Here’s all about Pachmarhi, MP’s only hill station

Pachmarhi is the best place to visit, famous for its waterfalls and caves. Pachmarhi is the only hill station and the highest point in Madhya Pradesh. Pachmarhi is also often known as “Satpura ki Rani” or the “Queen of the Chain of Satpura”. Located 1,067 meters above sea level, the picturesque town is part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, home to leopards and bison

There is an interesting Mahabharata story in Pachmarhi, five sandstone cut caves at the top of the hill are said to be where the Pandavas stayed in Pachmarhi during their exile, making it a popular spot among religious tourists. Being at a lofty height and surrounded by mesmerizing Satpuras forests with streams and waterfalls, Pachmarhi is an ideal weekend gateway from nearby cities of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Since the city was discovered and developed in modern times by Captain James Forsyth of the British Army, it has been home to charming churches built in colonial-style architecture.

Places to visit

Dhupgarh, the highest peak in the Satpura range, is one of the best places to visit in Pachmarhi for that much-needed getaway from the bustling cities. The scenic beauty of this place at sunset, sunrise and even at night is beyond words.

Bee Falls is among the best places in Pachmarhi to visit for a pristine getaway. You reach the waterfall after a steep descent.

Jata Shankar Caves is a must visit place for you. Rooted deep in mythology, legends say this is the same place where Lord Shiva hid to protect himself from the wrath of Mahisasur

Pandav Caves: The Pandav Caves are the same place where the mighty Pandavas lived during their exile. This group of five rock-cut temples will seduce you with its historical roots.

Duchess Fall: It is a height of 100m, creating a visual that will be etched in your memory forever. When you get there after a 10 minute descent, the welcoming chirp of this beautiful waterfall.

Best time to visit

Monsoon season is the best time to visit Pachmarhi as various waterfalls fall during this season with the best views. You can also go there in winter because it is a mountain resort.

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