Pench National Park Tigers and Tourism

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Discover Pench Kipling Country and land of the tiger in Central India.

Kipling Country in Seoni Hills

Rudyard Kipling wrote wonderful accounts of Mowgli the wolf child found by a British officer in the jungles of Seoni. The "Jungle Book" intrigued the world and the film was a runway success. It still is, but the wolf child is non existent albeit the characters in the book survive in a forest patch called Pench Tiger Reserve. Situated in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra the park is a biodiversity hub.

Amazing flora and fauna stun visitors on tiger tours in the park. Baghira, Akela, Kaa, Bandar Log, Sher Khan, Baloo the bear and all the others can be seen here on their daily jungle chores. This is one of the parks where the Indian wolf can be seen albeit rarely.

The park offers excellent sightings of Nilgai and bison as well. These are found within the park and in good numbers. Pench is a good birding destination and both waterfowl and forest dwellers can be found here. The Totlah Dam offers good refuge to water birds. This dam is created on Pench River which intersects the park and is the lifeline of the ecosystem.

The park is home to many tigers and hence has been added as reserve in the Project Tiger Program. As a protected area it is notified as National Park besides being a tiger reserve.

Films by BBC and other major channels has popularized the destination. Every year whence the park is open a large number of inbound and local tourists arrive here to see the tiger in its natural habitat.

The park offers a good chance to see the elusive leopard and the sloth bear. This can happen on tiger safari in the reserve. The tourism is well organised here and one has to book a permit called gate entry before hand. This can be done online at MP Portal or at the gates namely Karmajhiri and Turia.

There is a limit on jeep entry, hence you should book in advance. The safaris are conducted only on registered jeeps in company of forest guides. The rounds take place on a fixed route as mentioned in the permit.

For really enjoying what the park has to offer one needs to stay for at least three nights hence accommodation has to be booked in advance. There are many lodges and wildlife resorts in Pench National Park in MP. These are situated on Khawasa to Turia road near the entrance. The accommodations range from budget to super luxurious. The properties are well equipped with modern amenities for a comfortable stay.

There are many packages available for tiger tours in Pench. You can avail of these packages or travel independently as many people do. Organised tours are the best since you do not have to bother about travel arrangements.

The reserve can be approached via Nagpur Airport which is at a distance of eighty kilometers. Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh requires a drive of two hundred kilometers via Seoni. The destination can also be reached from Kanha which is five hours drive.

The best time to visit are the winter months but the park is open till 30th June from 16th October every year.

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India, National, Park, Pench, Tiger Safari, Tourism

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
18th Sep 2014 (#)

Interesting post mate, cheers!

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
18th Sep 2014 (#)

Interesting post mate, cheers!

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
18th Sep 2014 (#)

Interesting post mate, cheers!

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author avatar pateluday
19th Sep 2014 (#)

Thanks! Fern

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author avatar Ptrikha
9th Dec 2014 (#)

Quite great and informative.

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author avatar pateluday
9th Dec 2014 (#)

Thanks Ptrikha!

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