Pachmarhi has the usua de rigueur roster of places from where you can enjoy gorgeous views : Dhupgarh ( the highest point between the Himalaya and the Nilgiris, at 4429 ft ), known for its famous sunsets; Bee Falls; Fairy Pool, which entails a decent on foot and Duchess Falls,which is slightly difficult to get to but well worth the effort, despite the crowds ( visit during the off-season period to avoid the rush ).
Fairy Pool, extremely popular with tourists, is a shining silver waterfall that cascades down five levels to form five tiny bathing pools, collectively called Panchali Kund. It plunges another 30 ft to create the spectacular pool itself.Duchess Pool is another sought-after destination. Here you will be rewarded with some unique sights: a formation of trees bowing down to form a bridge, a flitting Kingfisher, the sudden glimpse of gushing waterfall,etc. Away from the water, there are great views to be enjoyed if you climb up the linga shaped peak of Chauragarh.
For a scenic two hour walk, take the bridle path around Astachal ( the old Monte Rosa )that rejoins the road near the huge cave of Reechgarh.Wind up the walk with a visit to the Dorothy Deep rock shelter bosting prehistoric cave paintings.
Within the civil area are the Buddhist period rock-hewn Pandav caves,the landscape government gardens and Bison Lodge, a museum.Pandava caves or Panch Mathi, is where Pachmarhi derives its name from. It is believed that the Pandavas of the Mahabharatab spend some time during the exile. The town consists of a small bazaar,an army station,a sprawling civil area that retains a distinct Colonial ambience with church spires rising about the treetops.The neighbouring woods and hills can be easily assist by four wheel driven vehicles, and sometimes even on foot, ideally assisted by a professional guide.