Satpura National Park is located in south Hoshangabad district in Madhya Pradesh. The 524 Sqkm Park is the core area of the Panchmarchi Biosphere Reserve that includes Bori wildlife sanctuary to its south-west and Panchmarhi wildlife sanctuary to its north-east. The park has an elevation of 320-1,352m with tall sandstone mountains, narrow gorges, ravines, waterfalls, streams and dense forests near the Mahadev hills in the Pachmarhi plateau. The area boasts of two unique species of treed – the sal and the teak besides wide varieties of ferns, mango trees, butterflies and birds.
The nearest airport Bhopal is connected by daily flights to all Indian Metros. Most resorts have pick-ups facilities. MP Tourism also arranges pick-ups on advance notice.
The nearest railhead is at Pipariya from where one can take either taxi or bus.
NH69 to Hoshangabad, state road to Panchmarhi via Pipariya.MP tourism operates coaches between Bhopal and Pachmarhi.Day taxis are also available.
Where to stay at Pachmarhi:
Panchmarhi is a popular tourist destination so it offers plenty of options to suit all type of travelers. Visitors can stay in simple accommodation inside the forest or private hotels close to the park
The best time to visit Satpura is between October and April. But the animal sightings are highest in the hot season May and June. The most comfortable time to visit in terms of climate is between November and March
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