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Ideal duration: 2-3 days

Best time: Throughout the year (Read More)

Nearest Airport: Bhopal (Check Flights)


"Queen of the Satpuras"

Pachmarhi Tourism

The only hill station in Madhya Pradesh, Pachmarhi is often known as the queen of the Satpura ranges.

Situated at an altitude of 1,067 feet, this tourist spot is blessed with myriad attractions like ancient caves and beautiful monuments. Being at an elevated height and surrounded by beautiful forests of the Satpuras, with their streams and waterfalls Pachmarhi gives any tourist a serene and memorable experience. Since Pachmarhi was discovered and developed in the modern times by Captain James Forsyth of the British Army, this city houses charming churches built in colonial style architecture.

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Nicknamed so for being one of the few hill stations in Madhya Pradesh, Pachmarhi is a picturesque hill station located in the Satpura range of the state of Madhya Pradesh. Situated at an altitude of 1067 feet, Pachmarhi has a wide range of beautiful architecture, both bestowed by the handiwork of man and nature. Be it the Pandava caves, or the Gothic style churches built after the discovery of the same by an official from British Army, Captain James Forsyth.

Panchmarhi provides several options for food and one must not miss the Gujarati, Maharashtrian and Jain food here. You can relish these local delicacies here in one of their most authentic and rich form. Other than these, the town houses a number of popular cuisines and one won't run out of choices. The local delicacies of Madhya Pradesh include Dal Bafla, Biryani, Kebabs, Bhutte ki Kees, Korma, Poha, Rogan Josh, Jalebi, Ladoos as well as beverages like Lassi and Sugarcane Juice.

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Day 1 - Reach Pachmarhi, preferably by noon and take some rest. In the evening, you can go to the main market for a stroll, especially where you can buy the indigenous honey and ayurvedic medicines.
Day 2 - You should begin ideally with Bee Falls, an astounding creation of nature, not very far from Dhoopgarh, a favourite trekking hotspot.
Day 3 - This day can be reserved for a visit to Pandava caves in Pachmarhi, one of the few refuges of the Pandavas after they escaped the trap fort in Ekachakra.

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Pachmarhi Reviews

2 months ago by Sanjeet Singh

This place is just amazing...a sense of old time charm would prevail. You feel as if you are back to 2000 years...

9 months ago by Ayush Baheti

- Tourists should travel around Pachmarhi is 4-wheelers and the most economical way of visiting all tourist spots is to share the gypsies with fellow tourists.

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Holidify's Opinion

  What's Great?

A beautiful confluence of nature and culture.

  What's not so Great?

Congested in peak seasons. Not easily accessible.

For Whom

Ideal for history lovers. Suitable for people touring nearby sites like Bhopal, Indore etc.


How to Reach Pachmarhi

Pachmarhi is 47 km form Pipariya, which is on the Itarsi-Jabalpur rail line, 2 hours from Jabalpur and approximately 1 hour from Itarsi. You can also take a direct bus from Bhopal, which is 210 km ... (Read More)

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Answer: Pachmarhi is a beautiful place full of the beauty of the hills. You should visit the Jata SHankar Caves, the Handi Khoh Valley, the bee falls and the Duchess Falls. You can also hike to Dhoopgarh, which is a great place to see some mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets. The hike trail goes through valleys and waterfalls, and are very picturesque.

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