Pachmarhi, fondly known as “Satpura ki Rani” located in the Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh, is a verdant gem in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Legend says the Pandava brothers visited Pachmarhi during their exile.
This beautiful region in the hills, was discovered by Captain James Forsyth in 1857.It is a pristine hill station located under the belt of Satpura mountain ranges providing complete tranquility. Bridle tracks are taking visitors to the dense groves of jamun, wild bamboo, and delicate thickets of bamboo and Sal forests.
Pachmarhi, situated at a height of 1100 mts, is a man-made archaeological land to complement the nature’s splendor. Mahadev Hills has several caves where rock paintings are truly astonishing. These paintings have been made somewhere around 500 to 800 AD. Some of the oldest paintings are made around 10,000 years ago.
Pachmarhi is listed in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve for it’s flora & fauna.
Pachmarhi also features one of the the heighest water falls in India,the Rajat Falls which has a drop of 351 ft.
As per mythology,the Pandavas stayed in Pachmarhi during their exile.
Pachmarhi is a part of the Satpura National Park.
To relax and unwind, Patchmarhi is simply an ideal place. Victorian rulers and traditions governed the lives of people here and this small town enjoys calm gentility.
Places to See with Attractive Pachmarhi Packages
Apsara Vihar : The “Fairy Pool” of Central India, Apasara Vihar can be accessed from Jai Stambh which is a perfect spot for picnic. The pool here is not deep, but shallow.
Chauragarh : Located about 4 km away from Mahadev Caves, Chauragarh is among the pristine landmarks of Pachmarhi.
Bee Fall : This breathtaking waterfall is also a major source of providing drinking water in the entire Pachmarhi. Aptly known as Jamuna Prapat, the Bee Fall is a must-visit place over here.
Dhoopgarh : In the Satpura mountain ranges, Dhoopgarh is known as the highest point which enjoys a breathtaking view of the covering mountain ranges. It is a spectacular sunset point.
Handi Kho : This deep taperedgorge is very impressive tourist attraction in Pachmarhi. It has remarkably steep edges and it standing at the height of 300 feet.
Irene Pool : Justice Vivian Bose’s wife Irene Bose first discovered this pool on Pachmarhi. Hence, it is named in her honour. The stream over the route leads into a cave from where watercourse is flowing underground.
Duchess Fall : Aptly known as Jalawataran, Duchess Fall is an ancestry which is an adventure spot for the visitors. One can enjoy trekking here.
Jatashankar : It is Pachmarhi’s sacred cave which is located under a form of loose stone. It is the origin of Jambu-Dwip rivulet. It is named for its unique rocky formation which clearly looks like the tangled hair of Lord Shiva.
Pandava Caves : In the era of Mahabharata, the Pandavas lived here in these caves. These five brothers took shelter in these sandstone rocks for which these caves are named. Now they are known as a conserved monuments.
Lanjee Giri : For those who love adventure, you can quench all your thirsts for rock climbing in Lanjee Giri. It has pristine terrains which are ideal for this sport. You can explore its underground passage to add excitement in your trip.
Rajat Prapat : Also called as Silver Fall, Rajat Prapat is ideal spot for the adventure lovers. Visitors can walk over the rocks for 10 minutes to access this big fall.
Priyadarshini Point : This is the place from where Pachmarhi was first discovered by Captain Forsyth. This vantage sighting destination is also called as “Forsyth Point”. Pachmarhi was developed by the British Rulers as their hill station. They have also built churches which present the significance of colonial architecture.
Operation Wildlife of Kanha National Park
Kanha National Park remains closed from 1st of July till 30th of September each year or as reviewed and declared by the Forest Department.
The Park also remains closed on the day of Holi & Diwali festival.
Every Wednesday’s, there are no excursions in the afternoon.
Pachmarhi is a monsoon destination too.
Pachmarhi can be visited anytime although winters would be extremely chilly.
How to Reach Pachmarhi
Bhopal (195 km) is the nearest airport to Pachmarhi. You can take regular flights from Gwalior, Delhi, Indore, Jabalpur, and Mumbai to reach there.
On Mumbai-Howrah rail route via Allahabad, Piparia (47 km) is the nearest and convenient railway head.
Regular bus services are connecting Pachmarhi to Hoshangabad, Bhopal, Pipariya, Nagpur and Chhindwara.
Tour Packages for Pachmarhi
Customised 4x4 vehicles are required to explore the various sight seeings as they are in steep gradients.We offer all travel advise & logistical support regarding the air & train connections,transfers as well as accommodations.