Wildlife

#1 of 10 Places to Visit in Satpura National Park

At a distance of 1 km from Madhai, Madhai Zone is the core zone of Satpura National Park. This zone is one of the popular safari zones of Satpura and is primarily visited through the Madhai entrance gate, located near Madhai village.

Madhai Gate is the most popular of all the entry gates of Satpura National Park, the other being Jamani Dev Gate, Pachmarhi, Churna, and Parsapani gate. Madhai zone comprises all kinds of landscapes like valleys, plains, meadow areas, some hilly terrains, water bodies, etc. Located in the core zone, Madhai is the center for wildlife tourism in Satpura Tiger Reserve. The density of the tiger population in this zone is high.

Madhai entrance gate is situated amid of Pipariya-Bhopal route, just before Sohagpur. To access the Madhai entry gate, a boat is used to cross the Denwa River where the jeep waits for the tourists and takes them further into the jungle. There is a Forest Department Ticket counter located on the banks of Denwa River, in Madhai .....

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Wildlife

#2 of 10 Places to Visit in Satpura National Park

At a distance of 30 km from Madhai, Churna is located deep inside the Satpura National Park core area and falls under the Bori range. This zone is one of the popular safari zones of Satpura and is primarily visited through the Madhai entrance gate, located near Madhai village.

The landscape of the Churna zone consists of a core tiger habitat that records the best tiger sighting in Satpura National Park. The topography has abundant sparkling water streams channeling through the entire forest. The prey base is one of the healthiest here especially for herbivores thus ensuring an ample tiger population too. One can get to see a variety of birds. The probability of sighting a Sloth Bear is almost guaranteed on the Churna route.

The safari in the Churna route is spread over 30 km including parts of the Keria route. Churna can be visited as a full day trip or as an overnight excursion which is considered equivalent to 2 safaris. One can opt to go for the trip from 6 AM - 6 PM (combine .....

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Wildlife

#3 of 10 Places to Visit in Satpura National Park

At a distance of 15 km from Madhai, Parsapani or Parraspani is the buffer zone of the Satpura National Park. This zone is one of the popular safari zones of Satpura and is primarily visited through the entrance gate at Pathai.

The landscape of Parsapani is hilly and has many ponds, streams, grasslands, riverbanks, forests, etc. Earlier, there was a village in the Parsapani zone, and now a grassland was developed after the displacement of the village about 4-5 years back. The number of herbivores is increasing here as fodder is abundant. Carnivores like Tiger, leopard, etc. are also turning towards Parsapani these days due to the availability of food.

The Eco Tourism Board is also undertaking activities like bird watching, trekking, gypsy safari, late-exit safari, village tour, cultural programs, etc. to make the journey of tourists exciting. This zone should be preferred for the evening safari. The twilight hour from 5.30 PM to 8 PM is an ideal time for sightings, as most .....

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Wildlife

#4 of 10 Places to Visit in Satpura National Park

At a distance of 4 km from Madhai, Jamanidev is the buffer zone of the Satpura National Park. This zone is one of the popular safari zones of Satpura and is primarily visited through the Sehra entrance gate, located on Sohagpur - Madhai road.

This beautiful buffer tourism zone is situated amid Shohagpur and Madhai. The landscape of Jamani Dev is consists of many ponds, streams, grasslands, riverbanks, forests, etc. The Eco Tourism Board is also undertaking activities like bird watching, trekking, gypsy safari, late-exit safari, village tour, cultural programs, etc. to make the journey of tourists exciting.

The safari in the Jamani Dev route starts from Sehra and is spread over 40 km (round trip). One can see some of the rarest creatures on the planet like the Satpura Leopard Gecko, Rusty Spotted Cat, Mouse Deer, Indian Crested Porcupine, and many more. Jamani Dev also has a few water bodies and a watchtower that lend it a certain mysterious charm. Camping is allowed inside .....

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Wildlife

#5 of 10 Places to Visit in Satpura National Park

At a distance of 8 km from Pachmarhi, and Madhai, Panarpani is the newly opened core zone of Satpura National Park. This zone is primarily visited through the entrance gate located close to Pachmarhi hill station.

Panaarpani zone covers the central area of the Satpura tiger reserve. Its entrance gate is also close to Pachmarhi hill station between Matkuli and Pachmarhi. This zone is popular for medicinal, water bodies, and dense forests. A large number of tourists and wildlife lovers are still not aware of this latest step, taken by the Forest Department of Madhya Pradesh. Viewpoint watching, cycling, trekking, nature walks, camping, bird watching, butterfly watching are the popular eco-tourism activities available in this zone.

The Jeep Safari is done with vehicles registered with the park administration. The number of vehicles allowed to enter this core zone is 7 in the morning and 7 in the evening. Each jeep can take up to 6 travelers other than a driver and one guide. .....

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Wildlife

#6 of 10 Places to Visit in Satpura National Park

At a distance of 1 km from Madhai, Madhai Zone is the core zone of Satpura National Park. This zone is one of the popular safari zones of Satpura and is primarily visited through the Madhai entrance gate, located near Madhai village.

Besides Jeep Safari, tourists can go for elephant safari on a pre-decided route which has been marked by Park Authorities. Also known as Elephant Joy Ride, this safari makes the tour more enjoyable as it allows one to get access to those forested areas which are not accessible by normal jeeps. The probability of spotting a tiger during the elephant safari is usually higher than a jeep safari. This is booked on first cum first serve basis.

A special safari organized by the park management, this safari has its own charm and is available only at the core zone of Madhai. The tourists are led by a Mahout and they get to view the jungle by sitting on an elephant's back. An adult elephant can accommodate 4 visitors at a time in the seat fastened on its .....

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Wildlife

#7 of 10 Places to Visit in Satpura National Park

At a distance of 1 km from Madhai, Madhai Zone is the core zone of Satpura National Park. This zone is one of the popular safari zones of Satpura and is primarily visited through the Madhai entrance gate, located near Madhai village.

Besides Jeep Safari, & Elephant Safari, the Satpura Park management also offers boating in Denwa River, which is known as the lifeline of the Satpura National Park. The boat ride offers a good chance to witness the scenic beauty of Satpura hills and forests, sighting of crocodiles, and even mammals sighting grazing close to the river. A forest guide is mandatory in boat safari as well. And, for those who want to dabble themselves into the thrill of water, canoeing is the way to seek that adventure. These adventure activities are available only at Madhai.

It is a charged service offered to visitors for which a sum of the fee is required to be deposited into the Madhai safari booking counter. Similar to park management, some resorts also offer a .....

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Heritage | City

#8 of 10 Places to Visit in Satpura National Park

At a distance of 45 km from Sanchi, 193 km from Indore, 194 km from Pachmarhi, 195 km from Ujjain, 268 km from Tikamgarh, 320 km from Jhansi, 324 km from Jabalpur, 354 km from Nagpur, 370 km from Khajuraho, 407 km from Gwalior, 462 km from Chittorgarh, 506 km from Udaipur, 582 km from Ahmedabad, 599 km from Jaipur, and 607 km from Lucknow, Bhopal is the capital city of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and the administrative headquarters of Bhopal district. It is the 16th largest city in India, and among the must include places in Madhya Pradesh tour packages.

The city of Bhopal is often called the 'City of Lakes' as it features a pair of artificial lakes - Upper Lake and Lower Lake, among the must include places in Bhopal tour packages. One of the greenest cities in India, the city can be divided into two parts, the old city towards the north comprising of rustic mosques, .....

Distance (From Satpura National Park): 140 Kms
Trip Duration (From Satpura National Park - Including Travel): Full Day
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Wildlife | Adventure

#9 of 10 Places to Visit in Satpura National Park

At a distance of 1 km from Madhai, Madhai Zone is the core zone of Satpura National Park. This zone is one of the popular safari zones of Satpura and is primarily visited through the Madhai entrance gate, located near Madhai village.

Experiencing the forest on foot has its own perks. Satpura National Park offers walking safari or trekking, in which tourists explore the forest accompanied by a trained naturalist. Trekking is allowed on prescribed routes in Pachmarhi and Madhai. The overnight camping and trekking experience allows you to get out into the beautiful countryside and enjoy a scenic and wildlife experience that is otherwise impossible to reach. Although the walking is not strenuous, a reasonable level of fitness is advisable due to the heat.

Forsyth trail, the trek covered by Captain James Forsyth, is a very fascinating route right from Jhela to Pachmarhi via Kanjighat. All these areas lie within the reserve and you are likely to encounter several species of birds .....

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Hill Station

#10 of 10 Places to Visit in Satpura National Park

At a distance of 51 km from Pipariya, 108 km from Chhindwara, 119 km from Hoshangabhad, 121 km from Itarsi, 159 km from Bhimbetka, 194 km from Bhopal, 203 km from Sanchi, 228 km from Nagpur, 242 km from Jabalpur, 337 km from Indore, and 383 km from Ujjain, Pachmarhi is a stunning hill station located in the Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is one of the popular hill stations in India, and among the must include places in MP tour packages.

Situated at an altitude of 1,067 m in a valley of the Satpura Range, Pachmarhi is the only hill station in Madhya Pradesh, and among the scenic places to visit near Bhopal. This is also often known as 'Satpura ki Rani' or the 'Queen of the Satpura Range'. Dhupgarh, the highest point (1,352 m) in Madhya Pradesh, and the Satpura range is located here. The picturesque hill town .....

Distance (From Satpura National Park): 93 Kms
Trip Duration (From Satpura National Park - Including Travel): Full Day
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