Pachmarhi

Verdant jewel of the hills

Madhya Pradesh's most verdant jewel, a place where Nature has found exquisite expression in a myriad enchanting ways. Each dawn at this lovely hill resort girdled by the Satpura ranges ushers in a day of tranquil beauty.

The valley, ravines and maze of gorges, sculpted in red sandstone by wind and weather aeons ago, add their own coloring to this palette of shades, and cascading waterfalls flash silver in the sunshine.

Forests here are the natural habitat of woodland birds and wild species like langur, sambar, Indian bison and leopard.Complementing the magnificence of Nature are the works of Man, for Pachmarhi is also an archaeological treasure house. Cave shelters in the Mahadeo hills contain an astonishing richness in rock paintings. Pachmarhi is truly a resort for all seasons. Nature and Man have together created a place of beauty, a world in itself.

Sightseeing

Priyadarshini Point, Handi Khoh, Apsara Vihar, Rajat Pratap, Raj Giri, Duchess Fall, Jata Shankar, Chhota Mahadeo, Mahadeo, Chauragarh, Dhupgarh, Pandav Caves.

Access

By Air: The nearest airport is Bhopal (195 km), connected by regular flights with Delhi, Gwalior, Indore and Mumbai.

By Rail : Pipariya (47km), on the Mumbai-Howrah mainline via Allahabad, is the most convenient railhead.

By Road : Pachmarhi is connected by regular bus services with Bhopal, Hoshangabad, Nagpur, Pipariya and Chhindwara. Taxis are available at Pipariya.

Best Season: Throughout the year.

Madhya Pradesh