Pachmarhi Tourism

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Pandava Caves

Akshaya Patil
18th Sep 17

Nice weekend getaway

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Bee Falls

Akshaya Patil
1st Oct 17

Pandav cave inside

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Pandava Caves

20th Oct 17

Serene place

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Apsara Vihar

Akshaya Patil
1st Oct 17

This is first step towards Chauragarh Mahadev

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Chauragarh Temple

Mohan Jitpure
29th Mar 17

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Reasons to go to Pachmarhi

1The land of five caves
The land of five caves

HolidayIQ reviewer Vineet says, "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 myths behind that. Rajat Prapat waterfall, Bee fall and Duchess fall are three beautiful waterfalls 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."


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2Experience the magic of rain in Pachmarhi
Experience the magic of rain in Pachmarhi

Discover the magnificence of the Satpura range when you visit Pachmarhi. The valleys are covered with a blanket of green in the monsoons. During monsoon, Pachmarhi looks like a newly-wed bride. The lush greenery in combination with sweet chirps creates an ethereal experience.

Sourav Dewan shares his experience on HolidayIQ: It is one of those places where you won't regret relaxing around. Sitting atop a hill that’s surrounded by several beautiful hills, it is uniquely beautiful in itself. Away from the cacophony of city life and being close to nature, it's an ideal place to hang out with your family. The landscape coupled with exotic beauty really captures the essence of this place and equally gives the opportunity to connect with yourself.


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3Hill station on a budget!
Hill station on a budget!

If there ever was a hill station actually secluded and economical, it was Pachmarhi. The rains have subdued by September, which makes this place a must-visit! HolidayIQ Tourist Nishant Shrivastav shares, “Pachmarhi is very nice place for nature lovers. The beauty of the falls and mountains is heart touching." 

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4Relive The Lost Gem - Pachimari
Relive The Lost Gem - Pachimari

With the weather becoming just about right for the enchanting views, holidays in October are a good time to visit Pachmarhi. HolidayIQ Traveller Nishant Shrivastav shares, “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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5Breathtaking single drop Apsara waterfalls
Breathtaking single drop Apsara waterfalls

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ritu Jain adds, “Perfect for nature lovers Recently visited Pachmarhi, only hill station in Madhya Pradesh

HolidayIQ Reviewer Mohan Jitpure shares, “Most romantic, adventurous, religious, beautiful and lovely place to visit. A romantic hill station experience here


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Reviews (270)

Huma Khan

Huma Khan5.0/5

6 reviews


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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Recommended Duration in Pachmarhi

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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

Photo by

V.s. Malik

Chauragarh temple
Jata Shankar Cave, Pachmarhi

Photo by

Ravi Agarwal

Rocks by side
Jata Shankar Cave, Pachmarhi

Photo by

Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Jata Shankar Cave, Pachmarhi

There is so much to see in Pachmarhi.

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