India is blessed with immense natural beauty and cultural diversity. You can never be out of ideas, if you want to travel famous tourist spots in India. If you are looking to spend a holiday with a difference, then “Panchmarhi” is an ideal place for you to visit. Located in the heart of Madhya Pradesh and in the valley of “Satpura”, Panchmarhi is known as the “Queen of Satpura”. This sole hill station of Madhya Pradesh has attracted attention of many travelers worldwide. The waterfalls, cave monuments and a tiger reserve- what more can you ask for an escape from a monotonous lifestyle!
Panchmarhi has a lot to offer for those who are willing to spend enough time! Have a look at some of the main attractions at Panchmarhi.
Satpura Tiger Reserve
Located about 93Kms from Panchmarhi, this reserve is the home of largest Asian cats-the tigers. About 40 tigers are wondering here naturallyalong with other animals like Indian gaurs, monkeys, bears, deer and a number of species of birds. You can enjoy safari tour along with a guide cum driver from Panchmarhi.
This is the third highest peak of Madhya Pradesh with height of about 1308 meters. It is famous amongst pilgrims for Lord Shiva temple and ShivratriMela. Apart from this the breathtaking sight of the valley from this peak presents a real treat for the eye! The nearby tourist points are HandiKhoh and Priyadarshini Point. The road to Priyadarshini leads to an ancient Shiva cave.
This may be a small sightseeing point but it is worth spending some time here. It is also known as “suicide point”. Dense forest and view of Chaturgarh from above presents a great view. Usually people visit this point while their journey to Chaturgarh.
This is an ancient cave carved by Buddhists in 4th century. It is located few kilometers south east of the Jaistambh Chowk.
If you think that you have seen the most of Panchmarhi till now, you are wrong! There are many more surprises to waiting for you. Just 1 km from Pandava’s cave you will find a natural pond known as ApsaraVihar, created by a water fall. You can enjoy swimming in this pond.
This is one of the most amazing and giant water fall of Panchmarhi. You can view this fall by stepping upwards from the ApsaraVihar. The height of the fall is believed to be about 106 meters, which is quite high!
This is again a natural view point on the same road which leads to Duchess Falls. There are two natural water falls named Reechgarh and Astachal. Along with them you can also visit a water pool with clear water.
Apart from these natural spots, you will also love the cuisine and friendly people from Panchmarhi, who are always ready to greet people from outside. The nearest airport is Bhopal, which is 195 km from Panchmarhi. You can also reach by railway (nearest station is Pipariya). Panchmarhi also have good road access by which you can easily travel through bus or private vehicles.