Satpura National Park

Satpura National Park

Welcome To Satpura National Park

  • Satpura National Park is in the Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh in Central India. It’s named after the Satpura range. It covers an area of 524 km². Satpura National Park, with inclusion of Pachmarhi & Bori Sanctuaries, Satpura Tiger Reserve it covers 1427 km2 of Narmadapuram and Chhindwara Districts of Madhya Pradesh.

  • The nearest town to the national park is Pachmarhi and the nearest rail-head is Pipariya 55 kilometres (34 mi) away. The state capital Bhopal is 210 kilometres (130 mi) away which is well connected with others parks of the country. Nearest Airport is Bhopal Airport (250 Kms). 

Flora & Fauna:

Satpura Tiger Reserve is quite rich in biodiversity. Satpura Tiger Reserve has over 1300 species of plants which are teak, Sal, tendu, mahua (Indian butter-tree), bel (stone-apple), bamboos, and grasses. Satpura Tiger Reserve has more than 62 trees species, 30 small tree species, 58 shrubs species, 32 climber species and almost 64 grass species. It also has important medicinal plants and rare endemic plants from the genus Psilotum, Cyathea, Osmunda, Lycopodium, and Lygodium. Saal is the most prominent flora of the National Park which is mainly found in the Pachmarhi plateau. The lower plains on the northern side of the park mainly consist of teak forest on basaltic traps. Many species like Melastoma malabathricum, Murraya paniculata, Holmskioldia senguinea, Blumea lanceolaria, and Sophora interrupta are found only in Satpura Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh.

Satpura national park, along with its surrounding buffer-zone area has a large and diversified population of wildlife which are rarely seen in other national parks. This forest area is unique in its ecosystem and has a long history of wildlife conservation which is evident from the list of wildlife species currently present. Satpura Tiger Reserve is a habitat of 52 species of Mammals, 31 of Reptiles and 300 species of birds, out of which 14 are endangered. STR also a habitat of arboreal mammals like Flying Squirrel, Indian Giant Squirrel and Leaf nosed bats. Eurasian Otter and Smooth coated Otter are also found here.

It is a unique park of M.P where pollution-free activities like cycling, canoeing, and trekking are allowed. Because of its rich ecosystem and wildlife Satpura National Park has great attractions for domestic as well as foreign tourists throughout the seasons time.


Satpura national park lies in Central India where moderate weather conditions prevails. Summer times is from March to June months, when temperature reaches 30 °C to 40 °C. Monsoon time is from July to September months and during the monsoon core park area remains closed. The average rainfall in the region is about 1300–1700 mm. Denwa river is the main water source of the park and Tawa dam has been built on this river. Winter season can be experienced from November to February during which temperature dips to 4 °C in morning hours and 15 °C in daytime.


  • Madhai- Only 30 vehicles are permitted to enter this core zone per day, including the morning and late-afternoon drives. Ecotourism activities except vehicle safari include elephant ride, boat ride, canoeing and trekking.
  • Churna- In Churna zone, tourists can take their own pollution free, four-wheeled vehicle capable of going through the rough forest terrain.
  • Jamanidev, Parsapani- These buffer zones (near Madhai) of the tiger reserve can be visited through safaris by private vehicles. 14 vehicles in the morning and 14 in the afternoon are permitted to enter these zones.
  • Pachmari- This is a hill station containing waterfalls and some beautiful viewpoints, all of which can be reached by privately owned vehicles. Pandav Caves a landmark here.

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