Wildlife in Satpura National Park (Madhya Pradesh)
Key wildlife experiences in Satpura
Leopards, sloth bears, Indian gaur (bison), canoe ride on Denwa River, walking safari, options to do mobile campingOur favourite properties in Satpura
Reni Pani Jungle Lodge, Forsyth Lodge, Denwa Backwater Escape
Established in 1981, Satpura National Park is rightly believed to be one of India’s best-kept secrets. Admire the rugged scenery of deep valleys, sandstone peaks, narrow gorges, waterfalls and sal forest in this vast reservoir. As an untouched highland eco-system, the park is primarily of uneven altitude ranges, with the highest peak being the sunrise destination of Mount Dhoopgarh at 4500ft high.
Satpura is the only park of its kind in Central India that offers walking safaris, giving you a ‘one-of-a-kind’ opportunity to explore tiger country on foot amidst over 1300 species of plants. Nonetheless, unique to Satpura are also chances to enjoy jeep or boat safaris, as well the astounding elephant safari. Titled ‘Satpura Under Canvas’, this park also offers a rare opportunity to spend the night in the wilderness, mobile camping in open wooden patch or next to the Denwa River when the bed recedes.
As you journey into this region's incredible biodiversity, notice teak trees, bamboo and medicinal plants, as well as a wide variety of animals. Look out for India’s most famous mammals, including leopards, hoards of Indian gaur, and the fuzzy sloth bear, as well as an abundance of bird and reptile species, including peafowl and crocodiles. Watch as Indian wild dogs interact in large clans, sambar deers feed on a variety of vegetation, and Malabar giant squirrels travel from tree to tree. Satpura’s peaceful jungles, riddled with fascinating flora and fauna, are well worth exploring.Contact us to include Satpura National Park as part of your India safari holiday.