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So far we have known Madhya Pradesh from the historical point of view covering the beautiful heritage destinations famous in the state. But now it’s time to explore the beauty of the altitudes in Madhya Pradesh. You got me right as I am going to give a brief overview of the must-visit hill stations in Madhya Pradesh.
Amarkantak is mainly a pilgrim town of Madhya Pradesh and is located at the meeting points of Vindhya & Satpura Mountain ranges. Geographically this region has a rich variety of flora & fauna and is a natural reserve. Amarkantak is also known to be the source of rivers Narmada & Sone which flow in opposite direction
This hill station is known as a holy pilgrim place due to the location of a Holy Shivling at Jwaleshwar. Besides being a place of religious importance, it is surely a great place for hangout for people of the Central region. It is a scenic beauty of the meeting junction of two old mountain ranges of central India i.e. Vindhyaa & Satpuras which is not to be missed witnessing by the visitors.
How To Reach-
- One can reach Amarkantak by roadways through the cities Rewa, Shahdol, Jabalpur, Katni and Pendra.
- The nearest railway stations are Anuppur and Pendra Road 43 km via Keonchi and only 28 km via Jwaleshwar.
- The nearest airport is Dumna Jabalpur (Jabalpur Airport) in the city of Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh (240 km) which has daily flight service to Delhi and Mumbai.
Panchmarhi is situated in the Satpura valley and is popularly known as Queen Of Satpura. This small & beautiful town is mainly known for the Panchmarhi Cantonment area which is the main important institution of the town.
It was also a summer capital resort for the Britishers when they discovered the scenic beauty of this place. The main attraction of this place is the existence of the caves upon which the town is named which was believed to be constructed by the Pandavas during their period of exile.
There are many famous spots in the town and few beautiful resorts to stay. A number of famous spots which includes waterfalls and famous hill peaks which are the major attractions of the town.
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 rail junction.
- Pachmarhi is connected by regular bus services with Bhopal, Hoshangabad, Nagpur, Pipariya and Chhindwara.
Shivpuri lies at the bordering states of Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Typically the location of this small city is in the Gwalior Division. This used to be the summer capital city of the Royal Scindia rulers and famous hunting grounds of the Royal reign.
The place has a dense forest cover which served as the home to may tiger species & variety of birds. The place is mainly known for the wildlife bird species which reside in this natural regions of Shivpuri.
There are also famous place one can wish to see in Shivpuri which includes the Madhav Vilas Palace which is a beautiful example of the architectural excellence of the Colonial Era. Other than that people who love adventure can opt for visiting few national parks in the town.
How To Reach-
- The nearest airport is at Gwalior (112 km), which is connected with regular flights from Delhi & Bhopal.
- The nearest train junctions are at Jhansi (101 km) and Gwalior which are on the Delhi- Chennai main lines.
- Shivpuri is connected by regular bus services with Gwalior, Indore, Bhopal, Jhansi and Ujjain.
So, I hope you find these Places exciting enough to plan a trip in case you are visiting Madhya Pradesh in the coming holiday seasons!
Have you been to these Hill Stations in Madhya Pradesh?