Wednesday, September 15, 2010


My purpose of going to Pachmarhi was to look for Pachmarhi Bush Brown and Fulvous Pied Flat butterflies. Shailesh and I started our journey from Jabalpur in his Maruti 800 car. We did this last year too. I did not see a single butterfly on the roadside up till Piparia and then it went dark. Pesticides on soyabean and sugar cane crop has killed most of the butterflies. Mobile phone towers are killing Honey Bees. Farmers killing butterflies and birds then who is pollinating their crop?? This could be a major issue in next few years time. So far no one has done any scientific research on this issue. Is this partially responsible for farmers sucide??

Any way, let me tell you what I want to.

We hired a Gypsy to visit major butterfly / tourist spots. Bee fall and Rajat Prapat did not produce a single butterfly. These places could have been productive on a sunny day. Butterflies dont move in rain. Surprisingly I did not see a single Bush Brown of any sort around any of the lodges. Rain disrupt our plan.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Pachmarhi Tour Sep 2010

At this time of the year Pachmarhi will be at its best for its scenic beauty, Landscape, birds, Moths and Butterflies.

This trip will provide you ample opportunities to photograph Pachmarhi and its rich Flora and insect life. Butterflies and Moths can be at its peak.

Finding the Pachmarhi Bush Brown can be a challenge. It's not being seen since last few decades.

Itinerary is here as under.

Day1. 22nd September.--- Arriving at Pipariya station for Pachmarhi. Pachmarhi is only 55 km from here. MPSRTC buses and Taxi are available from Bus stand, right outside of railway Station. 55 km journey to Pachmarhi takes about 90 minutes. Stay at hotel in twin sharing accommodation Non A/C room. All meals inclusive. Afternoon visit to jatashankar. Over night stay.

Day 2. 23rd September.---- We are using Gypsy to visit Mahadev, Handi Khoh, Water fall and Dhoopgarh. At all these places except Dhoopgarh we have chance to walk and look for butterflies and other things.

Day 3. 24th September. ---Today we will select the place to visit on our experience of previous day.Bee Fall and other places are on agenda. There could be some good walking involve today.

Day 4 25th September.--- Morning free. Feel free to choose your place through mutual understanding with other people, so you make a full use of Gypsy.

Early lunch and Check out at 12 noon. Bus to Pipariya.

This is the itinerary I have prepared for three days tour to Pachmarhi. I know this does not give us enough time to book your train tickets but now a days with little skill train tickets can be booked on Tatkal service through

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