This national Park is located in the lower most southern region of Satpura Hills. It is a marvelous national park which is a great asset especially for the nature lovers or forest lovers and the wild life lovers. There is a river inside the national park, which is known as Pench River and it flows from north to the south of this beautiful national Park. Due to the presence of this Pench River, this national park is known as Pench National Park. The entire region is the verdant and the beautiful region displaying nature's beauty at its best.
Pench National Park has occupied a huge area of about 758 sq kms and is located on the boundary of Seoni and the Chhindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh. You can see the extension of this forest towards south in the Nagpur and towards the east in Balaghat district. The scenic beauty of this national park is marvelous and so it has intrigued several naturalists like Captain J. Forsyth and Rudyard Kipling.
This national park is blessed with diverse topography and so it is a perfect abode for exotic fauna and flora species. Leopard and the Tiger are the major attractions apart from other wild life especially for the wildlife enthusiasts. Some of the other major wildlife species which can be easily spotted here in this Pench National Park areFour Horned Antelope, Sloth Bear, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Nilgai, Wild Pig, Porcupine, Indian Pangolin and Indian Panthon. You can also have the opportunity to spot some of the major fish species of the park in the water of the park like Chalar, Rohu, Calbasu, Mrigal, Sanbal, Kunda, Mahur, Dadai, Jhunda, Mahasir and Padhan. There are some scores of beautiful avifauna species like Grebes, Whitened Storks, Herons, Darters, Egrets, Bulbuls, Tailor Birds, Mynahs, Orioles, Barbets, Sunbirds, Minivets, Wagtails and Parakeets.
The flora of the Pench National Park is majorly southern tropical dry deciduous and dry mixed deciduous. Some of the major flora species are Saja, Teak, Bija, Lendia, Dhaora, Haldu and Amaltas. This beautiful national park is blessed with dense wood which help in creating mystifying landscape especially for nature lovers who visit this place to capture some memorable and rare moments of the park.
Your trip is totally incomplete without the adventurous Safari Ride of Pench. You will get the life time unforgettable experience while spotting the animals and birds of different species in their natural habitat. Apart from lots of peace and excitement, you will get the opportunity to sight and spot the Tiger, the most important attraction of Pench. But while doing your Safari ride, you have to follow certain rules. Safari ride of Pench offers you an opportunity to spot wild animals of different species. Birds of different species, local and migrant, then nature's beauty to its extreme.
By Air: The nearest airport to reach Pench National Park is Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport. It is only 185 kms from the Pench National Park. Nagpur Airport is well connected to the major cities of India. From here one can reach to Pench by Taxi, Bus or by Train.
By Train: The nearest railway station to reach Pench is Seoni Railway Station, which is only 35.6 kms from the park. Another railway station is Nagpur Railway station which is 166 kms from the park. Nagpur railway station is very well connected to the major cities of India. So one can easily reach to National Park without any difficulties.
By Road: You can easily take a bus from Nagpur or Khawasa. This national park is just 12 kms from Khwasa and 185 kms from the major city Nagpur. Nagpur is one of the important city and well connected to the other major cities of India.
Best Time to Visit Pench National Park is from October to February, as the weather in these months remain pleasant and the jungle looks beautiful. For Birding, the best months are from November to March. In these months, the birds of different cold countries visit this place to spend winter.