The oldest house in Pachmarhi, Bison Lodge is constructed in 1862 by Captain Forsyth. It was used by Captain to survey and explore the surrounding forests. Now this building houses a museum, which exhibits the rich flora and fauna of Pachmarhi. One can also seen stuffed tigers and a huge stuffed bison inside the lodge. Marvelous photographs of Pachmarhi and samples of wood from the neighboring forests also are put on show in this beautiful museum.
Duchess Fall :
One among the beautiful cascades in Pachmarhi, Duchess Falls lies in the lap of the majestic Satpura range. The gorgeous waterfalls stumble down in three different cascades and a strenuous trek of 4 km is required to reach at the base of the first cataract. The descent is steep and the trek strenuous for almost all of its stretch. The awe inspiring Duchess Falls feverishly crashes down over hundred meters creating a raucous roar. The surrounding area of the waterfalls provides a number of clear puddles where swimming is quite safe and enjoyable.
It was in 1857 that Captain James Forsyth recommended the development of the saucer-shaped valley as a resort. Development of Pachmarhi as a fast emerging hill station and tourist resort are the advantageous of the English reign. The Catholic Church in Pachmarhi is built during this period. A classic example of colonial era, this fabulous church allures the tourists with its exceptional beauty.
Temple worshipped by local people of Pachmarhi as their Mother Divine. Every traditional household ritual & auspicious occasion is celebrated with full faith at this temple by vicinities.
Dhoopgarh is the highest point in Pachmarhi. Earlier it was called as Harvatsa Kot. Visitors can enjoy the view of sunrise and sunset from this point. Nobody miss the chance to be in dialogue with the sun god, when it is innocently cool. Dhoopgarh is 4429 feet above the mean sea level. Once you are stop you desire to stay there forever. To see the sun rising and setting is unique experience beyond verbal expression.