Pachmarhi, known as the summer capital of Madhya Pradesh, is a hill station situated at an elevation of about 3500 feet above sea level in the valley of Satpura Range. Well-connected to cities like Nagpur, Bhopal and Jabalpur via road, Pachmarhi with its charm, natural beauty and splendid sceneries is emerging as a popular weekend getaway in India. Pachmarhi tourist places mainly include waterfalls like Apsara Vihar (Fairy Pool), Rajat Prapat (Big Fall), Sunder Kund (Saunder’s Pool), Jamuna Prapat (Bee Fall), Ramya Kund and the most elegant of all, Jalawataran (Duchess Fall). Duchess Fall can be reached only on foot and the journey is quite a strenuous one; however, its magnificence and the sounds of the cascade are worth the travel.
Tourists can enjoy Pachmarhi sightseeing at Priyadarshini (Forsyth Point), Handi Khoh (Ditch), Echo Point, Rajendra Giri, Lady Robertson's View and Mount Rosa. Other places of tourist interest in Pachmarhi include Jata Shankar, Pandav Caves, Bada Mahadeo, Gupt Mahadeo, Chauragarh, Dhoopgarh and Pachmarhi Hills. The forests of Pachmarhi are known for cave paintings, the oldest of which are about 10,000 years old. Pachmarhi is a part of the Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve, which includes three wildlife conservation units, namely the Bori Sanctuary, the Satpura National Park and the Pachmarhi Sanctuary. The biosphere reserve is home to several sacred groves that show rich diversity of flora and have rare wild edible fruits and medicinal plants.
Sparkling streams, splendid waterfalls, high mountains, rich flora and fauna and the pleasant climate make trip to Pachmarhi a memorable experience for vacationers.