The Land of Lions

Pench National Park is placed in Chhindwara and Seoni districts of Madhya Pradesh (India). The name is derived from the Pench River, flows through the National Park. The river flows from north to south that divides the park into equal eastern and western halves-the well woody areas of both districts. The park has several species of animals among which wild guars, tigers, leopard, monkeys and deer, etc., are easily observed. The park is nearby from Pauni on National Highway 7 and very close to Maharashtra & Nagpur. There are two famous gates for tourist entry, which is named as Turiya and Karmajhiri.

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History of Pench National Park

Pench National Park was stated as a sanctuary in 1977, but in 1983, it elicited to the status of National Park. Later in the year 1992, it was recognized as PenchTiger Reserve, which covers 758 sq. km of area and the Pench National Park form the centre zone of the Reserve that covers 292.85 sq. km, and the Mowgli Pench Wildlife Sanctuary covers 118.30 sq. km of areas. A Buffer Zone formed by Reserve Forests, Revenue land and Protected Forests occupies 346.73 sq. km.

Pench National Park has splendid history. The depiction of its magnificence and natural wealth occurs in Ain-i-Akbari (Constitution of Akbar), which was a 16th century document written by Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak (the Emperor Akbar’s vizier), recording the Akbar’s administration empire. Pench has inspired Rudyard Kipling to write the popular novel ‘The Jungle Book’. Above all, third part special Tiger of BBC ‘Spy in the Jungle’ was also filmed in Pench National Park, which was based on the growing of four Tigers in Pench.

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Connectivity to reach

By Air: Nagpur Airport (88 Km) is the nearest one to reach the park. Other option is Jabalpur Airport, which is 200 km away from the park.

By Train:
The nearest railway station is Nagpur (90 km), well connected to all the cities of India.


By Road:
Nagpur is 88 km away from Pench through Seoni (NH No. 7).

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Climate & Best time to visit

In Summer: As soon as February bids a goodbye, the summer season tends to begin and spreads its warmth till June in Pench. The temperature during this season goes up to 42, making it a little tough to travel and explore. However, with the proper clothing and time slot, summers can also be enjoyed in Pench as it is a good time to spot tigers.

In Monsoon: This season is the perfect respite from the blazing summers that take place during the months of March to June. With every passing day, the soft rain showers turn into heavy rainfall, which is the reason why the park is closed during this season.

In Winter: Winter without any second thoughts is the best season to visit Pench National Park as the weather remains quite pleasant and tranquil for a wildlife safari. The temperature during the months of November to February drops down with every passing day and touches 5.

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