Pench Tiger Reserve
Pench National Park is nestled in the lower southeast region of the Satpuda Mountains is named after Pench River winding through the Park from north to south. It is located on the southeast border of Madhya Pradesh, surrounding Maharashtra, in the regions of Seoni and Chhindwara. Pench National Park, consists of 758 sq kms, out of which 299 sq kms is Indira Priyadarshini Pench Nationwide Park and the Mowgli Pench Sanctuary which consists of 464 sq kms.
Location & History
Pench National park claims 758 sq kms of the lower southern ranges of the Satpura hills of Central India. The park is named after the River Pench which divides it into Seoni and Chhindwara districts. For those who are in a dilemma of how to reach Pench national park; here is the answer. The park is located near Turia gate, Seoni district, Kurai Madhya Pradesh. This place is easily accessible via air, road and railways too. For Pench Resorts Booking, one can send us enquiry or can contact the given phone numbers as well.
Pench was declared a sanctuary in 1977 but raised to the status of national park in 1983. In 1992, it was established as the 19th tiger reserve of India and in 2011, Pench was awarded the “Best Managed Park” by Madhya Pradesh Tourism.
Pench has been an inspiration to several books including R. A. Strendale’s ‘Seonee – Camp life in Satpura Hills’, Forsyth’s ‘Highlands of Central India’ and Dunbar Brander’s ‘Wild Animals of Central India’. Most notably, Rudyard Kipling brought an unforgettable description of Pench to bookshelves across the world as the setting for his classic tale, ‘The Jungle Book’.
Florra & Fauna
Much of the low lying hills and valleys of Pench is covered by dry deciduous forest. Swathes of dry scrub give way to areas closer to the Pench river that are green almost round the year. Teak is the dominant species of tree along with Mahua, Tendu, Flame of the forest, Golden Shower and Bamboo.
While the stars of the forest are the tigers who roam the area, Pench is also a habitat for other 39 species of mammals, 13 species of reptiles and 3 species of amphibians. Commonly seen are chital, sambar, wild boar, jackal, Indian leopard, sloth bear, wild dog, jungle cat and gaur. The park is rich in bird life too with more than 300 species of birds including several migratory ones. To experience the thrill of staying close to the forest one needs to spend a day or two at any the property. One can easily land up in any of the properties and enjoy the lavish yet natural life at Pench.
Vannraj Resort, Village Jamun Tola,
PO Khawasa, Dist. – Seoni,