Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh
Nestled in the Satpura ranges in the midst of Sal, Wild Bamboo and Jamun forests, Pachmarhi is one of the most beautiful and lush green hill station of Madhya Pradesh. This magnificent and serene destination is a great combination of nature''s delight and man-made archeological treasure house.The Mahadev hills house rock paintings as old as 10,000 years in the cave shelters. The place has an old world Victorian charm to it which is maintained by the Army owing to the presence of their Education Corps headquarters. Pachmarhi is all about relaxation and unwinding.
Pachmarhi is easily accessible from both rail and road transport from the state capital of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal. It is extremely close from both Jabalpur and Itarasi and one can reach within a span of 2 hours from either of these places. It is also accessible form Nagpur in Mharashtra. It takes about eight hours to reach Pachmarhi from Nagpur by road.
The weather remains extremely cool and pleasant with the tourists visiting this natural retreat almost round the year.
Pachmarhi boasts of lots of cave paintings in the forests which date back to approximately 10,000 years old. While the main town is spread over the area of about 5-6kms the rest of the area falls under the Army cantonment. The bee Fall is one of the most spectacular points to visit in this beautiful destination.