Bison Lodge

Permit Office in Pachmarhi

The lodge was built by Captain Forsyth for his own use in 1862, and also housed the region's Forest Department for more than half a century. This is where you must come for permits and jeeps to visit sites in the Pachmarhi area that fall within the Satpura Tiger Reserve's core zone – it's usually pretty busy around opening time in the morning.

The lodge building houses a bright, colourful Wildlife & Cultural Interpretation Centre (admission ₹10), with displays on the tiger reserve and its flora, fauna and people.


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