About Pench National Park.
How to Reach.
Safari & Timing.
Facilities Pench National Park.
Nearby Tourist Attractions.
About 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
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).
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.
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.
HOW TO REACH
PENCH NATIONAL PARK
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.
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
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
Timing - Pench National Park
WINTER (Oct to Jan)
MORNING - 06 : 30 to 10 : 30 AM,
EVENING - 01 : 30 to 5 : 30 PM
SUMMER SAFARI TIMING (Feb to June)
MORNING - 06 : 00 to 10 :00 AM
EVENING - 02 : 30 to 06 : 30 PM
Facilities - Pench National
Park Safari by Jeep
Knowledgeable English Speaking Naturalist
Transfer facilities to and from Railway Station and Hotel
Transport Arrangements to any part of India by Ac / Non Ac Car
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