“Known for its gorgeous flora and fauna, Pachmarhi has been listed in UNESCO Biosphere Reserve as it houses picturesque waterfalls, heart-capturing sites, and high peaks.”
Pachmarhi is situated at a distance of 5 hours from Bhopal, the popular ‘Satpura ki Rani’ (Queen of Satpura) is a beautifully surrounded by nature amidst the Satpura range. It is also said that the Pandava brothers visited Pachmarhi during the exile period giving the destination a historic vibe to it.
Captain James Forsyth discovered this picturesque hilly area in 1857. Amongst hill stations, Pachmarhi is considered to be one of the most popular tourist destinations in Madhya Pradesh. A treasure for ancient architecture lovers, Pachmarhi houses various caves of the Buddhist era, with beautiful waterfalls. Pachmarhi is a tourist attraction because of the serene and calm environment that makes it a visitor’s paradise. Tourists visiting Pachmarhi often describe it as the Kashmir of Madhya Pradesh with its alluring scenic beauty. The major tourists’ attractions include Bee Fall, Dhoop-Garh, Rajat Fall, Pachmarhi lake and a few other.
Places to visit in Pachmarhi
As Madhya Pradesh is famous for its rich history, forests, and ancient sites; Pachmarhi adds even more to the serene beauty of the state. It is an asset to the Madhya Pradesh tourism and not just that it houses one of the tallest waterfalls in India. The Pandava famed ancient caves are also a must-see on tourist lists. Thus, if you plan a family trip or intend to visit this breathtaking hill station for your honeymoon, then Pachmarhi is the perfect destination. Here are few must-visit places in this hidden gem of Central India.
Rajat Prapat (Big Fall) - A beautiful waterfall, Rajat Pratap is one of the tallest waterfalls of Pachmarhi, it is 106 m high making it a must visit sightseeing spots in Pachmarhi. Leading itself into a narrow silver streak, the waterfall gives a calming effect to the tourists.
Bee fall - Yet another waterfall that steals away the sight of tourists in Pachmarhi. This waterfall is also the source of drinking water for locals. For adventurous people out there you can trek your way through Prapaat Kund via Apsara Vihar.
Pandav Caves - These are the five rock-cut temples in Pachmarhi, it is said that these caves were housed by the Buddhist monks back in the 1st Century AD.
Pansy Pool - Located on the Denwa brook in Pachmarhi, it is a very calm and serene place. It is considered an ideal place for picnics.
Places to Visit nearby
Satpura National Park - around 208 km away from Pachmarhi, the Satpura National Park is an ideal place for forest lovers with an intense patch of flora and fauna in Madhya Pradesh. Though the Park is not as famous as the other National Parks this is an important destination for wildlife and nature lovers. The park is home to leopards, blue bull, various birds, and bears. This makes the destination a great getaway from Pachmarhi.
Best time to visit Pachmarhi
Pachmarhi being a hill station should be visited during the months of October to June. Therefore, to enjoy the nature and waterfall, to experience the serene mountains and the picturesque view one should visit the hill station either in the cooler months or during the heat and not during the rainy weather.
How to Reach Pachmarhi
Pachmarhi is located in Bhopal and the nearest well-known destination to reach Pachmarhi is Bhopal.
By Air - Bhopal and Jabalpur airport are the nearest airports from Pachmarhi. There are various direct flights that are connected to the metro cities to the airport. There are other connecting flights to Bhopal or Jabalpur from other Indian cities including Raipur, Hyderabad, and Ahmedabad.
By Rail - The Visitors have to take a train to Pipariya railway station that is the nearest station to Pachmarhi. There are various trains from important cities of the country that are linked to the Pipariya Station making it easier for tourists to reach the heavenly beauty.
By Road - Various state government and private buses are available for Pachmarhi from nearby cities like Bhopal, Jabalpur, Nagpur, and Indore. The conditions of the roads are quite good, as the area falls under the cantonment.