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.
Visit the Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve in Satpura Range and discover its unique flora and fauna.
The local bazaars of Pachmarhi are brimming with interesting artifacts, from one-off bamboo pieces, silk stoles to rock paintings, this place is truly a find.
To make the best of your holiday in Pachmarhi, a stay at one of the homestays near Pandav Caves is highly recommended.