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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Vipul Sanghavi

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  • Lives in Udaipur
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"Awesome hillstation" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
Pachmarhi as tourist destination is fabulous. Falls are very good. Temples are also very good. Very natural. It is a cold place. It's one of the most beautiful place on the earth, known as hill station of MP. Natural beauty all over. Parasailing is also available in Pachmarhi. It is very adventurous.
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Aditya Thombre

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"Awesome place in Budget" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
If you are a group of students who want to bust out the exam stress just head over to Pachmarhi. You don't need to spend hefty sums of money to have world class fun. Great spots and the duchess fall is the best provided you are a good trekker. Almost all hotels are A/C cooled. If you are planning a 4 day vacation and are 4 friends than Rs 5000 is just what you want to have some fun. Good place for family outing too. Jus don't visit during Monsoon as most of the waterfalls will be closed due to heavy rains.
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Sonam Batreja

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"Beautiful destination with lots of scenic beauty" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It's one of the most beautiful place on the earth, known as hill station of MP. Natural beauty all over. You can visit there in August. Specially rains make the place more beautiful. Sunset point is worth seeing. Different falls add spice to it. Bee fall most adventurous place to visit. Apsara fall is the most beautiful fall. One must not miss that place. Temples specially jata Shankar, bada Mahadev are worth visiting.
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Roshan Rizvi

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"The best hill station considering cost as a fact" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
There are other hill stations too which are better than Pachmarhi. The reason I said best because you can see whole Pachmarhi in just 3000 with your whole family in two days . If you are ok to stay in a hotel of 500 rupees a day then it will just take 4000 rupees to visit Pachmarhi including staying. Food is cheap. Don't do shopping take a hat and just have fun.

Review: MY TRIP TO PACHMARHI

It was 1st june when I decided to visit some hill station and utilize the holidays provided by the only profession which is teaching. Got reservation done on 7th. Got down at Jhansi for some bank related work and started my journey on 8th night at 10 pm. Reached Bhopal at 2:30 by Gondwana Express and then went to PIPARIYA by intercity. 

However I did the most foolish act as there was a direct train from NEW DELHI TO PIPARIYA via Jhansi. I could have got reservation in it but i didn't know.

What is PIPARIYA ?
It is the station of Pachmarhi as Pachmarhi has no railway station. People get down here get bus or jeep and reach Pachmarhi which is 52 km or 1 hr away through a beautiful rasta such that you just cannot stop shooting throughout the whole journey. I took some pictures which will be uploaded later.

The cost of reaching Pipariya from Delhi with A/C is above 1400 but from Jhansi it is 1070. Cost of Pipariya to pachmarhi is 60 rupees. Bus of jeep doesn't matter.

When you reach Pachmarhi first of all take a hotel and do bargaining. The only place where I have seen hotel room tariffs are negotiable. Hotel sapna, Himalaya Rajvihar are the ones which offer lowest price of 500 for non-A/C. You won't get less than this. However there are cottages in beautiful locations

The best one is club view which has just awesome rooms and meant for couple. Costing 2600 per day.

Get fresh in hotel come down hire a gypsy. He will charge overall 2500 and you can visit any and every place. This 2500 also includes the cost of tickets.

Couples or single visitors should take a bike on rent which is 500 per day, 9 am to 10pm. He takes your id-proof original that's it and takes money later.

Sunset point dhupgarh is very risky to go by bike as it is so steep that if you don't have bike experience and if you get a bit afraid you will panic. Though I went by bike and there were instances when I was about to fall thousands of feet below. Well I had no option as being single finding gypsy was very difficult for myself.

Just for dhoopgarh couples must take gypsy. If it's akela banda bike is better option. It takes 3 days to completely see Pachmarhi and return satisfied. 4th day would go waste and 2 days are less however one can manage in two days. Viewing Pachmarhi means you're going to a place like vaishnodevi. For almost every place you have to walk a lot and the terrain is very difficult.

Do exercise be fit and then come. But Don't come like me. Though I walked a lot but now I don't feel my legs. So all the best for all of those who might go in future.
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Kunal Varshney

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"Two day pleasure" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
I was there in the month of April. A lot many people told me that it will be very hot at this time. But fortunately the weather was very pleasant with frequent showers. To be at dhoopgarh is quite an experience in itself. Then several waterfalls were picturesque. There was a lot of trekking to be done and was completely exhausted by the end of 2 day. Overall, a 2 day retreat in the heart of India, is a good option for a group of friends and couples without children. (due to excessive trekking).
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Amulya Rao

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"Worst place ever" new review

  • 1/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
I don't recommend this place for anyone. Lot of walking but nothing great or special to see, unless you are ready for a very long and exhausting drive!!! It's better to just relax and enjoy the view from your hotel rather than wasting your time and energy to go and see pointless places.
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"A nice place to be at rainy season" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Must visit place in Nagdwar yatra season. As mist rain and clouds will be everywhere. Thou crowd will be there but not on tourist spots.
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Nikhil Manudhane

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"Beautiful place to visit in winters"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
A beautiful place to visit, especially in winters. The Bee Falls are spectacular. There is a Gujarati restaurant at this place which serves tasty Gujarati delicacies. Pav bhaji, thepla, fhokla etc are worth trying. Really had a great time, enjoyed a lot.
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"Best place visited till now"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This is lovely place and I am loving it totally. I visited Pachmarhi twice. If you are a nature lover than it's a must visit place for you. I enjoyed there. Best place I visited till now. Wonderful, awesome and a memorable place. Loving that tour.
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"A place with scenic beauty"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
When I was travelling to Pachmarhi from pipariya. The scenic beauty was awesome all along the way. Pachmarhi is also called as pachmarhi. As their are 5 temples of lord shiva in pachmarhi. Even if it's a summer season, always cool wind blows the entire day. There are many waterfalls in pachmarhi like bee fall. Adventures games are also one important aspect in Pachmarhi. The temple of lord shiva named chodaghat is situated on mountain. There is a sun set point in pachmadi, from where the sun set scene is phenomenal. Pachmadi is a entire package of religion, masti, trevalling, sexy environment and a beautiful nature all around.
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