Pench National Park
The famous Pench National Park, named after the pristine River Pence, which flows through the park, is located in the districts of Seoni and Chhindwara, in Madhya Pradesh-the heart of India. It is mentioned in the story of 1894, ‘The Jungle Book’, by the English author Rudyard Kipling, making it one of the most popular wildlife reserves in India. This is the reason, Pench Tiger Reserve is also popularly known as ‘Land of The Jungle Book’.
The National Park is spread in an area of 758 km2.The park was started in 1965 as a wildlife sanctuary. It got the recognition of National Park in 1975 and of tiger Reserve in 1992.
Various species of fauna can be found in Pench other than Royal Bengal tiger including jackal, peafowl, wild dog, wild boar, sloth bear, Indian leopard, fox, striped hyena, monkey, gaur, barking deer, four-horned antelope, Indian wolf, and more.
Tourists here have an opportunity to experience the rural lifestyle while staying among Gond families at Khamba Village, which is once in a lifetime experience.
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How To Reach
The distance between Nagpur and Pench National Park is 66 km. You can choose to travel via-