Pachmarhi Tourism

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Pandava Caves

Akshaya Patil
18th Sep 17

Nice weekend getaway

Nice weekend getaway  Video Review

Bee Falls

Akshaya Patil
1st Oct 17

Pandav cave inside

Pandav cave inside  Video Review

Pandava Caves

Kpriyajit
20th Oct 17

Serene place

Serene place  Video Review

Apsara Vihar

Akshaya Patil
1st Oct 17

This is first step towards Chauragarh Mahadev

This is first step towards Chauragarh Mahadev  Video Review

Chauragarh Temple

Mohan Jitpure
29th Mar 17

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Huma Khan

Huma Khan5.0/5

6 reviews

Wowww

Staff was friendly. Room was cleaned daily. Nice location to stay in the main town. This is a good 3 star hotel. Parking is on road and it is not a resort. It is an excellent hotel with good location and service. Rooms are good with good facilities. The garden and kids play area is coming up.

Shailey goyal

Shailey goyal4.3/5

2 reviews

Beautiful, peaceful, relaxing green belt

We were 5 families looking for a vacation destination to relax and get over with choking & over-hectic city life. So we decided to ditch the Himalayan locations and explore central India this time. That's where Panchmarhi came into the picture.

One will easily fall in love with the greenery it offers, being a forest area. The weather was pleasant even in peak summers. There are so many tourist spots, in this rocky hilly area, which adds to the trip pleasure. The spots include lake, caves, waterfalls, sunrise/sunset point, temples and also some adventurous activities such as parasailing, zip lining, etc.

The tourists have to hire gypsies for visiting these points. The government rate is fixed at Rs.1,425/ per day but as the locals depend heavily on tourism as livelihood, they hike the rate on weekends / public holidays. This actually came as little shock to us.

One can visit major tourist points in 2-3 days time. The gypsies owners/ travel agents have fixed travel schedules day -wise, with a selection of about 7-8 tourist spots, depending on route of locations. This is actually helpful to the tourists and they can select any particular itinerary as per their choice.

Indian food (South Indian/North Indian) is readily available, along with Chinese, in both veg & non-veg delicacies. The trademark poha is also available everywhere, which we found little flat due to very less spices added(We love to gorge on spicy food :-P ).

Two-wheelers and bicycles can be rented for little fun around.

Overall a wonderful place for vacation. The bigger the group the better.

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Pachmarhi Overview

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.



Photos of Pachmarhi

Chauragarh temple, Pachmarhi

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V.s. Malik

Chauragarh temple
Jata Shankar Cave, Pachmarhi

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Ravi Agarwal

Rocks by side
Jata Shankar Cave, Pachmarhi

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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Jata Shankar Cave, Pachmarhi

There is so much to see in Pachmarhi.

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