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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Manoj Agarwal
  • Manoj Agarwal
  • Lives in Adra
  • 3 Reviews

"Good destination"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We have a mixed type of experience. On the day of visit there was rain. We cannot visit most places. We visit Lake, Pandav cave, Be e fall, Jatashankar etc.
Market is so small. Pain oil, Hair fall oil, Honey was sold everywhere. We had not find any proper shop for these things. Umbrella should be with us.
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Desai S
  • Desai S
  • Lives in Vadodara
  • 7 Reviews

"Best experience ever"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I loved this place. Pachmarhi is a Beautiful Hill Station with a whole town on Mountain. It is a place where the shooting of Film Asoka took place. Pachmarhi do have lots of picnic spots. There are overall Seven Waterfalls in this beautiful place. From this Dutchies Fall, Silverfall are among top falls of Pachmarhi. I had a very best experience with my family here. This place is also not very expensive compared to other hill stations in India.
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Praveen Malik
  • Praveen Malik
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 1 Review

"Very good place for relaxing"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I visited the place in Nov end 2014. Very good place for relaxing in nature away from city life. Situated within Satpura Tiger reserve at 1000 mtr. above sea level. Full of natural beauty. MP Tourism hotels are very well-maintained. Bookings and all relevant information is available online. Breakfast is included in room rent. After sunset nobody is seen on roads. Provision of lunch / dinner is available in all MP Tourism hotels. Mainly north Indian food is available. For sight seeing Maruti Gypsy are available at the rate of Rs. 1250/- per vehicle per day or Rs. 200/- per person per day on shared basis. Pleasant weather, requiring few woolens in night even in November end / December beginning. No MP Tourism buses are available for the place. Private buses are available from Bhopal (200 km), Indore (350 km) and Itarsi (120 km). I traveled by air from Delhi to Bhopal and from Bhopal to Pachmarhi by bus. However, Best way is reach Pipariya by rail which is 50 km away from Pachmarhi where frequent Buses / Mahindra Bolero are available at Rs. 60/- per person. Rest all options are time consuming. One can visit all sightseeing places in two days which includes temples, natural caves and falls etc. All falls and caves need trekking so Asthmatics, aged and heart patients best avoid these places. Carry cloths for enjoying bath in bee falls.
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Jigar Patel
  • Jigar Patel
  • Lives in Warud
  • 1 Review

"A wonderful trip to Pachmarhi recommended to visit in November to march"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
My office team and I planned for a tour to Pachmarhi. It was an awesome experience, playing in waterfall, jungle safari, climbing mountains etc. I would suggest to plan for 3 days, since there are many places to spend enough time over there. The most exciting places were the Bee Fall, Jatashankar, Nagdwar- A little tough but crazy journey with 1000+ steps, Spending time in a jungle and raining outside. Many people prefer to have a tea, lemon juices etc., Begum palace and the Chura gadh. There were many garden to spend some good time and enjoy. It was little foggy to see the person or vehicle next 80-100 mtr. but it was okay. I would recommend to visit this place in between Nov-March. Overall great experience!
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Surya Paul
  • Surya Paul
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 1 Review

"Wonderful place to visit and relax"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Nov 15, 2014
We stayed in Pachmarhi for 3 days and those three days, and it was like a dream for us. The hotel was just too good. The places to visit are Mahadev temple, Bee falls and sunset point. Those places were just awesome.
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Sheetal.chawhan
  • Sheetal.chawhan
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews

"A good place to have fun and enjoy"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Nov 9, 2014
It was really a different and adventurous tour. Loved all the waterfalls, the excellent weather and maha dev temple. The food was also good. Good for trekking, boating and bird watching in satpura wildlife century. The tawai dam was good and we enjoyed the cruise their.
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Mohanty
  • Mohanty
  • Lives in Nagpur
  • 4 Reviews

"Enjoyed well at the hill station"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Oct 30, 2014
The experience of my travel to Pachmarhi was very good. It was a bit taxing to go around the places in one day. Being a hill station the sights are either down the hills or up, so you have to go up around hundreds of steps at each of the sight and the trekking involved although enjoyable may be a bit taxing due to a cramped schedule. There are no horses or other modes of communication for ill and old, so for them it may be bit taxing, but throughout it was enjoyable.
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Chinmay Khandelwal
  • Chinmay Khandelwal
  • Lives in Indore
  • 19 Reviews

"Natural beauty of a perfect destination"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Oct 20, 2014
Pachmarhi is a place of natural beauty. There are lots of places to watch over there, if you count them it would cross 50. Number of falls, Sun set point, Shiv mandir, Museum, etc. These are the places you must watch. Don't forgot to take camera with to capture the sightseeing. Overall I should say it is a perfect place for a perfect trip.
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Rahul Singh
  • Rahul Singh
  • Lives in Patiala
  • 3 Reviews

"Awesome Place to Visit"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Sep 25, 2014
The overall experience was terrific. We had the most wonderful times. Adventurous, exciting, peaceful, rejuvenating and an amazing place which can be visited again and again with family and friends. Not very expensive food and travel all are affordable. The climate was magnificent and it made our trip great. the whole greenery and waterfalls were awesome.
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Ritesh Dhote
  • Ritesh Dhote
  • Lives in Nagpur
  • 1 Review

"Good place for wildlife"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Sep 25, 2014
Better place in rainy season. Clean fresh air. New hotel is cheap n good to live in. Lots of lord Shiv temples were there. Good place for trekking. We enjoyed the waterfalls, the Wild life, lots of peacock and deer were there. We enjoy clean and fresh air..
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