Pachmarhi Tour: A Pride of Madhya Pradesh Tourism
Placed at an apex of 1,067 feets, Pachmarhi in Madhya Pradesh offers splendid variety of Mother Nature. Known as the queen of Satpura ranges, Pachmarhi is a saucer shaped hill station. Encircled by the mighty hillocks of Satpura Range, Pachmarhi, the only hill station in Madhya Pradesh, is a huge flat contour. Countryside of Pachmarhi is characterized by sylvan forests, deep gorges and flinty hills.
Places to Visit Pachmarhi
Visit to Handi Khoh: It is a marvelous gorge with a 300 feet high crag in the dense forest. This beautiful place is closely concorded with Lord Shiva. It is believed that earlier Handi Khoh was a lake and it was guarded by evil snake (it was actually a demon). Lord Shiva killed the snake and the fury of Shiva dried up the water of the lake which without water looked like an empty handi. The visitors must not forget to visit Handi Khoh in order to view beautiful tranquil aspect of nature with the sound of the gushing water.
Places to Visit in Pachmarhi Jata Shankar Caves: Jata Shankar, a sacred place of Shaivite Tradition, is a natural sub terrain which preserved natural Shivalingam under the shadow of a gigantic rock. Surprisingly, the rock formation shares similarity with the hundred headed divine snake Sheshnaag. It is believed that in this cave Lord Shiva concealed himself from Bhasmasur. Jambu Dweep stream is originated from the loose boulders and the loose rocks look like the mated hair of Shiva. Awe inspiring beauty of the place will leave a mark on your mind throughout your life.
Tour to Pandava Caves: Placed on a tiny hillock, Pandava caves are believed to have been the shelter of the pandavas during their banishment. Sculped out of low hillock, these five caves also provided shelter to the Buddhist monks in 1st century. Among the five caves, most airy and the cleanest cave is known as Draupadi Kuti, the darkest one is considered as Bhim Kothari. Though the archaeologists opine that these caves have been built by the Buddhist monks during Gupta reign but these caves are much popular as the then shelter of the Pandavas during their exile.
Apsara Vihar Tour: Situated nearby to the Pandava caves, Apsara Vihar, well known as Fairy Pool is a natural bathing pool which was formed by a small waterfall. The shallow end of the pool has made it a popular picnic spot among the tourists.
During the British reign the British ladies came to this pool and the locals peeped from the bushes. They thought the white ladies were the apsaras or fairies who visited the pool. Thus the pool is named as Apsara Vihar or Fairy Pool. The pool is ideal for diving and swimming too.
Must to visit Bee Falls of Pachmarhi: Bee falls, also known as Jamuna Pratap is not only a magnificent fall in the rivulet but it also provides drinking water to the people of Pachmarhi. One can also enjoy trekking over the stones and rocks from Apsara Vihar to the top of Rajat Pratap through Jamuna Pratap. The spectacular beauty of the fall will definitely fill your mind with everlasting memories.
Tour to Chauragarh Peak: Placed at a height of 1326 metre, Chauragarh one of the celebrated pilgrim centres in Pachmarhi, offers splendid scenes of valleys, hills and dense forests. A sacred idol of Lord Mahadev is situated on the top of the hill. On the occasion of Maha Shivratri the temple remains crowded with the devotees. One has to climb 1250 steps to reach the top of the apex. Dharmasalas are there for relaxation.