Pachmarhi: A Lost Gem

7th Mar 2014
Photo of Pachmarhi: A Lost Gem 1/7 by Harleen Kalsi
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The Pandava Caves
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Captivating sunset !
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The bee falls

For one must muster the courage to travel and shouldn’t be worried about how the destination is going to turn out. We stayed unplanned and disoriented and it was better than expected. Coming from a state in Northern India, somewhere down the way on our map, a hillstation marked a name for itself that we didn’t acknowledge. It is all about billowing meadows, quilted with a backcloth of shimmering trees and lush valleys. Pachmarhi, a tiny lost gem about 200km drive away from the one of the greenest cities in the country, Bhopal.

After just a glimpse of the city here and there, as we drove to that hilly little station, we weren’t surprised at all on what was to come because we all had experienced our fair share of hills. Nonetheless, excitement was vital to seize even if it was only for the sake of our ‘’planned’’ tour.

Pachmarhi maintains a salubrious weather throughout the year and so, lucky for us it was an ideal blend of nature, culture and heritage. It has a distinguished variety of things to offer and it does serve it with authenticity as well.

Photo of Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh, India by Harleen Kalsi

This was how we tailored our journey. Who doesn’t enjoy a seductive sunset, it is a phenomenon bound to be admired by ardent lovers and nature lovers, sometimes. We travelled to Dhupgarh as it is considered the jewel of all vantage points. I enjoyed it as a remedy for my tired eyes and others for stolen kisses and clandestine affairs.

Photo of Dhupgarh, Kajri, Madhya Pradesh, India by Harleen Kalsi

Just at the distance of 5km, the Pandava caves can be located. This is when the picturesque heritage kicks in. Legend has it that these famous caves of Pachmarhi were built by the Pandavas, during their exile and were home to them. The place has been marinated with history and spiritual sentiments, which attracts hordes of people every year. The caves are rugged in structure whose beauty has been enhanced by a visionary garden.

Photo of Pandav Caves, Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh, India by Harleen Kalsi

Not so far from this celebration of history, we visited the B-fall. It was a scintillating gush of narrow stream down the craggy rocks from a great height of 150ft. Though one thing one couldn’t escape was the crowd swarming in for a bath under the falls that I wanted to assume were performing their simple ablutions, anyhow the view became quite frustrating then. These journeys call out for more and as long as the natural gifts hold their stand, we shall admire and cherish them with the same amount of enthusiasm.

Photo of B e e Fall Road, Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh, India by Harleen Kalsi

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