A vacation in the wild helps one bond not just with wild life but also be a part of the beautiful habitat in which they live. A visit to the Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh provides you with one such amazing experience. It is one of the best places to see wildlife from close quarters.
About Pench National Park
Pench National Park gets its name from the river Pench that flows through it. Nestled in the Satpuda hills, it is situated in Seoni and Chhindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh. Part of the Pench Tiger Reserve, Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book (popularly known as Mowgli stories) is believed to have been set in Pench.
There are 03 entry gates in Pench- the Turia gate, Karmajhuri gate and the Jamtara gate, the Turia gate being the most convenient.
Pench Wild Life
Pench is a heaven for the tiger enthusiasts. Other than tigers, one can also find a wide variety of other wildlife in the Park. Leopards, striped hyenas and jungle cats form the carnivorous population. There are large herds of Gaur (Indian Bison), Cheetal, Sambar, Nilgai seen grazing on the river banks. Langurs are very common in the region. Besides animals, Pench boasts of around 210 species of birds including the migratory ones. Few amongst these are pea fowl, red jungle fowl, crow pheasant, redvented bulbul, racket tailed drongo.
Experience beyond the wild
A wildlife safari is truly beyond the wild. The entire experience of driving through the forest, receiving tips from other vehicle rangers about sightings and thereafter spotting animals is extremely exciting. You are constantly interacting with people from other vehicles and exchanging notes about the animals that they have already seen. They also guide us to the direction where they have seen these animals.
- Morning Safari: Entry-0730 hrs Exit-1030 hrs
- Evening Safari: Entry- 1500 hrs Exit- 1730 hrs
How to reach
The park though located in Madhya Pradesh is best accessible from Nagpur in Maharashtra which is the nearest airport to Pench. Nearest railway station is Seoni in Madhya Pradesh.
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