Do’s and Don’ts of Visiting Pachmarhi


If you are a local, you will know the best places to go and the best places to eat where you won’t have to worry about an upset stomach. After all, that will definitely be the one thing that could ruin your holiday. However, if you’re visiting from out of town, there are certain Do’s and Don’ts that you must follow to make sure that you have a safe yet enjoyable holiday.

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  • You should definitely bring a change of clothes if you are planning to visit the falls. They are a beautiful sight and may be a day trip for you, but it is guaranteed that you will get drenched even if you have no plans of wading into the bathing pools. The moisture and force of the spray of water can leave your clothes damp which may be uncomfortable.
  • When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Go for a boat ride and enjoy the change of pace and mode of transport.
  • If you are planning to head to Chauragarh, make sure that you are carrying enough food and water for you and your companions. This is a prominent landmark of Satpura and is located 4 kms from Mahadeo. You will find the summit crowned with many emblems of Mahadeo worship. This place may not have ample reliable food and water sources and it is better to be safe rather than sorry.
  • Keep in mind that Pachmarhi is famous for its Honey and Ayurvedic Medicines. If you know anyone who will appreciate those products are gifts or you would like to stock up for yourself, this is the best place to buy.
  • There are many eating joints that come recommended. If you are planning a short trip, there will be no need to pack any food. Instead, sample the typical Guajarati, Maharashtrian or Jain cuisines many restaurants have on their menu. The food will be affordable yet tasty. If you are unsure of any restaurants, do check up online to read up reviews. It may turn out that your palate isn’t used to the fare served. Remember, what’s good for the locals may not necessarily agree with you.
  • Beverages are available everywhere and it is recommended to drink only bottled water. Do not attempt to drink from flowing streams no matter how clear you think the water may be.

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  • If you want to have an alcoholic drink, there are many bars scattered all over the place from where you can purchase alcohol. It is also recommended that you don’t go alone if you are not from the area.
  • When you are planning to stay the night, do your research. There are many hotels in the area, especially in the market place where you will find one every 50 meters or so. There are hotels run by the Department of Tourism (part of the govt. of Madhya Pradesh). If you don’t fancy government run accommodation, you can always opt for one of the various private resorts or cottage/hotel facilities available in the area.
  • You may be advised to carry cash with you as there are only 2 ATMs there which may run out in the tourist season. Also, many establishments may not have the facility to accept credit cards.

That being said if you are carrying cash, try not to keep it all in one place. Spread it around so nobody around you gets the impression that you have a lot of money on your persona s it could prove to be a temptation for unsavory characters.

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Enjoyment to the fullest: Recreation at Pachmarhi


Pachmarhi is a famous hill station located at the heart of Madhya Pradesh.When you think of Pachmarhi, you may think of a place with lots of waterfalls, natural caves and natural viewpoints. But Pachmarhi is a lot more than just a hill station. If you are fond of recreational activities, you will have a great time here!  The place is studded with many parks, treks and resorts where you can spend quality time with your family. Here are some of the activities you can do when you are at Pachmarhi.

Camping

Pachmarhi hides a great forest area within itself. Many areas in the forest are untouched from outside tourists.  Therefore, you can get a great opportunity to enjoy the environment of jungle while camping in these areas. You can find many agencies online, which can arrange camping at many sites in Pachmarhi, for you. They provide you options to stay in tents or nearby hotels. During day time you can wonder on the treks to learn and observe the various elements of forest. It is always preferable to hire a local guide or coach, for this type of activity. There are many off-road treks which are heaven for adventure lovers. At night time, you can light a camp fire and have a meal under the sky. You will be amazed to see the sky studded with stars like never before! Bubbling sound of water, cool breeze and sounds of birds complete the ambience of the jungle!

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Trekking

Pachmarhi is a paradise for trekkers. Rich uneven geography presents challenges to even the most experienced trekker! Every year, winter training camps and mountaineer camps are arranged in this area where you can learn the skills for trekking!You can never be sure what surprise may lie ahead when you are trekking at Pachmarhi. You may reach to a fall like RajatPrapat or you may find paintings on the walls of Maradeo Hills! These paintings depict the saga of ancient people living in these caves. They describe their activities like hunting, food gathering etc. You will be surprised to know that some of them are as old as 1000 BC!

Safari at Satpura Tiger Reserve

You can arrange safari ride at Satpura Tiger Reserve where you have an opportunity to watch this amazing big cat in its natural habitat. Usually open jeeps are used for the safari tours. Apart from tiger you can also observe bears, leopards, deer, bison, boar and many more animals. The best time to visit this forest is between October to April.

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Paragliding

If you are an adventure lover, then you are going to have a blast at Dhoopgarh. You can enjoy paragliding from this hill with beautiful view of valley below! Cool wind, breathtaking view of valley and thrill of flying can give you a life time experience.

These are just few of many recreational activities you can do at Pachmarhi. You can also do boating, rappelling, rock climbing and a lot more!

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I live in Mumbai, which is the financial capital of India. People come from all over in search of fame and fortune, but rarely does the majority find any. I work in a bank in Churchgate and the daily commute, the long work hours and the busy city life were getting to me after a while.