Top things to do in Pachmarhi

Top Choice Dhaba in Pachmarhi


Not your average roadside dhaba (casual eatery)! A scrumptious, long-winded, South Indian, nonveg and Chinese menu is served here in several open or partially open-air seating areas. Our waiter’s recommendation – ve…
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 Viewpoint in Pachmarhi


An almost mandatory final stop on jeep 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 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 at 1308m, is topped by a sizeable and very panoramic Shiva temple that attracts tens of thousands of pilgrims during the Shivaratri Mela. It's a return hike of…
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.
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.
Rock in Pachmarhi


Accessible by road 3.3km west of the Jai Stambh, this is a strange natural amphitheatre, reached through a cavelike passage between rocks.