Satpura Tiger Reserve, also called Satpura National Park is located in the Hoshangabad District of Madhya Pradesh. It was established in the year 1981, occupying an area of 524 kilometre square. The reserve derived its name from the Satpura range. It lies at an altitude ranging from 984 to 4436 feet and has a terrain which is extremely rugged, consisting of sandstone peaks, narrow gorges, ravines and dense forests. The reserve is rich in biodiversity, housing a variety of birds and animals. The ideal time to visit the place is during the months of October to June.
The vegetation of the tiger reserve consists of 1300 species of plants which are Teak, Sal, Tendu, Mahua, Bel, Bamboos, and Grasses. It has more than 62 trees species, 30 small tree species, 58 shrubs species, 32 climber species and almost 64 grass species, along with some important medicinal plants and rare endemic plants.
Mammals: leopard, sambar, chital, Indian muntjac, nilgai, four-horned antelope, Chinkara, wild boar, bear, black buck, fox, porcupine, mouse deer.
Birds: Malabar Whistling Thrush, Paradise Fly-Catcher, Honey Buzzard, Malabar Pied Hornbill and many more.
Reptiles: A total of 30 reptile species are found here.
The reserve experiences a temperature of 30°C in morning hours, 40°C in day-time during summers and temperature of 4°C in morning hours and 15°C in daytime during winters. The ideal time to visit the place is during the months of October to June.
Nearest Train Station: The nearest railhead is Pipariya, located at a distance of 55 km from the reserve.
Nearest Airport: The nearest airport is located at Bhopal.
Road Accessibility : The reserve can be reached by road from the nearest town Pipariya.