Satpura is a special wildlife reserve but one often bypassed by visitors as they make their way to the better known parks of Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Pench. Those that choose Satpura, though, are greatly rewarded – the setting is spectacular with views of the Deccan Plateau, the thickly forested interior is unspoiled and the wildlife experience second to none. Uniquely, Satpura also remains the only tiger reserve in India that permits walking safaris. Like the other national parks of Madhya Pradesh, Satpura has some of the finest tiger habitat in the subcontinent however the reserve is also home to a host of other rare species. In addition to tiger, there is a better than average chance of seeing sloth bear and leopard whilst sambar, chital, nilgai, chinkara, wild boar, porcupine and muntjac deer are common. Satpura is also renowned for its excellent birdwatching and over 300 different species have been recorded.