Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh

Pachmarhi: The Queen of Satpura

Pachmarhi is the most popular hill station situated in the Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh. Pachmarhi has been a location of cantonment since olden times. Popularly known as “Satpura Ki Rani”, meaning the Queen of Satpura, Pachmarhi, is situated at an elevation of 1067 metres from sea level in the valley of the Satpura Range.

The town itself is a rich destination filled with popular attractions, including historical and religious significance places. The city is a blessing of Mother Nature and has many vantage points where you can enjoy the beauty of the town and its greenery. The scenic beauty offered in Pachmarhi is unparalleled and is a perfect place for a retreat or romantic getaway.

This place also offers many adventure activities for thrill-seekers. Jeep Safari, paramotoring, etc., are sure to give you an adrenaline rush.


What is famous in Pachmarhi?

1. Bee Falls

Bee Falls - Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh
Bee Falls – Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh

One of the most important and biggest waterfalls in the area, the Bee Falls, is 35 metres in height and is a cascading fall. The Bee Falls supplies drinking water to the entire town and is of strategic importance. The falls can be reached by means of a trek and is a popular picnic location for visitors and locals alike.

Entry Time: None

Entry Fees: None

2. Jata Shankar Caves

Jata Shankar Caves - Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh
Jata Shankar Caves – Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh

The Jata Shankar Caves in Pachmarhi are of religious significance for the Hindus as it is believed to be the place where Lord Shiva hid from Bhasmasur. The caves are famous for their Shiva Lingam and the stone formation resembling the hundred-headed mythological snake, Sehnaj. The caves, in their entirety, resembles the picturisation of Lord Shiva’s matted hair and hence the name. Devotees visit the caves all around the country.

Entry Time: 7:00 AM- 7:00 PM every day

Entry Fees: None

3. Pandava Caves:

Pandava Caves - Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh
Pandava Caves – Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh

The Pandava Caves are one of the most famous tourist spots in this region.This is a protected monument and is of religious significance. It is believed to have been the shelter of the Pandavas of the Mahabharata during their exile. These caves has a dating history back to the 1st century A.D. It served as a shelter for Buddhist monks and is a religious site for Buddhists. The caves are visited by thousands every year and is a must-visit place while in here.

Entry Time: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Entry Fees: None


By Air:

The nearest airports to Pachmarhi are Bhopal and Jabalpur. Foreigners can connect their flights from international airports at Indore and Delhi for convenience. From the airport, direct buses and cabs are available to the town.

By Train:

The nearest railway station to Pachmarhi is the Pipariya railway station. The Pipariya railway station has frequent services to major cities, including Agra, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, etc.


What is the best time to visit Pachmarhi?

Best Season: Summer Season (Apri-June). The temperature ranges from 22-35 degrees celsius.  So it will be a pleasant climate there which can give you a nice experience.

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