Pachmarhi, the only hill station of Madhya Pradesh is singular in terms of sheer beauty as well. The beauty of Pachmarhi is drenched in waterfalls, hidden in cave temples and scattered in verdant forests. Step into the fantastic landscape of Pachmarhi and a cool breeze will refresh you as you escape the often steamy conditions of the plains. Pachmarhi offers an excuse to indulge whatever desires you are feeling at the moment. You may suddenly discover your love for nature while trekking on the fantastic trails. You may start craving a lazy dip in the innumerable pools that dot the landscape after an enriching jungle safari. The magnetic beauty of Pachmarhi has been a romantic twist with the different colonial buildings that now serve as comfortable guesthouses. The gentle aura of Pachmarhi is reminiscent of the Victorian nobility which the place seems to have not yet let go. Pachmarhi is the best place for you to enjoy the range of treasures the Satpura range has to offer.
How to Get There
By Air :
The nearest airport is at Bhopal, 195 km from Pachmarhi. Direct flights to Bhopal are available from Delhi and Mumbai.
By Rail :
The nearest railway station is at Piparia about 47 km from Pachmarhi. There are direct trains from Kolkata, Mumbai, and Chennai to Piparia.
By Road :
The city is also well linked with some of the major cities of India.
Jamuna Prapat (Bee Fall)
The glorious sheet of water gets shredded by the cliff rocks and fall on your shoulders massaging you completely. Even the sight of the milky froth of the waters descending gently can be a soothing experience. A relaxing bath can also be enjoyed in the pool.
The famous shrine of Lord Shiva rests on the beautiful hill called Mahadeo which shares its name with the shrine. The stunning image of Lord Shiva and the grandeur of the Shivalinga help in creating a holy aura around the place calming you. Natural beauty hangs around the hill. The cave which houses a holy pond is spectacular as well.
Natural wonders fill this splendid grotto. The presence of a naturally occurring Shivalingam cemented its reputation as a holy place for the devotees of Lord Shiva. Step into the mysterious grotto and the numerous chirps of birds will regale you with their song. Listen closely and you may hear the sound of water tricking down an opening. Quite enigmatically, nobody knows where this water comes from.
Myth surrounds the caverns located on a small hillock. According to the myth, the five caves provided sanctuary to the five Pandav brothers when they were forced into exile. These simple and yet beautiful caves did, however, provide shelter to Buddhist preachers during the 1st century.
The fantastic church was built in 1875. The stained glass panes are stunning in their sheer brilliance. As the light enters wistfully through these colorful panes, you will be bathed in many colors but you will be simply staring at the beauty before you. These panes were imported from Europe. The chimes of the ancient brass bell resound through the landscape of Pachmarhi when rung.