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Revision as of 11:37, 23 November 2012

Pench National Park is in the Plains of India. About 90% of the park is in the Seoni and Chhindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh while the remaining 10% is in northwestern Maharastra.

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Understand

Pench National Park derives its name from the River Pench flowing through the National Park. The park is located in Chhindwara and Seoni districts of Madhya Pradesh in India.

Pench National Park is spread over 758 sq km. The park is located in Madhya Pradesh district. The park has various species of animals, among which the deers, wild gaurs, monkeys are easy to spot. The tigers and the lions are difficult to watch as they do not come on the safari trail often.

This forest inspired Ruyard Kipling to write the famous novel The Jungle Book.

History

This forest inspired Ruyard Kipling to write the famous novel The Jungle Book. Earlier till 1977 the park was a sanctuary but the status was raised to of National park in 1983. This is the 19th project tiger reserve in India and was declared so in 1992.

Landscape

The forest area of Pench National Park is redolent with tropical dry deciduous teak and interspersed with bamboo trees and other species of shrubs. The Kullu tree in Pench is a highlight, and visitors are often mesmerized by its almost white bark and spread out branches that are a startling contrast to the lush greenery around.

Flora and fauna

The Pench National Park is very rich in fauna and a number of endangered species have made it their habitat. The bird population in the park counts to be over 210 species like barbets, bulbul, minivets orioles, wagtails, munias, mynas, waterfowls and blue kingfishers.

Climate

Pench has a tropical monsoonal continental climate, with a distinct monsoons (July to September), winters (November to February) and summers (April to June). Summers are very hot with mercury level touches as high as 45°C and winters are extremely cold with minimum temperature reaches to the freezing point. South west monsoons offer very heavy rain falls.

Get in

Nagpur and Jabalpur are two nearest airport well connected with cities like Mumbai and Delhi. The nearest railway station is Nagpur. By road one could Pench National Park is approximately 92 kms from Nagpur and 192 kms from Jabalpur.

Fees/Permits

You get one guide who will help you see the forest. You don't have to hire a safari jeep to get in. You can take your car inside if you pay for a guide. This guide will take you to places where you can spot the wild animals.

The Madhya Pradesh Tourism provide assistant to book the hotels and resorts direct from desk. Jungle Home Resorts is one of the old Resort in Pench National Park.

Get around

The best way to get around Pench National park is in open Gypsy that is available on rent. The booking charges are approximately Rs 1230/ per safari. If you are reaching in main tourist season or weekends or holidays it’s better to book the safari in advance.

See

Do

Elephant Ride: This is one of the best ways to give a closer view to the animals of Pench National park. Tourists can enjoy the amazing sightseeing as well as enjoy the wild animals in their natural habitat.

Jungles Walk (Nature trails): One of the best ways to explore and understand wildlife on foot. Forest department has made jungle trails in some areas. A guide assist you during your this trail.

Buy

Outside the park, you will see people selling wildlife postcards. You can also spot some people selling musk. They start with a heavy rate, but eventually come down. Authenticity may be dubious, and to convince you, they'll perform some tricks. Don't fall for that.

Eat

Outside the national park, you will find a lot of dhabas where you can sit for a snack or for lunch. The food you will eat at these locations will be delicious and you will never believe the low rates.

Always try going for the simplest food as possible. They do not have a long menu, but whatever they make is worth eating.

  • United-21 Jungle Resorts (United-21 Jungle Resorts), Village-Jamun Tola, Near Khawasa, Distt. Seoni (M.P.) India. (Seoni), 09752090579, [1]. The multi-cuisine restaurant at United-21 Jungle Resort, Pench serves delicious Indian and Chinese food.

Drink

The National Park authority has already having arrangement for food and drinking facility, But these canteen are limited in choice and very few in variety.

Sleep

Lodging

Camping

  • Pench Jungle Camp is the ideal place to stay here, this camp is a very nice jungle accommodation. The tents are really nice and worth experiencing.

Backcountry

Stay safe

Get out

After Visit Of Pench go to Bandhavgarh- Wild life lovers are welcome to the land of tigers. Today Bandhavgarh, in Madhya Pradesh, India, has the highest density of tigers in the world making it just the best tourism destination. Bandhavgarh National Park is one place where you certain of seeing a tiger in its natural habitat. It is in this valley where white tiger was found.



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