Pachmarhi: The Mountain Queen

Places to visit in Pachmarhi

Pachmarhi site seen Pachmarhi excursion Tour of Pachmarhi

Jata Shankar Jata Shankar is sacred cave under a mass of loose boulders, located deep within a setting of astounding rock faces. These caves display the unique architecture of nature.

Christ Church This church was built in the year 1875 by the British, and is an important remnant of Pachmarhi's colonial occupation days. The architecture of the church is fascinating; it has a hemispherical dome on top with its ribs ending with faces of angels. The stained-glass panes decorating the walls and rear of the altar were imported from Europe.

Bee Fall The Bee Fall is the most accessible of all waterfalls in Pachmarhi. It's a high fall with very strong current. By the time water is midway to the ground it breaks into million stinging drops and gives it the name.

Dhupgarh Dhupgarh, the highest peak in Pachmarhi and is also the highest point in Madhya Pradesh. It commands a magnificent view of the surrounding ranges. You can enjoy astonishing sunset here.

Pandav caves Pandav Caves are the famous caves from which Pachmarhi takes its name. These caves are considered to be carved out during the Buddha period and are now protected monuments.

Apsara Vihar Apsara Vihar, once regarded as the royal bathing pool for queens, is now an ideal picnic spot for families. The pool is shallow, deepening only towards the base of the fall which cascades gently into its waters.

Chouragarh Chauragarh is one of Satpura's prominent landmarks, the summit crowned with emblems of Mahadeo worship, from where you can have a panoramic view of the entire Satpura range.

Priyadrashini Priyadarshini (Forsyth Point) is vantage viewing point marks the place from where Pachmarhi was discovered by Captain Forsyth in 1857.

HandiKhoh Walk along a gravel path from Priyadarshini led to another viewpoint called Handi Khoh. It is a gorge, straight fall of approx 600 ft.

Mahadev Mahadeo cave is 30 meter long and water is always seeping inside the cave. The source of this water has been traced to a waterfall.

Gupt Mahadev Walking distance from the Bada Mahadev is another temple called the Gupt Mahadev which again is inside a cave. The cave is wide enough to allow one person to walk in and the main chamber can hold not more than five people at a time.

Rajendra Giri Rajendra Giri is a high spot from where you can have panoramic views of Pachmarhi. The place is called so because Dr Rajendra Prasad liked Pachmarhi so much that he was the frequent visitor in Pachmarhi.

Duchess Fall Dutchess Fall is one of the most interesting treks down steep hills where after arduous 1.5 kms. journey you will see a perennial fall with deluge of water.

Reechgarh Reechgarh is the cave located in deep jungle. It is a very unique rock formation in the shape of a small amphitheatre with an entrance, an exit, a central podium and green room caves.

Rajat Prapat Rajat Pratap, a 10-minute walk over rocks and boulders from Apsara Vihar. It's a tall water fall whose stream shines silver in the sun and hence the name Rajat Prapat.

Satpura National Park Satpura National Park adds an extras edge to the already picturesque locations in Pachmarhi. The park was established in the year 1981 and covers an area of 524 sq. km. The park is rich with a wide variety of flora and fauna. The forest area is full evergreen Sal trees, teak and bamboo trees. The wildlife of the park has animals like Tigers, Leopards, Bisons, blue bull and many more. Also find a large variety of birds, both migratory and resident, flocking in the park.