Activities at Satpura


Satpura Tiger Reserve offers an array of activities very different from other parks in Central India, making it very special for the discerning guest.

The management has taken a special effort in developing a unique tourism model while enhancing the wilderness experience.

The guests can enjoy walking safaris, boat safaris, kayaking, hides, elephant safaris and the traditional jeep safaris also inside the tiger reserve.

The safaris inside the park is operated by the village society and our lodge provides a trained naturalist to accompany the guest for activities.

There is regular sightings of leopard, sloth bears, lesser cats and a variety of other mammals during night safaris.

We encourage our guests to mix up all the activities to create a memorable wildlife experience.


Nearby Places

  • HOTSPRINGS - TAMYA
  • PACHMARI
  • PATALKOT

Tamya - Hotsprings


Tamya is nearest place from Madhai, where Hotsprings found. <

About Pachmari

Pachmarhi is a hill station in Madhya Pradesh state of central India. It has been the location of a cantonment (Pachmarhi Cantonment) since British Raj.[2] It is widely known as Satpura ki Rani ("Queen of Satpura"), situated at a height of 1100 m in a valley of the Satpura Range in Hoshangabad district. Dhupgarh, the highest point (1,350 m) in Madhya Pradesh and the Satpura range, is located here.

The name Pachmarhi is believed to be derived from the Hindi words Panch ("five") and Marhi ("caves"). According to a legend, these caves were built by five Pandava brothers of Mahabharatha era during their fourteen years of exile. The caves are situated on a hilltop and provide an excellent vantage point.

About Patalkot

Patalkot is of great importance because of its geographical and scenic beauty. The Patalkot valley is spread over an area of 79 Sq. Km. at an average height of 2750-3250 feet above Mean Sea Level from 22.24 to 22.29 ° North and 78.43 to 78.50 ° East. The valley is located at a distance of 78 km from Chhindwara in the North-West direction and 20 km from Tamia in the North-East Direction. ‘Doodhi‘ river flows in the picturesque valley. There are total 12 villages and 13 hamlets with a total population of 2012 (1017 male and 995 female) in the valley. These villages are located at the distance of 2-3 km each. Main villages of the valley are: Rated, Chimtipur, Gujja Dongri, Sahra Pachgol, Harra-ka-Char, Sukhabhand, Dhurni malni, Jhiram, Palani Gaildubba, Ghatlinga, Gudichattri, Gaildubba, Kareyam, Ghana, etc. Gonds and Bharias are the main inhabitant of this gorge. This horse –shoe shaped valley is surrounded by giant hills and there are several pathways to reach the villages located inside the valley.

‘Patalkot’ name comes from Sanskrit word “Patal” that means very deep. There is a belief that after worshipping ‘Lord Shiva’, Prince ‘Meghnath’ had gone to Patal-lok through this place only. People say that Kings ruled this place in 18th and 19th Century and that there was a long tunnel connecting this place to ‘Pachmarhi’ in Hoshangabad District.


Patalkot is a home to a tribal culture skilled at using the forest plants to make effective medicines. The Patalkot forest is so well hidden that people on the outside did not even know it ever existed. The modern world has been completely unaware of its existence. Now there are increasing threats of deforestation and exploitation of the people there. The natives (Bharias and Gonds) who live there know how to collect and grow the plants they need for food, clothing and building their homes. They know the secrets of the medicinal plants. This special skill has been passed down every generation. More than 2,000 natives live in villages scattered throughout the forest. There is a great harmony among them living in a comfortable balance, gladly helping each other, growing and collecting their own food. They are unusually skilled at making pulps and extracts of plants for curing illnesses. They have medicinal treatments for many illnesses including, measles, cholera, hypertension, diabetes, coughs, snake bites, and even pains. Patalkot was becoming famous for its treasure of medicinal plants. With the discovery Patalkot’s treasures, some other things began to happen. The natives are generous with their knowledge and offer their medicinal secrets with open hearts. This is how the people there have always survived, by sharing information and supplies with each other. People who came to the forest, however, saw a way to profit from this. They brought in teams of harvesters to strip the forest for valuable herbs. They sold them outside for great profit. Important and endangered medicinal plants are at the verge of death/ extinction. And even more, whole sections of forest were cut to gain easier access to collection sites. In return, outsiders gave the tribal people portable radios that blared through the forest, frightening off wildlife and quickly replacing the communal music that bound the tribes together. This enabled the loggers to cut down the trees very easily.

ABOUT SATPURA TIGER RESERVE

The Tiger reserve encompasses Bori Wildlife Sanctuary and Pachmarhi wildlife Sanctuary.While Bori is the oldest forest reserve in India and Panchmari is the only hill station of central India. Panchmari has numerous panoramic view points and water falls and has long been a pilgrimage centre for Worshippers of Shiva,especially for people from Vidharbha region of Maharasta.
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Cheetal Resort is located in the most exquisite and beautiful forests in India – The Satpuras. Madhai is the entrance to dense forests, exotic wild life, historic heritage, sprawling meadows, large back waters and beautiful views of nature that leave the traveler amazed. Located near the beautiful backwaters of the river Denwa that forms the boundary of Satpura Tiger Reserve, Cheetal Resort is the only place that offers not just a panoramic view of the Satpura ranges, but also is the ideal place for the traveler to be in total sync with nature. Cheetal Resort has unbelievably low tariffs and offers beautiful scenic location, accommodation and services that compete with best in industry.
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Mr. Lalit Khattar (at Resort): (91) 8989867111, 9425409479

Mr. Hegde (Manager): (91) 9425906714, 6267033948

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