As one of the most scenic destinations of Madhya Pradesh, Pachmarhi is a quaint hill station, ideal for a relaxing weekend trip, especially in summer. It’s a rich treasure trove of architecture; courtesy the mysterious caves, ancient temples and colonial buildings. But what you must watch out for are the natural wonders such as the silvery waterfalls, natural pools, stunning gorges and the forested range of the Satpura Tiger Reserve for a perfect summer escape.
Bee Falls, popularly also known as Jamuna Prapat, is an absolute must-visit in Pachmarhi. Known to supply water to the entire Pachmarhi town, Bee Falls is s favourite picnic spot, courtesy the gorgeous waterfall cascading down the luxuriant valley.
Dhoopgarh is the highest point in the Satpura mountains and is known mainly for its gorgeous sunrise and sunsets. Travellers can reach the hilltop only after a moderately challenging trek through Pachmarhi’s scenic waterfalls and valleys.
Perched at an altitude of 1,363 metres, Mahadeo Hills is a spectacular sandstone hill that affords stunning views of the surrounding forests and valleys to the traveller.
Surrounded by verdant forests and created by two massive hills, Handi Khoh is a V-shaped gorge, about 300 feet deep. You can indulge in a bit of activity here such as hiking, trekking, photography and horse riding.
Your sightseeing is incomplete in Pachmarhi, if you miss Duchess Falls. Cascading down from 100m, it is arguably the most scenic waterfall here. The waterfall happens in three layers, and is accompanied with the gurgling sound of water which acts as a balm for tired minds.
Satpura National Park
Satpura National Park is a huge park boasting of the most diverse flora and fauna. The dense forest cover comprises of sal, teak, tendu, mahua, and bel, among other vegetation. The wildlife spotted here mostly are bison, spotted deer, elephant, leopard, tiger, sloth bear, four-horned antelope, and numerous native and migratory birds.