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Very good

Rakesh Khare
Bhopal, India504 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
Visited Dhoop garh. It's an excellent place and a must to visit. Both the sunrise and sunset spots were visited. However now a days Sunrise visit is forbidden due to Tiger visits in the area.
The Dhoopgarh museum is also nicely maintained.
One feels nice after visiting the area.
Written January 16, 2021
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Rishabh G
Panipat, India16 contributions
Jan 2015 • Friends
Time of visit- 2nd Jan -4th, 2015
Panchmarhi—extrmemly beautiful.. a semi hill station kind of place. Small cute main town.. but near by there are a lot of sites to visit (all that u can get to know when u reach there.) there r open jeeps that u can get on hier.. wont have to find these.. they wil come to u once u r there.. charge abt 800-1000 per day (whole day) n they have list of places that they will cover on the day.. but if u wanna njoy each place nicely u might not b able to cover all the places scheduled by them.. so dnt keep it hectic n jaldi jaldi dekho aur chalo types. Tell them where all u wanna visit.. n tke ur time at each place..
If u wanna see all of the major spots atleast 1 week.
We went to befalls( had a bath there) take ur own towel n boxer. , did para sailing-jata dhara mandir..dhoopgargh-ridge gargh.. all of them extremely good. You’ll specially enjoy the open jeep ride. If u can take ur own vehicle (bike preferably) nothing like it. But there other places. Which we cldnt visit since we were only there for 2 days..
For non-veg eat at (rasoi dhaba) quite fine and spicy food.. the food everywhere in panchmarhi is very spicy inspite of telling them not to put chilly they made very spicy food.
And DO NOT eat at a goverment restraunt called 'china bowl' its beyond bad..
This place has a lot like thousands of herbs and (jadi butiya) which grows in forest and is hand picked by tribal people..
Three main things that panchmarhi is famous for-
1. shilajjet (from jain ayurvedic centre)
2. Honey is very pure
3. Wild onions (that weight upto 40 kgs each) juice of this is used to instantly cure joint pains etc.
N a whole lot of other stuff like cannabis, then the leaf (that kills ur taste of sweet for few hours).. we ate mishri after chewing those leaves n we cldnt taste any sweetnes.. it was like we were eating glass or smthing..
Then something we cldnt do.. take permission to take a walk in the forest. They wil give u a guide n take u to forest where all these things grow..
Rest save a day or two to just loiter around the place on your own.. its just to beautiful
The best part is. That it has not yet been very commercialized.. though you will find tourists besides yourselves at major sight seeing places.. it is no where near to being crowded.. its quite a peaceful place..
N ya don’t miss the road trip from Bhopal to panchmarhi.. its extremely beautifull.. n u will find various places in between, even a few water bodies.. where u should stop to take a few pictures..

u can thank me later! :-p
Written January 22, 2015
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D Purushothaman P
Doha, Qatar173 contributions
Jan 2013 • Friends
What I loved the most and still relish as an enduring memory, of my memorable excursion to the 'Queen of the Satpuras' - Pachmarhi, is the unforgettable visit to Mount Dhoopgarh. Also called by old-timers of the Hoshangabad District, as Harvatsa Kot, this highest point in the Satpura Mountain Ranges of the Central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, is located at a height of 4429 feet above Mean Sea Level. It is just a 15 minute drive away, at a distance of 5 Kms from the Cantonment, close to a disused airstrip, used infrequently, for the rare visit of a VVIP to this hill station. The roads to this point, are navigable all-weather and are maintained in good condition. However be warned that the monsoon quarter, between July and September, is not the best time to visit this point to view the phenomena, as the sky and the weather remain inclement, most of the time.

The mount, boasts of two seperate, Sunrise and Sunset points, that gives you the best view of the Sun's apprearance and disappearance at dawn and dusk respectively. There is a great tree-lined pathway leading upto these points, that is popular, as shaded hiking trails, for the passionate hikers. The only little problem is, other than a few seasonal and erratic hawkers, during the crowded season, there are no permanent restaurants in the immediate vicinty, hence it would be prudent for one, to cater an own stock of water and essential food items, for the short trek upto the mountain top.

I have a fond recollection of one of the most breathtaking sunsets, I had occasioned to witness, from that Sunset Point, set amidst a picturesque backdrop of cliffs, valleys and table-top mountains. This sunset was unique, also because, it is very rare in our urban existence, to see the glorious Sun go mystically vanish into a lush, untouched forest landscape, that looms on this beautiful natural horizon. As darkness sets in, one gets to see the lights of the nearby town of Itarsi twinkling in the night, below one's feet, in the stiff chill of a fresh envigourating mountain breeze. It is a glorious feeling indeed. A must do for anyone going to Pachmarhi.
Written August 30, 2013
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Muzaffarnagar, India51 contributions
It was a nice experience to see the sunset at dhoopgarh.

If you want to visit this place. You have to purchase your forest entry pass from bison lodge in pachmarhi.

The cost of pass is rs. 700 per vehicle. Which is valid for 24 hrs. Or say 1 day. As the last entry is before 5:00 p.m. (rs. 400 for the pass + rs. 300 for the guide, which is must).

It is advisable to hire a local gypsy vehical to visit dhoop garh and bee fall as the road is tough.

Personal vehicle is not allowed to reach bee fall. If you want to visit bee fall, you have to hire a local gypsy, so you better cover dhoopgarh with same vehicle.

The thing which i did not like:
We also hired a gypsy to reach this place and bee fall.
The condition of vehicle was very poor. It was almost 20 years old.
It used to be hot after every climb, so driver used to stop the vehicle and pour some cold water on tje engine.
Driver used to switch off the engine at every slope to save the petrol.
He refused to remove the gypsy cover if we watch sunset. But he was happy to remove the gypsy cover, if we dont watch the sunset???
Tyres were completely blad.

He also did not let us see some small points which are on the same route, like: jal gali and Irene pool. As he wanted to go back early.

His vehicle no. Was MP51 0118
Gypsy no. 165

Guide also left us at dhoopgarh, and went back with another vehicle.

You must negotiate all this things with the driver before you start your journey.
Written September 28, 2014
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Mumbai, India180 contributions
Jan 2013
It would have been one of Memorable experience but sadly God SUN was bit angry that day :(
A breathtaking scenery can be captured from Dhoopgarh & must carry professional camera which is available on rent basis(as we went during season rent wasn't affordable & my camera has pixel & zoom limitation :( ).
But ultimate place to experience nice coldy weather of Pachmarhi as temp. went down at least by 5 degrees & being from Mumbai I could realize it within fraction of seconds.
Couldn't get glimpse of SUNSET though but overall HAPPY!!
Written January 30, 2013
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Hyderabad, India22 contributions
Mar 2015 • Family
Get a view of the Satpuras in their full glory. To the East is the breathtaking view of the Pachmarhi, the serpentine roadways and the beautiful Peaks. A golden sunset on the west, watched by all from a well maintained seating area.
Written April 3, 2015
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Chennai District, India184 contributions
Oct 2014 • Family
- excellent sunrise and sunset points
- nice museum atop explaining some interesting tourism aspects and providing info around the tourist points in Pachmarhi
- gets chilly in the evenings, so some light wollens should help
Written November 16, 2014
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Ahmedabad49 contributions
Nov 2013 • Family
This being the highest point in the entire state of Madhy Pradesh & Chhatisgarh offers great views of Pachmarchi town.

A hired gypsy will cost Rs 1000 , Forest entry & guide pass another Rs 700. However it is well worth it.
The drive enroute to this place was most memorable & offered fantastic views. It was nice to watch the sunset from this place.
Written November 27, 2013
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Goa, India95 contributions
Apr 2012 • Family
The whole thing is there are two points at Dhupgarh, one is called sunrise point, another is called sunset point. The place is little distance from Pachmarhi town and the motorable road is good and there are photogenic spots. Up above, one gets a chance to view the wide deep valleys, high cliffs and enjoy the fresh air, observe the sun rise or sun set as per your visit timings. It is simply an experience to go deep into your soul, can't be narrated in words. Facility-wise the place is lonely some. You can wind up your stay in less than a hour to an hour (minus journey time). Sorry no food rewards, Carry your own Water bottle and snacks. This is a Place on tourist itinerary of all travel advisers and is a worthy acceptable destination for visiting once.
Written January 8, 2013
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New Delhi, India758 contributions
Apr 2012 • Family
Dhoop Garh

On way to Dhoop Garh, we stopped by for a brief spell of adventure sports! On the side of the road leading to the Satpura Tiger Reserve, there is a huge piece of open land where tourists were paragliding with the force of a surging Gypsy pull. My better half decided to live the moment and got ready with the gear along with an accomplice. And there she goes into the sky lifted by the thrust of air filled vibrantly colorful parachute pulled by the speeding Gypsy. I could see her joy of flying from the base down below capturing the cherished moments for the family album. As they landed, the powerful Gypsy ferried them back to the base station with supersonic speed. The thrill of flying brought bliss and glee to their faces. As the Paragliding session folded up, we headed to the delight of Dhoopgarh; the sunset and sunrise point at an altitude of 1352 meters from the sea level. As sun was about to set, we decided to skip another spot Reechgarh, the place known to be a natural amphitheatre nestled in the rocks where voices echo loud and clear. We entered the Satpura Tiger Reserve on our way to Dhoopgarh. The uphill Gypsy drive was quite rocking and enjoyable. As we reached the high point of Dhoopgarh, through the imposing rocks, we felt the rejuvenating pulsating freshness in the air of the wide open plateau. We first went to the sunrise point which presented us a fantastic view of the steep valley from the top. It was dense jungle spread all over the valley. After the sunrise point, we headed to sunset point on the opposite side. Here there is a small gallery with large photo frames displaying the pictures of major tourist attractions in and around Pachmarhi. As we came out to sunset point, it was good to see an arena kind of seating arrangement for the tourist to sit, relax and witness live the experience of sun going down the mountains. There were many excitedly waiting for the gradual sunset process. As the sun started going down, the color of the sky turned into bright burning amber with tinge of red in the skyline. This was an incredible and unforgettable moment, the sun never look so beautiful from naked eyes. And as the sun went down, the colorful settings which were red and orangey turned darker! The sun is now duty bound to the other side of the world; nature’s elements were at its best indeed. As the nature’s splendid show got over, it was perfect setting for a hot cup of tea. Tea never tasted so good. We returned to our Gypsy for the downhill drive. The downhill drive was more enjoyable than the uphill one as it turned dark and the caravan of vehicles exited one by one. The drive on the serpentine roads in the dark was thrilling. The trailing vehicles headlights were flashing through the rocks like torches in motion, appearing and disappearing like on and off in the Jungle Mountains.

Dhoopgarh rocks!

Anil Bisht
Written May 24, 2012
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