Pachmarhi Tourism

Pachmarhi Tourism

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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.

Pachmarhi is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Bhopal and Jabalpur.

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Suraj Choubey

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  • Suraj Choubey
  • Lives in Bilaspur
  • 5 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  1965 readers

"Coolest place to hangout in central india"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It's a good place to enjoy in spring as situated in as higher altitude. Places like tiger point, reech gufa, and several caves gives you a immense relief from your bogus time. Weather is all time cool, keep light woollen .. Several good hotels to stay and army garden is with lush green to enjoy your home meal ... Good thing is just have one single pass of 200 from tourism board there and enjoy whole place with a specific validity
. Enjoy pal !!
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Mr manish sharma

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  • Mr manish sharma
  • 4 Reviews
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"Tumbling experience"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 1, 2017
Sun set point is to visit at 7:15 pm.
Bee fall is interesting, Dhoopgarh take too much time.
All fall are perfect for adventure.
Mahadev is excellent.
Handi kho is excellent.
Park near 9 the is also good for children.
Hotels are good.
Take cash
Internet / card facility is not available everywhere
ATM is shortage of 100 rs note.
Take swimming costume and shoes as well.
And one rupee coin for govt. Cool RO water.
Use jipsy for safe adventure. Don't take risk with own vehicle.
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Mohan Jitpure

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  • Mohan Jitpure
  • Lives in Betul
  • 569 photos
  • 57 Reviews
  •  65 helpful votes
  •  3769 readers

"Pachmarhi is fantastic, romantic and religious pilgrimage"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 5, 2017
Pachmarhi is known as Satpura ki Rani (the Queen of Satpura). it is too Romantic, adventurous, hilly and religious places more than one lakh people come here. Chauragarh is most popular place, on the occasion of Mahashivratri Mela organized and popular between Maharashtrian people in the February and March crowded here by religion they come to worship Lord Shiva stabilised on Chauragarh, famous between tourist, nearby area also famous like Dhoopgarh, Jatashankar, Pandav Cave, Nandigarh, Bhutra, Nagdwar, Also many feel here greenery is too nice this is most popular place you never seen must come one time in life here.
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Santanu Deo

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  • Santanu Deo
  • Lives in Bhubaneswar
  • 12 photos
  • 15 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
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"Worth a visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 1, 2017
Pachmarhi is in mp. Near by cities are Jabalpur, Indore, Bhopal.
It is the one and only hill station in mp. Best place to visit especially in winter otherwise the whole year. It is also known as trekkers paradise.
Place to visit:-badamahadev, bee falls, bada mahadev, sunrise point and sunset point.
Is also famous for ayurvedic medicines which is collected from the tribals
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Vineet shahade

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  • Vineet shahade
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"Awesome hill station"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 31, 2017
Pachmarhi is one and only hill station in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is known as Queen of Satpura. It is beautifully embellished by nature and history. There are too many places to visit in Pachmarhi. Pandava caves are known for its historic as well ancient hindu mythological reason behind that. Rajat prapat waterfall, Bee fall and Duchess fall are three beautiful waterfall that you should never miss to see. Dhoopgarh is the highest point in satpura range in madhya pradesh known for its beautiful sunrise and sunset point. Satpura national park is a famous for its varied topography with frequent leopard, wide variety of birds and other wild animals. Jatashankar cave, Jatashankar, Mahadev Temple, Bade Mahadev, chhota Mahadeo, Chauragarh, Mahadeo hill and Handi khoh are other places where you must go.

This place is full of nature's gift of natural herbs and medicines.
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Dasharatha ram reddy p

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  • Dasharatha ram reddy p
  • 3 Reviews
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  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 7, 2016
Wonderful place with lot of greenery
Drive from pipariya to Pachmarhi through ghats are nice
Peaceful, calm and relaxing weather
A must visit location with good facilities for nature lovers
Can spot beautiful animals on the way if someone is lucky
Food was awesome with friendly nature people
Lot of MP Tourism hotels / cottages available
Roads are excellent
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Vivek shrma

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  • Vivek shrma
  • 9 Reviews
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"Nice hotel"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 30, 2016
Very nice hotel. With good service. Excellent food. Also location is good easily approachable. Clean and Hygienic washroom, rooms were also well maintained. Proper parking space. Next time again I'll use same hotel. I ask my family and friends to stay in this hotel.
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Hemant Narang

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  • Hemant Narang
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  • 5 Reviews
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"Pachmarhi, a wonderful travel destination"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 19, 2016
It's a nice little hillside town, full of satpura forest and mountain all round. It's worth visiting for caves, natural fountains, forestry area, animals, old Lord Shiva temple.
The resorts are worth enjoying.
The people are lovely.
Well connected by road from Bhopal.
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Piyush  Jain

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  • Piyush Jain
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 67 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  18 helpful votes
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"Pachmarhi- city of caves and waterfalls"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 27, 2016
We travelled Pachmarhi in march end for a 3 day, 2 night expedition. We precooked our stay in MP tourism resorts as it was a long weekend and peek time. (Precooking at the local MP tourism office can give you extra 10% discount). Our journey started from pipariya Railway stn .. Had some tea and poha - jalebi at the stn. Which still tempts my taste buds. Hired a cab from there (no need to prebook )towards Pachmarhi. The early morning ride was fabulous through the hills, the greenery, the fresh air and above all the excitement to reach the place we had so much heard of.
We checked in at Hotel Highland for our 1st day stay. It's located right at the entrance of the city near to the taxi stand. It's a nice budget property with plenty of greenery and lots of activity for children. The food at the hotel is OK types. There's a very stylish bus which starts from this hotel for city tour, though it's always advisable to hire your personal cab.
1st day - we covered the non forest spots of Pachmarhi, namely the Jatashankar, the Bada and chota Mahadev, Handi kho, priyadarshini point, green valley, rajendra giri sunset pont. Among these we really loved the Jatashankar and Bada Mahadev for the beautiful trek through the caves and their mythological significance. Lots of ayurvedic stuff are sold at Jatashankar which can arguably cure all your medical ailments. The 1st day tour was both enthralling and tiring as there was a bit of trek at virtually all the spots.
2nd day- we checked in to hotel Champak bunglow which is probably the best stay at Pachmarhi. It is located in the cantt. Region near the forest zone. We decided to cover the forest zone spots in our 2nd day. After taking necessary permit, we moved straight to the Bees Fall. There's quite a bit of trek to reach the fall, but the sheer beauty of the place and the refreshing dip in the waterfall, with a little rain in the air took all our tiredness away.
After having lunch and little rest we ventured for paragliding, saw pandav caves, reechgarh, champak lake and then back to hotel as it started raining heavily.
3rd day - we just relaxed at the resort and enjoyed it's ambience, greenery, pool, and sumptuous food. Above all we recharged our energy batteries which were so very much drained during our 1st 2 days.
There are many more spots in Pachmarhi which we couldn't cover due to scarcity of time and energy - duchess fall, apsara fall, Rajat pratap, dhoopgarh, chauragarh to name a few.
We left the hotel for our evening train with happy memories and a desire to come back again to see the remaining spots.
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Vivek Shrivastava

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  • Vivek Shrivastava
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
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"Vivek Shrivastava"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 17, 2016
Pachmarhi is nice place to visit specially in rainy season. Cloud looks like they are kissing you, playing with you.
I visited after long. Most of the places are well developed.
Bee fall is just excellent. One can get relaxed here. Still need more facilities like wash room and change room for ladies ..
Sunset at Dhoopgarh is awesome.
Chouragarh, you can never forget.
Botanical garden is nice place. Deheliyas are very big in size and blossom with full size.
There are monopoly of drivers association. Their charges are very high. It should be reasonable. Most of the place you can visit with your own vehicle except Bee fall.
Everyone must visit Pachmarhi once.
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