How to reach Pench National Park

Pench National Park is one of the most comfortably approachable wildlife parks in India. Located in the southern borders of Madhya Pradesh and the borders of Maharashtra, this wildlife park is visited by a large number of tourists and wildlife enthusiasts throughout the year.

Pench National park is approachable by rail and road from Jabalpur, Chhindwara, Seoni and Nagpur. The road distances from above places are as below:

Approach and Access of Pench National Park

Place Major Route Approach Entry Point Distance (in km)
Nagpur Nagpur- Jabalpur NH- 7 Khawasa Turiya 92
Chhindwara Chhindwara- Seoni Seoni-Sukhtara Karmajhiri 120
Chhindwara Chhindwara- Jamtara Tansara, Bichhuawa Karmajhiri 85
Jabalpur Jabalpur-Seoni on NH 7 Seoni-Sukhtara on NH 7 Karmajhiri 195
Mandla *Mandla-Seoni-Sukhtara-Karmajhiri via Keolari Seoni-Sukhtara on NH 7 Karmajhiri 165

*- Tourists from Kanha follow this route to visit Pench.

The Forest Department headquarter of Pench National Park is at Seoni, which is situated at 70 Km from Chhindwara, 128 km from Nagpur and 145 km from Jabalpur. The nearest Airports are at Nagpur and Jabalpur.

Petrol & Diesel Pumps are available at Khawasa and Panchdhar about 12 & 17 Km from Turiya gate ( the main entry gate ) of the National Park. Tourist lodges and Resorts are available at Turiya, Awarghani & Kohka. Forest rest houses are available at Karmajhiri for about 34 beds & at Ghat kohka for 4 beds. The nearest medical facility is available at Kurai and Dewalapar, which are about 27 and 28 Km from Turiya gate. Telephone Mobile connectivity is available in almost all the hotels near Turiya gate and many PCO near Khawasa & Turiya. Fax and Internet facilities are also available in the hotels near the Turiya gate. Nearest Post Office is at Turiya village about 2 Km from the Turiya gate. From Khawasa, local Taxies are available for transportation up to Turiya. The private Gypsies are available for Park round at Turiya and Karmajhiri gates.

To know the shortest route to Kanha National Park, check here.

Nearest Airport : Jabalpur and Nagpur

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur and Jabalpur Airport are the two top options for travelling by air to Pench National park. The former is located at a distance of around 130 km and is considered as an easy way to reach if travelers are coming in from both domestic and international destinations while the latter is settled some 213 km away. Prebooked taxis are recommended to reach Pench.

The nearest airport to the Pench National Park is Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Sonegaon, Nagpur. It is situated at a distance of 92 km from the park.

Nearest Railway Station :

Jabalpur, Chhindwara & Nagpur

Nagpur Railway Station is the best option to reach Pench National Park by rail. The distance between the station and the park is 92 km.

By Road

Pench National Park is very well connected to Nagpur by NH 7. It takes 2 hours and 30 min from Nagpur to reach Pench by road. The distance between the two is 100 kms.

Pench Tiger Reserve has three entry point (Gate) namely, Turia, Karmajhiri, Jamtara

Turia Gate

  • Jabalpur – Seoni – Khawasa – Turia : 215 km.
  • Nagpur – Khawasa – Turia : 85 km.
  • Balaghat – Seoni – Khawasa – Turia : 200 km.
  • Seoni – Khawasa – Turia : 110 km.

Karmajhiri Gate

  • Nagpur – Suktara – Karmajhiri : 135 km.
  • Balaghat – Seoni – Suktara – Karmajhiri : 150 km.
  • Jabalpur – Seoni – Suktara – Karmajhiri : 195 km
  • Seoni – Suktara – Karmajhiri : 50 km.

Jamtara Gate

  • Chhindwara – Bichhua – Pathri – Thotamal – Jamtara : 80 km.
  • Chhindwara – Chand – Maghdoun – Thotamal – Jamtara : 59 km.