Satpura, the hidden wildlife jewel of India
If you are looking for a “peaceful jungle” away from the more crowded and popular parks this summer, then the relatively untouched forest of Satpura National Park should definitely be in your bucket list. The terrain of the national park is extremely rugged and consists of sandstone peaks, narrow gorges, ravines and dense forests with fantastic sightings of animals.
No matter how many forests in India you have explored so far, the Sal forest of Satpura will leave you mesmerized for sure!
What animals can I see?
The biggest attraction of course are Tigers that can be seen in this park. There are 35 Tigers and 8-10 cubs in Satpura Tiger Reserve.
Besides the Tiger, you can also spot Leopard, Sloth Bear, Wild Dog, Wolf, Golden Jackal, Indian Giant Squirrel, Jungle Cat and rusty spotted cat. There are also a variety of birds. Hornbills and peafowl are common birds found here.The flora consists of mainly sal, teak, tendu, Phyllanthus emblica, mahua, bel, bamboo, and grasses and medicinal plants. In previous years, there have been sightings of Dholes, Indian Gaur and Barasingha, although these are rare.
What are the key gates and zones?
There is one gate in the core zone: Madai
There are two gates in the Buffer zone:
1. Jamani dev
Duration of the Safari
Morning and evening safaris happen on a daily basis like other parks. The duration of a safari is also 3.5 Hours across all the three gates .
Where do I stay?
Satpura offers a good mix of super deluxe and budget accommodation that WildTrails has partnered with for your stay.
How do I get there?
By road: Satpura National Park can be reached by road from/via Bhopal (170kms), Jabalpur (250kms)cities.
By train: Nearest railway station for reaching Satpura tiger reserve is Sohagpur about 20kms from national park.
By Air: Nearest airport for reaching Satpura national park is in Bhopal city (190kms/04:00hrs)
When is a good time to go there?
Starting from now to the summer months! Reach out to our experts for more details.