Pench

Things to do - general

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.

Country India
Languages spoken

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 usedIndian Rupees
Area (km2)292.85 km2

Best Time to Visit info

Pench National Park remains closed during monsoon, from July to October. From November to June tourists can visit Pench. Summer season is quite hot in Pench but animal sightings are easier then. Chances of sighting tigers in summer is higher than any other season. The weather is quite pleasant during winter - from November to the middle of February.

What to do info

Go for jungle safari a few times in Pench. This is done in open jeep. During summer, morning safari timings are from 6.30am to 9.30am and evening safari timings are from 4pm (1600 hrs) to 6.30pm (1830 hrs). During winter 7.30am to 10.30am and evening safari timings are from 3pm (15 00 hrs) to 5.30pm (17 30 hrs)

CHR0009 Cherry Resort, Pench

CHR0009 Cherry Resort, Pench

Near Turiya Gate, Pench National Park, Pench
Name of the Hotel: CHERRY RESORT, PENCH Hotel location: Near Turiya Gate, Pench National Park, Khawa More info

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