About 40 years ago Pachmarhi used to be the summer capital of Madhya Pradesh. In the summer of the year 1967 the capital shifted to Pachmarhi for the last time. This was in the tenure of Shri D. P. Mishra. After that, Shri Govind Narayan Singh discontinued the practice of shifting the summer capital to Pachmarhi.

Having obtained the status of the summer capital, Pachmarhi has bungalows for the Chief Minister and other ministers too. As a logical extension, it also has a Raj Bhavan for the stay of the Governor.

Built in the year 1887, the salient features of the Raj Bhavan at Pachmarhi are as follows :-

Total Area22.84 acres
Initial CostRs. 91,344
Modification and Renovation between 1933 and 1958Rs. 64,551
Dance Hall constructed in 1910-1911Rs. 20,770
Council Chamber constructed in 1912 (now the Durbar Hall)Rs. 14,392
Apart from this, quarters for the Secretary, ADC and other staff members have been constructed in the Raj Bhavan campus.