Pilgrimage | Adventure / Trekking
#9 of 20 Places to Visit in Pachmarhi
Distance (From Pachmarhi Bus Station): 15 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 3-4 Hours
Transportation Options: + Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: For people who are interested in sightseeing around Pachmarhi, the guests are required to take a day visit permit from Bison Lodge Museum. Moreover, the tourists also need to travel by local jeeps as cars brought from outside cannot be used at this place.
At a distance of 9 km from Priyadarshini Point, and 15 km from Pachmarhi Bus Station, Chauragarh Temple is a revered Hindu shrine located in Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh. Also known as Chota Mahadeo, it is one of the prominent places of Pilgrimage in Madhya Pradesh, and among the top places to visit in Pachmarhi.
The Chauragarh Temple is situated atop the Chauragarh Hill, the third highest peak of Pachmarhi at an altitude of 1330 m. Surrounded by spectacular hills and verdant valleys, this age-old temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple complex comprises the main temple, a Dharamshala, and a natural pond. The temple is known for the thousands of tridents stuck in the temple premises, offered by devotees over the years.
Devotees need to climb 1300 steps to reach this holy place. During Nag Panchami and Maha Shivratri festivals, devotees are seen climbing this steep path, carrying heavy Trishuls as a part of religious norms. Offering a Trishul is considered auspicious and is like thanksgiving, once the wish has been fulfilled. The view of the sunrise from here is quite breathtaking, so are the surrounding forested valleys.
Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM