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
Pachmarhi East Pachmarhi Range West Pachmarhi Range Sohagpur
Bagara buffer Matkulli Range Pipariya buffer Range Denwa buffer Range
Churna range Tawa buffer bhaura Range Kamti Range Bori Range

Madhai is located at the entrance of the most exquisite and beautiful forests in India - Satpura. Few places in the world can compete with its raw wilderness, absolute tranquillity and the air of mystique. It delights you with its rich wildlife, sprawling meadows, unending backwaters and spell-binding views that leave you awestruck and get you to be completely in sync with the magic of nature.

 Flora & Fauna

  • Satpura Tiger Reserve Located in the south of the river Narmada, Satpura ranges are biodiversity rich forests in the area, which is inhabited by many extinct species. Keeping this specialty in mind, Satpura Tiger Reserve was declared as the first biosphere reserve of Madhya Pradesh in the year 1999. On the Pachmadi Plateau, teak-mixed high-class forests are covered with dense forests of the year and low flat areas. Here, 26 species of Himalayan region and 42 species of Nilgiri areas are found, due to this, it is 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 extinct species, in which Giant Squirrel, Indian Schemer, Black Belly Turn, Lift Nozzled Bait are the specialty of this area. There are more than 300 species of birds found here, including Malabar Pide Hornbill, Malabar Visling Thrush and Madhya Pradesh's State Bird Doodhraj. Apart from this, migratory birds, bar-headed geys, pinlets, 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. Pachmari is open throughout the year for Tourist.

Jungle Safari Just like any other national parks of Madhya Pradesh, Jungle Safari system of Satpura National Park is similar as per rules of Madhya Pradesh Forest Department. Here 4-wheel driven vehicles (petrol/diesel) are used to park-safari. Here no vehicle of more that 5-years old is allowed to go for park-safari. Park entrance charges and guide fee is similar to any other national park of Madhya Pradesh State. Close to Denva river, Forest Department have its counter, from where one can do jungle safari booking and obtain entrance ticket. Using that entrance ticket, cross the Denva river and from other end, take jeep for park safari. In Satpura National Park, one can do walking safari also. Just like other national park of Madhya Pradesh, safari entrance tickets are almost similar. Jeep fee varies with the duration of Safari. Their is 03 slabs of Jeep charge.

How to book Safari 

As if now, their is no online safari booking system for Satpura National Park as available for Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Pench & Panna National Parks of Madhya Pradesh State. Best way is to book the safari through resort in which you have decided to stay. The most common way is to book the safari through booking counter of Park management at the entrance gate. One such counter is located on the bank on Denwa river in Madhai entrance gate. Here booking starts from early morning from 06:00 hrs. Same is the way for elephant safari booking. Here park authority will ask you to fill up indemnity bond on compulsory basis. For more information & assistance one can also call to Field Director office of Satpura National Park, located in Hoshangabad town.

Satpura National Park Safari Timing:

Safari Rounds
Entry Time
Exit Time
Morning Safari (Normal)
06:30 Hrs.
11:00 Hrs.
Morning Safari (Longer)
06:30 Hrs.
12:30 Hrs.
Full Day Safari
06:30 Hrs.
17:00 Hrs.
Evening Safari
15:30 Hrs.
17:00 Hrs.
Elephant Safari
07:00 Hrs.
11:00 Hrs.


Safari Vehicle 

Just like any other national parks of Madhya Pradesh, here also open safari jeeps are used to visit the jungle. In any safari vehicle, total 08 persons are allowed to sit in which 01 guide & 01 driver are compulsory to accompany the visitor during park safari or game drive. It means in a single vehicle 01 to 06 tourists can sit together. Unlike any other national parks of Madhya Pradesh, here safari vehicle are owned & managed by park authority. It means, here we will not find difference in safari vehicles standard/design as we find in Kanha, Bandhavgarh or in Pench National Parks. Still, in record, luxury resorts have donated the vehicles to forest department and during safari, they get their same donated vehicle with their resort logos in vehicles. As it is not a crowded wildlife destination, their will be no difficulty or struggle to get safari tickets except in festival or new-year weekends.

Boat Safari- a fantastic way of bird watching and Wildlife viewing is by boat, canoe or Kayak –paddling silently along the jungle’s edge and enjoying the birdlife and wildlife as it emerges. Magical experience. All boats are manned by trained boatmen/Guides who are re-employed fishermen left jobless with the expansion of the park boundaries over the water.

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