Where is the Pench National Park in India

Pench National Park

The Pench National Park lies on the border with Maharashtra in the south of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The name of the park is derived from the river of the same name, which runs through the area from north to south. The national park is one of the total of 22 tiger reserves in India.

Wanted poster Pench National Park

  • Size: 758 square kilometers (a third of the Saarland)
  • Location: in central India 60 km south of the city of Seoni
  • Special animal: Tiger (population size: 25 tigers - as of March 2020)
  • Travel time: February to April during the cooler season

Animals in Pench National Park

The biggest attraction are of course the estimated 25 wild Bengal tigers in the national park. In addition to the big cats of prey, such as tigers and leopards, the park is home to more than 39 other mammal species such as jackals, hyenas, porcupines, civets, Indian bison (Gaur) and four-horned antelopes. In addition, 13 species of reptiles, some amphibians, more than 200 different birds and various very rare species of butterflies.

Vegetation and landscape of the Pench National Park

Large parts of the national park are covered by dense mixed deciduous forests. In the southern parts of the park there are also forests with rare tropical tree species such as teak or moyan. Occasionally there are also smaller bamboo forests in some valleys. Although the exact number of plant species in the national park has not yet been fully cataloged, there is no question that the region offers an extraordinarily diverse habitat for numerous residents.

Best travel time and climate in Pench National Park

Pench National Park is closed to visitors during the monsoon season from July to September. The best travel time is in spring between February and April, with pleasant temperatures and blue skies. On Wednesdays, the Madhya Pradesh part of the park is closed, but the Maharashtra part is not.

Tours and accommodations in Pench National Park

Safaris in Pench National Park can be done either from the back of an elephant, by jeep or on foot. Safaris start at different times depending on the season: In winter the morning safari starts at 7:30 a.m. (until 10:30 a.m.) and the evening safari at 3:00 p.m. (until 5:30 p.m.). In summer, the evening safari starts at 6:30 a.m. (until 9:30 a.m.) and the midday safari at 4:00 p.m. (until 6:30 p.m.).

Accommodation is available in all price ranges at the entrances to the national park. We recommend either the luxurious jungle camp Tuli Tiger Corridor directly at the national park or the Jamtara Wilderness Camp & Lodge. There are also other resorts such as Pench Jungle Camp, Baghvan Wildlife Resort and Mahua Vann Resort.

Stylish in the middle of the wilderness! Between the starry sky and the tiger safari!

Arrival to the Pench National Park

The nearest airport is Nagpur and the nearest town is Seoni. From there you can reach the park by bus or car.

Several national parks in one trip! For these special tours we recommend the travel provider DIAMIR Erlebnisreisen.