The mind is seeking for an exclusive treat and to be around the enigmatic jungle Satpura Tiger Reserve is a must visit. When we think about Satpura, exploring the Madhai zone situated at the Kamti range of the core area in the national park is an integral part of it. The Madhai gate is named after the relocated village that used to be nestled inside the core area before. Denwa, Sonbhadra, and Nagdwari rivers which barricade the core of Madhai naturally and cover the western boundary of the Satpura reserve. The different habitats of this zone will surprise you with their hilly terrains, open meadows, wooded forests, huge rocky landscapes, lively streams and backwaters of Denwa and Sonbhadra rivers, where animals and 100s of species of birds and butterflies will leave you spellbound.
At Madhai within Satpura Tiger Reserve you can indulge in a jungle safari and have an amazing wildlife and bird watching experience. There are a few routes to explore in Madhai: Lagda (situated on the foothills of mountains), Jhinjhini Mahal (ancient tribal temple that was supposedly built in 7th Century), and Chutkidev (this is the highest point in Madhai). All these places have their own existence of beauty. Whenever you are booking for three – four jeep safaris don’t miss the chance to explore them all.
Satpura is the only Natural Park in India where you are allowed to walk in the core. So, you may do a walking safari to know more about the jungle. Noticing the forest floor that generally gets unnoticed during jeep safaris will tell you the beautiful saga of Satpura Tiger Reserve. Apart from jeep safaris and walking, explore the place by the water ways as well. The boat safari in Denwa and Sonbhadra will take you to the mesmerizing backwater areas close to the forest line which is not visible from the jeep safaris. If you prefer a more eco-friendly way to explore the waters, opt for canoeing instead of motorized boats.
During winter 1000s of migratory birds visit this area. The sound of their calls and flapping of wings and at the same time the calmness of the ambiance will enrich your heart for sure.