About Satpura Tiger Reserve

This park is situated in the Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh. Lying in the the Mahadeo Hills of the Satpura range, this park is an ideal destination for nature and wildlife enthusiasts. Unlike other sanctuaries like Kanha, Panna, Pench and Tadoba, Satpura National Park is less known. Still, due to its vast, lush and untempered green forest this park is considered a magnificent park. Thanks to its fascinating waterfalls, deep valleys, vast forests, and streams with eternal beauty this park represents the best of nature.

Geographically it is situated in the central part, that is the heartland of India, the Central Indian Highlands of Madhya Pradesh. Some of the terrains of the national park is rugged making it an ideal abode of hunting animals. In terms of exploration and nature lover’s exploration Satpura National Park offers varieties of options like boat safaris, elephant rides, guided walks, and jeep safaris. Additionally it also offers night time safaris in the buffer forest.

The park finds its name from the Satpura range where the altitude ranges from 300 to 1,352 metres. It has Dhupgarh peak as high as 1,352 metres. It is the highest point located in Pachmarhi and it is popularly known as Queen of Satpura. Though tiger lovers may not find it to be an ideal place but thanks to its excellent greens it is an excellent place to be for the birdwatching.

While driving through the jungles, one may come across a timid and escaping deer. One can also catch a sight of some Barasingha as well as some Bengal tigers have been relocated here from Kanha National Park. Being shy & wary, and not used to the human beings, several other species of the park are mostly seen in fleeting glimpses. Satpura National Park is an ideal destination for those who want to spend time far away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities and who are looking for a wildlife holiday to see the wilderness in central India.

 Fauna & Flora

 Biodiversity of national park is stunning with over 1300 species of plants. Flora of national park includes teak, sal, tendu, mahua (Indian butter-tree), bel (stone-apple), bamboos, grasses, bushes, unchecked grown lantanas and other many medicinal plants whose details are not available now. It is said that in majority of jungle we can judge that sal is the prominent flora of National Park.

Being a part of unique ecosystem, Satpura National Park is very rich in biodiversity. Its fauna comprises Spotted Dear, Indian Bison(Gaur), Tigers, Leopards, Wild boar, Wild dog (locally called Dholes), Sloth bear, Black buck (unique attraction), Porcupine, Sambhar, four Horned antelopes (Chowsingha), Smooth otter, Pangolin, Marsh crocodile, Languars etc. Indian Giant squirrel is the special feature of Satpura National Park as it is rare in India now. Sighting of Leopards, Gaurs, Wild Dog, Sloth Bear is good in compare to other national parks of Central India. Bird-watching in Satpura National Park is great. Here very frequently we can see variety of birds during stay and safari. Tiger sighting of this national park is not so impressive as compare to nearby Bandhavgarh, Kanha or Pench national parks. So it is required when we go for jungle safari in national park, we should no go with single mindset of tiger-sighting but enjoy sighting all members of national park as they are equally share the jungle with tigers and are extremely beautiful creatures of nature.

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