Pachmarhi attractions

Top Choice Viewpoint in Pachmarhi


An almost mandatory final stop on 4WD tours, Dhoopgarh looks west over endless valleys, hills and forests and has a broad stepped terrace for everyone to do their sunset selfies on. Dhoopgarh mountain, just behind, …
Top Choice Viewpoint in Pachmarhi

Rajat Prapat Viewpoint

A short distance downstream from the Apsara Vihar pools, the stream plunges off the cliff in central India's highest single-drop fall (107m), Rajat Prapat (Silver Fall or Big Fall). Steps up from Apsara Vihar lead t…
Top Choice River in Pachmarhi

Apsara Vihar

A pool underneath a small waterfall, above a canyon southeast of town, this is the best of Pachmarhi’s natural pools for swimming. It's a drive of about 1.5km past Pandav Caves, followed by a walk of about 700m.
Mountain in Pachmarhi


Chauragarh (1308m), Madhya Pradesh’s third-highest peak, is topped by a sizeable and panoramic Shiva temple that attracts tens of thousands of pilgrims during the Shivaratri Mela. It's a return hike of about five ho…
Cave in Pachmarhi

Mahadeo Cave

Ten kilometres south of the Jai Stambh by paved road, a path leading 30m into the damp gloom reveals a lingam with attendant priest. This is the beginning of the pilgrim path to Chauragarh (about five hours’ return …
Religious Site in Pachmarhi

Pandav Caves

These five ancient rock dwellings are believed to have been carved by Buddhists as early as the 4th century. The foundations of a brick Buddhist stupa have been excavated on top of them.
Church in Pachmarhi


Looking like it has fallen straight out of a twee little English village, Pachmarhi's beautiful Gothic-revival Protestant church was built back in 1875, entirely of sandstone, even up to the top of the steeple, wher…
Cave in Pachmarhi

Asthachal Rock Shelter

Accessed by a trail of about 2.5km from the road towards Reechgarh, this ancient rock shelter is notable for its (now sadly faded) rock paintings, especially the 5m-long 'chorus line' of dancers.
Viewpoint in Pachmarhi

Handi Khoh

Also known as Suicide Point, Handi Khoh is a viewpoint on the lip of 100m-deep, densely forested canyon, with Chauragarh visible in the distance.
Waterfall in Pachmarhi

Duchess Falls

This 100m-plus fall is a difficult 4km hike from the road that leads to Reechgarh.