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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Sourav Dewan

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  • Sourav Dewan
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  98 readers

"Serenity redefined!!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It's one of those places where you won't regret relaxing around. Pachmaarhi sitting on top of a hill surrounded by few beautiful Hills has got its unique beauty on its own. Away from the cacophony of city life and being more closer to nature, it's an ideal place to hang out with your family. The landscape coupled with exotic beauty really captures the essence of this place and equally gives the opportunity to connect with yourself.

It's has got Satpura tiger reserve nearby and some beautiful sight seeing spots which can be travelled in a day or three. Though being a small town you have the opportunity to experience air safari. Its been wonderful seeing the valley from top while para sailing. On an early chilly morning, Walking up the the roads, which findings it's way in zig-zag pattern through Valley into the woods feels amazing and blessed by Nature.
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Manpreet Singh

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  • Manpreet Singh
  • Lives in Bhilai
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"Awesome Experience!" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
My experience was awesome in Pachmarhi. It's great place to visit with friends or family. Gorgeous sight seeing like sunsets, mountains, temples. It's better to stay in cottage out of the city than staying in a hotel building inside the city. It's the best way to enjoy there.
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Paresh Mangal

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  • Paresh Mangal
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 4 Reviews
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"Good place to go!" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It is a very attractive tourist place as it is only the hill station of Madhya Pradesh. It is good for those who have a busy life and short time, Bee fall is very attractive, also Dhupgarh and eco-point, pandav cave also good. You will really enjoy this place with your friends.
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Sani bhatra

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  • Sani bhatra
  • 1 Review
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"Awesome destination & worth going" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Awesome place to enjoy the nature and relax. One of the best places to relax economically. One can simply relax or enjoy the nature or can visit the temples or can enjoy really beautiful waterfalls out there or even can go tracking out there. A beautiful place worth visiting.
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Dr sashi

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  • Dr sashi
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"Adventurous trip"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Pachmarhi trip was very adventurous. I visited Pachmarhi in the month of October 2015 with my family. We visited Bee waterfall. It was very adventurous, we enjoyed a lot. In spite of chilled water of Bee Waterfall, we all had taken bath. Then we visited Priya darshani. It is very beautiful place. Then we visited Pandav Caves. It was also very interesting place. The Garden of Pandav Caves was very beautiful. Then we visited Gupt Mahadev and Bada Mahadev both places are holy.
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Dheeraj Gangrade

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  • Dheeraj Gangrade
  • Lives in Indore
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
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"Dreams come true in Sun set point Pachmarhi"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We should visit Pachmarhi because this is totally Natural palace and pollution free city. We can make our mind cool and physically healthy on this piece palace. Chauragarh temple should visit only if with you have no old persons and no children's, because is was on very hight. Except it every palace have a full fun for all our sweat family. Local food is very nice and for shopping there is a lot of Honey. Parasailing have very energetic & its fun. My next trip in Pachmarhi, I would like to go in October to December.
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Satinder Singh

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  • Satinder Singh
  • Lives in Indore
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"Place like a heaven"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I mean what a place I have never ever seen a place like it. No words to describe it what a place believe me you don't need to go abroad. Its wonderful, amazing, fabulous & best place. Everyone should go there even the foreigners stays there for 1-2 months. I wish to go there every year.
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Vikas Singh

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  • Vikas Singh
  • Lives in Satna
  • 3 Reviews
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"A big bang with loved ones"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Visit the place to experience nature's beauty and peace. Being in central India this location is stuffed with wild animals, cold climate and exotic meals. We stayed there for 3 days, as it was April summers so the enjoyment of waterfalls will not only excite you but also provide you with cool breeze. Also its great place for trekking. Roads inside Panchmari are mountains and people are trained drivers so many a times you may feel jittery while being driven by others. Visit Bee fall especially. There are lots of great sights. Sunset from high points is great view. In summers they have plentiful watermelons which you can enjoy. Prepare your trip and make sure you read about hotel reviews.
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Jaswant Thakur

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  • Jaswant Thakur
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
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"It was a nice Pachmarhi plan"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Mother nature has blessed this place. If you are planning Pachmarhi, plan a 3-4 days trip. Make sure that you are fit for trekking. Because almost every where you will need to walk on foot to reach the destination. Like for reaching Bee fall, you have to go down 800 meters on a difficult route.
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Jigyasa Mishra

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  • Jigyasa Mishra
  • Lives in Bhopal
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"Very good place,Pachmarhi"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I liked the place, the weather was very good, sunny but not so sunny, cold but not so cold, lots of trekking, walking was there in the trip, and I enjoyed the trip. Wonderful place. Lots of sights to see - mountains, valleys, sceneries, water bodies. And the atmosphere is just great. For those who love trekking, it's a pretty good spot. Food was also good. Overall experience was very nice. It is really a very good place.
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