Pachmarhi situated on a large plateau ringed by hills on the evergreen
central Satpura ranges, is known as the Queen of Satpura for its
spectacular beauty. The hill station at a height 3550 ft. is located in
Hoshangabad district, Madhya Pradesh. The place is surrounded by low
lying rugged hills, ravines, beautiful forests, 12 breathtaking waterfalls,
serene pools and quiet glades.
The saucer shaped valley of Pachmarhi, was discovered by Captain
James Forsyth of the Bengal Lancers in 1857, and was developed as a
sanatorium for the British troops. The point where he first sighted the
area, was named after him as Forsyth Point but later renamed as
Priyadarshini Point. The valley with its not too cold but pleasant
weather served as the summer capital of the central provinces during the British regime. The
Victorian churches, bungalows and cemeteries left behind bring back remnants of the colonial
Besides its colonial atmosphere, the hill station has archeological relevance as well as religious
significance with its ancient rock paintings in cave shelters seen in many locations of the region
and the famous Shiva shrine located in the Mahadeo Hills. The rock paintings left behind are seen
in different locations in the Satpura hills and the earliest of them dates back to 10,000 BC. The
name Pachmarhi itself is derived from Panch- Marhi (five caves) believed to be the abode of the
Pandava brothers of the 'Mahabharata' fame, for sometime during their exile. The valley which is
home to tribal Gonds and Korkus has a maze of forest tracks apt for pleasant treks. The national
park at Pachmarhi has dense forests and is home to the gaur, leopard, bear, bison and other wild
animals. The place has a number of interesting tourist spots located at a short distance from each
other. If you are not keen on walking, hiring a jeep or scooter at the bus stand in Pachmarhi
town, is the best means of visiting the places.
Hotels in Panchmarhi (M.P.)
3 Star Hotels
1. Hotel Giri Shrinagar
Address : Civil Lines (Madhya Pradesh) - Pachmarhi , PIN - 461 881
Access: Just 210 kms away from Bhopal airport,
54 kms away from Pipariya Railway station
1 kms away from the bus stand
Total No. of Rooms: 17
2. Misty Meadows Resort
Address: Patel Road, Pachmarhi - Madhya Pradesh (India). , PIN - 461881
Access:Rail 54 km Bus stand -2 km
Total No. of Rooms;17
3. The Golf View Resort
Address: The Golf View Resort, Mahadev Road , Pachmarhi. , PIN - 461881
Access: Major Cities & Distances:
Bhopal 195 km Chindwara 134 km
Indore 364 km Pipariya 52 km
Jabalpur 244 km Kanha 337 km
Nagpur 258 km Itarsi 195 km
Total No. of Rooms:15
In room amenities like - Fire place, Mini bar, Tea/coffee maker, LCD Tv, Baths fitted with shower panel,
whirlpools & steam enclosures, H/C running water, Telephone etc.
Restaurant - serving pure vegetarian food.
Open air Bar-be-que restaurant available.
Facilities & Services:
Doctor on call.
Banquets, Conferences, Parties and Weddings arrangements.
All major credit cards accepted.
4. Hotel Panchmarhi
Address: Patel Marg, Pachmarhi.
Access: Rail 54 km Bus stand -2 km
Total No. of Rooms: 30
It has got 30 rooms, deluxe rooms, suits and restaurant, conference halls and dormitory etc.
1. Centrally located : Walking distance from Bus-stand.
2. Transport and Laundry facility.
3. S.T.D., P.C.O. and FAX.
4. Room Services.
5. Cable T.V. and EPABX.
6. Internet Facility.
5. Glen View Resort
Address: M.P. State Tourism Dev. Corpn. (Madhya Pradesh) - Pachmarhi – India
Nagpur : 256 Kms (Via Chhindwara)
Pipariya (Nearest Railway Station) - 51 kms
Bhopal (Nearest Airport) - 195 kms
Jabalpur - 250 kms