India, with its diverse landscapes of mountains and beaches, provides many pristine holiday getaways across the country. One such place is the beautiful Pachmarhi, India. Pachmarhi is a picturesque town nestled in the hills of the state of Madhya Pradesh, India.
“This town was discovered discovered by Captain James Forsyth of the British Army in the year 1857,” said our guide, Ram Singh, as we got into the open jeep that was to take us around the lovely town. “He was enthralled with the beauty of the land that the place soon developed into a sanatorium and retreat for the British Army,” He said. “As time passed the small town metamorphosed into a popular mountain retreat,” ended Ram Singh with a smile that failed to conceal the obvious pride that he took in Pachmarhi.
The Treasures of Pachmarhi
Pachmarhi is quaint, with heritage British bungalows dotting it. “A Bison was killed and its head hung above the door to this building,” said Ram Singh as he showed us around the Bison Lodge, which was the first building in Pachmarhi. It was built by James Forsyth in 1862. Pachmarhi is surrounded by a number of waterfalls and picnic spots that make for great times. A drive into the Satpura National Park in the vicinity makes for a thrilling experience as you drive through Sal and Teak forests and are likely to spot Bison herds grazing in the woods.
Soothing the senses at the beautiful holiday getaway, Pachmarhi
Evenings at Pachmarhi are best spent at Dhoopgarh, a view-point situated at an elevation of 4,500 feet. A couple of days at Pachmarhi soothes and refreshes the body, mind, and soul. Pachmarhi promises a holiday that elevates your experience above the ordinary. “Pachmarhi is a lovely place, do come again,” says Ram SIngh with a smile which is as bewitching as Pachmarhi itself.