Pench National Park is located in Chhindwara and Seoni districts in Madhya Pradesh, very close to Maharashtra borders. The Park is named after River Pench which streams through the park. The Park was recognized as a project tiger reserve in 1992.
Pench has tropical moist deciduous forest and the prey concentration is supposed to be one of the highest in India. Animals most commonly found in Pench are Chital, sambhar, nilgai, wild boar and jackal. Leopard, sloth bear, wild dog, porcupine, jungle cat, fox, striped hyena, guar, chowsingha and barking deer are also found in Pench. Besides these, there are more than 280 varieties of birds in Pench. If lucky, guests can also spot Royal Bengal tigers in Pench.
There are three gates to the park on Madhya Pradesh side – The Turia Gate, the Karmajhari Gate and Jamtara Gate. Most jungle lodges are set around Turia Gate.
Hindi is the main language in Madhya Pradesh and this is what is spoken in and around Pench. English is spoken by a few people, mostly related to hospitality sector.
|Currency used||Indian Rupees|
|Area (km2)||292.85 km2|