Pachmarhi in Madhya Pradesh: The tallest and only ‘Queen of Satpura’

Located at a height of 1100 meters, Pachmarhi has strong links with ancient Indian epic Mahabharata. 

Updated: Aug 19, 2016, 12:52 PM IST
Pachmarhi in Madhya Pradesh: The tallest and only ‘Queen of Satpura’

Mumbai: The state located in the centre of India – Madhya Pradesh – is home to a number of fine marvels created by man and Mother Nature’s bounty. Among the many wonders that attract tourists to MP is the hill station of Pachmarhi, which is believed to be the tallest and the only ‘Queen of Satpura’.

Located at a height of 1100 meters, Pachmarhi has strong links with ancient Indian epic Mahabharata. Legend has it that the caves here were dug by the five Pandava brothers during their period of exile and hence the name – Pachmarhi (pach meaning five and marhi meaning cave).

Interestingly,this gorgeous place has been listed in the UNESCO Biospehere Reserve for its variety of flora and fauna.

Here are the tourist hotspots in and around Pachmarhi - The Mahadeo hills, Chhota Mahadeo, Dhoopgarh, Satpura National Park, Handi Khoh, Pandava Caves, Rajat Pratap Waterfall and Jata Shankar Caves.