Pachmarhi is a lovely hill station nestled in the Satpura ranges and is often called the “Queen of Satpura Ranges”. Situated at an altitude of 1,067 feet it offers its visitors with absolute tranquility. This Saucer shaped hill resort was founded by the British officer Captain Forsyth. The single hill station of Madhya Pradesh was first a converted to a sanatorium and later into a hill station by the British. Situated at an altitude of 1067 feet, Pachmarhi is dotted with a large number of tourist attractions including beautiful monuments to the ancient caves. This hill station has large flat terrains and is circled by the lofty hills of Satpura. The verdant greenery along with the majestic hills and the majestic waterfalls make the ambiance of the place perfect for a relaxing vacation. The major highlight of this hill station it the spectacular views it provide at the time sun sets in the horizon. The palace is also an archaeological treasure trove as the caves in the Mahadeo hills are adorned with rich rock paintings and are estimated to be as old as 10,000 years.
How to Reach
The nearest airport to reach Pachmarhi is Bhopal airport located at a distance of 194 Kms. This airport is well connected to all the major cities of India and has frequent flights for Delhi, Mumbai and Gwalior. Delhi airport is the nearest international to Pachmarhi.
The nearest railway station to Pachmarhi is Pipariya railway station, situated at a convenient distance of 47 Kms from Pachmarhi. Pipariya is located on the main line of Mumbai to Howrah and all the major trains stop at this junction and is connected to Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. One can easily hire taxis available at the railway station to reach the Pachmarhi.
Regular buses are available from various places like Pipariya, Bhopal and Chhindwara to reach Pachmarhi. A large number of private and MadhyaPradesh Tourism Development Corporation buses ply on this route.