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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

History of Pachmarhi

Pachmarhi is a hill station situated in the central state of India – Madhya Pradesh. The name of the city, which means five caves in Hindi, is a result of the five caves said to have been built by the Pandava brothers of the Mahabharatha during their years in exile; one of the prime Pachmarhi attractions.

In the time of the British Raj, the area was under the control of the Gond king Bhawut Singh after which the village was turned into a hill station and sanatorium for British troops in Central India.

Though the town is not very large, most of it is administered by the Pachmarhi Cantonment Board that serves the Indian Army. It also has an airstrip near Dhupgarh.

People and Culture of Pachmarhi

The indigenous population of the town is not more than ten thousand people, most of whom have some connection with the Army installations in the area. There are a lot of things to do in Pachmarhi.

It is frequented by around one lakh visitors a year People bring along tridents that are of a symbolic nature and climb the Chauragarh Hill to keep them near Lord Shiva’s shrine.

Things to Do in Pachmarhi

Sightseeing in Pachmarhi has a lot of options. The Pandava caves are an item of most interest to visitors to this area. Located within Pachmari, they are easily accessible through various modes of transport.

Places to see in Pachmarhi include Dhoopgarh which is the highest point in Madhya Pradesh and accessible by car or by trekking. The Bee Falls are a must see in this area as they provide a gorgeous view. The falls are the source of water for the whole of Pachmarhi.

Jata Shankar caves, the place where Lord Shiva is believed to have concealed himself from the wrath of Bhaismasur, the Mahadeo hills which contain a shrine to Lord Shiva and home to one of the most beautiful Shiva Lingas in the world, and Handi Khoh, one of the most exquisite ravines and rich in mythological history are all Pachmarhi places to visit.

Food and Shopping in Pachmarhi

Metal artifacts made by the Bastar community of this area are very popular items among tourists and is an important Pachmarhi tourist place. Local paintings in Pachmarhi are collectibles which can be used to beautifully decorate your home. Though shopping in the town will not leave you with many extravagant items, the unique canopy work of the locals are interesting and agricultural implements can be found in the weekly markets hosted by the locals. Other famous places in Pachmarhi the local honey and herbal Ayurvedic medicine shops.

Accommodation in Pachmarhi

As constructions in the town were stopped around the 1990s, most hotels in Pachmarhi are restored colonial buildings that still retain their old world charm and are also great places to visit in Pachmarhi. Pre-booking is a must as this region is very popular among tourists and pilgrims. Ask about Pachmarhi tours so you do not miss out on any Pachmarhi sightseeing. If you are wondering about how to reach Pachmarhi, there are frequent trains and buses that travel frequently to the town. It is easy for the discerning traveller to find accommodation at hotels in Pachmarhi.



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Ritu Jain

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  • Ritu Jain
  • Lives in Indore
  • 6 Reviews
  •  1117 readers

"Perfect for nature lovers" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Recently visited Pachmarhi, only hill station in Madhya Pradesh. Main attraction of this hill station is that it is completely natural. Local authorities have not touched or alter its natural beauty either its caves or waterfalls. You have to trek to reach all its waterfalls as there is no shortcuts or roads have been made by authorities like they did in every other hill stations. Here you will find yourself in the lap of nature with low network in your phone. ;)

Famous places of pachmarhi includes Jatashankar temple, Pandav Caves, Rajat Prapat, Bee fall, Handi khoh, Apsara Vihar, Reechgarh, Bade Mahadev, Chauragarh, Dhupgarh. You have to take local jeeps to access all these places along with forest guide. We had been there for 2 days so could not cover all sightseeings. Make plan for at least 3-4 days to cover all places. Remember you have to trek to reach these places.

It is a small hill station with small market. Not so good for shopping but food is good.

We Tried to cover as much places as possible so it was hectic. We did trekking, took bath under bee fall (best experience of Pachmarhi), stroll around the streets.

Best season to visit Pachmarhi is between July to October. You will only see greenery but can not bath or go near falls as it is not permissible during monsoon. So plan your tour according to your choice.
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Kirit chauhan

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  • Kirit chauhan
  • 2 Reviews
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"Good hill station to visit" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Good hill station to visit. Good atmosphere. Climate was little hot between 11am to 4 pm. Good sightseeing spots. Roads were bumpy at approaching spots. You feel uneven road on your spine while travelling in gypsy which is mandatory to hire. Govt needs to improve approach road condition to sightseeing spots. Also need to remake steps at all spots which are in most pathetic condition. Will avoid spot accidents for elders where there is no hospital for treatment. Also sign boards are very rare, need more especially while on tracking. Overall good place to enjoy fully if infrastructure improves. M. P. Govt needs to make plan to improve infrastructure, make budget and spend to improve. Today they are bit passive. Time has changed.
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Soma Rao

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  • Soma Rao
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
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"Quiet and Secluded Holiday Spot"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Pachmarhi is a good place if you are looking to go to a less crowded destination. It is the only hill station of Madhya Pradesh.

We drove down from Nagpur. The drive was a comfortable 5 hour without much traffic. Pachmarhi is a cantonment town and well connected from Bhopal also.

We visited around mid June when the climate was beautiful - it was raining with a lot of greenery around. Some of the major tourist attractions are the Pandav Caves (believed to be built by the Pandavas during their exile), Jatashankar and Mahadeo caves and the Bee Fall.

The view from the Pandav Caves (from where the place derived its name) and the Sunset point are great. Bee Fall is a steep walk down a lot of steps, so be ware if you are travelling with kids.

Overall, its a secluded and peaceful town amid nature if that's the kind of vacation you are looking away from the hustle bustle of noisy destinations.
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Joyti Kapoor

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  • Joyti Kapoor
  • 2 Reviews
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"Good destination to get relaxed"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Pachmarhi is good place for a summer holiday. In the month of March it has a good greenery everywhere. It is a good place to relax your body. No pollution no noise. And it has so many waterfalls. There are good communication facility from Bhopal & Indore. Even it has good road connectivity. But if you are going with your own vehicle you have park it in your hotel. As in Pachmarhi you have to use the 4*4 vehicle to see the spots. There is local 4*4 gypsy available there in Pachmarhi. At very affordable cost.
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R.k. Sonakiya

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  • R.k. Sonakiya
  • Lives in New Delhi
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  862 readers

"Average place"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Not so tourist friendly location. We were there for 2 days. I did enjoy somewhat because were in a group of 8 people. Locations are normal. Not so mesmerizing. We arrived on Piperiya, got a taxi for Rs. 300 for Pachmarhi from there. Market rates are up to Rs. 3 from normal MRP, specially on dairy products and cold drinks.. Food is normal and not so good. We try getting back to Pipariya after our tour from Pachmarhi but now the taxi drivers (cab, bolero) asking for triple the amount either Rs. 900. So my review about the location in one line. Not so friendly tourist place with not so good locations.
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Yogendra Parihar

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  • Yogendra Parihar
  • 1 Review
  •  826 readers

"Amazing Hill Station"

  • 1.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Pachmarhi is the best destination in summer. High green hill covered by dens forest are waiting for you. Really amazing beautiful scenery, caves with nature stone are treat of God's goodness. Everyone must visit to Pachmarhi minimum once in lifetime. Dhoopgar, Chouragarh, Jatashankar, Duche, Gupt Mahadev cave and Pandar cave are the main attraction of Pachmarhi. We must have minimum 5 days for the tour because the area is wide and many places for wandering in Pachmarhi.
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Sumit anand

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  • Sumit anand
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"Nice place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
If you are bothered and stressed deciding where to visit You can choose Panchmarhi for adventure and peace of mind

When: Summer Seasons to Chill out here

Stay : Many Budgeted Hotels as well Deluxe available

Visits:Suicide Point, Temple, Sunset Point, Hill Top, Caves, Flower Garden & much more.

To Do: Paragliding, Trekking, Horse Riding

To Taste : laziz-pakwans, Poha-Jalebi, Bhajhias, Pakodas, Masala Chat..
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Anshul Kulshrestha

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  • Anshul Kulshrestha
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
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"Very nice place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Very nice place to visit. It is a sort of small hill station and was the place where Ram and Sita stayed during their exile. The weather is pleasant throughout the day. It is a best place to visit with family and friends and for those who love tracking. The beautiful rock caves and gardens make this place a complete holiday destination. If you visit this place please wash your face with the running water which is flowing through the rocks as it has antiseptic properties which will cure your skin diseases. I tried it all of a sudden and got rid from skin allergy which was there since 4 years.
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Kamal Kakkar

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  • Kamal Kakkar
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 4 Reviews
  •  38 helpful votes
  •  1510 readers

"Nice place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Pachmarhi the beautiful place in Madhya Pradesh. I have visited in first time in August 2014. I remember the beautiful location and beautiful climate made a very good understanding in between us. The beautiful falls very we swim together, the hills we climbed together.
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Jai Singh

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  • Jai Singh
  • Lives in Aligarh
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"Overall a nice place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It is very nice place to visit. You can also see Satpuda 's forest there. I had visited Panchmarhi couple of years ago with my friends. I enjoyed a lot there. Very good facilities of hotels and restaurants are there. It's a must visit place. One should visit with friends or family in summer season.
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