Finest Experiance of Wilderness
Satpura National Park
Satpura derives its’ name from a Sanskrit word, that means seven mountains (‘Sapta’ means Seven and ‘Pura’ means Mountain). Most of the Satpura range was heavily forested, but the area has been subject to gradual deforestation in recent decades, although significant stands of forests remain. These forest enclaves provide habitat to several at risk and endangered species, including the Tiger.
Satpura National Park is one the areas of this landscape preserved marvellously for protection of flora and fauna. Satpura National Park is spread over 1427 sq km and was formed in 1981 after joining Satpura, Pachmari and Bori sanctuaries and the altitude ranges from 300 to 1,352 metres (980 to 4,436 ft). The terrain of the national park is extremely rugged and consists of fascinating deep valleys, sandstone peaks, narrow gorges, rivulets, waterfalls, thick dense green forest of Sal and other medicinal herbs; it also has large tracts of Teak forests. Satpura is the place to be for a person who loves safari. This place not only offers one but three safaris namely – Jeep, Elephant and Boat Safari. Dhoopgarh which is the highest peak of this National Park offers a great view of the sunrise and the sunset.
Indian Giant squirrel and White Bison are special features of Satpura National Park. It offers good birding opportunity due to its unique terrain and many water bodies including the Tawa reservoir. From November to March it also hosts a variety of migratory birds in the Tawa reservoir and fields around the park. The fauna of Satpura is a treat for wildlife lovers for it has 50 species of mammals, 254 species of birds, 30 species of reptiles and 50 species of butterflies here.
Enjoy the safaris in the varied, well preserved flora and fauna at Satpura National Park which includes various terrains, water bodies. Indian Giant Squirrel and White Bison alongwith other native species are there to welcome you to their home at Satpura National Park. So what are you waiting for?
Best time to visit: October – April
Size: 1427 sq. km.
Forest Type: Mix Deciduous Forest with prominent Sal & Teak Vegetation
Mammals on focus: Sloth Bears, Tigers, Leopards, Indian Bison, Wild Boar, Wild Dog, Giant Malabar Squirrel, Albino Gaur, Spotted Deer, Black Buck, Porcupine, Sambar, Barasingha, Four Horned Antelopes (Chowsingha), Pangolin
Birds on focus: Malabar Whistling Thrush, Paradise Fly-Catcher, Honey Buzzard, Bar Headed Goose, Indian Skimmer, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Indian Eagle Owl, Brown Fish Owl, Serpent Eagle, Woolly Neck Stork, Indian Roller