Pachmarhi also known as “Satpura Ki Rani” means Queen of Satpura is tallest and the only hill station situated in Madhya Pradesh. Situated at 3,500 ft above sea level, and behold the beautiful climate and serene beauty all together. Also this places holds its importance in terms of history as it have very ancient caves and monuments. The place Pachmarhi was developed by a Britisher named James Forsyth of British Army so many of the monuments here are made in colonial styles including the high percentage of churches.
Now as we mentioned earlier that it holds a historic importance. So why is that?? The reason behind is that it is related to the time of the great war Mahabharata. During the exile period of Pandava brother, they visited Pachmarhi and stayed here for a while. Even many temples here are made to worship the great Pandavas. Each has separate temples here. Now as we speak about ancient monuments , we surely have to mention about the ancient caves of the Buddhist era that is residing here with some carved painting and preached knowledge carved on the walls of these caves. Some believe that they are more ancient, but still it proved to be of utmost importance for all of us.
Now against all the odds the place is primarily known for its waterfalls and national park. The serene waterfall chains that holds this place together is in fact the most intriguing feature that will surely attract you. The most famous of them being Rajat Prapat is listed among the India’s Highest Waterfall, that has s single drop of 351 Feet.
Pachmarhi is also listed as world heritage site by UNESCO Biosphere Reserve for its Flora And Fauna. So I think now you can’t wait to visit this place so here we are now going to discuss about how to reach this place and what should be your trip plans while visiting this place.
Ways to reach Pachmarhi
If you are in Madya Pradesh then you should get to the capital city i.e. Bhopal. From Bhopal it is very easy to reach this hill Station. Other than from Bhopal this place could be reached from Indore, Ujjain and Sehore. There are direct flights from Bhopal to Pachmarhi. But the most important part of the journey is to enjoy it and the level of journey enjoyment is always achieved while traveling by the means of road. It will be cost-effective and you will find a lot of enjoyable views along your journey. The best possible way to reach Pachmarhi from Bhopal is by roadways that are by bus, from there you will enjoy the scenic beauty of Pachmarhi during your ride.
Reaching Pachmarhi By Air
The nearest airport is Bhopal (195 km), which is connected by regular flights to Delhi, Gwalior, Indore and Bombay.
Reaching Pachmarhi By Rail
Pipariya (47 km), on the Bombay–Howrah mainline via Allahabad, is the most convenient railhead. From Pipariya, there are frequent buses and trains for Bhopal, Jabalpur Gwalior etc.
Reaching Pachmarhi By Road
Pachmarhi is connected by regular bus services to Bhopal, Hoshangabad, Nagpur, Pipariya and Chindwara. M.P. Tourism as well as private operators buses to Pachmarhi from the places listed above. Taxis can also be hired for your journey.
Places to visit in Pachmarhi
There are various hotels and restaurants close to the bus stand from there you can take various modes of transportation for reaching remote locations. You will take around 2 to 3 days to cover complete Pachmarhi tour. You can either hire a tour guide or can travel by your own but we suggest you hire a tour guide as there are packages of guide along with vehicle may cost you around 2200/- to 2700/- per day. Your journey will start from
Day 1: Bison Lodge Museum – Pandav Caves- Rajat Prapatwaterfall (Vidhyachyal fall) – Apsara vihar( Draupadi Kund) – Bee Fall – – Dhoopgarh (highest point of Madhya Pradesh) – Priyadarshini point – Reechgarh – Satpura national park
Day 2: Jatashankar caves – Mahadeo Hills – Chota Mahadeo – Chauragarh temple -Handi Khoh – Christ Church – Green Valley
Charming waterfall & trail network in mountain surrounds with local vendors offering tea & snacks.
Jata Shankar Caves
Popular pilgrimage site consisting of a Hindu shrine in a cave dedicated to Lord Shiva.
5 hilltop caves believed to have been carved more than 1,000 years ago, with a formal garden below.
Mount Dhupgarh or Dhoopgarh is the highest point in the Mahadeo Hills, Madhya Pradesh, India. Located in Pachmarhi, it has an elevation of 1,352 metres,
Clifftop destination offering valley views, horse rides, lush forests, hiking trails & waterfalls.
The Mahadeo Hills also conceal a temple near the Narmada River that is dedicated to Shiva, the god of destruction in the Hindu religion. It is believed that the Narmada River is the daughter of the destroyer god “The Shiva”.
Places To Stay In Pachmarhi
There is a wide list of hotels in Pachmarhi. There are hotels for every pocket size. Some are very luxurious and some not that comfy but best for low budgets. The variety of hotels here will definitely drive you closer to nature with freshness of outside nature running through the windows and will get you up every day with freshness and desire to explore more. The prices of the cheapest hotels here start from Rs 1200 and can go upto 4500 Rs. The most visited hotels here are the midrange ones that will surely fit your budget and will make your trip more enjoyable. The meals offered in the hotels are also typical Central Indian dishes and with some great taste.
Best Time to Visit Pachmarhi
Pachmarhi can be visited any time however, the best time to visit Pachmarhi is October to June. The summers are lovely trailed by moderate showers during the storm which leave the climate exceptionally alluring and charming.
Monthly Weather in Pachmarhi
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Situated at 3,500 ft above ocean level, this hill station encounters an astounding climate consistently and is open for guests consistently. Depends upon the spending limit, the tour packages and their accommodation, tourists can be seen in Pachmarhi consistently of the year. Despite when you travel, you will undoubtedly have an outing loaded up with collections to endure forever!