Satpura National Park is among one of the most famous National Park in West India. Mainly famous for Wild Tigers. But there is also large breeding population of Leopards, Four-horned Antelope, Chinkara, Black Buck, Flying Squirrel, Mouse Deer, Indian Giat Squirrel, Gaur (Indian Bison) and Sloth Bear.
Satpura Tiger Reserve includes Bori Wildlife Sanctuary, Satpura National Park and Pachmarhi Wildlife Sanctuary. It gets its name from the Satpura Range. Satpura is a Sanskrit word, which means seven mountains. Satpura has over 1300 species of plants.
Satpura hill range is one of the major geographical plateaux of India. Highest point of Satpura hill range is Dhoopgarh in Pachmarhi whose height is 1352 mtr. and can be visited using vehicle. It was the winner in 2010 of the TOFT Wildlife Tourism Award for ‘most visitor friendly’ wildlife destinations.
Location : Hoshangabad District (Madhya Pradesh)
Famous For : Tigers, Leopard, Four-horned Antelope, Wildboar, Golden Jackal, Gaur (Indian Bison)
Best Time to Visit : You can visit Stapura between October till June (before monsoon starts)
Area : 528 Km2
Decalarion : 1981
Number Game : – Tigers and – Cubs
Winter Timings : Morning 6:30-10:30am (4hrs) Afternoon 3:30-5:00pm (1.5hrs)
Summer Timings : Morning 6:00-10:00am (4hrs) Afternoon 3:30-5:00pm (1.5hrs)
Both shifts remain close on Holi festival.
Additional Activities :
Elephant safari in buffer zone is also available.
Canoeing in Denwa river to Tawa reservoir is also available.
Night safaris in the buffer zone are arranged by local resorts. These are great for leopard sightings.
How to Reach:
Pipariya Railway Station : 45 Kms Itarasi Railway Station : 75 Kms
Bhopal : 150 Kms (closest airport) Pachmarhi Hill Station : 100 Kms (you should add Pachmarhi in your tour with Satpura)
Bhawani Prasad Mishra has written a famous poem on Satpura “सतपुड़ा के घने जंगल” means “Dense Forests of Satpura“