PENCH NATIONAL PARK
Pench National park, nestling in the lower southern reaches of the Satpuda hills is named after Pench River that meanders 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.
Area of the Pench National Park is 1200 Sq Kms approximately.
Pench Tiger Reserve and its neighborhood is the original setting of Rudyard Kipling's most famous work, The Jungle Book.
The forest is blessed with an expansive spread of varied species of flora. As per the physiognomy, the forest type is southern tropical dry deciduous teak and southern tropical mixed deciduous forest with other species of shrubs, trees and climbers.
Teak and its associate’s moyan, mahua, mokha, skiras, tendu, bija, achar, garari, aonla, ghont, baranga, amaltas, kihamali, khair, palas.
The Pench National Park is an enriched hub of endangered wildlife species and is a habitat of much extinct fauna.
39 species of mammals, 13 species of reptiles, 3 species of amphibians and over 170 varieties of birds.
Moreover, rare birds dwell in this countryside. According to an estimation of the wildlife authorities, the bird population in the park counts to be over 250 species like barbets, bulbul, minivets, orioles, wagtails, munias, flycatchers, waterfowls and blue kingfishers.
Pench, certainly is a wildlifer's delight; and is loaded with opportunities for rare bird sighting! A treat for avid bird watchers!
Best time to visit: October to April