Pachmarhi is all about watching beautiful hills loaded with greenery all around, big mountains fall and serene atmosphere, wildlife, old are jeep safari and much more. This hill station is best in Central India- Madhya Pradesh. The allure, the ambience and the captivating vistas observed here cannot be expressed in words.
This all I have experienced when I visited Pachmarhi, my all the uneasiness, thoughtfulness and social life stress come to end the when finally reached Dhoopgarh – The highest point of Madhya Pradesh and adored the beauty of mother earth.
So, I am sharing my travel experience with all my India Imagine readers, hope you guys like it.
Let’s begin with some overview of the spot –
Dhoopgarh – Highest Point of Madhya Pradesh
Mount Dhupgarh or Dhoopgarh nestled in the Mahadeo Hills, at a height of 1,352 metres. Madhya Pradesh, India. It is also the highest peak of the Satpura hill range and the view from the top can leave you awestruck especially if you visit in the evening or early in the morning. This point can also be reached by hiking but it might be difficult for you to reach as it passes through several waterfalls and valleys.
With an amalgam of valleys, hills, the uneven roads and lush greenery covered with mist, Dhoopgarh offers a heavenly glimpse to Satpura & Vindhya plateau. Thus making it popular among the many tourist places visiting Pachmarhi. Whether you are a couple or family people if you are on a quest for adventure and thrill, then Pachmarhi can arrange a perfect destination for you in the most amazing manner.
After visiting the major destinations of Pachmarhi, like Bee fall, Bada Mahadev Temple and Chota Mahadev cave, Pandav Caves, Handi Khoh, Silver fall approximately we started moving towards Dhoopgarh.
Be cautious and the routes are twisty you may feel nausea or motion sickness if you are rising with car or bus. But the army jeeps are so comfortable that we enjoyed our ride very much till we reach Dhoopgarh.
During your travel, you will notice the Mount Dhoophgarh relatively running with you on one hand and whole Pachmarhi on the other hand. If you are lucky many wild animals can be witnessed during your trip!!
Point of Attractions at Dhoopgarh
The major attraction at this high point is the sunset and sunrise scenes, big tortoise-like the mountain and a high hill museum located on the top. A small canteen/ eatery shop is there at the sunset point.
As soon as you enter the location, you have to walk there on the east is the sunrise point and on the west is the sunset point which has a couple of huge steps created like an open auditorium for accommodating a lot of people.
It is advisable to take your place in advance to get a good viewpoint to see the sun go down in a myriad of colours. The old Forest rest house has been converted into a museum which is worth a visit.
But on the right side, the Sunset point is the main attraction of the spot covered with utmost fog and trees are looking like the cherry on the icing. From both the locations, whole Pachmarhi look alluring.
We had our guide with us, who guided throughout the journey. We have clicked a lot of pictures, sat peacefully on the open auditorium admire the whole vista and captured some of the best moments of our lives. So calming !!!
You can visit the old colonial bungalow which was later converted into a museum that carries some artefacts and history related stuff, we were getting late so skipped that one.
For refreshment, you can buy eatery items from the shop located near the bungalow. A small garden with many mango trees arrangement is also done for visitors to relax in chilling summer.
Best Time To Visit
It is an amazing experience to see the sunset at Pachmarhi. Moreover, this place is a popular picnic spot too. The best season to visit Dhupgarh is during the monsoon season when the place is enveloped by thin monsoon clouds. Dhupgarh is one of the attractions that promote tourism in Pachmarhi.
As a travel freak, I enjoyed the location very much, if you left with some time during your Pachmarhi Trip, then you must visit Dhoopgarh for experiencing some realistic moments.
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