jungle safari

satpura national park

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.

General information

Core: 1339.26 Sq Km

Buffer: 794.04 Sq Km

Total: 2133.30 Sq Km


Satpura National Park has been bifurcated into five Zones, three in the core area ( critical Tiger habitat ) namely Madhai, Panaarpani(Pachmarhi) & Bheemkund(Churna), and the rest two are in buffer areas of the Tiger Reserve adjoining the core, namely Jamani Dev & Parsapani. Satpura is renowned for the special experiences offered apart from the usual jungle safari : • Full day trip with lunch at FRH, Churna • Canoe ride • Speed boat ride ( 1 hr ) • Speed boat ride ( Tawa – Madhai – Tawa ) • Night safari • Jungle Walk ( in core )

Rounds / Shifts

Daily there are two rounds of safari’s, the morning one from dawn to around 11.30 am & the noon one from 3 pm till dusk. The timings are rescheduled as per the season. Please be advised that there are no afternoon safari’s on Wednesday evenings & the day of Holi & Diwali, the Park remains restricted for tourists.

the queen of the 'satpuras'

satpura national park


4x4 customized gypsies, pre registered with the Forest Department are used for the game drives.


It is mandatory to have a guide, registered with the Forest Department, during the excursions. The guides, although local, are well versed in the flora & fauna of the Park & showcase the Park aesthetically.

Best Time to visit

The best time to visit the Reserve is from 1st Oct to 30 June.


Satpura being situated in Central India is subjected to extreme and tropical weather. Temperature in and around Pachmarhi plateau is generally lower than the plains. Monsoon arrives in the end of June and rainfall in Pachmarhi is much higher than the rest of district.

Places to visit in Satpura National Park

A 2 hrs drive takes you to Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Can be done as a day trip.
Bhimbetka Rock Shelters
A 2.5 hrs drive, Pachmarhi fondly known as 'Satpura Ki Rani' is the most romantic destination of Madhya Pradesh.
A day or an overnight trip to Churna with a stay at the remote Churna Forest Rest House is an extraordinary experience, highly recommended.
Churna FRH

About Satpura Tourism

Best time to visit Satpura National Park

The Park remains closed from 1st of July to 30th of September each year. However, during this period, the buffer zones are open for tourism. Wildlife sighting is extremely high during summers whereas winters offer a spectacular view of the fog & mist settling on the meadows. The forest is also lush green during this period.

Safari permits for Satpura National Park

The permits which authorize a tourist to avail the safari’s are under the jurisdiction of the Forest Department of Madhya Pradesh. There is also a restriction on the number of permits issued each day & each zone. Hence, they are very sought after & exhaust soon. It is advisable to plan the trip well in advance. i4u Travel Services assists & facilitates tourists in arranging the safari. We also offer pickup & drop from the resort for all the safari’s.

As an authorized GSA of Madhya Pradesh Tourism-MPSTDC, we offer MPSTDC resort at Satpura National Park for our guests : • Bison Resort, Madhai Apart from these, we also offer luxurious & premium accommodations like Denwa Backwater Escape, Reni Peni, Forsyth Lodge to name a few as well as delux & budget accommodations too at Satpura National Park. All our packages are inclusive of meal plan.
Accomodations at satpura National Park
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