Pachmarhi Cave Temple


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Pachmarhi Cave Temple Overview

Ranked 16 of 56 sightseeing in Pachmarhi

Pachmarhi is a renowned picturesque hill station in Madhya Pradesh with beautiful waterfalls, lush green forests, hidden pathways, and serene landscapes. In addition to enjoying nature’s bounty, Pachmarhi is also an important religious centre with many temples situated in its vicinity.

Amongst the other religious centres, the one’s that particularly stand out and attract the attention of tourists and devotees alike are the cave temples of Pachmarhi.

Jata Shankar

Legend has it that Lord Shiva, after seeing the penance of his devotee Bhasmasura, granted him the boon to burn down anyone to ashes by touching his head. Bhasmasura in his arrogance wanted to reduce Lord Shiva to ashes and to disguise himself from the demon, Lord Shiva shed his ‘Jata’ (his hair) in this cave. The devotees throng this cave to worship the jata of Lord Shiva. The entrance to the cave presents a natural rock structure of the mythical snake deity “sheshnag”, which can be accessed through a narrow staircase.

Gupt Mahadev cave temple

Another of Lord Shiva’s hideout from Bhasmasura, Gupt Mahadev Cave Temple is so narrow that it is said that only two people can enter at a given time. Adorned by a Shiva Linga inside, the cave temple has a huge Hanuman statue at its entrance.

These splendid cave temples have stood the test of time and are a mystic get away for curious tourists and ardent Lord Shiva devotees.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -8:00 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Akash Nigam

Akash Nigam3.6/5

2 reviews

Best place for sightseeing

It is best place for sightseeing specially the sunset. The sunrise is also perfect to start your holiday. Parking facility is easily available and availability of snacks is also there.

Abhilash Negi

Abhilash Negi3.6/5

1 review

Calm and nice temple

A calm and nice place to go, the temple is situated at the top to hill. After going inside you would see the shivling of lord Shiva. After the end it was such a nice place.

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