Untamed Pench

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  • Pench reserve offers boat rides to its numerous islands. Pench National Park inspired Rudyard Kipling's 'The Jungle Book'
  • Art of project tiger since 1992
  • Home to over 285 resident and migratory birds
  • Protects 4 species of the now endangered vultures
  • The elusive leopards are found in good numbers

Untamed Pench

Pench Tiger Reserve comprises the Indira Priyadarshini Pench National Park and the Pench Mowgli Sanctuary. It is named after the Pench river that flows through it.

Rudyard Kipling's Mowgli's adventure and his battle with the furious Sher Khan is based on this very landscape in Madhya Pradesh. The places described in the 'The Jungle Book' are the locations marked at Alikatta village and the Seeonee hills. This is the reason, Pench Tiger Reserve is also popularly known as 'Land of The Jungle Book'.

It is also interesting to know that the one best wildlife series on tigers so far, 'Tiger : Spy in the Jungle' is also filmed in Pench National Park. The series was shot with the use of `trunk cams' ; the cameras held by elephants' trunks, to follow four newborn tiger cubs all the way to adulthood.

A magnificent expanse in Madhya Pradesh, Pench Tiger Reserve, though is a tiger territory but it is also shelters dense population chetal, followed by leopard, sambhar, gaur (Indian bison), chousingha, chinkara, barking deer, small Indian civet, and porcupine and migratory birds such as Malabar pied hornbill, Indian pitta and osprey .

The major attractions of the Pench Tiger Reserves are jungle walk, jungle safari, night safari, trekking, wildlife viewing from machaan and village tour. 

You can capture the endangered species of vultures at Sita Ghat or Raiyakassa and elusive leopards at Piyorthadi looking for food and water.

Tourists can experience rural lifestyle while staying among Gond families at Khamba Village and create one of its kind memories.

You can also try your hands at the potter wheel making some black earthen pots at the potters colony which is well known for black pottery. The potters colony in Pachdhar village is 10 km from Turia gate.What a delight to make a souvenir by yourself to remember your visit at Pench. 

Watching tigers, birds and several other animals strolling in the woods during day or night jungle safari or visiting the Kariya Summit hill (popularly known as Kalia hill) at Pench Tiger Reserve will bring back the thrill you used to have, while watching Mowgli battle Sher Khan.

Safari Booking: https://forest.mponline.gov.in

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Points of Interest

Baghin Nala

Khamba Village



Where vultures dare

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Best Season To Visit

Best Season To Visit

The best time to visit Pench is from October to April.