Hotels in Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh

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All about hotels in Pench for accommodation on tiger safari. Discover how the park became popular...

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Rudyard Kipling first mentioned the Seoni Hills in Madhya Pradesh. I have roamed extensively in this area and justify the popularisation of these forests by Kipling. Amidst fairy tale settings of the Pench River the biodiversity is astounding. The National Park is home to bewildering life forms the most majestic being the tiger.

I have been regularly visiting the forests since my younger days and have grown up with wonderful conservation of the reserve. In those days whence the reserve was hidden in obscurity there was hardly any tourism. Visitors like me had to stay in the Rest House at Karmajhiri which had few rooms. This was the only accommodation established then. A stay was entirely at the mercy of the Forest Department, but you could get in.

The park came under tremendous popularity whence the film on Rudyard Kipling's "Jungle Book" was made. The films like A spy in Jungle made the park known worldwide. The tourists then started trickling in this lead to new rooms being built at Kramajhiri in the RH compound. Eventually Mowgli's Den, Tuli Resort, Kipling Court etc were established.

Kipling Court is owned by MPTDC which is a Government of Madhya Pradesh enterprise. This property was meant for public and is a great success. Most of the hotels and resorts are situated near the Turia Gate which is ten km from Khawasa on Jabalpur, Nagpur Highway.

With excellent conservation measures the tiger population in the park increased rapidly. This resulted in good tiger sightings and the destination could now compete with famous parks like Kanha and Bandhavgarh.

Other animals that could be seen here easily are the bison, wild dog, sloth bear and the leopard. The proximity with Nagpur a large city in neighbouring Maharashtra was another reason for increase tourist numbers. It is just eighty kilometres from the park. This happened when wildlife tourism gained popularity everywhere.

Citizens from Nagpur are regular visitors, some of them arrive on short day visit. They are more interested in fun and food and hence maintain the occupation level when the entry is closed. Every year it is closed from 30th June to 15 October.

No accommodation is allowed within the core zone of the reserve hence the resorts are situated in the buffer zone. In the recent times the number of properties has increased to accommodate more tourists on tiger safari.

This has led to introduction of luxury concept among the hotels in Pench near the Turia Gate. The properties range from budget to five star and offer modern amenities. All facilities like Internet, parking, dining, telephone and TV are available. The most preferred accommodations are the mid priced ones. The management also arranges tiger safaris for the visitors.

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author avatar Retired
18th Sep 2014 (#)

Are you live in mp.

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author avatar pateluday
19th Sep 2014 (#)

Yes I live in MP

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author avatar Retired
20th Sep 2014 (#)

Me also, bhopal mp.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
28th Sep 2014 (#)

Very interesting post and one of a kind writing too, cheers!

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
28th Sep 2014 (#)

Very interesting post and one of a kind writing too, cheers!

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author avatar pateluday
28th Sep 2014 (#)

Thanks Fern!

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