Panchmarhi is populary known as “Satpura ki Rani”, a hill station in the state of Madhya Pradesh of central India. It is considered that its name derived from the word Panch-Paanch and Marhi-Caves. It is one of the Biosphere Reserve of India.
The place is famous for its natural and lush green forest, serene waterfalls, old caves and wildlife fauna. I went to this beautiful place with one of my friend, which was a sudden plan. It was a two day trip and also my first trip where my family did not accompanied me.
We went to Pipariya via train from Bhilai, Chattisgarh; which was a 12 hour journey. We took taxi from Pipariya to Panchmarhi, which is a one and a half hour journey (approx. 54 kms). We reached Panchmarhi and booked a hotel, wherein we took some rest. In afternoon, we hired a taxi to wander around and went to Handi Khoh (a dep valley) and Bada Mahadev. We came early in the evening as shops are shut down early in this place.
On day 2, we covered most of the places like Bee waterfall, Apsara waterfall, Pandav Caves and sunset point. Panchmarhi has a diverse flora and fauna which are very rare. The weather is very pleasant and peaceful. It is one of the favourite tourist destinations for nature lovers.
I have presented brief itinerary of this soothing hill station, which a must place to visit away from city crowd.