The hill resort of Pachmarhi is a popular summer getaway and holidaying destination for tourists in and around Madhya Pradesh. Invested with myriad blessings from nature, the place remains an ideal vacationing idyll throughout the year. Its bewitching environs, mottled with many places of tourist interest, make it a day-tripper's delight. Moreover, being the only hill resort of the state, it sees a lot of tourist traffic every year. Besides its many local draws, Pachmarhi also has many tourist attractions near the place. Detailed below are some locations that demand visitations during excursions and pleasure trips from Panchmarhi.
Tucked away in the Satpura mountainous ranges, Satpura National Park
rests in the Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh. Set up in 1981, the
park borrows its name from the Satpura hill ranges (Mahadeo Hills). An
important wildlife sanctuary of India, the park shelters a rich
biodiversity amidst its terrains.
Now known as Jamuna Prapat, the Bee fall is located 3 km from the town
and provides drinking water to Pachmarhi. Many tourists prefer to scale
the roads leading to this fall, on foot. The place is popular for its
bathing pools and spectacular backdrop and is an ideal glade to enjoy
with friends and family.
Tamiya is a beautiful resort located 78 km from Pachmarhi. The place
overlooks Narmada valley and provides some spectacular view of the Dudhi
plateau. The sunset point of the place gives some magnificent views of
the setting sun. The beauty of the Satpura hills girdling the landscape
of Tamiya can be best witnessed from this spot. Tamiya is easily
accessible from Panchmarhi and one can hire buses (government and
private) or jeeps to reach the place.
Bori and Pachmarhi Sanctuaries
Bori and Panchmari sanctuaries constitute a part of 'Pachmarhi
Biosphere Reserve', along with the Satpura National Park. Both these
wildlife resorts cover a total area of 4501.91 km². Bori range
stretches from the foot of the Pachmarhi hills to the Tawa and Denwa
rivers and is located deep in the valleys. Panchmari sanctuary is
harbored at the top. Enveloped with thick forests of teak and sal
groves, they help tourists to explore the various species of wildlife of
the region. Fauna like Gaur (bison), barking deer, tiger, leopard,
sambar and wild boar are among the many attractions of these places.
Excursion trips from Panchmarhi should include a quick visit to
Muktagiri. Situated 97 km from Betul, it is perched on the lap of the
Satpura mountain ranges. It is an ancient Siddha and Atishaya Kshetra
and is especially famous for encasing 52 Jain temples, belonging to the
16th century. Some of these temples are rock-hewn. The place is a
revered site amongst the Jains. Devotees swarm the place, especially
during the festivals like Chaitra Shukla, Kartik Shukla Poornima and