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. Satpura is 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 Mhya Pradesh where pollution free activities like cycling, canoeing and trekking are allowed.

  • Core: 1339.26 Sq Km
  • Buffer: 794.04 Sq Km
  • Total: 2133.30 Sq Km

Flora & Fauna

Satpura Tiger Reserve Located in the south of the river Narmada, The forest of the Satpura ranges are rich in biodiversity and are inhabited by many endangered species. Keeping this specialty in mind, Satpura Tiger Reserve was declared as the first biosphere reserve of Madhya Pradesh in the year 1999. The high ranges of the Pachmarhi plateau are covered by Sal forests, whereas dense teak forests are spread over its lower hill ranges. Here, 26 species of Himalayan region and 42 species of Nilgiri areas are found. due to which Satpura Tiger Reserve also known as the northern extremity of Western Ghats.

This large land is an important habitat for the protection of tiger. This area is home to almost 14 endangered species, among which Giant Squirrel, Indian Skimmer, Black Bellied Tern, Leaf-nosed Bat, etc. are the specialty of area. More than 300 species of birds found here, including Malaba Pied Hornbill, Malabar Whistling Thrush and Madhya Pradesh’s state bird Paradise Flycatcher (Doodhraj). Apart from this, migratory birds such as Bar-headed Geese, Pintails, Spot-bills, spoon-bills, etc. also appear in large groups during the autumn. Eurasian otter has also been seen here in the past.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit the Reserve is 15 October to 30 June. Pachmarhi is open throughout the year for Tourist.

The best time to visit the Reserve is 15 October to 30 June. Pachmarhi is open throughout the year for Tourist.

Witness Extraordinary Flora, Fauna & the Maikal Landscape

Jungle Safari in Satpura National Park

Pachmarhi- This is a hill station containing waterfalls and some beautiful viewpoints, all of which can be reached by privately owned vehicles.


Only 24 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.


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.


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.


Forest departments offers budget accommodations at Churna and Madhai.

Madhya Pradesh Tourism has a river front property namely Bison Resort.

There are many other luxury & budget resorts at madhai.

Satpura National Park Safari

Satpura National Park has one core, as well as, two buffer zones open for tourists.

Madhai zone is the core zone & offers morning, as well as, evening excursions.

The buffer zones are known as Jamani Dev & Parsapani.

All the National Parks of Madhya Pradesh reserves half day off on every Wednesday.

There are no afternoon safari’s on Wednesday’s.

There are no safari’s on national holidays, as well as, festivals.


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Satpura remains closed for tourists from 1st July till 30th of September every year or as reviewed & decalred by the Forest department.


Winters ( Dec to Feb ) can be extremely cold touching sub zero. Summers are hot & humid.


Jungle Safari’s are allowed for tourists subject to availability of permits. It is advisable to pre book wildlife tours well in advance as issuance of permits are highly restricted & much in demand. 

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