A supplement programme to explore this fascinating hill station.

pachmarhi sanctuary near reni pani judgle lodge in Satpura, satpura tiger reserve


Nestled in the highest parts of the Mahadev hills within the Satpura Range, Pachmarhi is a lovely hill station. During the British Era, Pachmarhi was the place where the state forest department commenced its operations. Now, contemporary Pachmarhi is a lovely town that is an amalgamation building of the old and new era. There is a range of charming old British Bungalows that have now been converted into small hotels run by the state tourism department.

Our favourite hotel is the Rock And Manor. Admittedly, the interiors and decor are slightly old-fashioned but all required amenities are available. The hotel also has a nice dining area serving good Indian meals. Guests can opt for a 2 night & 3-day Pachmarhi tour package arranged by Reni Pani Jungle Lodge and travel to this charming hotel & explore the unknown areas within Pachmarhi Sanctuary.

Day/Overnight Trip to Pachmarhi

Pachmarhi is a two and a half hour drive from Reni Pani Jungle Lodge and guests can enquire about their Pachmarhi travel with the travel operator. Once the guests are settled in Rock end Manor, our local guide will brief you on your Pachmarhi itinerary. Ideally, we recommend a combination of hikes and drives to visit some of our favourite spots in this hill station. Some of the must-visit sites include Lady Robertson's view, Duchess Falls, AC Wat Waterfall, Mount Rosa, Dhupgarh, Pandav Caves, Jatashanker Temple, Jambu Dweep and Twynam Pool. Historically, the Satpura Hills are believed to be the bridge between the Western Ghats and the Eastern Himalayas. As a result, the Satpura forest harbours' some unique flora and fauna that is endemic to these two regions making these hikes all the more interesting. On these excursions, guests are likely to see Malabar Gaint Squirrel, Barking Deer, Gaur, Sambhar, Malabar Whistling Thrush, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Red-whiskered Bulbul, Indian Yellow Tit, Puff-throated Babbler amongst other lovely Central Indian species. The flora of this region is diverse and is unique too with Sal, Teak, Mahua, Coromandel Ebony, Crocodile Bark Tree and Baheda being some of the iconic trees. Many medicinal plants occur in this region and our guide shall attempt to describe some of these to you. The hills around Pachmarhi harbour several pre-historic rock paintings that will also be visited on our excursions. This 2 night and 3-day extension can be arranged by Reni Pani Jungle Lodge at additional supplement cost. All meals will be included in the Pachmarhi package tariff plan at Rock end Manor and if guests decide to do day-long excursions then packed meal facilities may be arranged. Transfers can be arranged by Reni Pani Jungle lodge at an extra cost.

Pachmarhi is located about 90 km away from Reni Pani and a day-long trip can also be arranged for guests. In such a case guests will depart from the lodge between 5 and 6 am, depending on the season, and will be received by our local guide in Pachmarhi. A day-long excursion involving a combination of hikes and drives will be arranged for guests. Lunch will be as preferred, packed or at a hotel in town. These day excursions to Pachmarhi can be availed by guests who are on the Jungle Plan. Guests will depart from Pachmarhi at 5:30 pm and will be back in Reni Pani for dinner. Transfer costs shall be extra and will be arranged by Reni Pani Jungle Lodge.