is Madhya Pradesh's such a city, it has created a name for itself
as a verdant jewel and a place, where nature has found exquisite
expression in innumerable enchanting ways. Forests embrace the mountains
and one can hear the gentle murmur of flowing water. Though Pachmarhi
has no comparison with the hill stations of the Himalayas, still
it carries a charm of its own, which is unique to this place. Bristle
paths lead into tranquil forest glades, trees of wild bamboo and
jamun and dense Sal forests.
Panchmarhi is also an archaeological treasure house. Cave shelters
in the Mahadeo hills contain an astonishing wealth of rock paintings.
The bulk of these, have been placed in the 500 - 80 AD period, but
the earliest paintings are an estimated 10, 000 years old.
At an altitude of 3,555 feet, Panchmarhi, the summer
capital of Madhya Pradesh is surrounded by the Satpura hills.
Panchmarhi was built on a spot discovered by Captain
Forsyth in 1857 of the Bengal Lancers. The beautiful landscape of
the plateau of the Satpura range, impressed him, with its tranquil
forests of wild bamboo, Sal, Jamun, amla and gular trees, interspersed
with deep pools, fed by the streams that ran across the lava hills.
Later, the British developed Pachmarhi, as a military sanatorium
and a hot weather resort.
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Madhya Pradesh - India