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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Nikhil Manudhane
  • Nikhil Manudhane
  • Lives in Jalgaon
  • 1 Review

"Beautiful place to visit in winters" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 5 days 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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Shreyans Jain
  • Shreyans Jain
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 1 Review

"Best place visited till now" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 5 days 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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Rajesh Adwani
  • Rajesh Adwani
  • Lives in Mumbai
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"A place with scenic beauty" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks 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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Tarun Kori
  • Tarun Kori
  • 1 Review

"Beauty of nature" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
If you love nature then you must visit Pachmarhi. It is calm and beautiful place. It is also a religious place. There are many temple. It was full of fun. We can enjoy that place with family/friends/groups. In short the tour of Pachmarhi is WOW.
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Ajay kumar Singh
  • Ajay kumar Singh
  • Lives in Agra
  • 1 Review

"A must visit place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Panchmani is natural place in India situated in Madhya pradesh. This place is very beautiful. The climatic condition of panchmani is awesome. I have no word to describe the beauty of panchmani. Pachmarhi is a must visit place.
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Gs Kulkarni
  • Gs Kulkarni
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews

"A must visit place" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
The most awesome place to be. It was beautiful, calm, serene, amazing. Actually I have no words to express the feelings. The whole place is a forest area with Satpura Tiger Reserve and full of nature. The 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. The most beautiful thing is you are free from mobile, there is limited network as it is military area, with acute discipline.
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Abhishek Jaiswal
  • Abhishek Jaiswal
  • Lives in Nagpur
  • 2 Reviews

"Perfect place to feel relief from busy life"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month 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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  • 48 votes

Amrita Das
  • Amrita Das
  • Lives in Bhopal
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"A journey away from hectic life"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month 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"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month 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
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  • Lives in Gwalior
  • 3 Reviews

"Mindblowing adventurous experience"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months 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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