Have you ever wondered about the inspiration behind the ‘Jungle Book’ written by Rudyard Kipling. It is the Pench National Park situated in Madhya Pradesh, famous for its captivating beauty and rich wildlife. Altogether with Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Panna and Satpura, Pench is one of the prominent wildlife reserves of central India.

 Pench National Park

About Pench National Park

Pench National Park is located in the districts of Seoni and Chhindwara in the state of Madhya Pradesh near Maharashtra border. It derives its name from River Pence which flows through the park. Spread over a massive area of 758 sq km, including the core area, the forest is abundant in wildlife. Consequently about 40 species of mammals and 200 species of birds reside in the park. It is a habitat of numerous wild creatures like the Royal Bengal tiger, peafowl, sloth bear and Indian leopard. Since it is only a two hour drive from Nagpur, you can easily plan a weekend excursion to this forest.

Safari booking

The safari to explore the exotic wildlife of Pench can be booked through MP forest online. It also has the option of booking single seat and whole safari.

How to reach

By road

The nearest city of Nagpur in Maharashtra which is only 80 km away has good road connectivity to the National Park.

By train

The nearest station is in Nagpur in Maharashtra while Seoni is the nearest station in Madhya Pradesh which is only 72 km away.

By flight

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur is the nearest airport when traveling to Pench.

Where to stay

MP tourism’s Kipling’s Court is a beautiful resort in an idyllic setting and a perfect place to stay during your visit. Moreover, you can even take morning or evening walks around the hotel with a wildlife expert to explore the rich diversity of birds.