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 Satpura National Park :-

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 Location & Area:
Satpura national Park is nurtured and cradled in the Satpura Range of Hoshangabad district in Madhya Pradesh. Along with adjoining Pachamarhi & Bori Sanctuaries, Satpura National Park it covers 1427 km2, otherwise it covers an area of 524 km2. Unspoiled Highland eco-system of Satpura National Park is unique in nature and was established in 1981.
 Landscape of National Park:
The terrain of the national park is extremely rugged and consists of fascinating deep valleys, sandstone peaks, narrow gorges, rivulets, waterfalls, thickly dense green forest of Sal and other medicinal herbs and Tawa’s vast reservoir. Un-even altitude ranges from 290m. to 1352 m. Highest peak of national park is in Satpura National Park i.e. Dhoopgarh at an altitude of 4500 feets(1400 m.). As it is the highest peak of Madhya Pradesh, sunlight reaches this peak earlier than anyother landscape of Madhya Pradesh. satpura_tiger_reserve
 Flora of Satpura National Park:
flora n fauna of Pachmarhi Bio-diversity of national park is stunning with over 1300 species of plants. Flora of national park includes teak, sal, tendu, mahua (Indian butter-tree), bel (stone-apple), bamboos, grasses, bushes, unchecked grown lantanas and other many medicinal plants whose details are not available now. It is said that in majority of jungle we can judge that sal is the prominent flora of National Park.
 Fauna of Satpura National Park:
Being a part of unique eco-system, Satpura National Park is very rich in bio-diversity. Its fauna comprises chinkara, Indian Bison(Gaur), tigers, leopards, wild boar, wild dog, bear, black buck, porcupinem, Sambhar, four horned antelopes, smooth otter, pangolin, marsh crocodile, ratel and monkeys etc. Indian giant squirrel is the special feature of Satpura National Park as it is rare in India now. Tiger sighting of this national park is not so impressive as compare to nearby Bandhavgarh, Kanha or Pench national parks. So it is required when we go for jugle safari in national park, we should no go with single mindset of tiger-sighting but enjoy sighting all members of national park as they are equally share the jungle with tigers and are extremely beautiful creatures of nature. Fauna Of Pachmarhi
 Jungle Safari:
Just like any other national parks of Madhya Pradesh, Jungle Safari system of Satpura National Park is similar. 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. Jeeps are generally hired from market in Pachmarhi or through hotels.
 Accomodation:
hotels-pachmarhi Hotels in Pachmarhi are no expensive and can be under budget of common man. Special wildlife resorts are not available in Pachmarhi but Madhya Pradesh Tourism Department hotels make you feel as if you are getting the experience of wildlife cottages. Here hotel tariff varies with the tourist season like during Diwali festival (Nov.), New-year time (last-week of Dec.) and in the month of May-June, hotel tariff is higher and same is the case of Government Tourist hotels. In case of Private Hotels, one should must take chance of bargaining on hotel tariff, as rates are negotiable.
 How to reach:
By Train: Nearest railway station for Satpura National Park are Pipariya (50kms), Sohagpur (19km), Itarsi (75kms), Hoshangabad (50kms). Among them Pipariya & Itarsi are important one as most of the important trains stops their.Pipariya railway station is on main route of Mumbai-Howrah line. Park is accessible by train from cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Agra, Varanasi etc.
By Road: Satpura National Park is spread over Jabalpur - Bhopal road. Nearest cities are Bhopal (210kms), Jabalpur (250kms) & Chindwara. Their are 03 important entrance gates for Satpura National Park in which important ones can be reached from Sohagpur & Pachmarhi. Madhai entrance gate is about 18kms diversion from Sohagpur towards Sarangpur village. Although small air-strip is available in Pachmarhi, but proper near-by airports are in Bhopal (200 kms.), Jabalpur  (250 kms.) and Nagpur city (255 kms.). Private car rental services are available in all these cities.
By Flight: Those who wish to reach Satpura Tiger Reserve through flight can fly up to Bhopal Airport (200kms), Jabalpur Airport (250kms) & Nagpur Airport (320kms). From these airport, further journey toward forest can be done via road using taxi service.
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