Pachmarhi

Pachmarhi is a hill station in Madhya Pradesh state of central India, also known for the Pachmarhi Cantonment.

Pachmarhi is a hill station in Madhya Pradesh state of central India, also known for the Pachmarhi Cantonment. It is widely known as "Satpura ki Rani" (Queen of Satpura), situated at a height of 1000 m in a valley of the Satpura Range in Hoshangabad district. The highest point in the central India region. Pachmarhi became a hill station and sanatorium for British troops in the Central Provinces of India. Pachmarhi also served as the summer capital for the Central Provinces. The forest around the town is home to many rare varieties of plants. UNESCO added Pachmarhi park to its list of Biosphere Reserves in May 2009. The town is not very large, and most of the area is under Indian Army's control. The civilian town is small and towards the tip of a lake. It has some hotels and a movie hall. A bazaar runs through the small town. There is a large swathe under the Army control, which includes the area near the club and the golf course. Pachmarhi is a tourist retreat. Many tourists visit this place, and there are reasonable accommodations. Pachmarhi's elevation and the forests of the Satpuras, with their streams and waterfalls, are picturesque and home to much wildlife.
Some of the places of tourist interest here are:

  • Rajat Prapat (Big Fall)
  • Bee Fall
  • Pandav Caves
  • Bada Mahadev
  • Gupt Mahadev
  • Chauragarh (Shiv Devotees come here in huge numbers during Mahashivratri)
  • Dhupgarh (The highest peak of the Satpuras and Madhya Pradesh)
  • Handi Khoh (Deep Valley)
  • Apsara Falls (Fairy Pool)
  • Jatashankar
  • Duchess Fall
  • Pachmarhi hill
  • Pansy Pool
  • Waters meet
  • Picadilly circus
  • Patharchatta
  • Crumps crag
  • Lady Robertson's view
  • Colletin Crag
  • Mount Rosa