1500 feet in a velley. Because of the great depth at which it is located this place is christened as 'Patalkot' ('Patal menas very deep, in Sanskrit). When one looks down the place sitting at the top of the valley, the place looks like a horse shoe in shape. People belive it as the entrance to 'Patal'. There is one more belief that after worshipping 'Lord Shiva' Prince 'Meghnath' had gone to Patal-lok through this place only. People say that this place was ruled by Kings in 18th and 19th Century and that there was a long tunnel connecting this place to 'Pachmarhi' in Hoshangabad District.

PatalkotThe place is spread over an area from 22.24 to 22.29 Deg. North, 78.43 to 78.50 Deg. East. The place is located at a distance of 62 Km from the district headquarters in the North-West direction, and 23 Km from Tamia in North-East direction. Patalkot is spread over an area of 79 Sq.Km. at an average height of 2750-3250 feet above Mean Sea Level. 'Doodh' river flows in the picturesque valley. It is a treasure of forest and herbal wealth. There are 12 villages and 13 hamlets in this valley, with a total population of 2012 (1017 male and 995 female). Most of the people belong to 'Bharia' and 'Gond' tribes. Because of the inaccessibility of this area, the tribals of this region were totally cut off from the civilised world. But, with the constant efforts being made by the Government, tribals of this area started tasting the advantages of adopting civilised life. 'Patalkot Development Agency' has taken up the overall development of this area and people. Now, there are Primary Schools, Primary Health Centres, Veterinary Health Centres etc. serving the needs of these people. The Government has built stop dams for irrigation purpose, people started using modern cultivation methods, tools. They employ diesel/ electric pump sets to irrigate their land, use improved seeds, fertilisers. Every effort is being made to bring these people to the main stream. The day is not far away when we can see our tribal brothers of Patalkot mixing well with the modern world. 'Patalkot' is attracting many tourists because of its geographical location, scenic beauty, culture of the people who live here, and the immense and rare herbal wealth.

Patalkot chhindwara

CHOTA MAHADEV CAVE AT TAMIA

Tamia village is situated at a distance of 32 miles from Chhindwara on Chhindwara – Pachmari Road. The steep hills, dense forests, and big winding ghats have all combined to make Tamia a beauty spot and a tourist place. A P.W.D. rest house is picturesquely situated on a steep hill commanding an extensive view of the deep jagir forests and mountainous ranges of Satpura notably Mahadeo and Chaura Pahad in the background. The view from the rest house is noted for its constantly shifting natural scenary which is inspiring to the visitors to this place.

Tamia chhindwara

The government postal bungalow situated in Tamia is a pleasant place as it is located in hilly range at 3765 feet height above Mean Sea Level surrounded by dense forest. The sunrise and sunset scenes give a breath taking experience to the visitors. About 1.5 Km from this bungalow there is a cave where in the holy 'Shivling' (the diety of Lord Shiva) of 'Chota Mahadev' exists. Just beside the cave is a small water fall. Both of these provide a feast to the eyes of the visitors.

DEVGARH FORT

This famous historical fort of Devgarh is situated 24 miles south of Chhindwara beyond Mohkhed. The fort is built on a hill which is fortified by a deep valley clothed with dense reserve forest. The fort is approachable upto its foot by motor road. The nature is bountiful here.

It was the capital of 'Gond' empire till 18th Century and had its glory and glitter at that time. Now, one can find only the delapitated remains of the mighty kingdom and fort. Devgarh kingdom was considered to be the largest tribal kingdom in Central India. The archeological structures like palace, fort and other buildings make it a beautiful tourist place and remind us of the past glory. It is believed that there was a secret underground passage connecting Devgarh to Nagpur, which was used by the kings to escape at times of emergency.

Among the remnants of the fort the main gate facing North speaks of its past glory. Besides this, there remain Nagarkhana, a place of cattle drum, scattered remnants of the fort walls and ruins of the Darbar Hall. There is a curious reservoir named 'Mortitanka' at the top of the fort. It is said that at one time the water stored in the reservoir remained so clear that one could have a clear view of even a coin lying at its bottom. It is believed to be built by King Jatava of Gond Dynasty. The design of Devgarh fort is much akin to Moghul architecture, and hence some historians are of the view that the fort was built by Bakhta Buland who succeeded King Jatava.

At present Devgarh village is a small inhabitance. The ruins at this place speak of its past glory.

DevgarhPort

WATERFALLS AT KUKDI KHAPA & LILAHI

The picturesque location of Kukdi khapa water fall falls in the Chhindwara to Nagpur narrow gauge railway line, between the stations Umaranala and Ramakona. The water fall is situated in the panoramic 'Sillevani' Mountain range. The height of this fall is approximately 60 feet. The location is more beautiful immediately after a spell of good rains. While travelling in the train along the narrow gauge towards Nagpur one can visualise this beautiful picnic spot.

"Kukdi Khapa Water Fall / Lilahi Water Fall"]

Waterfall

The Lilahi Water fall is located in the down stream of the District's second biggest river 'Kanhan'. This fall is situated in the route from Mohkhed to Pandhurna via Devgarh. It is close to the place called 'Narayan Ghat' near Lilahi village on the Kanhan river. The lovely sight of the water fall surrounded by mountain rocks and colourful nature is in deed a feast to the visitor. The water fall will have sufficient down flow water from July to January months.

GOTMAR MELA (FAIR) OF PANDHURNA

Sixty five kilometers from Chhindwara, in the headquarters of 'Pandhurna' tahsil a unique fair (mela in hindi) by name 'Gotmar Mela' is celebrated every year on the second day to 'Bhadrapad' New Moon day. This fair is celebrated on the banks of the river 'Jam'. A long tree is erected in the middle of the river with a flag at its very top. The residents of the villages 'Savargaon' and 'Pandhurna' gather on either bank of the river, and start pelting stones ('Got') at the persons of the opposite village who try to cross into the mid of the river and remove the flag on top of the tree trunk. The village whose resident succeeds in removing the flag will be considered victorious. The whole activity happens amidst the chanting of the sacred name of 'Maa' Durgaji. Several people get wounded in this celebration and the District Administration makes elaborate arrangements for the smooth conduct of this rare fair.GOTMAR MELA Pandhurna

TRIBAL MUSEUM

The Tribal Museum started in Chhindwara on 20th April 1954 has acquired 'State Museum' status in the year 1975. And on 8th September 1997 the Tribal Meseum name has been changed to "Shri Badal Bhoi State Tribal Museum". Shri Badal Bhoi was a revolutionary tribal leader of the district. He was born in Dungria Titra village of Parasia tehsil in 1845. Under his leadership thousands of tribals were demonstrated at collectors bunglow in 1923, held Lathi charge and he was arrested. On 21st August 1930 he was arrested by English Ruler for breaking the Forest rule at Ramakona (under the leadership of Shri Vishnath Damodhar) and sent to Chanda jail. He left his last breath in jail in 1940 after the english ruler given poison to him. Due to his contribution to the national freedom strugle, the Tribal museum name has been changed to "Shri Badal Bhoi State Tribal Museum". Since 15th August 2003, the Tribal Museum remains opened for tourists on Sundays also.

TRIBAL MUSEUM          

As per the directions of head of the Tribal Research Organisation, Bhopal the district Tribal museum "Shri Badal Bhoi State Tribal Museum" is maintained by Museum Incharge Officer with the help of artists and peons. It is comprises of 14 rooms, 3 galleries and two open galleries. It depicts the Tribal culture of 45 (approx.) tribal communities living in Madhya Pradesh & Chhatisgarh states. It is the oldest and the biggest Tribal Museum in Madhya Pradesh. Since 1st September 2003, nominal entry fee of Rs.2.00 per head is being collected. Before to this it was allowed free of cost. Everyday 200-250 visitors visiting the Tribal Museum, which depicts the usefulnes and attractiveness of the museum.

NEELKANTHI

Some ruins of a temple can be seen by the side of Siphna stream which flows at some distnace of Neelkanthi, a village which is 14 miles south-east of Chhindwara town. The entrace gate to the main temple is said to date back between 7th and 10th century. It is believed that at one time an area of 264 x 132 Sq. feet inside the gate was surrounded by a rampart. The stone slabs of the gate are fastened together with iron hooks. An illegible insciption can be found on one of the stone pillars of the temple. There is a reference to Raja Krishna III of Rashtrakut kingdom. The design of the gate is Bahmanic style.

ANHONI

Anhoni village is situated near Mahuljhir Police Station and at a distance of 2 miles from the village Jhirpa on Chhindwara-Piparia road. The place is within forest area. A hill stream with hot and boiling Sulphur springs flow near the village. These springs at a further distance assume the form of a nullah. The water of this spring is believed to be beneficial for skin diseases and for certain impurities of the blood.

Jam Savari Hanuman Temple

Jam Savari Hanuman Temple chhindwara

OTHER PLACES OF IMPORTANCE

'Kalyani Devi' temple in 'Kapurdha' village near 'Chourai'

'Sharada Devi' temple in 'Saliwada' near 'Amarwara'.'Sharada Devi' temple in 'Saliwada' near 'Amarwara'.

'Nagadwari' caves in Junnardeo Tahsil, where one of the caves is so big to shelter thousands of people from rain.

Sep 182011
 

Pachmarhi Hill Stations

Pachmarhi is a most famous hill station in Madhya Pradesh state of central India, correspondingly famous for the Pachmarhi Cantonment. It is identified as "Satpura ki Rani" (Queen of Satpura).  It is the bowl shaped mount resort in Madhya Pradesh is frequently called as the supreme of Satpura ranges.  Its situated at a height of 1067 m in a valley of the Satpura Range in Hoshangabad district. The highest top point in the central India area Dhupgarh at 1130 m is situated here.  It is very much attractive to the particularly revolutionary officer of the British rule. It was introduced to western world by Captain James Forsyth of the British Army in 1857. Pachmarhi became a hill station and sanatorium for British crowds in the Central Areas of India. Its similarly performed as the summer capital for the Central Regions. The forest around the town is home to much rare diversity of plants. UNESCO added Pachmarhi Park to its list of Biosphere Reserves in May 2009.

Pachmarhi town is a small town and most of the area is under Indian Army's control and lies in Pachmarhi Cantonment, overall population of nearby 10,000 populations, with the widely held of it being the Army.

The town has several tourist hotels including the hotel run by Department of Tourism (Govt. of Madhya Pradesh). Private resorts and cottage/hotel services are similarly obtainable. 

How to Reach Pachmarhi Hill Stations

The nearest airport is Bhopal (195 km), connected by regular flights with Delhi, Gwalior, Indore and Mumbai. The Pachmarhi city is also well connected with some of the major cities of India. Regular bus services are reachable from Pachmarhi to Bhopal (200 KM), Pipariya (54 KM) and Chhindwara (135 KM) on a daily basis. Nearest railway station to reach Pachmarhi is Pipariya. This railway station is on the main line to Mumbai – Howrah and therefore most of the prime trains halt at this station. Taxis are accessible at Pipariya in any time

Best time to visit Pachmarhi Hill Stations

The best time to visit Pachmarhi is between October to March for the pleasurable and enjoyable weather as well. More than one lakh tourists, mostly domestic tourists, visit the Pachmarhi area. Maximum number of tourist visit in May-June followed by October-December. Every year several groups of students visit Pachmarhi area generally for Botanical excursion and explorations.

Places to visit Pachmarhi

The places of attraction seen at and around Pachmarhi area, Priyadarshani point, Hondi Khoh, Apsara Vihar, Rajat Prapat, Raj Giri, Lanjee Giri, Dutches Fall, Sundar Kund, Jatashankar, Chhota Mahadeo,  Manadeo, Chauragarh, Dhupgarh, Pandav cave, Cave Shelters. In Bori sanctuary, Churna, is also base for tourism. For a truly wilderness experience, the visitor or can arrive upto Neemghan through Panarpani gate. The flat land and good visibility along with rich wildlife makes excursions here unforgettable.

Madhya Pradesh Tourism

 

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Jul 242011
 


Chhindwara

Chhindwara district was formed on 1st november 1956.It is located on the south-west region of 'Satpuda range of mountains'.It is spread from 21.28 to 22.49 Deg. north (Longitude) and 78.40 to 79.24 Deg. East (Latitude) and spread over an area of 11,815 sq. km. This district is bound by the  plains of Nagpur district (in Chhindwara Bada TalabMaharastra) on the south,Hoshangabad and Narsingpur districts on the north,Betul district on the west and Seoni district on the east.

Chhindwara is a city in Madhya Pradesh state of central India. It is the administrative headquarters of Chhindwara District. Chhindwara is located in the valleys of Satpura  Range in India. It is amidst great hill stations like Panchmari and Tamia. It is the prime location for the Adivaasis or Gond tribes that are vanishing very fast. This place till today is a home to them and is quite dense and highly populated in the interiors.

The city of Chhindwara is reachable by rail or road from adjacent cities Nagpur and Jabalpur. The nearest airport is in Nagpur 125 kilometers. It's a nice place..quite hilly…its considered to be one of the coolest places in MP during summer…

Chhindwara Ram MandirThis district is famous for its forest and mineral wealth and also for a few eminent tourist spots such as Tamia, Patalkot, Devgarh Fort, Tribal Museum and renowned Gotmaar fair. One of the adjacent tourist spots is Bhartadev where a stone thought to weigh 10000 kilograms apparently stands on a pinpoint.

It is mainly a tribal city with lots of people from the Gondwana tribe. The main areas to visit near Chhindwara is Pachmarri which is about 125 Kms from the district and is considered to be one of the most beautiful hill stations in Madhya Pradesh.

Prominent tourist spots in the district include Patalkot,Tamia,Tribal museum,Chota Mahadev caves,Devgarh fort,Nadadvari,Hot water spring at Anhoni,Radhadevi caves and Jam Sanvali Temple (near Sousar).

How to Reach  Chhindwara

It can be accessed by road or by rail. However, airport is yet to be constructed at Chhindwara.

By Airport: The nearest airport is at Nagpur and a number of flights are available between Nagpur and the other major airports of India. Chhindwara can also be accessed via Bhopal/Jabalpur which is well connected by air with other major cities of India. After reaching Nagpur/Bhopal/Jabalpur one can reach Chhindwara by road or by rail only.

By Rail: From Bhopal/Jabalpur broad gauge trains are available to Chhindwara. After reaching Nagpur by broad gauge, since only meter gauge trains are available between Nagpur and Chhindwara, one will have to make the change of trains.

By Road: It can be approached by road from Nagpur (distance 130 kms.), Jabalpur (distance 215 kms.) or Bhopal (distance 286 kms.). Taxis and buses are readily available from these cities to Chhindwara.

Tourism in Chhindwara

The city of Chhindwara is reachable by rail or road from adjacent cities Nagpur and Jabalpur. The nearest airport is in Nagpur 125 kilometers. 

Apr 022011
 

Balajipuram

In the valley of satpuda India 5th dham known as Balajipuram . This place is full of worship, faithful, prayer this century connect people with god. This place called Balajipuram .If the Balajipuram is place of bow. Then balaji itself arrow for our culture then the people who do not believe in god it’s our aim.Rising the culture of Balajipuram attract the world and introduced our property our culture worship, social culture etc. No one is eternal in the universe but art is always alive the beauty of balaji defines they “satyam sivam sundram” its architecture is made on the basic of vastu sastra

Balajipuram BetulShri Rukmani Balaji Temple is situated at Betul Bazaar, in Betul District of Madhya Pradesh. This temple, dedicated to Lord Balaji, gives this town a reference name, Balajipuram.
The main building of the Shri Rukmani Balaji Temple conforms to the architecture used in south Indian temples. Reputed architects from south India were involved in the design work. Individual sections in the temple resemble smaller temples, enshrining idols of Lord Ganesh, Radha-Krishna, Goddess Durga and Lord Shiva. The main deity is referred by the name Laxmi Narayan.Situated outside the main building are 3 smaller temples dedicated to Lord Hanuman, Navagraha, and Saint Shirdi Sai Baba. There is an artificial pond named Gangakund, stretching from outside gate to the main building, which contains a total of 10 fountains. Another major attraction is a python shaped structure, which is actually a tunnel leading to all the shrines in the complex.The temple was inaugurated in the presence of the major religious heads from all over the country. The sanctifying ceremony was held from 29th January to 4th February 2001.The trust managing this temple provides free accommodation with basic facilities for the pilgrims. Free bus facility is available to and fro to the railway station and bus stand. Betul Bazaar can be reached via Betul, which is situated on the National Highway 69.