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The Pench National Park on the border of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra has been known through the ages for its rich flora and fauna.Named after the river that flows nearby, Pench was declared a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1983, though it had been declared a notified area in 1972. Today, the park is the 19th Tiger Reserve in the country and takes pride in its tigers and other wildlife. The total area under the Pench Tiger Reserve comes to about 758 km, out of which a core area of 299 sq km is the National Park and 464 km the buffer area. In the year 2002, Pench National Park was re-notified as ‘Indira Priyadarshini Pench National Park' and Pench Sanctuary was re-notified as ‘Mowgli Pench Sanctuary'.

Pench is blessed with forests spread in all the direction. As per general physiognomy, the forest type here is southern tropical dry deciduous teak and southern tropical mixed deciduous forest with other species of shrubs, trees, and climbers. There are many rare varieties of herbs and grasses in this region that are known to be of medicinal use.

Pencch is very rich in fauna and a number of endangered species have made it their habitat. There is high density of the wild pig, nilgai, chital, muntjac, gaur and four horned antelope. Sighting a tiger is as difficult here as in the other national parks in the country and it needs a lot of patience and luck to sight one.

Apart from mammals and other land-based wildlife, the park is also rich in bird life. According to an estimation of the wildlife authorities, the bird population in the park stands at over 125 species like barbets, bulbuls, minivets orioles, wagtails, munias, mynas, waterfowls, and blue kingfishers. The Pench River, water streams, and nallahs provide the best playground for the water birds of this region. They are also the habitat for crocodiles and fresh water turtles.

 

 

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The Pench National Park on the border of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra has been known through the ages for its rich flora and fauna.Named after the river that flows nearby, Pench was declared a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1983, though it had been declared a notified area in 1972.

Hotels near Pench

Mahua Van Resort

Mahua Van Resort is located at 1.5 Kms from Turia gate of Pench National Park (Madhya Pradesh - INDIA).


Best Price: Rs. per day

Pench Jungle Camp

Pench Jungle Camp is at a distance of 1 Km from Turia gate in Pench National Park (Madhya Pradesh - INDIA) at about 92 kms from Nagpur.


Best Price: Rs. per day

Bagh Van Lodge

Taj Safaris and CC Africa's Bagh Van Lodge, just 5 minutes from the entrance of the Pench Tiger Reserve at Turia and 15 minutes from the turn-off on NH7 at Khawasa (Madhya Pradesh, India).


Best Price: Rs. per day


  
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