Pench national park
The abode of the Wild
Pench National Park Tourism
The Pench National Park is in Seoni and Chhindwara locale of Madhya Pradesh in India and incorporates Pench Tiger Reserve. It was announced a haven in 1965 however raised to the status of national park in 1975. In 1992, it was set up as a reserve for the tiger. The recreation center likewise has its notice in the celebrated story of 1894, 'The Jungle Book', written by the very famous and well-known English Author Rudyard Kipling. Spreading over an enormous territory of 758 square km, including the center zone, Pench National Park has a rich natural life which provides the guests a chance to enjoy into one of the best-untamed life encounters in India. It gets its name from the Pench River that moves through the recreation center from north to south separating the National park practically, into the western and eastern parts, which is the all-around forested territories of Seoni and Chhindwara regions individually. The national park comprises of dry deciduous woodlands and countless and greenery including tigers, different sorts of deer and winged animals. This sublime territory protects more than 285 inhabitant and transitory feathered creatures. Pench National Park includes 758 square kilometers, out of which 299 square kilometers structure a center, the Pench National Park center zone, and Mowgli Pench Sanctuary. The staying 464 square kilometers structure the cradle zone. The national park remains open for visitors throughout the year except during the months of July, August, and September. The best time to visit this beautiful National Park from your childhood stories is between the months of November till May, as the climate is very suitable during those months. The opening time of the Pench National Park is between 6 am in the morning and 10:30 am, whereas the closing time is around 3 pm till 6 pm in the evening.
Wildlife, Vegetation, and Safaris
According to the recent Tiger census, Pench National Park houses an approximate number of 40 tigers. Apart from tigers, the recreation center also has 39 other species of mammals, including the 13 species of reptilians, and 3 more species of amphibians. The main attraction of the park is the Bengal Tiger, which is very commonly sighted in the National Park, since the last one year, when six new Bengal tiger cubs were born in the park. Some of the most often seen wildlife animals in the park are the sambar, wild boar, jackal, chital, nilgai, Indian leopard, wild dog, monkey, porcupine, striped hyena, fox, barking deer, gaur, Indian wolf, sloth bear, jungle cat, four-horned antelope and much more.
Other than mammals, the park is also well known for the migratory species of birds it harbors. According to an estimate made, it is said that the Pench National Park houses a whopping number of 210 species of birds. You can easily spot the following birds in the center, such as the crow pheasant, Indian roller, wagtail, myna, oriole, peafowl, red-vented bulbul, magpie robin, egret, jungle fowl, crimson-breasted barbet, racket-tailed drongo, shoveller, pintail, lesser whistling teal, munia, waterfowl, kingfisher, herons, minivet, and much more.
Dispersed white Kulu trees, likewise alluded to as 'apparition tree', emerge prominently among the different tints of green. The ground is secured with a labyrinth of grasses, plants, shrubs, and saplings. Another essential tree for both natural life and inborn individuals of this district is the Mahua tree. The blooms of this tree are eaten by warm-blooded animals and birds, and furthermore reaped by the locals as nourishment and to mix brew. Bamboo is likewise found at some spots around the park.
Regular safaris are arranged within the park, but it should be noted that the timings of the safaris are variable. The Safaris are initiated early in the morning. Which is between 7:30 am and 10:30 am. But in case you are not a morning person, the park also organizes evening safaris which start around 3 pm and will last up to 3 hours. As during the seasons, the park remains overcrowded, it is advisable for tourists to pre-book their spots in the safari. The safari is well planned and will take you through all the seven zones of the park, such as the Turia, Jamtara, Karmajhiri, Rukhad, Sillari, Khursapur and Wolf Sanctuary.
Top things do in Pench National Park
How to reach
As it is a very famous National Park, the Pench National Park can be easily accessed by any means of transport. Regular cabs and taxi services are also available.
How to Reach by Flight
The nearest Airport to Pench National Park is the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, situated in Nagpur, and the Jabalpur Airport. Both airports receive regular flights from all over the country.
How to Reach by Train
The Seoni Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Pench national park. After reaching Seoni, you can easily book a taxi or take the local transport bus service to reach the National park, which is a journey of almost 205 km.
How to Reach by Bus
The state of Madhya Pradesh provide state bus service and well as private company owned bus service, to and fro from the national park. The price is very decent and the journey is something which is unforgettable.
How to Reach by Road
The national park is well connected to both the places in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Taxis are the best way to reach the park without any hustle.
How to travel within
Regular safaris are arranged within the park for tourist to explore the place. Other than that, the park can also be explored on foot.
Accommodation and Food
There are several options for a tourist to choose from, as there exists a huge number of resorts and hotels nearby the Pench National Park. All of them have excellent, service, food and accommodation. The amenities and facilities provided are also the best around. Some of the most well-known resorts are the Tuli Tiger Corridor Resort, which a very luxurious jungle camp, Pench Jungle Camp, Baghvan Wildlife Resort, Mahua Vann Resort, which is located within the dense forest of Pench, Tiger Valley Resort, it is the nearest resort to the park, and much more.
The food served in the nearby restaurants, cafes and dhabas, are highly influenced by the Madhya Pradesh cuisine. Although various continental dishes can also be found in the more luxurious restaurants. Some of the best restaurants for you to explore are:
- The Little Easy
- Khane Khas
- Amanzi Sky Deck
- Cafe Coffee Day
- Jai Hind
- Qush Restaurant
- T-Nation Bar and Cafe
Pench National Park Itinerary
Day 1: Reach the Pench national park by taxi from the Seoni Railway Station. Check into your pre-booked resort and fresh up. Grab a hearty breakfast, pack your lunch and set out to explore the nearby river and the bird sanctuary. Later, you can end the day by going back to your resort and call it a day after a good dinner.
Day 2: Start your morning with the very energizing safari arranged by the park, and explore all the seven zones of the park. Later, come back to your resort =, grab your lunch and start making arrangements to bid adios to the park. If you start your return journey by late afternoon, you will reach your home by midnight.