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Pakages Of satpura,satpura Hills,Accomodation in satpura. Satpura National Park
is located in district Hoshangabad of Madhya Pradesh in India. It gets the name
from Satpura hill ranges (Mahadeo hills). It is located near the capital city of
Madhya Pradesh i.e. Bhopal.
It covers an area of 524 km². Satpura National Park, and along with the
adjoining Bori and Panchmarhi Sanctuaries, provides 1427 km² of unique Central
Indian Highland ecosystem. It was set up in 1981 mainly for the conservation of
Tigers, the national animal of India.
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 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.
Being a part of unique eco-system, Satpura National Park is very rich in
bio-diversity. Its fauna comprises Spotted Dear, Indian Bison(Gaur), Tigers,
Leopards, Wild boar, Wild dog (locally called Dholes), Sloth bear, Black buck
(unique attraction), Porcupine, Sambhar, four Horned antelopes (Chowsingha),
Smooth otter, Pangolin, Marsh crocodile, Languars etc. Indian Giant squirrel is
the special feature of Satpura National Park as it is rare in India now.
Sighting of Leopards, Gaurs, Wild Dog, Sloth Bear is good in compare to other
national parks of Central India. Bird-watching in Satpura National Park is
great. Here very frequently we can see variety of birds during stay and safari.
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
jungle 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
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