Besides enjoying natural beauty you may visit the several places of tourist interest in Madhya Pradesh, India.

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One of the must visits at Pachmarhi is the Pandav Caves. As the name indicates there five rock cut caves are associated with the Pandavas. The Pandavas are believed to have resided in these thousand year old caves during their exile. Besides the Pandavas even the Buddhists monks are believed to have taken shelter here in the first century B.C. Now the caves are protected monuments.


To catch the sight of the hill resort and spectacular surroundings you may visit move on to the Priyadarshini Point. The vintage point was earlier known as Forsyth Point. Named after Captain Forsyth who discovered the beauty of Pachmarhi. The point offers a commanding view of the town and the region. One of the eye-catching sights is that of the Handi Khoh ravine. There are steep sides and a drop of three hundred feet!

The other landmark in Pachmarhi associated with Captain Forsyth is the Bison Lodge. The forest lodge of 1862 is now a museum. You may visit the museum for an insight into the flora and fauna of the Satpura region. At the Bison Lodge you may watch a film on wildlife in the open-air theatre.

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There is more for the nature lovers in Pachmarhi. The waterfall of Jamuna Prapat or the Bee Fall supplies potable water to the hill resort. Plus there are bathing pools over the fall that attracts several tourists.

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Catholic Church Pachmarhi Then there is the “Big Fall” of Rajat Prapat. The hundred and ten meters high fall is a must visit for the adventurers in Pachmarhi India.

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The hill resort of Pachmarhi also has natural bathing pool in Apsara Vihar. This tourist attraction is popular especially with the kids. A natural bathing pool formed by a tiny waterfall, Apsara Vihar in Pachmarhi is located near to the Pandav Caves. Though near the fall the pool is deeper, at the end it is shallow and this particular feature makes it a favourite picnic spot of tourists. The pool is easily accessible and an ideal place for safe swimming and diving.

This pool is also known as ‘Fairy Pool’. There is an interesting story behind this cute name. During the British reign, the English ladies used to come here for a good bathe and the locals used to peep through from the nearby bushes. Since the ladies are of white colour, the locals thought them to be fairy queens or apsaras and hence the name Apsara Vihar or Fairy Pool.

Apsara Vihar is a lovely little shallow bathing pool and it is a recommended place for families with children.

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The hill resort of Pachmarhi is paradise for the adventure seekers. You may trek for four kilometers and be at the base of the first cascade of Jalwataran or the Duchess Fall.

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By trekking for less than an hour you may reach the sacred Jata Shankar cave. The cave has a Siva lingam inside the cave, which resembles the matted locks of Lord Shiva. Thus gets its name. The Jambu Dwip stream originates from this very cave.

Jata Shankar cave has a natural Shiva lingam. Overhead seem to be snakes etched in stone by the dripping water from the cave roof. What appears like snakes to me is famed as Shiva’s matted hair. The water dripping over Jatashankar Shiva lingam is the starting point for Jambu Dwip stream. Where there is Shiva can River Ganga be far behind? The stream Jambu Dwip is a bit of Ganga right here in Pachmarhi.

The Catholic Church and the Christ Church are the architectural marvels worth seeing in Pachmarhi.