About Pench Wildlife National Park & Sanctuary

Pench 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 area.

The area of the present tiger reserve has a glorious history. A description of its natural wealth and richness occurs in Ain-i-Akbari. Pench Tiger Reserve and its neighbourhood is the original setting of Rudyard Kipling's most famous work, The Jungle Book.

Forests and Wildlife

The undulating topography supports a mosaic of vegetation ranging from moist, sheltered valleys to open, dry deciduous forest. Over 1200 species of plants have been recorded from the area including several rare and endangered plants as well as plants of ethno-botanical importance.

The area has always been rich in wildlife. It is dominated by fairly open canopy, mixed forests with considerable shrub cover and open grassy patches. The high habitat heterogeneity favours high population of Chital and Sambar. Pench tiger reserve has highest density of herbivores in India (90.3 animals per sq km).

Animals:

The area is especially famous for large herds of Gaur (Indian Bison), Cheetal, Sambar, Nilgai, Wild Dog and Wild Pig. The key predator is the Tiger followed by Leopard, Wild Dog and Wolf. Other animals include Sloth Bear, Chousingha, Chinkara, Barking Deer, Jackal, Fox, Palm Civet, Small Indian Civet, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Porcupine etc.

Birds:

There are over 285 species of resident and migratory birds including the Malabar Pied Hornbill, Indian Pitta, Osprey, Grey-headed Fishing Eagle, White-eyed Buzzard, etc. In winter thousands of migratory waterfowl including Brahmini Duck, Pochards, Barheaded Geese, Coots, etc visit the tanks and the Pench reservoir within the Park.
Pench Tiger Reserve is also among the best areas for bird watching. Four species of the now endangered vultures white-rumped, longbilled, white scavenger and king vulture can be seen in good numbers in the Reserve. The other fauna present include 50 species of fishes, 10 amphibians, 30 reptiles, 45 butterflies, 54 moths and numerous other insects

 
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Wildlife Tour Packages  
 
 
    Golden Triangle with Tiger Tour
Duration : 06 Nights / 07 Days
Destinations Covered:
 Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore -
Jaipur -Delhi
  Rajasthan Wildlife Tour
Duration :  07 Nights / 08 Days
Destinations Covered:  
Delhi - Jaipur - Puskkar - Ranthambore - Agra - Delhi
       
   India Tiger Trail Tour
Duration: 09 Nights / 10 Days
Destinations Covered:
Delhi Ranthambore Kanha Bandhavgarh Delhi
  Discover Wildlife India Tour
Duration :  16 Nights / 17 Days
Destinations Covered:  
Delhi Nagpur - Pench - Kanha Bandhavgarh Panna - Khajuraho Orcha Agra Ranthambore Jaipur - Delhi
       
  Taj Mahal with Kanha National Park Tour
Duration :  08 Nights / 09 Days
Destinations Covered:  Delhi - Jaipur Bharatpur Agra Kanha - Delhi
  Indian Tiger with Khajuraho & Agra Tour
Duration :  12 Nights / 13 Days
Destinations Covered:  Delhi Ranthambore Kanha Bandhavgarh Panna Khajuraho Gwaliar Agra Delhi.
       
  Agra-Jaipur with Tiger Parks & Khajuraho Tour
Duration :  14 Nights / 15 Days
Destinations Covered:  Delhi - Jaipur Bharatpur Agra Kanha Bandhavgarh Panna Khajuraho Delhi
  Taj Mahal  with Tiger Parks & Khajuraho - Varanasi
Duration :  15 Nights / 16 Days
Destinations Covered:  Delhi - Jaipur Bharatpur Agra Kanha Bandhavgarh Panna Khajuraho varanasi - Delhi
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