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Pench Tiger Reserve & Wildlife

About

Pench Tiger Reserve is the only park that is spread over two states namely Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. The reserve derives its name from the Pench River that flows through the reserve.

Historically, the area has been described as being rich in biodiversity according to records of the Deogarh Kingdom of the 16th century. During the subsequent Gonds, Marathas and British cleared vast tracts of forestland. Efforts were made to preserve the forest from 1862 onwards.

The topography of the reserve is mostly undulating and dotted by ridges and hills. Seasonal streams have carved many furrows on the landscape. The vegetation ranges from moist sheltered valleys to open deciduous forests. The landscape supports a variety of flora and fauna. Teak is the predominant species of the region. Bamboo forest occur along stream and hill slopes. The open patches are occupied by tall grasses. Pench tiger reserve has the highest density of herbivores. Mammals found here are tiger, leopards, dhole, jungle cat,striped hyena, sloth bear, jackal and common palm civet.
Pench Tiger reserve is among the tourism hotspots of Madhya Pradesh

When to go

The best time to visit the park is November to June

Trivia

Known as the land of Mowgli, this park was the inspiration behind Rudyard Kipling’s Second Jungle Book.

Quick facts

Location –  Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra
Area –  292.85 sq Km
Nearest Airport –  Nagpur(80 Km)
Nearest Rail Head –  Nagpur
How to reach –  Nearest bus stand is Seoni, Khanwasa
Famous for –  Tigers, Leopards
Months Open – October to June
Best Time –  November to March

What's there

Mammals –Tiger, Leopard, dhole, jungle cat, small Indian civet, wolves. striped hyena, sloth bear, jackal, common palm civet, chital, sambar, gaur, nilgai, wild pig, barking deer and four- horned antelope
Birds – stork-billed Kingfisher, White-throated Kingfisher, Pied Kingfisher, Green Bee-eater, BBlue-tailed Bee-eater, Pied Cuckoo

Images made at Pench by our team

 

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