National park, nestling in the lower southern reaches of the
satpuda hills is named after Pench river, meandering through the
park from north to south. It is located on the southern boundary
of Madhya Pradesh, bordering Maharashtra, in the districts of
Seoni and Chhindwara.Pench National Park, comprising of 758 SQ
Kms, out of which a core area of 299 sq km of Indira
Priyadarshini Pench National Park and the Mowgli Pench Sanctuary
and remaining 464 sq km of pench national park is the buffer
Nagpur is the nearest rail head and all the south bound
trains stop here. Even Nagpur is the nearest airport, one can
hire a taxi or board a bus from Nagpur and come to Khawasa which
is 80 Km from Nagpur on Nagpur-Jabalpur NH-7. Also Tourist can
come similarly from Jabalpur to Khawasa which is 190 kms from
Jabalpur. From Khawasa tourist has to hire a petrol vehicle to
enter into park through Turia gate which is 12 kms from Khawasa.
Tourist can use their own jeep/car or can hire from Nagpur,
Jabalpur or Seoni.
By Air: Nagpur, (92 kms) 80 kms along National Highway 7
to Khawasa and then 12 kms to Turia gate.
By Rail: Jabalpur (195kms) 165 kms along National highway
7 to Sukhtara village via Seoni and then 30 kms to Karmajhiri.
By Road: Jabalpur (195kms), Nagpur, (92 kms) Chhindwara
(65 kms via Seoni, 120 kms)
Location of Pench.
The main entrance gate at Turai is 12km from Khawasa.Khawasa
lies on the Nagpr Jabalpur NH-7 just on the border of Madhya
Pradesh and Maharashtra. Khawasa is 80kms from Nagpur and 190
kms from Jabalpur end.
Jeep Safaris in the wilderness of the thick jungle provides one
with a finicky feeling. Besides this, one can opt for a pleasant
walk through the deep woods. A Camp in the midst of thick woods
with all the modern facilities at hand is an added advantage of
this place. The excitement of seeing these wild animals in their
natural habitat is really a wonderful experience, which will
definitely bring the visitor back to this natural splendor.
The Park functions between 6 am to 10:30 am in the morning and 3
pm to 6 pm in the evening. It should be born in mind that during
monsoon the park remains closed.