Population : 14,700
¤ Attractions of The Town
A special mention must be made of the various Shiva temples in the
area and the annual festival of Shivaratri which attracts lakhs of
devotees and scores of trishuls which are offered to Lord Shiva.
Pachmarhi, like most hill stations and monuments of India, was
rediscovered by a British officer, Captain Forsyth, in the year 1857.
He obviously realized that the saucer-shaped valley would serve as an
excellent retreat in the summer and truly peaceful environment for
convalescing British soldiers.
¤ A Worth Tourist Destination
About 210km southeast of Bhopal, this sleepy hill resort stands at an
altitude of 1,067m. Though foreign tourists rarely ever make their way
to Pachmarhi, a vacation here can be quite rewarding.
You could simply drink in the beauty of the landscape etched to
perfection with red sandstone hills, sal forests, bamboo clusters,
jamun groves, pools and waterfalls.
The place is pockmarked with trekking and walking trails that either
lead to a waterfall, temple or a cave painting in the Mahadeo Hills.