History of Pachmarhi
There is an interesting story that is related to the origin of this beautiful hill station of Madhya Pradesh. Captain James Forsyth who belonged to the British Army discovered the area in the year 1857. Thus it became a hilly resort and also an infirmary for the British soldiers of the 'Central Provinces' of Indian continent. Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh became their 'summer capital'. The population of this place is 10000. Most of the people in Pachmarhi are connected with the Indian Army installations in the area. The lustrous greenery of this place and the eye catching waterfalls captured the attention of every tourist. The town area of Pachmarhi is under the administration of the Pachmarhi Cantonment Board, serving the Indian Army.
Popularity of Pachmarhi
Pachmarhi is popularly acclaimed as "Satpura ki Rani" because of its strategic location in Madhya Pradesh is significant. It rises to a height of three thousand feet in a valley of the Satpura Mountain Range in the district of Hoshangabad district. It encompasses a total area of approximately 59.01 sq km.
Tourism in Pachmarhi
There are many places in Pachmarhi that are worthy of visit. Some of the places of tourist interests are Rajat Prapat (Big Fall, Bee Fall, Pandav Caves, Bada Mahadev, Gupt Mahadev, Chauragarh, Dhupgarh, the highest peak of the Satpuras and Madhya Pradesh), Handi Khoh, Apsara Fall, Jatashankar, Duchess Fall, Pachmarhi hill, Pansy Pool, Waters meet, Picadilly circus, Patharchatta, Crumps crag, Lady Robertson's view, Mount Rosa and Handi Kho. Pachmarhi has many temples, churches and the mosques. Satpura National Park is another interesting locale. This national park is world famous attracting several tourists throughout the year.
Pachmarhi is also known for caves. These are ancient monuments adorned with exquisite paintings.
Madhya Pradesh, Indian State
Satpura Mountain Range
Tourism in Madhya Pradesh
Leisure Tourism in Madhya Pradesh
Hill stations in Madhya Pradesh
British Empire in India
British East India Company