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The bathing pool here are very popular. There is half a kilometer pathway down to the fall. Water falling from the top is so chilled that when it touches the body it feels like a bee-sting, that the reason why it named as bee fall.
Written Feb 17, 2012
Priyadarshini (Forsyth Point)
This vantage viewing point marks the place from where Pachmarhi was discovered by Captain Forsyth in 1857. The British developed Pachmarhi as a resort and their influence is embodied in its churches and colonial architecture.
Jamuna Prapat (Bee Fall)
A spectacular fall in the stream which provides drinking water to Pachmarhi. The bathing pools above the fall are very popular.
Pachmarhi's most impressive ravine has a 300 feet high precipice and dramatically steep sides.
Apsara Vihar (Fairy Pool)
Easily accessible from Jai Stambh, this 'fairy pool' is an ideal picnic spot for families with small children, since the pool is shallow, deepening only towards the base of the fall.
Rajat Prapat (Big Fall)
Those seeking adventure will find it in this ten-minute walk over rocks and boulders from Apsara Vihar to the top of Rajat Prapat, the 'big fall'.
Regarded as holy for countless of generations, Mahadeo hill has a shrine with an idol of Lord Shiva and an impressive Shivlinga. On the East side of the hill is an excellent cave shelter with beautiful cave paintings.
Revered as a sacred spot, this is a narrow point in the valley with rocks overhanging a stream and a spring from where water cascades down.
The highest point in the Satpura range, with a magnificent view of the surrounding ranges. A very popular spot for viewing sunsets.
Five ancient dwellings excavated in the sandstone rock in a low hill. Pachmarhi derives its name from these caves which, as the legend goes, once provided sanctuary to the five Pandav brothers. These caves are now protected monuments.
Built in 1892 by the British, the Catholic Church is a blend of the French and Irish architecture. Its Belgium stained-glass windows add rare attraction and beauty to the building. The church has a cemetery attached to it and graves date from 1859, World War I & II.
Written Aug 28, 2007
Trekking down to the base of the Bee Waterfalls.
It was a 2-3 km walk from the point our jeep left us. While going down, there was no problem, although there is no concrete steps but well that’s adventure. The waterfalls is spectacular and water is clean. Lot of people were taking bath and a lady was selling a local variety of berries. Few cents for a Kilo of berries. Once at the base of the waterfalls which was the culmination of an hour long down hill trek, nobody waited for any signals-just take off your shirts and dive into the pool. The water was very cool and the dip was rejuvenating. We were bathing like pachyderms and at the end, felt like taking a short nap, but realized-it was not our hotel bathrooms but a pool in the middle of a jungle. Thinking of a long uphill trek back to the jeep, our heart sank but no choice. We had to go back. All good things come to an end but so soon?
Written Nov 7, 2003
How to Reach
Nearest airport is at Bhopal (195 km) connected by regular flights with Delhi, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Indore and Mumbai.
Pipariya (47 km), on the Mumbai-Howrah mainline via Allahabad, is the most convenient railhead.
Pachmarhi is connected by regular bus services with Bhopal, Hoshangabad, Nagpur, Pipariya and Chhindwara. MP Tourism also operates regular coach services between Bhopal and Pachmarhi. Taxis are available at Pipariya.
Updated Aug 28, 2007
While negotiating an agent for a vehicle which would take us around the hill resort, we were made to understand that the driver would not charge anything extra after the deal has been done, but at the end of the day, we were asked to pay for the petrol. This was baffling as it was not included earlier in the discussion.
Unique Suggestions: While negotiating it is best to do it thro' the hotel were one has put up. Agents on the road should not be entertained. Only those who are registered with the state tourism board shold be contacted. They will display the registration at the office if it is a registered agent.
Written Nov 7, 2003