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Omkarshwar Mahakaleshwar with Pachmarhi and Bhedaghat(6 Nights)

Indore, Pachmarhi, Jabalpur

for Family Traveller, Senior Citizens

Holiday Overview

Dutchess falls
Sunset at Lake
Apsara Vihar
Handi Khoh
Museum at Dhoopgarh
Sunset View
Picnic Garden at Pandav Caves
Pandav Caves
Enroute to Jatashankar
Enroute to Jatashankar (Nivalink Trip Dated - 8 July 2010)
Reechgarh (Nivalink Trip Dated - 8 July 2010)
Padmini Lake
Priyadarshini Point
Bathing Ghat Ujjain (Nivalink Trip Dated - 8 July 2010)
Omkareshwar temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 8 July 2010)
Dhuandhar Waterfalls (Nivalink Trip Dated - 8 July 2010)

Omkarshwar Mahakaleshwar with Pachmarhi and Bhedaghat itinerary is a monsoon specific itinerary that combines best that West and Central Madhya Pradesh has to offer. It includes pilgrimages to Jyotirlinga Temples of Mahakaleshwar (Ujjain) and Omkareshwar alongwith monsoon getaway of Pachmarhi (3500 ft asl) and Bhedaghat (renowned for Marble Rocks, Dhuandhar Waterfals).

Route

Indore(2) - Pachmarhi(3) - Jabalpur(1)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Indore. Proceed to Omkareshwar
  • Day-2 Proceed to Ujjain for Mahakaleshwar Temple. Visit other Temples in and around Ujjain
  • Day-3 Depart for Pachmarhi
  • Day-4 Day sightseeing in Pachmarhi
  • Day-5 Trek to Dutchess falls OR Boating in Lake OR Parasailing. Afternoon visit to Gupt Mahadev, Bada Mahadev and Chauradevi (Time Permitting)
  • Day-6 Travel to Jabalpur via Bhedaghat
  • Day-7 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Indore - Mahakaleshwar Temple / Harsiddhi Temple (60.00 kms), Omkareshwar Temple (77.00 kms)

Jabalpur - Marble Rocks (21.00 kms), Dhuandhar Waterfalls (21.00 kms)

Pachmarhi - Pandav Caves (1.00 kms), Pachmarhi Catholic Church (1.00 kms), Bison Lodge Museum (1.50 kms), Padmini Lake (1.50 kms), Jata Shankar (2.00 kms), Apsara Vihar (3.00 kms), Reechgarh (3.00 kms), Handi Khoh (4.00 kms), Dhoopgarh (5.00 kms), Bee Falls (5.00 kms), Dutchess Falls (5.00 kms), Priyadarshini Point (5.00 kms), Gupt Mahadeo (10.00 kms), Bada Mahadeo (11.00 kms), Chauragarh Peak (13.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Indore Departure - Jabalpur
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
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  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guests with an interest in Heritage can look to include Bhopal between Indore and Pachmarhi.

Distances
  • Indore to Pachmarhi -370 kms (6.5 hrs)
  • Pachmarhi to Jabalpur -243 kms (5 hrs)
Route

Indore(2) - Pachmarhi(3) - Jabalpur(1)

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Indore. Proceed to Omkareshwar Arrive at Indore. Proceed to Omkareshwar (77 kms - 1.5 hrs). Omkareshwar is a riverside pilgrimage home to Omkareshwar Temple (A Shiva Temple and Jyotirlinga). There are many more temples around Omkareshwar by the River. Time permitting visit these temples and return Indore by evening.

Day-2 Proceed to Ujjain for Mahakaleshwar Temple. Visit other Temples in and around Ujjain Proceed to Ujjain (60 kms - 1.5 hour) for Mahakaleshwar Temple (Lord Shiva Temple and one of the Jyotrilingas). Ujjain is a Hindu pilgrimage and is home to a range of temples besides the Mahakaleshwar Temple such as Harshiddhi Temple (Shaktipeetha), Kal Bhairav Temple (Where deity is offered Wine), Jantar Mantar (Observatory), Shri Avanti Parshwanath Teerth (Jain Temple) etc. Time permitting visit these as well. Return to Indore by evening.

Day-3 Depart for Pachmarhi Depart for Pachmarhi (415 kms - 7 hours). Pachmarhi (3500 ft asl) is a renowned hill station that is at its best during monsoon when the area turns misty with hundreds of spontaneous waterfalls.

Day-4 Day sightseeing in Pachmarhi Full day sightseeing to Pandav Caves, Jata Shankar Temple, Christ Church, Bee Fall - Waterfall, Apsara Vihar, Reenchgarh (Caves). Evening visit to Sunset point.

Day-5 Trek to Dutchess falls OR Boating in Lake OR Parasailing. Afternoon visit to Gupt Mahadev, Bada Mahadev and Chauradevi (Time Permitting) Morning trek to Dutchess Falls (1 km steep trek down and up). Guests not up for trekking may visit the lake and do a bit of boating. Adventure oriented guests may opt for paragliding (Seasonal). Afternoon visit to Handi Khoh (Deep Valley), Gupt Mahadev, Bada Mahadev and time permitting climb up few hundred steps to Chauragarh Temple.

Day-6 Travel to Jabalpur via Bhedaghat  Travel to Jabalpur (250 kms) via Bhedaghat. Bhedaghat (25 kms from Jabalpur) is renowned for its Dhuandhar waterfalls (which are at its best during monsoon) and Marble Rocks. A cable car ride to top of the mountain for the temple visit is also popular (Weather permitting)

Day-7 Departure Depart from Jabalpur for Onward Journey

Detailed Sightseeing

Indore :

  • Mahakaleshwar Temple / Harsiddhi Temple - Mahabkaleshwar Temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Temples and principle reason to visit Ujjain. The temple draws huge crowds all round the year especially during Mahashivaratri day and Nagpamnchmi Day (Shravan month during monsoon season). Harsiddhi Temple here houses Goddess Mahalaxmi and Mahasaraswati and is one of the Shakti Peetha.

  • Omkareshwar Temple - Omkareshwar is a Hindu temple dedicated to God Shiva. It is one of the 12 revered Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. Its a kind of must visit for pilgrims and is visited alongwith Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain about 135 kms away (Indore is in between at 77 kms).

Jabalpur :

  • Marble Rocks - Marble Rocks are white rocks with views of black and dark green volcanic seams are unique and therefore well visited. A boat ride is popular with guests.

  • Dhuandhar Waterfalls - Narmada makes its way through the Marble Rocks narrows down and then plunges in a waterfall known as Dhuandhar. Its a spectacular site and there is a cable car ride that takes one all the way to the hilltop temple.

Pachmarhi :

  • Pandav Caves - A Set of Caves where it is believed that Pandavas (Mahabharata) stayed over.

  • Pachmarhi Catholic Church - Pachmarhi Catholic Church is a colonial era Church in Pachmarhi near town centre.

  • Bison Lodge Museum - Bison Lodge Museum contains geographical map of pachmarhi in a model form and information on animals found around the area. The museum has life sized stuffed Lion, Tiger, Bison, Crocodile etc. One requires to take permit to visit the Museum.

  • Padmini Lake - Boating is a popular evening activity for tourists where horse riding and other touristy options are available while tourists wait for their turn for the boatride.

  • Jata Shankar - Jatashankar is a Lord Shiva Cave temple near Pachmarhi town centre. One is required to walk a few steps (about 500 meters walk) to access the temple. Sankat Mochan Hanuman temple is also visited alongwith.

  • Apsara Vihar - Apsara Vihar is one a popular but a bit touristy waterfall near Pachmarhi. The waterfall is approachable via a short walk.

  • Reechgarh - A set of caves enroute to Sunrise / Sunset point where Bears used to take shelter earlier.

  • Handi Khoh - Handi Khoh is a view point where one can see valleys and gorges around alongwith the thick reserve forest.

  • Dhoopgarh - Dhoopgarh is a view point situated up a hill from where Sunrise and Sunset can be seen. From here reserve forests and entire pachmarhi town can be seen

  • Bee Falls - Bee Fall is one of the popular waterfalls in and around Pachmarhi. Bee Falls are approachable via a short downhill walk. There are tea stalls setp up at the Bee falls serving soft drinks, noodles and some snacks.

  • Dutchess Falls - Dutchess Fall is one of the waterfalls in and around Pachmarhi where one require to trek a bit. Dutchess Falls are approachable via a short but steep 1 km downhill walk. There are tea stalls setp up at the falls serving soft drinks, noodles and some snacks.

  • Priyadarshini Point - Priyadarshini (Forsyth Point). This vantage viewing point marks the place from where Pachmarhi was discovered by Captain Forsyth in 1857.

  • Gupt Mahadeo - Gupt Mahadeo is a cave temple that lies at the foothills of Churagarh trek at about 100 meters walk from parking area. One is required to pass through a narrow cave for the Darshan.

  • Bada Mahadeo - Bada Mahadeo is situated near Gupt Mahadeo is a Lord Shiva Temple set in a large cave with water dripping on the Shivling as well all over inside the cave.

  • Chauragarh Peak - Chauragarh is home to Chauradevi Temple and is accessible via a 3 km walk involving about 500 steps. The top offers view of the surrounding hills, valleys and reserve forests.

Destination Overview

Indore - Indore is commercial capital of State of Madhya Pradesh and access point for pilgrimages to Omkareshwar and Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temples

Pachmarhi - Pachmarhi is the only hill station in Madhya Pradesh. Set on a Plateau at about 3500 ft above sea level, Pachmarhi is full of charming colonial era architecture buildings and retains an old world charm.

Jabalpur - Jabalpur is a transit point for accessing wildlife destinations of Kanha (165 km) and Bandhavgarh (210 km).

Access
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Distances
  • Indore to Pachmarhi -370 kms (6.5 hrs)
  • Pachmarhi to Jabalpur -243 kms (5 hrs)

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Travel Ideas incorporated in the itinerary

Ujjain Pilgrimage

Ujjain is a pilgrim center 60 kms north of Indore and visited for the Mahakaleshwar Temple is one more

Pachmarhi Getaway

Pachmarhi (3000+ ft asl) is one of the two hill stations of Madhya Pradesh and the most visited. more

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Distances
  • Indore to Pachmarhi -370 kms (6.5 hrs)
  • Pachmarhi to Jabalpur -243 kms (5 hrs)

Expert Speak

Omkarshwar Mahakaleshwar with Pachmarhi and Bhedaghat is a perfect monsoon itinerary for family travellers looking to visit central India during Monsoon. It is also recommended for non-heritage and non-wildlife travellers during rest of the year.

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