Until it was discovered by Captain James Forsyth in 1857, this beautiful Pachmarhi town was snuggled in the hills and forests of the Satpura range. Popularly known as ‘Satpura Ki Rani’, Pachmarhi is situated at a mountain height in the Satpura range. There are also a number of Pachmarhi accommodations options available near Pachmarhi.
Pachmarhi is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Madhya Pradesh. A number of tourists from all over India and also foreigners visit this beautiful enclave every year. Pachmarhi has it all, from spiritual sites, and rambling waterfalls to picturesque locations. It has something to offer to everyone. Information on Pachmarhi accommodation, temple timings, tourist places, etc is given below.
History of Pachmarhi:
The Pandava caves in the town are popular because of their fascinating tale. It is believed that these caves were built by the Pandavas who lives here along with their wife Draupadi during their exile.
Another significant attraction is the stone-formed Jatashankar cave which resembles the hundred-headed snake sheshnag.
Pachmarhi tourist places:
- Bee falls: Bee falls is one the most famous and most visited waterfalls in Pachmarhi which provides clean drinking water to the entire city. It is 35 meters long. This picturesque waterfall could be reached through a short trek and is a famous picnic spot for the townspeople.
- Jata Shankar Caves: It is considered to be a sacred place where, as it is believed, Lord Shiva concealed himself from the wrath of Bhasmasur.
- Pandava caves: These caves are believed to have provided shelter to the Pandavas during their exile and hence the name was put the Pandava caves. It is considered to be religious by Buddhists as well as it also gave shelter to some Buddhist monks during the 1st century AD.
- Handi Khoh: One of the most beautiful ravines in central India, Handi Khoh, was believed to have been a lake earlier. It is enclaved in the middle of a dense forest. It has a mythological history and is believed to have been associated with Lord Shiva.
- Dhoopgarh: Looking for a beautiful sunset point near Pachmarhi? Dhoopgarh is your place. Located at the highest point in the Satpura range, the Dhoopgarh hilltop is a beautiful spot to see marvelous sunsets and sunrises.
- Mahadeo hill: It is situated at an altitude of 1363 meters in southern Madhya Pradesh. It is famous for the ancient shrine of Lord Shiva.
Pachmarhi temple timings:
The Pachmarhi temple timings are from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM. It is open all the days of the week.
There are ample options for hotels in Pachmarhi. Also, there are guest houses in Pachmarhi. Pachmarhi accommodation is provided by Yatradham. If booking through Yatradham, then the following hotel is available at the nominal price.
Best time to visit Pachmarhi:
October to March is the best time to visit Pachmarhi. The Pachmarhi weather is at its peak during this period. During this period there are many visitors to Pachmarhi from all over India.
How to reach Pachmarhi?
- By air- Bhopal, and Jaipur airports are the nearest airports to Pachmarhi. Direct flights are available from Indore and Delhi. Otherwise, connecting flights are also available from other Indian cities.
- By road: Plenty of State government and private buses are available for Pachmarhi from nearby cities like Bhopal, Jabalpur, Nagpur, Indore, etc.
- By rail: Visitors have to board a train to Pipariya railway station, which is also the nearest railway station to Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh.