The UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Pachmarhi is an ideal weekend getaway, located at a height of about 1,067 m above sea level, and nestled in the verdant valley of the Satpura range. Popular with nature lovers and sportspersons, the town was discovered in 1857 by Captain James Forsyth. The forest of Pachmarhi is home to many birds and animals, including the elusive tiger and the mighty elephant, and is blessed with rich plant life. Fragrant blackberry plantations and thick clusters of bamboo dominate Pachmarhi, and a trip to the reserve is like a lesson in nature and its bounty.


Legends passed down generations say that the hills here are related to Lord Shiva. Also known as Satpura Ki Rani, it is said that the Pandavas visited Pachmarhi during their period of exile. One of the country’s highest waterfalls, Rajat Prapat, is also located here. Pachmarhi is full of attractions that keep visitors occupied and exploring for days. You can visit Jamuna Pratap, another waterfall, Apsara Vihar (fairy pool), Irene Pool and several others.


Pachmarhi is one of the most popular hill stations of the state, with a treasure trove of attractions to discover, including a series of ancient caves from the Buddhist era. These caves, dating back almost 10,000 years, can be found in the Mahadeo Hills.

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