The bowl shaped hill station in Madhya Pradesh is widely famous as "Satpura ki Rani" (Queen of Satpura) is located in Hoshangabad district. It lies at a height of 1000m, as well the top point at Satpura and Vindhya Range. It is highly revered for jungles, watercourse and waterfalls that gets high on nature and give a relaxed feeling with the ecstasy environment.
Excursions in Pachmarhi
Pachmarhi is a popular summer getaway and holidaying destination for tourists in and around Madhya Pradesh. Invested with multitude blessings from nature, the place remains an ideal vacationing idyll throughout the year. Its bewitching surroundings, mottled with many places of tourist interest, make it a day-tripper's delight.
Detailed below are some locations that demand visitations during excursions and pleasure trips from Panchmarhi.
A steep trek of almost 4km takes you to the most exiting fall of Pachmarhi which has natural pools just underneath the fall. Also known for its coverage in movies like ashoka (starring shahrukh khan and kareena kapoor).
Apsara Vihar / Fairy Pool
Exciting and easily accessible fall with a shallow pool towards its base is an ideal picnic spot for families with small children.
Regarded as the holy place of lord Shiva since generations, it features excellent cave shelter with impressive Shivlinga. The Shivlinga overlooks a pool which is said to be always filled because of drops of water from the rocks which fall on the top of the Shivlinga. Mahadeo is also known as the place where Lord Shiva had ablaze Rakshasa Bhasmasur by making the Rakshasa keep his own hand on his head.
Build in 1875 by the British, it is regarded as the most beautiful small church in Madhya Pradesh. It has a hemispherical dome on the top and the church does not contain even a single pillar for support. The stained glass planes on the rear wall presents a gorgeous view as the sun rays passes through them.
This cave is famous for its rock paintings (mostly in white), include a group of archers and animals.
Bhrant Neer / Dorothy Deep
It offers beautiful animal paintings and yielded many pottery shards.
Astachal / Monte Rosa
There are four shelters and six shelters towards the northern side with paintings of animals and humans, including a detailed battle scene.
So named after one of its paintings- a man seated and playing a harp.
Derives its name from a battle scene showing two chieftains on horses.
Offers some fine cave paintings the majority of which are in white and outlined with red.
How to reach
Plan your Travel
45 kilometres by road from Piparia station on the Indian Railways. Piparia is on the Itarsi Jabalpur train line, a 2 hrs train run from Jabalpur. Its main connection to the world is the road link through Matkuli. The 35 km Matkuli - Pachmarhi road is the only metalled road to Pachmarhi. The nearest airport is BHOPAL from where it has good road connectivity too.
The nearest airports are Bhopal (195 km) and Nagpur (275 km), which are quite very well connected by regular flights from Delhi, Mumbai and Indore.
Nearest station Pipariya (50km) is on the Mumbai-Howrah via Allahabad. Trains connect Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Nagpur and Raipur.
Pachmarhi is connected by regular bus and taxi sevices from Bhopal, Indore, Hoshangabad, Nagpur, Pipariya, Jabalpur, Raipur and Chhindwara.