About Pench National Park

Pench national parkPench National Park, immortalized as the “Land of Mogli” by Rudyard Kipling is located between Chhindwara & Seoni districts of Madhya Pradesh.

It’s named after the “Pench river” which flows through the park from north to south.

Pench National Park was declared a sanctuary in 1977 & a national park in 1983.

In 2011,the park won the “Best management award”.

Pench National Park finds mention in “Ain – i – Akbari” as well as in Rudyard Kipling’s “Jungle Book”.

The National Park comprises of 758 sq km out of which 299 sq km is the core area.

Pench National Park is stretched out in the Madhya Pradesh & Maharashtra states of India.

The accessible entry gates are Turiya and Karmajhiri.

Flora in Pench National Park

The forest cover in the park area includes teak mixed with other species like saja, bijiayasal, lendia, haldu, dhaora, salai, aonla, amaltas. The ground is covered with maze of grasses, plants, bushesm as well as, saplings. Bamboo is also found at places. Scattered white kulu trees, also referred to as ‘ghost tree’, stand out conspicuously among the various hues of green. Another important flora for both wildlife and tribal people of this region is mahua. The flowers of this tree are eaten by mammals and birds, and also harvested by the tribal people as food and to brew local beer.

Fauna in Pench National Park

Although the prime attraction of Pench National Park remains the Royal Bengal Tigers, the park has shot into limelight because of it’s significant population of cubs.

There are around 40 tigers in the park, 39 species of mammals, 13 species of reptiles, 3 species of amphibians. Commonly seen wildlife is chital, sambar, nilgai, wild pig, and jackal. Other species in the park include the Indian leopard, sloth bear, indian wolf, wild dog, porcupine, monkey, jungle cat, fox, gaur, striped hyena, four-horned antelope, as well as, the barking deer.

The park is rich in bird life too. According to an estimate of the wildlife authorities, the park harbours more than 210 species including several migratory ones. Some of these species of feather are magpie robin, peafowl, crow pheasant, junglefowl, crimson-breasted barbet, red-vented bulbul, racket-tailed drongo, Indian roller, lesser whistling teal, pintail, shoveller, egret and herons, minivet, oriole, wagtail, munia, myna, waterfowl, as well as, blue kingfisher.

Operation

All the National Parks of MP remain closed from 1st July till 30th Sept or as reviewed & declared by the Forest dept.

Climate & Best time to visit Pench National Park

Each & every season offers a unique experience.

While in winters when the temperature falls below 2°c, the fog settling on the lakes & the meadows are a photographers delight.

In summers,the temperature can shoot upto 42°c.
The clarity of the atmosphere in this season helps the tourist get a perfect view of wild life.

Pench National Park Safari

Pench National Park has been classified into three core zones & two buffer zones for tourism purposes.

The core zones are :

Touria is the main zone of Pench national Park.

Karmajhiri & Jhamtara are the  other core zones for tourism purposes.

The buffer zones are Rukhad & Teliya.

All the National Parks of Madhya Pradesh reserves half day off on every Wednesday’s.

There are no afternoon safari’s on Wednesday’s.

There are no safari’s on national holidays & festivals.

Weather Information

Min Temp

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2c

Max Temp

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42c

Each & every season offers a unique experience.

How to Reach Pench National Park

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    The nearest airport is Nagpur at a distance of 100 kms.
    Jabalpur airport is at a distance of 200 kms.
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    The nearest railway stations are Nagpur & Jabalpur respectively.

Tour Packages for Pench National Park

We offer customized & tailor made packages for Pench National Park as per the requirement of the guest. We offer all travel advise & logistical support regarding the air & train connections,transfers, excursions as well as accommodations.