Travel To Pachmarhi Hill Station

Pachmarhi is a place for walks, along the short or long chakkars, along the predictable way or along lesser known routes where one can come across rock shelters such as those in the Maradeo hill covered with paintings depicting warfare, food gathering and hunting, some dating as far back as 1000 bc.

Travel To Pachmarhi Hill Station

Walks take one through forests and meadows, to hill tops such as Dhoopgarh, the highest point in the Satpuras where the sunsets are quite spectacular, or down gorges and valleys where water and shade have led to a luxuriant growth of vegetation in every conceivable shade of green.

Getting There
By Air
The nearest airport is Bhopal (195 km), which is connected by regular flights to Delhi, Gwalior, Indore and Bombay.

By Rail
Pipariya (47 km), on the Bombay–Howrah mainline via Allahabad, is the most convenient railhead. From Pipariya, there are frequent buses for Bhopal.

By Road
Pachmarhi is connected by regular bus services to Bhopal, Hoshangabad, Nagpur, Pipariya and Chindwara. M.P. Tourism as well private operators ply buses from Pachmarhi to the places listed above. Taxis can also be hired for this journey.

 
Places to Visit in Pachmarhi
  
Bee Falls
Bee Falls, popularly known as Jamuna Prapat, is a beautiful waterfall that provides drinking water to Pachmarhi. It is one of the most scenic waterfalls of the town that flows into the valley, making a tranquillising sound. Tourists frequently visit the bathing pool, which is situated above the falls.
Bee Falls


Bee Falls is an easily accessible waterfall, located just 10 minutes walk away from Apsara Vihar. 


Pandava Caves
Pandava Caves, located on a hillock in Pachmarhi, are believed to have been a shelter of the Pandavas during their period of exile. 
Pandava Caves

These renowned five caves are carved out of sandstone rock. Amongst all the five caves, 'Draupadi Kuti' is the cleanest and well-ventilated. Bhim Kothari, which was the cave of Bhima, toughest of five brothers, is the darkest cave. 

Dhoopgarh
Dhoopgarh, which was originally known as Harvatsa Kot, is the highest point in the Satpura mountain ranges. 
Dhoopgarh

This popular spot is known for viewing sunrise and sunset. It is located at 4429 feet above the mean sea level and offers a beautiful view of the surroundings. 

Apsara Vihar
Apsara Vihar is naturally formed pool with a beautiful and small waterfall. Fondly known as Fairy Pool, Apsara Vihar is situated in the hills of Pachmarhi near Pandava Caves. The 30 feet high waterfall forms a shallow pool, which is a popular picnic spot among locals as well as tourists. Water of the pool is perfect for swimming and diving.
Apsara Vihar


Located just 13 km away from the Pachmarhi bus stand, Apsara Vihar can be reached through gypsy, which can be hired by tourists

Jata Shankar Cave
Jata Shankar Cave is a prominent religious destination, visited by tourists year-round. As per mythological belief, Lord Shiva hid himself inside the cave, due to the fear of demon Bhasmasur. Inside the cave there are naturally formed 108 Shiva lingam. 
Jata Shankar Cave

Water in the cave flows from an unknown point as no one has ever seen or reached that starting point. This stream of water is popularly known as 'Gupt Ganga'.

It is believed that the Jambu Dwip stream originates from cave. Idols of Lord Shankar, Goddess Parvati and Shiva lingam are enshrined at a platform on the upper part of the cave. 


Bade Mahadev
Bade Mahadev is a 60 feet long cave in which deities of  Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Lord Mahesh and Lord Ganesha have been enshrined. As per a mythological belief, Lord Vishnu defeated the demon King Bhasmasur in this cave by taking the form of Mohini.
Bade Mahadev


Shiva linga is also enshrined in the cave and water constantly falls upon the Shiva lingam. In the middle of the cave, a kund is situated, which is frequented by pilgrims during Nag Panchami and Maha Shivaratri for bathing and consequently cleansing themselves of sins. 
 


Rajendragiri Sunset Point
Rajendra Giri Sun Set Point is a picturesque spot and offers panoramic views of Pachmarhi. The site was named after Dr Rajendra Prasad, as he was a frequent visitor to Pachmarhi.
The Rajendra Giri Sunset point is the ideal place to enjoy a great view of nature, especially the sunset. You can spend a quiet evening here with your family and friends as it offers a perfect setting for relaxation and unwinding.

Rajendragiri Sunset Point

Some other famous tourist destinations of the place include Rajat Prapat, Jatashankar caves, Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve, Pandav Caves, Bee Falls, Chouragarh, Reechhgarh, Duchess Fall, Catholic Church, Dhoopgarh and the Priyadarshini Point (Forsyth Point).


Satpura National Park
Satpura National Park is located in the Satpura ranges of the district of Hoshangabad of Madhya Pradesh. Located close to Pachmarhi, this national park was established in 1981 and covers an area of around 524 sq. km. This national park consists of sandstone peaks, narrow gorges, ravines and dense forests.
Satpura National Park


Being part of a unique ecosystem, this park is home to tiger, leopard, sambhar, chital, bhedki, nilgai and four-horned antelope. Tourists can also spot chinkara, bison (gour), wild boar, wild dog, bear, black buck and flying squirrel in this park. Besides rich diversity of fauna, flora like sal, teak, tendu, aonla, mahua, bel, bamboo and medicinal plants can also be seen in the park. 
 
 


Jamuna Prapat Waterfall
Jamuna Prapat Waterfall is a spectacular waterfall located in Pachmarhi. Popularly known as Bee Falls, it is named so because it flows and cuts through the rocks and makes a buzzing sound. This beautiful waterfall lies above a stream and attracts thousands of visitors to its numerous bathing pools every year.
Jamuna Prapat Waterfall

Jamuna Prapat Waterfall is also the source of water that provides drinking water to Pachmarhi. Plunging from a height of 350 feet, the natural pools are the best place to take a dip for the whole family. A challenging 2 km hike downhill over the rocks and stones take you to a view point and further to the base of the water fall. 
 


Eating Out in Pachmarhi

Eating out in Pachmarhi is all about savouring traditional Gujarati, Maharashtrian and Jain food. There is Chunmun Cottage near Beefall, which is one of the best places to eat and the restaurant here serves Continental, Chinese and Indian food cuisines.
Eating out in Pachmarhi


Savour traditional Bengali cuisine at the Kolkata Food Centre. Open Garden Restaurant, Nandan Restaurant, Pizza Cafe Chino, China Bowl are some of the other restaurants in Pachmarhi that are worth trying. 

Hotels in Pachmarhi

People visit the town to escape the strains of the city life. You can spend a holiday in Pachmarhi without denting your pocket as there are many affordable hotels with best in-house amenities. Besides, one can choose to have a lavish stay in one of the deluxe bungalows, hotels and cottages.

2 Star Hotels

  • Giri Shringar
    Address : Civil Lines
    City : Pachmarhi
    State : Madhya Pradesh
    Pin Code : 461881
    Phone No. : 07578-252089, 252511
    Type : 2 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 17
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 3200
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 1200

3 Star Hotels

  • Glen View
    Address : Raj Bhawan Road
    City : Pachmarhi
    State : Madhya Pradesh
    Pin Code : 461881
    Phone No. : 07578-252533, 252445
    Email ID : gview@mptourism.com
    Website : www.mptourism.com
    Type : 3 Star
    Rooms in Hotel : 25
    Maximum Room Rate : INR 4700
    Minimum Room Rate : INR 3300
 Tourist Map of Panchmarhi
Tourist Map of Panchmarhi