Pachmarhi is often described as the queen of the Satpura Mountain range. The Satpura Range is 150 million years older than the Himalayas and its geography is characterized by ragged mountains and distinct flora and fauna. The hill station is a veritable treasure trove for a nature lover.Pachmarhi is an ideal base from which to visit Satpura national park and Bori sanctuary and view some of the unique flora and fauna on offer. This includes dense Sal forests, bamboo thickets, jamun groves and wild animals ranging from Gaur to sloth bear. The best time to visit Pachmarhi is immediately after the monsoon when the moist deciduous vegetation is in full bloom.Pachmarhi’s attractions include the Mahadeo cave shelters which has rock paintings mostly from the period 500-800 AD and even one which goes back to 10,000 years. Other draws for tourists are waterfalls like the Jamuna Prapat with bathing pools above it, the Rajat Prapat and the Jalawataran with its steep and long descent. There is also the Handi Khoh a deep ravine with a 91m drop the picnic spot of Apsara vihar and Dhoopgarh the highest point of the Satpura range. For those of a religious bent there are the Mahadeo and Chota Mahadeo shrines of Lord Shiva, the holy cave of Jata Shankar and the ancient Pandav caves.
How to Reach
The nearest airport is the one at Bhopal 195 km away
Nearest railhead is at Pipariya 47 km away
Bus services are available from Bhopal,Hoshangabad and Nagpur
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