The only hill station of Madhya Pradesh, Pachmarhi is the only hill station of Madhya Pradesh. It is popularly called as Satpura ki Rani or Queen of Satpura. This hill station is situated at an altitude of 1110 meters and is part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This hill station also holds a mythological significance in Indian history. It is believed that this was their abode during the exile of the Pandavas. Pachmarhi tourist places include many caves, waterfalls, hills, temples and wildlife sanctuaries which make this beautiful hill station in Madhya Pradesh popular among tourists. In today’s article, we will give you information about the famous tourist places of Panchmarhi –
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Pandav Caves are one of the best places to visit in Pachmarhi. Set against the backdrop of the magnificent Satpura ranges, the Pandava Caves are a cluster of 5 rock-cut Buddhist temples. Mythological sources suggest that the Pandavas stayed in these temples during their exile, hence the name. Built in the 9th century, these temples are decorated with beautiful sculptures and carvings.
Bee Falls is a beautiful waterfall located in Pachmarhi. It is also known as Jamuna Falls. This waterfall provides drinking water for the Pachmarhi valley. This waterfall flows with a beautiful buzz, hence it is known as Bee Falls. Bee Falls is a popular picnic spot among locals as well as tourists. People often go for swimming in Bee Falls. Thrill lovers can cross the stream and reach the second bathing pool Rajat Falls via Bee Falls.
Jata Shankar Caves
Jata Shankar Caves are one of the most sacred places in Pachmarhi. According to popular folklore, this is believed to be the place where Lord Shiva hid himself from the wrath of Bhasmasura. Jata Shankara Caves boast of a natural Shivalingam under the shadow of a huge rock. Along with this, the stone construction in the cave resembles that of Sheshnag. At the same time, the rock formation in the caves resembles the tangled hair of Lord Shiva, hence its name.
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Dhupgarh is the highest peak of the Satpura range, with a height of 1350 m. It is not only the highest point of Pachmarhi but also the highest point of Madhya Pradesh and Central India. Watching the sunset in Pachmarhi is a wonderful experience. Apart from this, the place is also a popular picnic spot. Among tourists, the best season to visit Dhupgarh is during the monsoons. During the rainy season this place is covered with clouds.
Bada Mahadev Cave
Bada Mahadev Cave is located about 10 km from Pachmarhi. It is a holy shrine of Lord Mahadev. This is a 60 feet long cave, inside which there are also temples of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Ganesha. According to local beliefs, Bada Mahadev Cave is the place where Lord Vishnu killed the demon Bhasmasura in the form of a divine beauty Mohini. In this, water keeps falling continuously from the cave which gets deposited in a pool. It is believed that bathing in this pool cures many diseases.
Rajat Falls is the biggest waterfall of Pachmarhi. The name of this waterfall is Rajat Prataap because when sunlight falls on it, it glows in silver color. Rajat Falls is also known as ‘Silver Falls’. This waterfall falls from a height of 107 meters. It is the 30th highest waterfall in India. Rajat Falls is called the Queen of Satpuras.
– Priya Mishra