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Pench National Park, India

Made famous by Rudyard Kipling’s classic Jungle book, situated in state border of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Pench National Park Location : The area of park lies in Madhya Pradesh comes under Seoni & Chhindwara district. The total area of the Reserve is 757.89 km² of which, the Indira Priyadarshini Pench National Park, forming the core zone of the Reserve covers 292.85 km², and the Mowgli Pench Wildlife Sanctuary is 118.30 km² in area. A Buffer Zone constituted by Reserved Forests, Protected Forests and Revenue land, occupies 346.73 km².

Pench National Park History : The habitat is contiguous on the south with the 257.26 km² of the Pench Tiger Reserve, Named after the river that flows nearby, Pench was declared a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1977, National Park in 1983 and Tiger Reserve 1992, Pench was included under the umbrella of "Project Tiger" as the 19th Project Tiger Reserve. Famous writer Rudyard Kipling got inspiration from same national park to write “The Jungle Book”.

How to Reach Pench National Park:

Pench national park has 3 entrance gates but the most popular one is Turia gate which is 13km. away from Khawasa state border (NH-7) of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Nearest airport and railway station is in Nagpur city (100 km.). Jabalpur is about 200 km. away from Pench (Turai gate) and Kanha national park (Kisli gate) is about 250 km. Chhindwara is about 65 km. but via Seoni is 120 km

Best Time to Visit Pench National Park : October till April. Closed during monsson i.e, from 31 June to 15 October

The large Pench reservoir within the park with its numerous islands provides a magical setting for boating. Motorboats, Paddleboats and rowboats are available for the tourists at Chhindimatta. Rafting can be done in the Pench river outside the park between 1st September and 15th October. The forested banks of the river along with rocky stretches of the river locally called kassa make for an adventurous, memorable experience. For rafting, contact park staff at Karmajhiri.
Pench National Park
There are more than 170 species of birds including several migratory ones. Some of them are peafowl, junglefowl, crow pheasant, crimson-breasted barbet, red-vented bulbul, racket-tailed drongo, magpie robin, lesser whistling teal, pintail, shoveler, egret and herons.


Pench National Park Tour Package -

Day 01
: Arrive at the Nagpur Railway Station in the morning. Later drive toward Pench National Park. Pench is about 90 km from Nagpur City of Maharastra. Arrive and check in at the resort in Pench.

Overnight Stay at the Mogli's den Pench.

Day 02 : Early morning attend the jungle safari of Pench National Park. Later in the after noon drive towards Nagpur City. Board the train for onward destination.

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