Located in the Satpura hill ranges, Pench National Park is an ideal destination for wildlife and adventure lovers and attracts a large number of tourists. Pench is a quaint town in Madhya Pradesh and is renowned for its abundant wildlife. The scenic landscape with sundry woods and small mounds offers a perfect destination to unwind and enjoy nature's beauty. It is said that the National Park is a base for Rudyard Kipling's Jungle book because of its due to its verdant forests and distinct wildlife. Apart from that, the varied flora and fauna are worth exploring too.
The National Park derives its name from the River Pench that flows through the reserve and divides it into almost two equal parts. The area that houses the sanctuary is located for its rich flora and fauna.
It sprawls over an area of 758 sq. Km that covers the forest tracts of Balaghat, Seoni and Nagpur districts. A dam has been built on the Pench river on the south-eastern boundary of the reserve. The diverse fauna of the reserve includes 164 bird species, 33 species of mammals, 10 amphibians species, 50 fish species, 30 species of reptiles, along with leopard, dhole, jungle cat, sloth bear, jackal, common palm civet, small Indian civet, Wolves, nilgai, wild pig, barking deer and chowsingha.
While the flora of the park includes trees like Madhuca indica, Miliusa velutina, Terminalia Buchanania lanzan, tomentosa, Lagerstroemia parviflora, Ougeinia dalbergoides and Lannea coromandalica.
While on a trip to Pench National Park, do relish lip-smacking food at Chindimatta, Restaurant at Mahua Vann, Restaurant at Kipling's Court, The Habitat and the Restaurant at Pench Jungle Camp.
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