About - Satpura National Park

Satpura also translating as ‘7 mountains’ is set in the Satpura range of Hoshangabad/Narmdapuram district. The reserve is a merger of three forests namely; Bori, Pachmarhi and Satpura. The reserve has a rich history with it being the first region of the Central Highlands being chanced upon by Captain James Forsyth of the Bengal Cavalry in 1857 while scouting Indian revolutionaries. Satpura is said to be one of the oldest and the most biodiverse reserves in Central India and paradise for tiger safari. 


The landscape is a photographers delight with sandstone peaks, gorges, ravines and dense forests dotting the landscape. The other common mammals in this tiger reserve are Giant Squirrels, Sloth bears, deer and Leopards. It is also home to 300 species of birds, 52 species of mammals and 31 species of reptiles. The fauna of Satpura include Teak, Sal, Mahua and Tendu. The main tourist gates at Satpura are Madhai , Bheemkund (Churna) and Pannarpani (Pachmarhi) entry from either offer guests diverse floral and faunal experiences.

Best Time To Visit Satpura National Park

The best time to visit any tiger reserve is October – June. However, wildlife enthusiasts consider planning a trip during the summer months, as the wildlife can be seen frequenting water bodies, especially during the months of March- May. Wildlife relaxing by, or drinking water can offer a great chance at clear photographs, or ample time to observe them in a more leisurely fashion, thereby helping understand animal behaviour and ecology as well. However, if you want to enjoy the forests and are not particularly focussed on wildlife sightings alone, winter months of October – February are a great time to enjoy the landscape and bird life.



All tiger reserves have a core and buffer zone. While the core zone is reserved for the flora and fauna of the reserve to thrive devoid of human interference or habitation, the buffer consists of villages, human habitation and activities of agriculture etc.

  • Total Area of the Park :  2133.30 sq. kms.
  • Core Area : 1340 sq. kms.
  • Buffer Area : 974 sq. kms.
  • Average Rainfall : 1388 mm
  • Weather : Temperatures can range from: 2 degrees in winter to 45 degrees in summer
  • Forest type: Mixed Deciduous Forest

How To Reach Satpura national park


Satpura is connected with all major rail heads and nearest stations are- Itarsi Railway Station 70 kms. & Bhopal Railway Station 175 kms.
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Satpura is well connected to Bhopal airport which is 180 Kms. from the park. Jabalpur airport is also 295 Kms. from the park.
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Satpura is connected to all major cites in Madhya Pradesh that are further connected with train or flight. Bhopal 180 Kms. & Jabalpur 280 Kms.


Clothing: Packing for a forest tour is usually easier than packing for a city do. Carry light cotton pants and t-shirts / shirts for summers, and pad up in multiple jackets/ sweaters gloves, socks and ear muffs during winters. Avoid flashy colours, perfumes, scented moisturisers or anything that stands out against the serene landscape and try to blend in as much as possible for a fantastic experience.

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