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.
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 spectacular fall which gives a bee like shape from the top to the bottom. The bathing pools on the origin of the fall are worth enjoying.
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.
The Satpura's most prominent landmark is crowned with Trishuls offered by the worshipers to Lord Shiva. A 4 km trek from mahadeo takes you to the most sacred place in Pachmarhi.
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.
Rajat Pratap / Big Fall
A ten miniute adventure walk over the rocks from apsara vihar takes you to 'rajat prapat'. This beautiful fall is known for its massive look in the way it falls.
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.
A sacred cave under a mass of loose boulders overlooks overhanging rocks which resembels the matted looks of Lord Shiva. This holy place is also the origin of the Jambu Dwip stream.
Pachmarhi derives its name form these five ancient caves which are build in a sand stone rock and are said to be used by the five Pandav Brothers as their shelter.
A wonderful natural amphitheatre in the rock approached through a cave like entrance.
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.