Apsara Vihar

Apsara Vihar

  • Pachmarhi
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • India

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Apsara Vihar, Pachmarhi Overview

Waterfalls are always a popular tourist attraction among the nature lovers. The view of water stream flowing from a height makes the entire environment look worth it. And when you are in Pachmarhi, you can witness this beauty by traveling to the stunning yet serene waterfall areas called Apsara Vihar. Literally translated as the fairy pool, the Apsara Vihar, Pachmarhi is a beautiful little waterfall with a cute little pool that attracts tourists with its breathtaking beauty. Majority of the people looking for a serene and tranquil picnic spot can travel to this waterfall area and spend some quality time with their loved ones. The stream of water fall from a height of 30 feet above the ground and creates a shallow pool where it falls down. This pool has now come to be known as the Apsara Vihar.


Things to Do


Apart from spending quality time with your loved ones in the lap of nature, there are many other things that you can do here. Many tourists take a dive in the pool of water. This dipping has been common since the British raj when the British women would come here and take a dip in the pool. Many people also love to swim here. You can simply relax and experience the beauty of the water falling into the pool here. There are small eateries and tea stalls around the pool area and you can also buy some snacks and satiate your hunger from the 10 mons trek by munching on some snacks.




Although most of the natural escapes do not have any historical story as such but the story behind the naming of this waterfall is very interesting. According to the local legends, it is believed that during the British rule, the English women used to take a dip in the inviting pool below the waterfall. The locals of the region would consider them to be fairies or Apsaras in their language. They used to see the white women as fairies in the pool and so named it as Apsara Vihar itself.


Best Time to Visit


The best time to visit Pachmarhi is during the months of October to April. These are the months when you will not have to sweat in the summer sun. The weather is quite beautiful and you will certainly enjoy your downhill trek to reach this waterfall and the mesmerizing pool area. You can also plan your visit around the evening time to let the cool breeze blow through your hair as you sit beside the pool taking in the natural beauty.


How to Reach


The Apsara Vihar tourist attraction is located in the Hoshangabad district. This is near the Jaistambh in Pachmarhi region of Madhya Pradesh. Pachmarhi is seamlessly connected for easy access to all the nearby cities. This tourist attraction is located at a distance of 13 kilometers from the main Pachmarhi area. In order to reach here, tourists usually take a cab or hire gypsies to reach the breathtakingly beautiful region. You need to reach Pachmarhi to get to the Apsara Vihar waterfall. There are many trains and buses regularly plying to Pachmarhi from different cities like Bhopal and others. If you are coming via air to Pachmarhi, you need to book a flight for Bhopal from where there are many buses and other local transport options to reach there.



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