Satpura National Park

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Satpura National Park, also known as Satpura Tiger Reserve, is a serene sanctuary nestled in the Mahadeo Hills of the Satpura range. The park is located in the Narmadapuram district of Madhya Pradesh, India. Its name, Satpura, is a Sanskrit word that means “seven mountains” (sapta – seven and pura – mountain). The park covers an area of 524 km² and is part of the Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve.

How to reach

By Air

The nearest airport to Satpura National Park is Bhopal, which is approximately 210 kilometers away.

By Train

The nearest railhead is Pipariya, which is 55 kilometers away.

By Bus

Regular bus services connect the nearest towns to the park. The nearest town to the national park is Pachmarhi.

2 Days Itinerary

  • Day 1: Start your day early with a morning safari. Post lunch, opt for a boat ride or canoeing. End your day with a night safari.
  • Day 2: Visit the offbeat places in and around the park. Post lunch, engage in a trekking expedition. End your day with a cultural program showcasing local fairs and festivals.

Get Around

The park allows pollution-free activities like cycling, canoeing, and trekking. For safaris, only 30 vehicles are permitted to enter the core zone per day.

Things to Do

  • Jungle Safari: A trip to Kanha Reserve takes you to the lush habitat of wild creatures.
  • Bird Watching: The park is home to countless species of birds.

Visitors can engage in various activities such as wildlife safaris, bird watching, trekking, and boat rides.

Offbeat Places

The park is home to Dhoopgarh peak, which is as high as 1,350 meters. The almost level plains of Churna are also worth a visit.


Enjoy the rich biodiversity of the park, which includes over 1300 species of plants. The park is also home to a variety of animals and birds.

Fairs and Festivals

Local cultural programs are often organized in the park, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the region.


Local delicacies of Madhya Pradesh like Poha, Bhutte ka Kees, and Malpua are a must-try.


There are several forest lodges and resorts around the park that offer comfortable accommodation options.

Go Next

After exploring Satpura National Park, you can visit the nearby Pachmarhi Hill Station or the Bori Wildlife Sanctuary.