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Pachmarhi – The Queen of Satpura

Pachmarhi is unknown, less talked about, low crowded, minimal commercial, very beautiful & only Hill Station of Madhya Pradesh in Satpura mountain ranges. Pachmarhi also known for the Pachmarhi Cantonment (Permanent Military Camp). It is widely known as The Queen of Satpura (Satpura ki Rani), situated at height of 1100 m in valley of the Satpura Mountain Range in Hoshangabad district of Central India. Pachmarhi was named on 5 Caves of Pandav (Pandav Gufa)

Pachmarhi offers a variety of attractions ranging from Waterfalls, Temples, Churches, Nature, Jungles, Wild Life, Ancient caves to beautiful monuments

Dhoopgard, the highest point of Madhya Pradesh from Sea level is one of the best Sun Set/Rise point to spend an evening/morning in Pachmarhi. Currently going to Dhoopgard in morning is not allowed because it may cause disturbance to Wild life living there

Best Time to Visit

Anytime, but better to visit between July & February

How to Reach

By Train: Pipariya is nearest Railway Station which is well connected with Bhopal Railway Station. By train Bhopal is 159 kms from Pipariya. After reaching Pipariya take MP State Highway no. 19. Buses, Private Taxies & Shared Taxies are easily available from Pipariya Railway Station

By Road: Piparia to Bhopal is 159 kms by Road via MP State Highway no. 19. Piparia to Pachmarhi is 52 kms & it will take around a hour to travel this beautiful Hilly Route to reach Pachmarhi from Pipariya

By Air: Bhopal is nearest Airport well Connected with Mumbai, New Delhi & Indore by Air. Take Train or Road route mentioned above to reach Pachmarhi after reaching Bhopal by air

Watch a short Documentary on “Pachmarhi – The Queen of Satpura” by madhyaindia.com

Bee Fall, Silver Fall (Rajat Pratap), Fairy Pool (Apsara Kund), Duchess Fall are beautiful water attraction

Also few scenes of legendary Doordarshan’s serial Discovery of India (Bharat ek Khoj) were shot in Pachmarhi

Tourist visits Pachmarhi throughout the year. It has also a lot of cave paintings in the forest,some of which have been estimated to be as much as 10,000 years old

Only 4 X 4 Vehicles like Maruti Gypsy are allowed for Sightseeing. These 4 X 4 Vehicles are available from Private tour operators on daily or package basis

Pachmarhi Sightseeing spots not to be missed,

01Pandav Caves (Pandav Gufa)


Pandavas of Mahabharat stayed in these caves during exile period and so they are called Pandav Caves (Pandav Gufa). Pachmarhi is named on these 5 caves

02Jatashankar Temple

This is old Shiva Temples in Caves

03Silver Fall (Rajat Prapat)


This is longest water fall of Pachmarhi, from far this waterfall looks like Silver (Rajat). To view this one need to walk a kilometre of Jungle full of Timber trees

04Bee Fall


Lyril’s first advertisement featuring Preeti Zinta was shot at Bee Fall in Pachmarhi. Don’t forget to bring extra pairs of clothes because stopping yourself to take Natural Shower in this fall is next to impossible. This bath will take away all your stress & tiredness. Clothes on rent are available at a Tea stall nearby Bee Fall

05Fairy Pool (Apsara Kund)

06Duchess Fall

07Handi Kho



09Panorama Hill (Rajendra Giri)


10Bada Mahadev Temple

11Gupt Mahadev Temple

12Chauragarh (also a Shiva Temple on the Top)

This 4 kms summit to take you to a Shiva Temple. On reaching top of Chauragarh endless Mountain ranges of Satpura can be seen. These views can unwind anyone



Lots of People & communities specially from Vidharba region of Maharastra state mount Shiva Trident (Trishul) on the top of Chauragarh around Shiva Temple


13Grand View (Bhavya Drishya)

14The Christ Church

15The Catholic Church

16Bison Lodge

17Gonda Baba Garden (Gonda Baba Udyan)



Many vendors sells Starfruit (Amlak) a.k.a. Carambola & Indian Pulm (Ber)

18Parvati’s Cave

19Pachmarhi Lake (Pachmarhi Jheel)

20Irene Pool

21Parasiling Point


22Painted Rock Shelters

23Pachmarhi City Market


madhyaindia.com Team visited Pachmarhi in November 2014 to explore this beautiful Hill Station of Central India

1 Comment

  1. samina sumra Reply

    Pachmarhi Renowned as Queen of saputara..endless places to enjoy the beauty of this place.unlimited attraction best accommodation experience..overall one of famous hill station of India.

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