Serene Pachmarhi

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  • Listed in UNESCO Biosphere Reserve for its flora and fauna
  • Located at an altitude of 1100m which keeps this hill station cool and pleasant
  • Listed among india's highest waterfalls, rajat prapat, has a single drop of 351 ft
  • Part of the vast Satpura National Park, adding its charm with several varieties of trees
  • It is believed that the 5 Pandavas visited this place during their exile

Serene Pachmarhi

Popularly known as the 'Satpura ki Rani' (Queen of Satpura) is the glorious land called Pachmarhi in the second largest state of India, Madhya Pradesh. Tucked away 1,607m above sea level, Pachmarhi is a perfect platter for all the travel junkies that offer scenic landscapes, gushing waterfalls, pristine pools and lush green forests.

Known for the mighty hills that surround the region, the town is filled with places that can easily take you away from your stressful lives and make your hard-to-get holidays a memorable one.


Top sights in Pachmarhi

Pachmarhi is one of the most popular destinations in the Heart of Incredible India and is a treasure trove of rich history and nature's bounty. Some of the prominent tourist attractions in Pachmarhi include the 'Pandavs Caves' believed to be built by the Pandavas who lived here along with their wife Draupadi during their exile.

To make your vacation unforgettable, witness the gorgeous sunset at Dhoopgarh, the highest point in the Satpura Range, situated at an altitude of 1350 m. This place is a prominent tourist attraction throughout the year but during the monsoon season the experience of visiting Dhoopgarh becomes more magical as the place is enveloped by puffy monsoon clouds and lush green forests.

Another point of interest is the stone-formed Jata Shankar cave, deriving its name from the peculiar rock formation that looks like the matted dreadlocks of Lord Shiva. As per folklore, it is where Lord Shiva was supposed to have hidden from the Demon Bhasmasur.  Towards the end of the cave is a curious rock formation that looks like the taut hood of a cobra, locally believed to be the 'Sheshnag'.


Waterfalls in Pachmarhi

If you are fond of Waterfalls, then you must keep Bee Falls, Apsara Vihar Falls and Silver falls in your Pachmarhi itinerary. Silver Falls, aka Rajat Prapat, is falling from a height of 350 feet and looks like a silver strip when sunlight falls on it, hence is called Silver Falls.

Apsara Vihar Falls is just a 10-minute downhill trail and one of the must-visit falls in Pachmarhi. It is believed that during the British era, British ladies used to bathe here. The ladies being fair, the locals thought of them to be apsaras and hence the pool was named Apsara Vihar.

Bee Falls also known as the Jamuna Prapat is the most magnificent waterfall and is just 5 km from the Pachmarhi bus stand. Cascading down from a height of 150 feet, the fall is named as such because from a distance the waterfall sounds like a bee as the water flows through the rocks and makes a buzzing sound.

From spiritual sites and gushing waterfalls to panoramic vantage points, Pachmarhi has something for everyone. Besides scenic beauty, you can enjoy Adventure Activities like Jeep Safari in Satpura Tiger Reserve. To add more thrill to your trip you can also try paramotoring, ATV bike rides, Paragliding, Rock Climbing and much more in the heart of Pachmarhi. If old architecture is what excites you then you must-see  Christ Church, a true blue building from the colonial era that cannot be missed!


Best Time To Visit Pachmarhi

Pachmarhi is a round the year destination, thanks to its pleasant weather and mesmerising topography. During monsoon and winter season the beauty of the hill station multiplies a thousand folds. But if you are planning to visit Madhya Pradesh in the summers, then you must plan an excursion to Pachmarhi as it is cooler than other towns in the Heart of incredible India.

You can book your stay at various Luxurious Properties by MPSTDC  providing a wide range of accommodation choices that suit your fancies and budget.


How to reach Pachmarhi

By Flight

The nearest airport is Raja Bhoj Airport in the state's capital Bhopal (around 222 km) which has daily flight services from Delhi and Mumbai and 13 major cities of India. One can easily get a taxi from Bhopal to Pachmarhi. Jabalpur to Pachmarhi is also just 300 km, so one can opt for this route as well. Otherwise connecting flights to Bhopal or Jabalpur from other Indian cities including Raipur, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad can be availed.

By Train

Pachmarhi is just 54km by road from the Pipariya railway station. Several direct trains link Pipariya with important cities like Surat, Nagpur, Ahmedabad, Kanpur, Patna, Pune, Kolkata, Agra, Delhi, Varanasi, etc. One can easily get a taxi from Pipariya to Pachmarhi as it is the most accessible way of reaching Pachmarhi.

By Road
Plenty of state-owned and private buses are available for Pachmarhi from nearby cities like Bhopal, Jabalpur, Nagpur, Indore, and from prominent tourist attractions like Kanha National Park and Pench National Park. Being a cantonment town, the road conditions here are quite good.

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Best Places to visit

Satpura national park

Chauragarh Temple

Chhota Mahadeo

Christ Church

Dhoopgarh

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MPT Amaltas, Pachmarhi

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MPT Champak Bungalow, Pachmarhi

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Best Season To Visit

Best Season To Visit

Pachmarhi can be visited through out the year.