The Patalkot

Green and fine-looking ranges of Satpura encircle the Chhindwara district in Madhya Pradesh. Chhindwara is not only known for oranges, cotton and coal but its natural and scenic beauty also attracts everyone who comes here for the first time. Chhindwara district is separated into four forest zones. In all, Chhindwara is a complete forest district. Patalkot is positioned in the ...

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Patalkot Issues

There are certain burning issues about Patalkot and its people which need to be addressed here. Everyone who has seen Patalkot in late 80s or early 90s can easily find out the drastic changes in the valley now. Deforestation is on its high. The situation is really very sickening now. Biotic pressure from the outer world has made Patalkot life ...

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Indigenous Knowledge

Since time immemorial, people have gathered plant and animal resources for their needs. Examples include edible nuts, mushrooms, fruits, herbs, spices, gums, game, fodder, fibers used for construction of shelter and housing, clothing or utensils, and plant or animal products for medicinal, cosmetic or cultural uses. Even today, hundreds of millions of people, mostly in developing countries, derive a significant ...

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How To Reach Patalkot?

Patalkot remains on its high allure and gorgeousness during the rains. Monsoon is a wonderful time to visit this place. You will be sheltered with clouds all around. This deep valley is situated on the way to Bhopal from Chhindwara. Patalkot is 78 km away from Chhindwara. Depending upon your budget, there are good hotels in Chhindwara to accommodate yourself.  ...

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My First Journey

It was around 1990 when first time I visited the lush green valley. A dense forest, scary wild sounds, chirping of birds, cool breeze and what not. I was simply mesmerized. After a walk of an hour down to the hill, I reached a village called Rathed. Nearby a hut in the village, a tribal fellow was ready to greet ...

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Life In Patalkot

The tribals Gonds and Bharias mainly constitute the population of Patalkot. It is said that Bharias have been living here for more than 500 years. Though there are almost 51 Gothras (lineage in the Hindu community) in Bharia tribes but only 16 Gothra have been traced in the valley. Tribals never allow their daughter to get marry in in same ...

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