Pachmarhi- A military cantonment on a Hill station. #NotInNorth

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Photo of Pachmarhi- A military cantonment on a Hill station. #NotInNorth by truptidobarkar

Known as the queen of Satpura. Pachmarhi is a hill station which has abundance of sunlight, foliage, wildlife & divine blessings. Moreover it is a military cantonment.

Here's a Photo itinerary of the journey & things to see do from the hill station Pachmarhi.

Photo of Pachmarhi- A military cantonment on a Hill station.  #NotInNorth 1/1 by truptidobarkar
Railway junction of Pipariya from here i took a bus to reach Pachmarhi.

We reached PIPARIYA the next day in the morning from Mumbai. Whether you come by rail or air the later portion of the journey has to be covered by ROAD only.

Local market in military cantonment in Pachmarhi.

Photo of Pachmarhi- A military cantonment on a Hill station. #NotInNorth by truptidobarkar
Day 2

After driving for approx 1-1.5 hrs, we reached Pachmarhi. Winding roads & serene scenic landscape will literally withdraw all the fatigue.

Being a military cantonment, this hill station was very clean as compared to other hill station i have visited till date.

Places to visit here.

Jata shankar caves

Photo of Jata Shankar Mandir, Near Bagli, Bagli, Madhya Pradesh, India by truptidobarkar

Towards Jata Shankar caves

Photo of Jata Shankar Mandir, Near Bagli, Bagli, Madhya Pradesh, India by truptidobarkar

A steep down hill walk leads to a cave filled with stalagmites, which has shape of 108 Shiva lingam.

Path to Jata Shankar is between the mountains & trees. After walking for 20 mins there is a down hill trek which takes to the entrance of the cave.

Photo of Pachmarhi- A military cantonment on a Hill station. #NotInNorth by truptidobarkar
Day 3

Next, entire day was meant for Chauragarh Temple, 2nd highest peak of M.P. Unlike Jata shankar, there is a uphill trek to reach this temple. This one is built by a devotee, for Lord Shankar to please him.

Outside Gupt Mahadev cave

Photo of Chauragarh, Madhya Pradesh by truptidobarkar

On the way to Chauragarh

Photo of Chauragarh, Madhya Pradesh by truptidobarkar

Hiking to reach the stairs

Photo of Chauragarh, Madhya Pradesh by truptidobarkar

And the steps begins

Photo of Chauragarh, Madhya Pradesh by truptidobarkar

Detour to visit a cave

Photo of Pachmarhi- A military cantonment on a Hill station. #NotInNorth by truptidobarkar

Devotees, whose vows are being fulfilled by Hindu deity “Shankar”, carry Trishul as an offering. These Trishuls vary in Sizes (from 12 cms to 12 feet), Weight (from 1 gm to 100 kgs) & also in Casting (from iron to gold).All the Trishul are fixed outside the temple, up on the mountain. Moreover, the uphill railings are made out of the old Trishul.

Decorative Trishuls offered by the pilgrims.

Photo of Pachmarhi- A military cantonment on a Hill station. #NotInNorth by truptidobarkar

Pilgrim site of Chauragarh temple

Photo of Pachmarhi- A military cantonment on a Hill station. #NotInNorth by truptidobarkar

Satpura range seen from top of Chauragarh

Photo of Pachmarhi- A military cantonment on a Hill station. #NotInNorth by truptidobarkar


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