Satchari National Park

Published:  12:01 AM, 05 January 2019 Last Update: 12:03 AM, 05 January 2019

An eco-tourism delight

An eco-tourism delight

Satchari National Park (SNP) was established in 2005 with an area of 243 hectares. This small Park is located in Raghunandan hill reserve forest, in Paikpara Union of Chunarughat Upazilla, Habiganj District.

"Satchari" is a Bangla word meaning 'Seven Streams' and the Park takes its name after the seven streams flowing inside the forest. These streams provide water for wildlife and are an important part of the ecosystem of the park, fossilized tree branches can be found among their sandy beds in the dry season.

Satchari National Park has a rich flora and fauna. More than 200 tree species have been identified, including ones typical of tropical evergreen forest such as Garjan (Dipterocarpus turbinatus), Chapalish (Artocarpus chaplasha), various figs (Ficus sp.), and Jarul (Lagerstroemia sp.).

This remnant fruitrich forest supports globally threatened primates such as Northern Pig-tailed Macaque, Capped Langur and Western Hoolock Gibbon. It is a popular forest for birdwatching, and notable colorful species include Red Junglefowl, Redheaded Trogon, Oriental Pied Hornbill, Green Imperial Pigeon, and in the early monsoon breeding cuckoos and Hooded Pitta.

A tipra ethnic village inhabited by 24 families is located within the National Park. Peaceful Tipra para is a jewel of the Park. This community for long sustained themselves from the forest, with co-management several tipra youths now earn a living as tourist guides, and other families have diversified their professions.

There are miniature dragons hiding in the forest, but they are harmless and only eat insects. This remarkable small lizard lives high on tree trunks and spreads out flaps of skin between its elongated ribs so that it can glide between trees without needing to come to the ground. The males have flags under their chins that they flash out to display. Satchari is a good place to see this rare lizard of our eastern forests.

How to go

Satchari National Park is located at the Chunarighat Upazila of Habiganj district. You can take buses from Dhaka to go directly in Chunarighat Upazila. Also, you can travel Sylhet or Habiganj. From Habiganj, take local buses or other transports to reach that place.

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.

Eating facilities

A plenty of local restaurants are available at Chunarighat or Madhabpur.

Travel tips

1.    Best Time to Visit is from 01 October to 30 April.

2.    You may consider carrying their own food and water as there are no restaurants inside the forest.

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