Pench National Park, India
after the Pench river, Pench National Park lies in the lower southern
reaches of Satpura hills. Located on the southern boundary of Madhya Pradesh,
Pench national park borders with states like Maharashtra. The park falls
in the district Seoni (Madhya Pradesh), and is close to Nagpur (90 km).
The national park of Pench has usually tropical climate, and is warm during
the summer, and cold in winter. Winters, temperature ranging between 3º
C to 16º C, are the most comfortable season to visit the park, but
it doesn't guarantee good wildlife viewing. Summers (April- June), temperature
soaring from 26º C to 42º C, are the best time to view rich
wildlife in the park.
The mixed forest of the Pench National Park is origin to diverse floral
species. Over 1200 species of plants have been recorded in the park, which
make together a very suitable environs for hundreds of wild inhabitants
to dwell in the park. The varied species of trees found commonly in the
park are Moyan, Mahua, Mokha, Skiras, Tendu, Bija, Achar, Garari, Aonla,
Ghont, Baranga, Amaltas, Kihamali, Khair, Palas. Bamboo trees are also
pervaded in the park, but it is restricted to some valley.
National Park is famous for large herds of Indian Bison, Sambar, Nilgai,
Cheetal, Wild Dog and Wild Pig. Predators roaming in the park are Tigers,
Leopards, Wild Dogs and Wolfs. Other common animals that one can take
sight in the park are Sloth Bear, Chousingha, Chinkara Barking Deer, Jackal,
Fox, Common Palm Civet, Small Indian Civet, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Porcupine
and many others. approx 55 tigers, listed in the park, combine big fascination
for wildlife tourists willing to spot tigers.
The national park
and tiger reserve of Pench is paradise, no less than Bharatpur National
Park, for birders. Approx 285 species of birds including Malabar Pied
Hornbill, Indian Pitta, Osprey, Grey-headed Fishing Eagle, Sarus Crane,
White-eyed Buzzard, and many species of migratory birds invite nature
lovers to explore them.
How to Reach
gate of the Pench national park at Turia is merely 12 km from Khawasa
(80 km from Nagpur). The park finding its easy connection with Nagpur
is easily reachable from all other part of the region
By Air : Nagpur
is the nearest airport which has good air link with major air destinations
like Mumbai and Delhi. From Nagpur, one can drive to Khawasa (80 km),
from where Turia gate of the Pench national park is just 12 km.
By Rail : The
nearest railhead from the national park is Nagpur (92 km), from where
one can easily reach Khawasa in 2 hours drive, and can take another small
drive to the Turia gate of the park (12 km from Khawasa).
By Road : From
Nagpur (80 km) and Jabalpur (190 km), one can drive on National Highway
7, and can easily reach Khawasa, from where the park is just 12 km.
National Park of India