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Pench National Park
River Pence


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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    City, State

    Seoni and Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh

    Languages spoken

    Gondi, Hindi, English

    Currency Used

    Indian Rupee ₹

    Area (km2)

    758 km2

    Best time to visit


    From Nagpur

    How To Reach

    The distance between Nagpur and Pench National Park is 66 km. You can choose to travel via-


    The distance between Nagpur and Pench National Park is 80.4 km and takes approximately 1 hour. This is the cheapest and quickest way to reach Pench.


    Nagpur railway station is located at the nearest distance of 78km from Pench National Park. It has regular connectivity of trains from all over the country. After reaching the railway station, you can then travel to the national park by road where accommodation of all types can be easily found.


    Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur is at a distance of around 130 km. Taxis are easily available from the airport to Pench for a comfortable journey.

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