One of main attraction points of the beautiful surroundings of Panchmarhi town is
a natural monument, site of legends and shrine - Jata Shankar. Important part of
the experience is path towards the cave shrine with numerous small shops selling
herbs and medicines. Near the cave there are two small ponds fed by springs - one
is fed by cold spring, another one - by hot spring. Here originates Jambu Dwip stream.Cave
itself is hidden in deep ravine. Enormous, seemingly loose rocks are perched in
ravine above the heads of visitors.
An imposing canyon with a 300 feet high crag amidst a dense forest, Handi Khoh in
Panchmarhi is endowed with marvelous scenery. The clinging rock face of this gulch
is a haven of large beehives Bounded by a deep woody forest, this lovely place is
closely associated with Lord Shiva. The popular belief is that Handi Khoh was a
This is the point from where Captian Forsyth discovered Panchamarhi in the year
1857. After that the British developed Panchmarhi as a resort. The churches and
other structures of this hill station are the clear evidence of the colonial influence.
Formerly known as Forsyth point, this vantage point provides the panoramic view
of Panchmarhi and its splendid surroundings. The most spectacular vision from this
vantage point is that of the Handi Khoh ravin.
This cave is about 60 feet Long. It is a mythological belief which says that Lord
Vishnu incarnated as Mohini Killed the demon King Bhasmasur here. Large idols of
Lord Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh and Lord Ganesha have been enshrined inside the 60 feet
long cave. A Serpentine road adorned with stark green trees and shrubs goes to Bade
Mahadeo. Water constantly falls upon the shivlinga inside the cave. A kund is situated
in the middle of the cave. There is another cave situated near bade Mahadeo, the
cave of Goddess Parvati. There is large of pilgrims on the occasion of Nagpanchemi
This cave is about 40 feet long. The path of Gupt Mahadeo goes from inside the Bade
Mahadeo. There is a narrow path which leads to Gupt Mahadeo. There is idol of lord
Ganesha and Shivlinga enshrined inside the cave. Only eight persons can pass at
a time. An idol of lord hanuman has been enshrined at the entrance.
Pachmarhi Lake is a man made water-body, but its serene and scenic surroundings
along a vast expanse makes you feel like you are floating in a natural paradise.
Pachmarhi lake is an ideal venue for boating. Horse & camel rides, as well as food
stalls are also available for visitors.
This hilltop was named as Panorama girl in honor of the visit of Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
A Sapling he planted there is now a grown tree. Clearly visible from here are the
hill of satpura range in their inviting gesture. Ravishankar Bhawan here was constructed
for the comfortable stay of Dr. Rajendra Prasad. It is also called VIP Bhawan.