30 Nov 2022
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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Baghin Nala, the sister of another famous tigress from Pench National Park 'Collarwali', derived her name as she marked her territory at the nullah near the buffer zone of Turia gate.
Do visit one of the houses to experience the true essence of rural lifestyle with great hospitality from Gond families living here.?
This rocky expanse is most famous to spot the elusive leopard.
Popular for spotting exotic birds, it also offers a scenic view of the Pench river.
At least four of the endangered vultures - the white-rumped vulture, long-billed vulture, white scavenger vulture and king vulture - are found in good numbers in the reserve.
Price: INR 1000 - 5000 Phone: (07695) 232830, 232850, 9300327575
Price: INR 18000 onwards Phone: +91-8800637711 / 0124- 2970497
Phone : 7126653666
The Habitat is the premium dining and bar lounge cum library in Tuli Tiger Corridor Resort. It offers a great view of the Jungle because of its close proximity to the national park. This restaurant serves Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines. Special care has been paid to ensure the quality of food and use only fresh organic products from the village nearby. The library provides a quiet corner and offers many books and magazines to settle down with.
Phone : 8889231818
The multi-cuisine restaurant in a 4-stars property, Mahua Vann Resort is well equipped with a modern kitchen to serve the guest with well-prepared food. The ambience is warm and subtle which makes this restaurant an ideal choice for buffets and regular dining. Dining in an open wooden deck overlooking the river can be an exciting option for the palate.
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The best time to visit Pench is from October to April.