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There are 3 names in this directory beginning with the letter P.
Pachmarhi
Pachmarhi literally means 5 caves. It is a hill station in Madhya Pradesh, also known for the Pachmarhi Cantonment. It is widely known as "Satpura ki Rani" (Queen of Satpura), situated at a height of 1000 m in a valley of the Satpura Range in Hoshanagabad district. The highest point in the central India region and the Vindhya and Satpura Range, Dhupgarh at 1100 m is located here. Rajat Prapat (Big Fall), Bee Fall, Pandav Caves, Bada Mahadev, Gupt Mahadev, Apsara Falls, Jatashankar, Duchess Fall are some of the places of tourist interest here.

Palk Strait
Lying between Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka, it separates India and Sri Lanka. The Palk Strait has coral formations, Pearl fisheries and great diversity in marine life. A project to connect Palk Strait with the Gulf of Mannar is under consideration which, however, has been opposed by a section of the society. The important religious places like Rameshwaram lies in its southern part. Geopolitically, it is important and frequently visited by illegal migrants.

Pamba Strait
It lies between Pamban Island and Mandapam. It is a cantilever bridge on the Palk Strait which connects the town of Rameswaram on Pamban island to mainland India. The bridge refers to both the road bridge and the cantilever railway bridge, though primarily it means the latter. Opened in 1914, it was India's first sea bridge, and was the longest sea bridge in India till 2010. The rail bridge is for the most part, a conventional bridge resting on concrete peirs, but has a doubt leaf bascule section midway, which can be raised to let ships and barges pass through. On 24 February 2014, the Pamban bridge marked its 100th anniversary.

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