has the privilege to be the only hill resort in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
This idyllic hill resort, covered beautifully with lush greenery in the
plateaus of Satpura ranges, is located at an altitude of 1067 metres. It was
Captain Forsyth who stumbled upon this beauty. It was afterwards developed
as a sanatorium and a health resort by the British. Two red sandstone
mountains Dhupgadh and Mahadeo Hills enhance the charm of the place all the
more as they reflect the bluish-red light thereby bathing the area with the
special hue. The rustling rivers, the mystifying waterfalls, the
intoxicating landscape and the diverse wildlife are the key attraction of
Panchmarhi enjoys a moderate climate throughout the year. Summers are
pleasant and winters are cold. The maximum temperature during the summers is
35 degrees while in winters the lowest temperature records 1 degree
centigrade. The place can be visited any time of the year.
» Catholic Church
The Catholic Church was erected
by the British in 1892. The Belgian stained-glass windows attract hordes of
visitors. The church also houses a cemetery and some of the graves here date
back to 1859. Many of the soldiers who died in the World Wars lie here
» Satpura National Park -
Satpura National Park is another key attraction of Panchmarhi. The lush
greenery and the exotic varieties of the flora and fauna of the park move
everyone's heart. The flora of the park includes sal, bamboo and teak trees
while the fauna includes tigers, leopards, deer and numerous varieties of
» Pandav Caves -
These are the very legendary
caves that give Panchmarhi its name. These caves are five in number and were
excavated in the sandstone rock in a low hill. Belief exists that these
caves once provided sanctuary to the five Pandavas.
» Priyadarshini -
Priyadarshini was previously
called the Forsyth Point. This vantage point reminds one of the site from
where Panchmarhi was discovered by a British Officer Captain Forsyth in the
Hotel Giri Shrinagar has everything to make the tourists feel at home. The
hotel provides excellent services and basic amenities and is ideal for
corporate travellers and leisure tourists. There are 17 luxurious rooms.
Other facilities include 24-hour hot and cold running water, telephone,
cable television, doctor on call, laundry, fax, e-mail, Internet, round the
clock room service, Travel Desk, safe deposit etc. Governement
accommodations are also available. The M.P. State Tourism Development
Corporation runs 8 accommodation units in Panchmarhi.
How To Reach
» Air -
Bhopal (210 km) and Nagpur(258 km) are the
» Railway -
Piparia, on the
Allahabad-Satna-Jabalpur-Itarsi-Bhusawal line, is the nearest railway
station. Howrah-Mumbai going via Allahabad also pass through this station.
» Road -
From Piparia a highway leads to Panchmarhi,
51 km away. There are regular bus services from Piparia to Panchmarhi.