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Pench National Park

Information on Pench National Park for Visitors:

Pench National Park is situated in the southern slopes of the Satpura ranges of central India. The total core area of the Pench national park is 292.86 sq kms, and compromises the Indira Priyadarshini Pench National Park and the Mowgli Pench Sanctuary. Pench was brought under project tiger in 1992. 

Pench National Park gets its name from the Pench river that flows through it, dividing it into the western Chhindwara Block (141.61 sq kms), and the eastern Seoni Block (145.24 sq kms)

General Information on Pench National Park:
Pench National Park Core Area       : 292.86 Square kilometers
Pench Tiger Reserve Area               : 757.90 Square kilometers
Temperature range                          : 5 degrees Celsius winter to 45 degrees Celsius during summer

 

Forest & Wildlife at Pench National Park: Pench is considered to be prime tiger country. The area has always been rich in wildlife. The heterogeneity of mixed forests, shrubs and grasslands here creates a favorable condition which harbours a dense population of cheetal and sambhar, the key prey species of tiger reserve has the highest density of herbivores in India, 90.3 animals per square kilometer.

The area is especially famous for its huge population of gaur (India bison), cheetal, sambar, neelgai, wild dog and wild pig. The key predators here are the tiger followed by the leopard, wild dog and wolf. Other animals found in the park include the sloth deer, jackal fox, palm civet, small Indian civet, jungle cat, hyena and porcupine.
Plants: Approximately 1200 species of plants have been recorded in the park and around including several rare and endangered plants of ethno-botanical importance.

Birds at Pench National Park: Pench national park is considered to be the best place for bird watching. More that 280 species of resident and migratory birds including the Malabar pied hornbill, Indian pitta, osprey, grey-headed fishing eagle, white-eyed buzzard are found here. Four species of the endangered vulture in good numbers are seen in the forest. These are white-rumped, long-billed, white scavenger and king vulture. In winters, thousands of migratory waterfowl including the brahmini duck, pochards, barheaded geese and coots come to the Pench reservoir and the tanks within the park.


Accommodation: There all categories of jungle resort available for accommodation at Pench National Park. These resorts offers stay on full board, stay on jungle plan which includes meals and jeep safaris as well.
 

How to Reach Pench National Park: 

By Air: Nagpur at 88 -kms is the nearest airport connected directly with New Delhi, Mumbai airport to visit Pench National 

Rail: Nagpur at 88-kms is the convenient rail head to visit Pench. 

Road: Nagpur is only 88 kms from Pench via Seoni (NH No. 7) Nagpur is well connect all the Major City of India


Best Season to Visit Pench National Park: 
February to June although cool season (October to February) is much more comfortable and still very good for 
wildlife. The park is closed from July 01 to October 01 because of the monsoon. 


Park Visit Timings
1. 15 November to 15 February - Sunrise to 12.00 noon and 3.00 pm to Sunset.
2. 16 February to 30 April - Sunrise to 1200 noon and 4.00 pm to Sunset.

3. 1 May to 30 June - Sunrise to 11.00 am and 5.00 pm to Sunset.

We at Indian Excursion (Inbound tour operator approved by Govt. of India) design and customize tours for Pench, Kanha, Bandhavgarh national parks and everywhere in Madhya Pradesh as per your needs, budget and requirements. You can directly email us at info@travelcentralindia.com  

 

Safaris in Pench National Park1.

Safaris in Pench National Park.2.

There were four of them... three males and one female. One male growled his 驶welcome始 and then this female came out towards us. She stayed for a photo shoot and then retired for a sleep. It was totally awesome! They were large animals even though they were only 13 months old. Their mother had obviously gone off to hunt somewhere nearby - and she must be a very good   

hunter to raise four healthy cubs. She is the sole provider for five animals.

Jennie & David from Australia did the safari in Pench,  it’s the diary written by Jennie Thomas sharing her experiences in Pench National Park. 

 


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