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Pachmarhi, also known as “Satpura ki Rani,” is a charming hill station nestled in the Satpura Range of Madhya Pradesh, India. With an elevation of 3,500 feet (1,100 meters) above sea level, this picturesque town offers lush forests, waterfalls, and abundant wildlife. Let’s explore the beauty of Pachmarhi!

How to Reach

By Air The nearest airport is Bhopal, approximately 210 km away by road. Alternatively, you can fly to Itarsi or Jabalpur and then travel to Pachmarhi. Nagpur also provides connectivity to Pachmarhi.

By Train Pachmarhi doesn’t have a direct railway station. The nearest major railway stations are Pipariya (approximately 47 km away) and Itarsi (approximately 200 km away). From there, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Pachmarhi.

By Bus Regular buses operate from Bhopal, Itarsi, and Jabalpur to Pachmarhi. Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) runs luxury buses that take around 8 hours to reach Pachmarhi1.

2 Days Itinerary

  • Day 1

Jamuna Pratap (Bee Fall): Visit this beautiful waterfall, easily accessible from Jai Stambh. It’s an ideal picnic spot for families. Bison Lodge: Explore the oldest house in Pachmarhi, now transformed into a museum showcasing the rich flora and fauna of the region. Catholic Church: Admire the blend of French and Irish architecture, with stunning Belgium stained-glass windows.

  • Day 2

Apsara Vihar (Fairy Pool): Take a dip in this shallow pool, located near Jai Stambh. Perfect for families with small children. Pandav Caves: Discover ancient rock-cut caves with fascinating history. Dhupgarh: Don’t miss the highest point in Central India, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

Getting Around

The best way to explore Pachmarhi is by hiring a four-wheeler. Maruti Gypsy is the preferred choice. Consider sharing a Gypsy for sightseeing; providers organize shared tours based on tourists’ preferences. Avoid mixing families or couples with groups of boys during shared tours.

Things to Do

Enjoy nature walks through lush forests. Spot wildlife, including langurs, deer, and various bird species. Explore ancient cave paintings (some dating back 10,000 years).

Offbeat Places

  • Dhoopgarh Sunset Point: Witness mesmerizing sunsets from this viewpoint.
  • Chauragarh Temple: Trek to this hilltop temple for panoramic views.
  • Handi Khoh: A dramatic ravine with lush greenery.


Local eateries offer delicious Madhya Pradesh cuisine. Try traditional dishes like poha, jalebi, and bhutte ka kees.


Pachmarhi has various accommodation options, including hotels, guesthouses, and resorts. Choose based on your budget and preferences.

Go Next

Explore nearby attractions like Satpura National Park, Tamia, and Bori Wildlife Sanctuary. Remember to immerse yourself in the natural beauty and tranquility of Pachmarhi.