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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Sumit Sachan

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  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
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"A nice hill station" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
Pachmarhi is the hill station of MP state. This place is very good for newly married or couples. This place gives Uttarakhand a feel of having mountains and valley. In this place the quality of the food was good in the restaurant. To explore Pachmarhi 3 or 4 day is enough. If anyone is planning to visit this place than stay at AMBIKA SHREE hotel as it is reasonable.
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Rk jindal

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"A beautiful place" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I got multiple views about Pachmarhi prior to my trip. People who visited earlier were comparing this with other hill stations like Ooty/Shimla/Manali etc.

Pachmarhi is not to be compared with any other hill station if you really wish to enjoy this place. Its beauty lies in its raw state presently. You don't see any construction going on. Town is more or less stable as it is and there is no congestion due to over population or traffic. Most of the buildings are old and gives a good look of ancient times.

I personally enjoyed the trip completely.
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Nishant Shrivastava

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  • Lives in Bhopal
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"Unforgettable memories" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Pachmarhi is very nice place for nature loving persons. The beauty of fall and mountains is heart touching. The site will bound you to spend more and more times. Visit atleast once. The cloud can be seen sometimes. There is also a temple of lord shankar.
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Ajay Singh

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"Enjoyable environment and good sightseeing spot on the way" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
I am complete satisfy with this trip because in this rainy season we eat different type of unknown mangoes and sweat forest blackberries. This type food you can not find in the city. Green environment of Pachmari is enjoyable. You can go different falls specially Duches Falls for a complete day.
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Pankaj Joshi

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  • Lives in Nagpur
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"A beautiful hill station"

  • 4/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Although Pachmarhi is a year-round destination with a pleasant climate the best time to visit Pachmarhi - a beautiful hill station is between October and June. Since the summer temperatures rarely exceed 37 degree the months of May and June are the peak tourist season in Pachmarhi and one need to get the bookings done well in advance.
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Jyoti  Shrivastav

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"The Queen Of Satpura-Pachmarhi"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Pachmarhi is a beautiful natural hill station in Hoshangabad district in Madhya paradesh well connected by rail and road. The Pandav Gufa are five ancient caves which give Pachmarhi its name. Amidst Mahadev hills, mesmerising waterfalls like Silver and Bee, Heritage museum, large timber reserve are worth watching. It is declared a reserve area and no construction is permissible. The idea is to keep the locale natural, untouched. Sunset at Dhoopgarh, the highest peak is inexplicable. Chauragarh brings you close to Lord Shiva. Satpura national park is wild life ecstasy.

The sublime landscape and historical cave paintings are all precious possessions of this tourist place leaving the tourists spell bound.

We enjoyed the company, relaxed, visited places in the day time and enjoyed in our cosy cottage in night.

Pachmarhi has a pleasant weather all around the year. It is a perfect blend of nature, heritage, wildlife, religion and adventure.

A must visit for all nature lovers and Travel seekers.
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Abhinav Dwivedi

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"An excellent place"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Pachmarhi is the one of the best hill station and the pachmarhi valley is so good and Temple is also good. And the waterfall is the best place in pachmarhi, its amazing. This is the place where we freely enjoy and photoshoot. The place apsara vihar is the place where the movie Ashoka was shooted. The highest point of MP, dhupgarh is awesome place there we feel a pure air or cloud. This place is just half of himalaya and I enjoyed this place.
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Bhavya Trivedi

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"A fabulous place"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Fabulous place it was. The place with adventure, religious temple, lots of fall, sightseeing and many more. 3 days became short for whole Pachmarhi visit. Wonderful fall where you can bath with full on enjoyment. In one word -- one time you must visit this place.
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Yogendra Sahu

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"A place of great peace in central India"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I am from Raipur, Chhattisgarh and I visited this place as a part of my bike trip, the place is truly awesome, one must do the chauragadh trek its a great feel! Also one can plan this trip as a solo trip as the place is very safe and if you are finding peace its a great place to talk to yourself! I Also recommend to travel via self driven private vehicles (although driving here is a bit tough and tricky but will be a great memory).
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Ashutosh Jha

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  • Ashutosh Jha
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"Nice destination for couples"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Initially we planned it because we were from indore so it was close by, we reached there in evening we were tired so had some food and slept.

But in morning it was raining, we opened the window and we were amazed to see the beauty and the greenery.

We got ready for sightseeing some other couples with us were so excited that despite the heavy rain we jumped to the jeep for sightseeing.

We visited pandav cave and some falls and also done the horse riding and camel riding, Mahadev cave.

The place was so good that we enjoyed a lot, no couple can enjoy other than this place it was so beautiful and silence everywhere that you could hear sound of romance.

We stayed there for 2 days and never wanted to come back. With other couples we were like life time friends we helped each other to capture once in a lifetime moment.

Every couple must go there once in a lifetime if they really love each other.
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