5 Best Waterfalls in Pachmarhi

As Pachmarhi waterfalls tumble and surge down the hills, they make for the best landscape captures for your cameras. Swaddled in the veil of green vegetation all around, there are plenty of serenity-pools at the bottom of most of the falls where you can sit with dangling legs on the rocks or splash the fresh cool water.

Almost all the falls including the most famous ones like Rajat Prapat, Apsara Vihar, Bee Falls demand a bit of an exercise that involves walking uphill and sometimes downhill for several minutes. But the euphoric swishing of the falls can be heard from miles away, and as you arrive at the ecstasy-pools brimming with clear water, you can not help but throw yourself under the fall enjoying the froth bubbles and cold temperature.  

Out of the long list of waterfalls in Pachmarhi, we have assembled the best ones here. The waterfalls are majorly deep inside the jungle, so you not only visit the falls but add up a hiking experience as well. Being located at around 1100 meters above sea level, Pachmarhi boasts of some magical forest views, where gasping in astonishment is common among the visitors.

Pachmarhi is a famous hill station in Madhya Pradesh yet is truly underrated, but people sure seem to be happy about it because that is what makes it so offbeat. The earthy smell of the forest around the pools, the bordering flowers and ferns, the tiny stalls serving snacks, soups and tea and the paradise blue sky, the words will fall short in describing the charm of Pachmarhi.

Here are some of the best waterfalls in Pachmarhi:

01

Rajat Prapat(Big Fall)

Rajat Prapat(Big Fall)

After a challenging trek uphill from Apsara Vihar, passing many boulders and uneven rocky track, you will see a water stream emerging from a height of around 350 feet. This fall looks like a silver streak wrapped in green. The straight single drop is the highest among all the waterfalls in Pachmarhi and 30th highest waterfall in India.

It is always suggested to go just after monsoon for a perfect visibility. It is a fine spot for photography, although you can not actually go to the fall as it is located on the other side of the hill but the beauty will stay with you forever, once seen. The number of Pachmarhi waterfalls is so high that you can just plan a holiday around these falls.

Height:107 meters.

Location: Hoshangabad district, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Activities: Trekking, photography, videography and bird watching.

Entry fee: Free of cost.

Best Season to Visit: Any time of the day, post or during monsoon and winter season. October to May.  

Distance from the Pachmarhi Bus Stand: Around 3 KM to Apsara Vihar and then a 3 KM trek of going to the falls and coming back to Apsara Vihar.

What to Do: You can explore these amazing places to visit in Pachmarhi.

02

Bee Falls

Bee Falls

Bee falls can be your ultimate escape into the wilderness and a chance to witness one of the most frequented waterfalls in Pachmarhi. This natural waterfall is sourced from a perennial stream. It is lovely throughout the year and plummets from a height, creating a huge pool down where you can take a dip also.

Not only the fall is mesmerizing but the route to reach the falls follows a trail through the green jungle which is nothing but truly enchanting. There are more than 400 downhill footsteps which lead to the fall and the water is clear as a crystal.

Height: 35 meters.

Location: Bee Fall Road, Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh 461881, India

Activities: Hiking, photography, bathing.

Entry fee: INR 15 per Indian adult.

Best Season to Visit: Throughout the year, go in the monsoon for enjoying a large volume and in summers for bathing in the pool.

Distance from the Pachmarhi Bus Stand: Around 3 KM.

Where to Stay: Best resorts & places to stay in Pachmarhi.

If hiking gives your adrenaline rush, check here some of the best hiking trails in Madhya Pradesh.

03

Duchess Falls

Duchess Falls

Out of the many cherished Pachmarhi waterfalls, this single stream bifurcates into three magnificent cascades and rewards you with unparalleled views after walking a 4 KM long trail uphill. The adventure of crossing the tough hilly terrains to reach this falls is enthralling.

Duchess Falls is an offbeat attraction where you would not find flocks of people and can have this entire oasis to yourself. Reaching there may test your physical endurance but is a hike worth taking.

Height: 4.2 meters.

Location:3 km from Bhrant Neer, Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh India.

Activities: 4 KM long hiking trail, photography and jungle walk.

Entry fee: Free of cost

Best Season to Visit: October to June for experiencing a pleasant weather and volumes of water.

Distance from the Pachmarhi Bus Stand: Around 40 KM.

If nature soothes your soul, check here for more amazing waterfalls in Madhya Pradesh.

04

Apsara Falls or Fairy Pool

Apsara Falls or Fairy Pool

The trek to Apsara fall may be a bit tough but the views are surreal and worth taking the pain. This is one of the Pachmarhi waterfalls that have a pool. It is located quite close to the Pandavas caves. The place is a major picnic spot for the locals as well as the tourists, and the shallow large pool can lure you into swimming.

The water in the falls travels from  Rajat Prapat and is freshwater, also used for drinking. Apsara Falls is a natural beauty that is not be missed when you travel to Pachmarhi.

Height: 9 meters.

Location: Hoshangabad District, Near Jaistambh, Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh 461881, India.

Activities: Hiking, Jungle walking.

Entry fee: Forest entry cover of INR 50 per adult.

Best Season to Visit: October to May.

Distance from the Pachmarhi Bus Stand: Approximately 2.6 KM which includes a 1.5 KM long climb.

Must to things in Pachmarhi: Explore Pandav Caves, Adventure activities at Handi Khoh, Hiking to Dhoopgarh and many more.

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