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Chauragarh Temple Pachmarhi

Central India Temples

INTRODUCTION
Pachmarhi is a popular tourist retreat. It is located in Madhya Pradesh, India. Pachamarhi is a hill station of Madhya Pradesh. Chauragarh is the second highest peak. It is a pilgrimage site with Lord Siva's temple at the top. There is a Chauragarh fort there built by the king Sangram Shah of Gond Dynasty. It is also a very well known spot for sunrise viewing. The sun rising scene seen here is breathtaking and climbing 1300 steps to reach the point makes it worth. Surrounded by dense forest and verdant valleys, the Chauragarh or Chota Mahadeo Temple is perched on the Chauragarh Peak, which is one of the most revered shrines of Lord Shiva in the Pachmarhi Region. The temple is situated at a mighty height, and one needs to climb 1250 steps to get to the top. After the arduous climb, devotees are charmed with thousands of trishuls stacked in the temple courtyard. During the festivity of Nagpanchami and Mahashivratri, devotees flock here in large numbers, heaving up these massive trishuls as offerings. One will be amazed to see the cluster of trishuls stuck in the temple ground as a way to offer obeisance to the Lord. Witness the gleaming mountain streams tumbling down the steep slopes to give rise to cascading waterfalls all along the way to the temple. The temple’s magnificence would make one believe in the fact that beauty and tranquility are commonplace where God resides. It also has a pool of natural water, a naturally formed shivling and a pathway for the pilgrims to ease the walk. The hill also has some caves in which the Pandav brothers of the Mahabharat had lived during their exile. Mahadev Temple also hosts an annual fair, Shivratri Mela, on the second last day in the month of Phalgun in the Hindu calendar which falls on either February or March. It is held in reverence of Lord Shiva and on that day, the pilgrims carrying

HOW TO REACH
Chauragarh temple lies in Pachmarhi hill station which is a small town on Satpura mountain ranges. It is surrounded by forest of Satpura national park. By Flight: Nearest airport for reaching Chauragarh temple in Bhopal's Raja Bhoj airport (230kms). It is well connected and most preferred one, by tourists. Second option is Jabalpur Airport (260kms) and third option is Nagpur Airport (300kms) and it is also well connected.
DISTANCE CHART
LOCATION MAP
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Distance
(in Kms)
Pipariya 50
Bhopal 220
Jabalpur 250
Pench National Park 270
Nagpur 300
Satpura National Park 100


By Train: Those who want to travel to Chauragarh temple by train option may consider Pipariya railway station. It is the nearest railway station to Pachmarhi. Next option is Itarsi junction.

By Road: Pachmarhi is a hill station so final journey towards Pachmarhi is by road option only. It is well connected by Pipariya, which is also the nearest town for this hill station. Bus and jeep service is available from Pipariya to Pachmarhi. Those who are reaching Bhopal, Jabalpur or Nagpur by flight/train option, can undertake further journey by taxi option. We provide tourist taxi service from these popular arrival points.

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Apart from Chauragarh temple, tourists can visit to many other popular Pachmarhi tourist attractions like Dhoopgarh, Bee-fall, Duchess fall, Handi Khoh, Priyadarshini, Jata Shankar, Pandav Caves, Reechgarh, Children Park etc.
CLIMATE & WEATHER
At Pachmarhi, we can experience all the seasons i.e. winters (Nov-Mar), summers (Apr-June) and monsoon (July-Sept) season.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Best time to visit is from October to June month. Although it is open for tourists in whole season. In case of heavy rainfall, many tourist points remain closed for visitors so summer and winters are best time to visit Pachmarhi.
ACCOMMODATION
We can have all category of accommodation at Pachmarhi. We can find our desired hotel in Pachmarhi hotels list. Here Madhya Pradesh Tourism Department hotels are best option for stay. They have large range of hotels in heritage bungalow style, with garden area. Private hotels are located in congested area so prefer to stay in Tourism Department hotels.
NEXT TO
After visiting Chauragarh temple in Pachmarhi, tourists may visit other Pachmarhi tourist attractions like Dhoopgarh, Bee-fall, Handi Khoh, Reechgarh, Pandav caves, Jata Shankar, Gupt Mahadev etc. After covering Pachmarhi sightseeing, tourists can proceed to Satpura National Park, Jabalpur, Bhopal, Bhedaghat, Pench national park, Kanha national park etc.
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