In this article, we have provided detailed information about Satchari National Park. Also, there is a guide that will help you get there.
Throughout the year many tourists come to enjoy the beauty of this park. Researchers also rushed here to discover the mysteries of nature. Numerous rare species of plants and animals have created diversity in nature here. Bangladesh is a stunningly beautiful country. Numerous hills, forests, and wetlands have enriched the ecosystem of this country. Bangladesh has taken its place as greenery in the heart of the world for this beauty.
There are thousands of species of flora and fauna in this country. Several national parks have been established in this country to nurture this ancient form of Bengal. Satchari Park, located in the northeast of the country, is one of these national parks.
After visiting this area we visited the Satgaon tea daughter monument. I thought we would have to wait a long time to go on a new tour after visiting the Sundarbans. But that didn’t happen.
Satchari tour guide
Satchari National Park location
Satchari national park is a beautiful tourist center of the Sylhet division. It is a small forest in the northeastern part of Bangladesh. It is a part of the protected forest of Raghunandan Hills in Satchari bit. Satchari National Park is located in Chunarughat Upazila of Habiganj district, about 130 km from Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh and 60 km southwest of Srimangal.
How to go Satchari national park?
You can go to this national park of Satchari from any part of Bangladesh. If you want to go there from Dhaka then the best option will be the Green line bus. First, you have to come to Muktijoddha Chattar of Madhabpur on Dhaka-Sylhet Highway. It is located about 15-16 km from there. The old road of Dhaka Sylhet is located near this forest. It is now known as Madhabpur-Chunarughat link road.
Satchari National Park entry fee
Satchari National Park entry fee is 34.50 TAKA per person. 30 TAKA entry fee with 15% VAT.
Satchari National Park naming history
There is a beautiful story behind the naming of this place. This forest consists of seven hills. These are filled with water during the rainy season. In the dry season these dry out again. This is why it is said that the rainy season is a good time to visit.
About Satchari National Park in detail
Satchari National Park is a mixed hilly marginal forest. Formerly it was known as Raghunandan Hill Resort Forest. The government of Bangladesh included it in the national park in 2005. Its area is about 243.10 hectares. It was declared as a national park on 10th October of 2005.
It is a small forest with a hilly ecosystem. There are also evergreen and mixed evergreen forest ceremonies. Large trees, melodious birds chirping, towering hills, and colorful wildflowers captivate the mind. Satchari Park is the only forest in Bangladesh where fossils can be found.
These fossils contained in the history books can be seen scattered in different places of Satchari National Park. There are several trails to enjoy the beauty of this park. Most of these paths in Satchari are made up of dried-up streams. These trails are very effective for walking through dense forests.
Several streams flowed through the entire park. However, most of these streams keep being waterless for most of the year. Nature has spread waterless shiny sand in the streams according to its rules.
It can be called the white carpet reception at the entrance to the forest. However, during the monsoon season, there is a lot of rain in this region. As a result, streams flow in these streams and the entire Satchari Park got wet.
During this time plant diversity is observed in the garden. Herbs, shrubs, climbers, cover the entire forest. The bushes became full of different colored flowers. The green park looks like a fair of different colors. A variety of epiphytic plants can be seen in Satchari National Park. These flow along the body of the spiral tree.
Different species of weeds survive with the large trees in the national park. These plants have retained the uniqueness of the park throughout the ages as patrons. White Siris, Banyan, Chikrasi, Fig, Telsur, and Chapalish are notable among large trees of this Satchari national park. These plants can be seen in the vicinity of bamboo bushes.
Notable wild animals in Satchari National Park
A huge animal kingdom has survived around the innumerable flora and fauna of Satchari National Park. Although the park is small in size, it is rich in biodiversity. It is known as the ideal place for wildlife due to its abundance of food.
Satchari stays awake all the time with the buzz of different types of insects. Butterflies of different colors fly from one flower to another. Their companions are different kinds of spiders. Different species of spiders are busy building their nests and catching small insects. They are always alert to trap the prey.
Satchari National Park is an excellent habitat for a variety of amphibians. Here different species of frogs float in the clear water of the stream. Rare tree frogs can be seen in the trees. These amphibians play an important role in maintaining the local ecosystem.
Various species of reptiles are also found in Satchari National Park. Forest roosters can be seen in the bushes of the forest. In addition, there are numerous species of mammals.
- Capped langur
- Phayre’s leaf monkey
- Northern Pig-tailed Macaque
- Bengal slow loris
- Greater false vampire bat
- Jungle cat
- Fishing cat
- Asian palm civet
- Yellow-throated Marten
- Indian muntjac
- Indian Pied Hornbill
- Common hill myna
- Red-headed trogon
- Oriental dwarf kingfisher
- Rufous treepie
- Hooded pitta
- Crested Goshawk
- Common emerald dove
- Green Imperial Pigeon
- Spotted Owlet
- Maroon oriole
- Common Green Magpie
- Blue-throated blue flycatcher
- Dark-necked tailorbird
- Black-crested bulbul
- Olive Bulbul
- Chestnut-Winged Crested Cuckoo
- Violet cuckoo
- Vernal hanging parrot
- Plum-headed Parakeet
- Scarlet minivet
- Blue-throated Chameleon
- King Cobra
- Indian cobra
- White-lipped Tree Viper
- Asiatic water snake
- Common vine snake
- Mountain Snake
- Indian Bullfrog
- Asian common toad
- Painted Bull Frog
- Red-eyed tree frog
Satchari National Park retains much of the natural heritage of Bangladesh with its intimate gathering of such diverse flora and fauna.
The sounds of these forest animals can sometimes scare you. The Hoolocks live higher part of the trees. These are not commonly seen. But you will see the monkeys. I saw that the monkeys playing in the bamboo bushes. This forest is full of Sal, teak, mahogany, Rhizophora apiculata, Monkey Jack trees. There are about 200 trees. There are various species of plants of medicine in this forest. The monkeys are not similar like we have seen in Karamjol of Sundarbans.
However, at present commercial cultivation of lemon and palm is going on in the Satchari forest. In addition, in some cases, illegal occupation and destruction of local wildlife are also heard. This can have a huge impact on biodiversity and ruin the park’s natural beauty. In addition, forest roads are obstructing the normal movement of wildlife. The sound of vehicles is damaging the normal flow of their lives.
Satchari National Park 7 amazing pictures
Satchari National Park is an attractive tourist destination and attracts a lot of visitors. As a result, their irresponsible activities often cause damage to the environment. Such as dumping garbage in different places, disturbing wildlife, damaging plants, etc.
To maintain the beauty and true form of this unique evergreen forest everyone’s cooperation and responsible action are needed. In addition, effective initiatives and sustainable management are essential for the conservation of forest species. Then Satchhari can be expected to survive in its familiar form.
Our main purpose was to travel to different places in Moulvibazar especially the Lawachara national park. But on the way, we visited this beautiful park. The pictures below represent its beauty.