Finest Experiance of Wilderness
Pench National Park
Pench National Park established in the year 1975 derives its’ name from the Pench River that flows through the park from north to south dividing the park into almost equal western and eastern halves, the well-forested areas of Seoni and Chhindwara districts respectively. The national park consists of dry deciduous forests and includes flora and fauna such as tigers, various types of deer and birds. This park alongwith Kanha National Park is associated with Rudyard Kipling’s famous story ‘The Jungle Book’ and also mentioned in ‘Ain-i-Akbari’. Pench National Park sprawls over an area of 758 sq. km., out of which 299 sq. km. form the core area and Mowgli Pench Sanctuary. The remaining 464 sq. km forms the buffer zone. Since its’ inception in 1965 as a wildlife sanctuary, it has been home to around 39 species of mammals, 13 species of reptiles, 3 species of amphibians. The park is also rich in terms of number of bird species around 210 including some migratory species present. In the year 1975, the sanctuary got the recognition of national park and in 1992, got the recognition of tiger reserve respectively. In 2011, the park won the “Best Management Award”. This park is accessible from Pauni on National Highway 7 and has two famous entry gates, Turiya and Karmajhiri.
So get ready to enjoy the spectacular jungle of Pench with its’ varied and amazing wildlife with ‘Jungle Book Safari’.
Best time to visit: November – May
Size: 758 sq. km.
Forest Type: Dry Deciduous Forest with prominent Teak and Bamboo, Mahua plantation
Mammals on focus: Royal Bengal Tiger, Chital, Sambar, Nilgai, Wild Boar, And Jackal. Also Indian Leopard, Sloth Bear, Indian Wolf, Wild Dog, Porcupine, Monkey, Jungle Cat, Fox, Striped Hyena, Gaur, Four-Horned Antelope And Barking Deer
Birds on focus: Peafowl, Junglefowl, Crow Pheasant, Crimson-Breasted Barbet, Red-Vented Bulbul, Racket-Tailed Drongo, Indian Roller, Magpie Robin, Lesser Whistling Teal, Pintail, Shoveller, Egret and Herons, Minivet, Oriole, Wagtail, Munia, Myna, Waterfowl, Common Kingfisher