Pachmarhi Tourism
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Pachmarhi Tourism

Pachmarhi Info

  • State: Madhya Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • Altitude: 1015 m
  • Pincode: 461881
  • District: Hoshangabad
  • Language: Hindi
  • STD code: 07578
  • Weather: Summer 24 to 37°C, Winter 9 to 28°C
Officially known as Pachmarhi Cantonment, Pachmarhi is a hill station located in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Situated at an altitude of 1067 ft, this hill station lies in the valley of the Satpura Range in Hoshangabad district. This saucer shaped hill station, which spreads over an area of 59.01 sq km, is fondly known as the ‘Queen of Satpura Ranges’.

Pachmarhi is under the administration of the Pachmarhi Cantonment Board, which serves the Indian Army. The region is inhabited by around 10,000 individuals, with most of them being part of the Indian Army. Clubs and golf courses in Pachmarhi are few and are only for the usage of military personnel. Moreover, most of the civilian population lives alongside the lake.

History of Pachmarhi

Pachmarhi, the land of splendid natural beauty was discovered in 1857 by Captain James Forsyth of the Bengal Lance. Soon it became a hill station and sanatorium for British troops in the Central Provinces of India. Pachmarhi owes its name to the Pandava Caves, wherein 'Panch' means five and 'marhi' means caves. In the colloquial language, Pachmarhi is often pronounced as Panchmarhi or Pachmadhi.

Things to do in Pachmarhi

Renowned as the summer capital of the central provinces during the British regime, Pachmarhi still has remnants of the colonial past. The Victorian churches, bungalows and cemeteries render a colonial atmosphere to the town. The pristine hill station is surrounded by forest area, which has been added to the list of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in May 2009. The tribal communities of the Gonds and the Korkus are the native inhabitants of the area.

Some of the major attractions of Pachmarhi are Satpura National Park, Jata Shankar cave, Pandav caves, Fairy Pool and Big Falls. It is also a good place for taking a walk in the forested woods. Activities like parasailing, trekking and rock climbing can also be organised by the local villagers. It is also possible to stay overnight in one of the nearby villages. Tourists can also try various attractive packages options to tour the hills of Pachmarhi.

Travelling to Pachmarhi

The best way to reach Pachmarhi by air is through Bhopal airport, which is the nearest airport to Pachmarhi. It is at about 195 km away from Pachmarhi. Major airlines connect Bhopal to various cities in India that include Gwalior, Mumbai and Delhi. The next nearest airport is at Delhi, the major International airport nearest to Pachmarhi.

Pachmarhi is well connected by train and bus. The nearest rail station is Pipariya, around 50 km away. It is on the Mumbai-Howrah line and is well connected to major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai and Bangalore. Taxis are available 24 hours at the railway station which can be hired to reach Pachmarhi. SUVs like Scorpios and Tata Sumos are also available at a cost of INR600-700.

Bus services to Pachmarhi are available from Bhopal, Nagpur, Jabalpur, Chhindwara, Pipariya and other places. There are 7 buses daily to Bhopal which takes around 6-7 hours. Buses are operated by the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation as well as other private companies.

The best time to visit Pachmarhi is between October and June, when the weather is pleasant and favorable for sightseeing. If visiting in May-June or during the Christmas-New Year period, accommodation options need to be booked in advance. Long weekends can also be crowded with a lot of tourists pouring in to enjoy the pleasant weather.

Accommodation options in Pachmarhi

Hotels in Pachmarhi range from budget hotels and homestays to mountain resorts. Most of the hotels are strategically placed close to the tourist attractions. Jabalpur which is located at around 24 km also has many accommodations to suit the tourist budgets.

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Abhishek Jaiswal
  • Abhishek Jaiswal
  • Lives in Nagpur
  • 2 Reviews

"Perfect place to feel relief from busy life" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
The most awesome place to be. It was beautiful, calm, serene and amazing. Actually I have vo words to express the feelings. The whole place is a forest area with Satpura Tiger Reserve and almost all the visiting points are inside the forests. Just imagine yourself walking in a lush green. Mahadev Temple is a must visit place at the top, shopping for Puja Samagri can be done here as there are hundreds of vendors. Camphor is very famous here. Do not go during rainy seasons.
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  • 23 votes

Amrita Das
  • Amrita Das
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 8 photos
  • 7 Reviews

"A journey away from hectic life" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
If you want a relaxed and a calm place to keep your everyday hustle at bay, Pachmarhi is the place you should visit. Just a 3 days visit will make you refreshed. If you do not want to go for sightseeing, the nature has plenty for you. You can just roam around with your loved one and enjoy the scenic beauty. The calm nature, falls, temples, lakes, churches are the extra toppings on your cake. There are many restaurants and resorts for your food accomplishments. Pachmarhi is not a shopping paradise but you can visit the Prakrit, a MP Govt organisation for silk and khadi products and local market if you can find something special.
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Anupma gupta
  • Anupma gupta
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review

"Perfect for an internet free holiday" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
People must visit this place because the destination is free of city life and in between the nature lap you can enjoy life by distance from hustle and bustle of metropolitan city and good food at a very nominal rates.

The food available is local sabzi and arhar ki daal with naan or fresh rosti and taste good. The weather is fine, neither hot nor cold. The local residents are simple and helpful peole. There is not much to shop at all. The must visit place is wild life sanctuary adjoining the area and it is a marvellous experience to visit the place. Amongst the jungle I have seen, the place where local residence have built the structure with wood and husk and I had a wonderful experience of sharing the cup of tea cooked on chulha. Deer and other animals are roaming here and there in that place. I can't forget that experience in my life. There is one place in jungle where lot and lot of butterflies are there and the scene still mesmerises me.
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Jay Khandelwal
  • Jay Khandelwal
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Gwalior
  • 3 Reviews

"Mindblowing adventurous experience"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It was mind blowing experience, trekking, hiking, greenery, waterfalls in short a total adventurous package. No problem for north Indian food, hotels are also cheap and nice. Weather is awesome. In short it was a mind blowing experience.
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Hitesh Ahuja
  • Hitesh Ahuja
  • Lives in Adityana
  • 6 Reviews

"A fabulous place"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Must visit place in your life if you love the nature. Really beautiful place to discover various natural things like water falls, sunset, sunrise, boating, para sailing etc. So from this daily routine life one can feel relax after this tour. Weather is cool there most of the times so don't forget to carry warm clothes & also don't forget to bring camera to capture the beauty of the nature.
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Manoj Agarwal
  • Manoj Agarwal
  • Lives in Adra
  • 3 Reviews

"Good destination"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
We have a mixed type of experience. On the day of visit there was rain. We cannot visit most places. We visit Lake, Pandav cave, Be e fall, Jatashankar etc.
Market is so small. Pain oil, Hair fall oil, Honey was sold everywhere. We had not find any proper shop for these things. Umbrella should be with us.
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Desai S
  • Desai S
  • Lives in Vadodara
  • 8 Reviews

"Best experience ever"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Dec 27, 2014
I loved this place. Pachmarhi is a Beautiful Hill Station with a whole town on Mountain. It is a place where the shooting of Film Asoka took place. Pachmarhi do have lots of picnic spots. There are overall Seven Waterfalls in this beautiful place. From this Dutchies Fall, Silverfall are among top falls of Pachmarhi. I had a very best experience with my family here. This place is also not very expensive compared to other hill stations in India.
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Praveen Malik
  • Praveen Malik
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 1 Review

"Very good place for relaxing"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Dec 7, 2014
I visited the place in Nov end 2014. Very good place for relaxing in nature away from city life. Situated within Satpura Tiger reserve at 1000 mtr. above sea level. Full of natural beauty. MP Tourism hotels are very well-maintained. Bookings and all relevant information is available online. Breakfast is included in room rent. After sunset nobody is seen on roads. Provision of lunch / dinner is available in all MP Tourism hotels. Mainly north Indian food is available. For sight seeing Maruti Gypsy are available at the rate of Rs. 1250/- per vehicle per day or Rs. 200/- per person per day on shared basis. Pleasant weather, requiring few woolens in night even in November end / December beginning. No MP Tourism buses are available for the place. Private buses are available from Bhopal (200 km), Indore (350 km) and Itarsi (120 km). I traveled by air from Delhi to Bhopal and from Bhopal to Pachmarhi by bus. However, Best way is reach Pipariya by rail which is 50 km away from Pachmarhi where frequent Buses / Mahindra Bolero are available at Rs. 60/- per person. Rest all options are time consuming. One can visit all sightseeing places in two days which includes temples, natural caves and falls etc. All falls and caves need trekking so Asthmatics, aged and heart patients best avoid these places. Carry cloths for enjoying bath in bee falls.
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Jigar Patel
  • Jigar Patel
  • Lives in Warud
  • 1 Review

"A wonderful trip to Pachmarhi recommended to visit in November to march"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Nov 23, 2014
My office team and I planned for a tour to Pachmarhi. It was an awesome experience, playing in waterfall, jungle safari, climbing mountains etc. I would suggest to plan for 3 days, since there are many places to spend enough time over there. The most exciting places were the Bee Fall, Jatashankar, Nagdwar- A little tough but crazy journey with 1000+ steps, Spending time in a jungle and raining outside. Many people prefer to have a tea, lemon juices etc., Begum palace and the Chura gadh. There were many garden to spend some good time and enjoy. It was little foggy to see the person or vehicle next 80-100 mtr. but it was okay. I would recommend to visit this place in between Nov-March. Overall great experience!
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Surya Paul
  • Surya Paul
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 2 Reviews

"Wonderful place to visit and relax"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Nov 15, 2014
We stayed in Pachmarhi for 3 days and those three days, and it was like a dream for us. The hotel was just too good. The places to visit are Mahadev temple, Bee falls and sunset point. Those places were just awesome.
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