Jabalpur-Pachmarhi



The excursions from Jabalpur-Pachmarhi to other trailblazing thoroughfares in Central India provide tourists the wonderful opportunity to explore the panoramic vistas of Central India.

Pachmarhi is a hill station in the heart of central India. It is famous as "Satpura ki Rani" or The Queen of the Satpuras. It is located at a height of about a thousand metres in a Satpura Range valley in Hoshangabad district. The highest peak in this region and the Vindhya and Satpura ranges; Dhupgarh at 3500 feet is situated here.

This region was found in the modern era by Captain James Forsyth of the British Army in 1857. Pachmarhi became a hospital and recovery centre for British troops in the Central Provinces of India. The population in 1901 cencus was about 3020, rising to double that number in the warm summer weather due to the inflow of tourists. Pachmarhi was also the summer capital for the Central Provinces. The forest surrounding the town is home to many rare species of flora and fauna.

It is located forty five kilometres from the Piparia station. Piparia is located on the Itarsi Jabalpur train line, about a two-hour journey from Jabalpur. Its principal connection to the world is the road through Matkuli. The Matkuli - Pachmarhi road is a thirty five kilometre stretch of metalled road, the only 'pukka' road to Pachmarhi. It is well maintained and offers a pleasant drive with lovely views. The closest airport is Nagpur in Maharashtra (254 km). Matkuli can also be reached from Sohagpur, Chhindwara Jabalpur, and Bhopal as well as Hoshangabad and Itarsi.







Last Updated on 16th Dec 2012

     


     

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