Patalkot- A hidden travel treasure for nature and adventure lovers
Situated at a distance of 75 km from the Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh and 23 km from Tamia is a scenic spot called Patalkot! At 3250 feet above sea level and 1000 to 1700 feet from the ground level, you can find this beautiful valley. The Gond and Bharia tribes live in this valley.
“Patalakot” has been mentioned in many Hindu scriptures. Ahiravan, brother of Ravana, the King of Lanka, lived in ‘Patal’. At the time of the Rama-Ravana war, he took the asleep Rama and Lakshmana to Patal-Lok and wanted to sacrifice them, so that the war would end. As soon as Lord Hanuman realizes this, he goes to Patalalok. A fierce battle ensues between the two where Ahiravan is killed and Hanuman brings the brothers back to the battlefield.
The enclosure of Patalakot is covered with peaks and plains. All this natural beauty has made it unique. The mountain peaks in the south are quite high and spread to the northwest as its boundary. On the other hand, the valleys are so low that it is difficult to see its bottom. It seems as if there is a competition between the peaks and the valleys.
The whole mountain is covered with plants, flowers, trees, and herbs, from bottom to its peak. There is a waterfall streaming from the tilted rocks of Patalakot which falls on the tall mango trees there and then disperses into sparkling drops.
Whoever sees the natural beauty of Patalakot can never get it out of their minds. The tribe living in Patalkot live their unique life, free from the hum-drums of the modern world and rooted in their age-old traditions, culture, customs, food, and music.
From the soil to the trees and plants, everything shines magnificently, the river-drains have a delightful exuberance, the animals and birds chirp and sing with joy, everywhere there is the magic of being. No matter how you feel, the beauty of this place is sure to rejuvenate you.
To bathe in the warm sunlight, taking in the fragrance of fresh blooms, the roar of wild animals will make your heart sing with joy. At times, it feels as if the jungle has come alive, the bright trees, plants, colorful flowers, the beautiful waterfalls, the sparkling flowing river, everywhere you look, there’s a view to entice you.
At present, Patalkot is one of the few places in Madhya Pradesh where you can enjoy adventure sports. From Zip Lining, Rock Climbing, Zorbing, Archery, to many water sports, there’s a lot in store for you when you visit Patalkot.
Patalkot attracts nature lovers and adventure lovers from far and wide in adventure sports held annually. The festival, called Satpura Adventure Sports Festival is held every year in October. A train runs from Chhindwara to Rohilla Sarai station in Delhi, called Patalkot Express has been named after the region itself.