Climate & Best time to visit Pachmarhi
Pachmarhi can be visited all the year & offers varied experience across all the seasons.
Pachmarhi is the most romantic destination of Madhya Pradesh and probably one of the only destinations of Madhya Pradesh that can be visited year round.
Pachmarhi is a highly recommended monsoon destination.
Satpura ki Rani, as Pachmarhi is fondly known, is the only hill station of Madhya Pradesh.
Owing to the salubrious weather & pleasant climate, Pachmarhi can be visited throughout the year.
It can thus be broadly said that there is no best time to visit Pachmarhi as each & every season offers it’s distinct advantage to a tourist.
Pachmarhi is designated as a non use conservation area & biosphere reserve.UNESCO designated Pachmarhi as a biosphere reserve on 26th May ‘2009 and the total area under the reserve is 498.72 km².
Pachmarhi, situated at a height of 1067 m enjoys a mild to moderate climate. Classified as CWA by Koppen and Geiger, May is the hottest month in summers and the temperature can go upto 40.6°C. During this time, the noons are hot but the mornings and evenings are very pleasant. This is also an appropriate time to enjoy the various waterfalls. The heat is definitely not unbearable and has low humidity too.
Pachmarhi, along with Mandu, are the only monsoon destinations of Madhy Pradesh. A moderate rainfall with an average of 2012 mm with occasional consistent downpour (specially in august) cools the climate and with fog, mist and clouds engrossing Pachmarhi, this is also one of the best time to travel to Pachmarhi. However, because of the cloudy weather, the sunset view from Dhupgarh may be missed by the tourist.
Summers can be hot in the afternoons, however you can enjoy the waterfalls during this time.
The winters starts knocking from October onwards. The early mornings and late evenings start becoming cold and a need for a pullover or a shawl is desired. In the month of January, the minimum temperature can fall upto -2.8°C but the days are pleasant for a full day sight seeing schedule. Warm clothes and hot beverages sums up the joie-de-vivre. December and January are a peak season and pre booking is advised.
The year end also welcomes festivities like Diwali, Navratri, Pachmarhi Utsav, Christmas and New year. Pachmarhi Utsav is celebrated in the last week of December and tourists can indulge in several cultural programmes and exhibitions and enjoy the various commissariat. Mahashivratri, celebrated in February, welcomes devotees carrying a trident (Trishul) to the top of the Chauragarh hills.