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There are various festivals and celebrations in the state of Madhya Pradesh which are devoted to the traditional folk music and dance of India and Pachmarhi is one such celebration. Pachmarhi Utsav celebrates different forms of folk dances, music, and art. Another motive of the festival is to introduce the kids and tourists to the rich culture of Madhya Pradesh and keep the spirit of the culture alive. 

It is a 6-day annual festival which usually begins on December 25 and concludes on New Year. The festival showcases fold dances like Matki, Raai, Ahirai, and Bhagoria. Besides witnessing the folk dances of Madhya Pradesh people can also listen to the folk music of the state.  

Major Attractions of Pachmarhi Utsava

Cultural Performances. Every evening of the fiesta features eye-catching art depiction, performances, competitions and so much more for the entertainment of visitors. There are exhibitions and craft fairs which attracts a lot of tourist from all around the country. 

Shop for Exclusive Stuff at the Exhibition. The festival also features exhibition cum sale stalls by local artisans and weavers. There are handloom clothes, handmade artifacts, bamboo items, handwoven carpets, and wooden craft items that one can purchase.  

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Explore this Alluring Hill Station. Pachmarhi is not just known for being the host of this vibrant cultural festival but also for its impeccable beauty. Not many are aware that Pachmarhi is a beautiful hill station. The place is also known as 'Satputra ki Rani'. Rajat Pratap Waterfall, Pandava Caves, Chauragarh Temple, and Jata Shankar Caves are the top tourist destinations located in Pachmarhi.  

Taste the Local Food. Taste the local delicacies from the food stalls at the festival or explore the local markets to savour the streetside food. If you are planning to witness the festival then you must take some time out to try the following local dishes like Daal Bafla, Seekh Kabab, Bhutte ka Kees, Bhopali Gosht Korma, Chakki ki Shak, and Mawa Bati.    

Pachmarhi Festival Highlights and Dates 2019 

This year the festival has been scheduled to begin on December 25 and conclude on December 31. Well-known Urdu poet Rahat Indori is expected to grace this year’s festival along with may known and budding artists. 

How to Reach 

By Road. The festival takes place in the Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh and one may drive to the city in one’s personal car or bike or may take the inter-state tourist bus to reach. From Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru one is required to cover nearly 860, 770, 1300 and 1300km respectively to reach the district.  

By Rail. Hoshangabad railway station is the nearest to reach the district. Regular trains from all the major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, etc arrive here. One can consider traveling by train if looking for a comfortable and budget-friendly mode of transportation. 

By Air. Bhopal Airport is the nearest to reach Hoshangabad by air. The airport is roughly 90km away from the district and one can take a taxi or a bus to cover this distance. There are regular direct and connecting flights from all the metropolitan cities of the country, hence one may consider traveling by air if budget is not a constraint.   

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  • Madhya Pradesh
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    25 December 2019 - 31 December 2019

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    Pachmarhi

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