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The Satpura Tiger Reserve is an amalgamation of the Satpura National Park, the Bori Wild Life Sanctuary and the Pachmarhi Sanctuary. Nestled in the Satpura Mountain Ranges, meaning seven peaks, this prime wildlife habitat is relatively unknown and is rightly believed to be one of India’s best kept secrets.
Here, patrons can explore true wilderness without the crowd. The park offers a diverse and unique range of activities. Apart from Jeep, Elephant and Boat Safaris, Satpura is the only park of its kind in Central India that offers Walking Safaris, giving enthusiasts a ‘one of a kind’ opportunity to explore tiger country on foot. You are likely to sight Leopards, Sloth Bear, Indian Wild Dogs, hordes of Indian Gaur, Sambhar plus other herbivores found in Central India and if lucky the magnificent Tiger.
Satpura Tiger Reserve is also birdwatchers paradise. The Denwa river, which flows into the Tawa dam, provides excellent feeding tanks for migratory birds. Abundant water and bird attracting trees within the park are home to over 250 species of birds
Satpura is also the Northern most range of the Malabar Giant Squirrel. The Sheer diversity of animals, the presence of several bird species, numerous species of endemic butterflies and the luxury of exploring this 1,500 square km expanse of classic Central Indian wildlife habitat in so many different ways make Satpura a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise.
Apart from rich blend of wildlife, Satpura has to offer some stunning topography. Deep gorges and ravines, beautiful nullahs, steep rocky hills, keep most widely travelled patrons mesmerized at all times.