Satchari National Park is a national park in Habiganj District, Bangladesh. After the in 1974 Wild Life Preservation Act, in 2005 Satchari National Park was built on 243 hectares (600 acres) of land. Literally ‘Satchari’ in Bengali means ‘Seven Streams’. There are seven streams flowing in this jungle, and the name ‘Satchari’ came from there.
Details of Satchari National Park
The park is situated in Raghunandan hill, under Paikpara Union, Chunarughat Upazila, Habiganj District, under Sylhet region. It is 130 kilometres (81 mi) from the capital city of Bangladesh,Dhaka. There are 9 tea gardens nearby. Satchari tea garden is on the West and Chaklapunji tea garden is on the East. Approximately 24 families of Tipra Tribe are living now (2007) in the Tipra village.
There are approximately 200 and more trees are in Satchari National Park. Shaal (Shorea robusta), Segun (Tectona grandis), Agar, Garjan, Chapalish, Palm, Mehgani, Krishnachur, Dumur (Ficus), Jamrul, Shidha Jarul, Awal, Malekas, Eucalyptus, Akashmoni, Bamboo trees, bet trees (regional name Mutra) are the most common species of trees found there.
Wildlife in this park is rich. Red junglefowl, red-headed trogon, Oriental pied hornbill and Japanese pygmy woodpecker are some of them. The critically endangered hoolock gibbon also resides here. Also Phayre’s leaf monkey, a species of langur also resides here. Asian black bears also reside here in small numbers.
Nisharga Shahayata Prakalpa
Beside the National Forest Department, an NGO named “Nisharga”, with their “Nisharga Shahayata Prakalpa”, observes the park. Beside the preserving forest they provide eco-tours. The NGO also sells some fancy items there.
How to go – Satchari National Park
Two option is available to go to Satchari National Park. By Bus or Train. If you want to go by bus from Dhaka, there are many buses are going to Sylhet. such as London, Hanif, Green Line, Ana, Shyamoli, Mitali, Mamun, Modern, Al Mobbaraka, Digonto, Bismillah etc. you can be travel on the buses of any transport. Bus ticket prices can be 300 to 600 for each person.
What you will see in Satchori National Park
3 trail in the forest has been constructed under a fantastic program for tourist travel facility.
Half hour trail:
If you travel on this 1 km long trail, you will travel to Tippara, the only village in the forest.
** One hour trail:
There is no alternative to this trail if you want to know the variety of animals and plants in Satchori Park.
The trail, which extends up to 6 km, is ideal for bird-loving tourists. At the edge of this trail is the Agar forest.
If you want to track in the forest, you will get a guide from the Search or Information Centre of Satchori Park at Rs. 200 to Rs. 500 as per the trail. Take a guide to avoiding risks if you want to enter the deep forest, even if you have maps on the office premises.
Tree Adventure Activity or Tree Activity
Tree Activist or Tree Adventure has recently been launched at Satchora National Park to add a different dimension to travel for travel crazy tourists. Here is a chance to do various adventure activists on trees for Rs 100.
Park Entry Costs
To enter the Satchori Park, any adult man or woman has to pay the equivalent of Rs. 20 per person, 10 taka per person to the adult children and students, and $5 per person for foreigners’ entry. Also, if you want to have a picnic in Satchori National Park, there is an opportunity to enter the park at the rate of Rs 10 per person. And parking in the park requires a fee of Rs 25 per car.
Where to eat
There is no such arrangement for eating and drinking in Satchori National Park. But there are a few grocery stores, so transport with food and water as needed and like.
Where to stay
There is no such arrangement to stay at night in Satchori National Park. However, if you want to stay in the forest department’s rest house or camping in the forest, you will need the forest department’s consent. Hotel Jamil, Hotel Sonartari, Hotel Amad, and other general quality residential hotels in Habiganj city rent Rs 400 to Rs 2500. Besides, you can spend the night at Tk. 700 to Rs. 1000 at Nisarg Side Hill College (01731-977807) located near the entrance of Rema-Kalenga Wildlife Sanctuary. And to stay at the 5-star Palace Luxury Resort in The Bahoobal Upazila, you have to count 7 to 20,000 rupees.
Satchori National Park Travel Advice
Don’t disturb wildlife.
Avoid entering the forest deeper without guides.
Do not waste the garden environment due to the dirt.
There is no mobile network in the Satchari National Park Forest, so keep informing your family before entering the forest.
Group 1 or 2 people in the interest of security and reduce costs without coming on a trip.
Be careful about the joker when traveling in the forest during the rainy season.
Leave the park as soon as evening.
Things to do
Bird safari- It’d be a journey which leads to expedition. As a result tourist might find pleasure while exploring the beauty of different birds.
Jungle safari- It’s a great forest for safari. It has an extensive area to cover with an adventurous mind. It’s really an ideal place for forest trekkers.
A photography lover should visit this place to click the wilderness at this national park.
You may also visit other tourist spot in Madhabpur, Fruits valley, largest tea garden in Asia (Surma tea garden), Baghasura raj Bari, Teliapara Memorial monument, Hazrat Shah of solemana phatehagaji Mazar-i-Sharif.