Madhya Pradesh's best sequestered wilderness, Satpura National Park together with the Bori and Panchmari wildlife sanctuaries formed the Satpura Tiger Reserve under Project Tiger in 1981.
True to its nomenclature, the national park is nestled in the lap of the ancient Satpuras with the serene Denwa flowing by.
Location: Hoshangabad district, Madhya Pradesh.
Nearest Railway station: Piparia (55 kms)
You will get many rental cars from the railway station itself.
Best Time to Visit: Winter months
I was gradually slipping into slumber with the wind caressing my face through the rolled down windows as the Scorpio advanced towards Madhai from Pipariya. The tarmac stretch, bordered by vast stretches of farming lands on either side seemed never ending. I was gradually settling down into a pensive languorous mood when a sudden shrill call pierced the air. Flying alongside the car, a Red-wattled lapwing landed smoothly on a patch of green by the roadside. Marveling at the winged biped, I soon arrived at our pre-booked accomodation near the National park.
Recommended Stay: Bison Resort, M.P. Tourism
Book a little ahead of your visit as rooms are limited. Try for a 1st floor room with the river view. Variety in food is limited but the courteous service and the beautiful location makes up for it.