Pench

Pench

Witnessing wildlife in India in its raw form can be an exhilarating experience. India is home to a number of wildlife sanctuaries and National Parks where you can take thrilling safaris to witness wild animals in their natural habitat. Not just the animals but the forests too can mesmerize you with their varying colors, serene ambiance and beautiful sounds. One such amazing experience is offered at Pench National Park in central India. Located in the Seoni and Chhindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh, Pench National Park comprises 758 sq km, out of which a core area of 299 sq km is the national park and Mowgli Pench sanctuary while the remaining 464 sq km is the buffer area. Its variety of flora and fauna is quite splendid with around 1200 species of plants and several animals including the majestic Royal Bengal tiger. In fact, the Pench tiger reserve has the highest density of herbivores in India (90.3 animals per sq km). (ALSO SEE 10 best places to spot tigers in India) If you are a wildlife lover and interested in exploring India’s forests, then the Pench National Park must feature in your bucket list. Here are all the details on how to reach Pench National Park by road, train and flight. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Liquor Baron Doles Out Money For 180-seater Plane Just to Fly 4 People to Delhi



How to reach Pench National Park by road

Pench falls on the Nagpur-Jabalpur highway. Seoni is the major hub for road transport to Pench. Several buses and cabs are available for the Pench National Park from Seoni which is well linked to other major parts of Madhya Pradesh. Seoni to Pench is around 74 km and takes close to 2 hours and 2o minutes to reach by road. Buses taken from Nagpur will drop you off at Sukhwara or Khwasa. Nagpur to Pench is around 96 km and takes 2 hours and 32 minutes by road. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Imposes Rs 2,000 Fine on Migrant Workers And Others Violating Home Quarantine Amid COVID-19

How to reach Pench National Park by train

The nearest railhead is Seoni which is around 30 km away from Pench National Park. People travelling from Mumbai prefer taking a train to Nagpur from where several cabs and private vehicles are available for Pench which is around 95 km away. DO SEE Top 5 national parks in Madhya Pradesh every wildlife lover must visit Also Read - After Rajasthan, Locusts Enter Maharashtra, Delhi - Why is This a Worrying Situation?



How to reach Pench National Park by flight

The nearest airport to Pench National Park is Sonegaon airport in Nagpur which is at a distance of 93 km. Several private vehicles and cabs are available for hire from here to Pench.

Here are the safari timings according to season –

Winter Timings:
Entry –
Morning Safari: 0730 hrs
Evening Safari: 1500 hrs
Exit –
Morning Safari: 1030 hrs
Evening Safari: 1730 hrs

Summer Timings:
Entry –
Morning Safari: 0630 hrs
Evening Safari: 1600 hrs
Exit –
Morning Safari: 0930 hrs
Evening Safari: 1830 hrs

So, as we get cloer to winter 2017, go ahead and make your plans to visit Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh.