Most Hindu festivals are celebrated by the people of Pachmarhi, apart from a couple of its own festivals. Some of the popular festivals of the city include:
- Pachmarhi Utsava – This is exclusive to Pachmarhi; a six-day festival celebrated in the final week of every year; usually beginning from December 25 and ending after New Year’s Day.
- Holi – Festival of colors (celebrated in the month of March every year).
- Dussehra – This is a popular 10-day Hindu festival celebrated all across India – the 10th day is called Dussehra and the previous nine days are celebrated as Navaratri; the effigy of demon Raavana is burnt on the day to Dussehra (symbolizing the destruction of evil).
- Diwali – The festival of lights; celebrated in October or November each year.