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About Pench National Park
Situated in the heart of India, Pench National Park is Heart Beat of Madhya Pradesh as it shares huge percentage of tourism of Madhya Pradesh and is on the places to visit list of almost of travel enthusiast of the world. Two states of the country got the pride to have Pench National Park in its territory, which are Madhya pradesh and Maharshtra.Pench is spread on 758sq.kms in the south of MP. It falls under Chhinwara and Seoni districts which are situated at the edge of two states. However, 257 sq kms of Pench National park is situated in the Maharashtra.
The beauty of the forest is unsurpassed and hypnotic as it is perfect destination for tourists with grass land one side, water bodies on the other. Rocky zones and elevated landforms too can be spotted here making it perfect place not just for its wildlife but also for the tourist. Please your eyes with the picturesque natural beauty of Pench having rich treasure of flora and fauna which is divided into two divisions i.e. Mowgli Pench Sanctury and Priya Darshini National park.
It is named as Pench on the name of Pench River that flows from its northern part to southern region. River sets the region in two halves which are called eastern and western zones. Park is not just abode to variety of wildlife but is inhabited by millions of human beings too with distinct culture, tradition, business. Tourism is great source of earning for great proportion of people residing here. A huge percentage of people of Pench earn their livelihood from the tourism of the park. Almost 10 villages are situated close to the Pench National Park, out of which one is situated within the park and rest at the outskirts of Pench National Park. Pench attained its sanctuary status in 1965 and received status of national Park in 1975. It is now a renowned accommodation of tigers and number of endangered species. It eventually because of the increasing and good number of tigers in Pench National Park also was awarded the title of Tiger reserve in 1992 and currently part of Project tiger. Impressed and enchant with the natural beauty of the forest, the writer of Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling made it a part of his book too.
Forests of Pench National Park
Flora of the Pench includes- Salai, Mahua, Saja, White Kulu, Dhaora, Bijiyasal, Amaltas etc. Pench National Park inhibits enormous plants, shrubs, herbs, trees, climbers, creepers making it a green land round the year. Tall trees are so dense that they hardly allow Sunrays to kiss the land. Its vegetation and enchanting beauty pacifies the soul of tourists.
Talking about wildlife of Pench National Park – it is a marvelous abode of home of distinct types of wild animals. Sher khan that you had seen in your is a real home of Royal Bengal Tigers or Sher Khans. It has more animals from cat family Indian Leopard, Four-horned Antelope, Chital, Wolf, Gaur, Jungle Cat, Sloth Bear etc. Likewise, it is also home of bird species residing in Pench National Park include Lesser Whistling Teal, Red-Vented Bulbul ,Waterfowl, Wagtail, Indian Roller, Peafowl, Munia, Crow Pheasant, Pintail, Blue Kingfisher, , Crimson-Breasted Berbet etc. In addition to Indian species, plenty of migratory rivers too can be spotted and is also popular attraction amongst bird gazers.
Pench National Park Highlights
- Tourists should plan their visit to Pench national park either during summer or between the months of November to June months for best of the excursion of the wildlife in park.
- The area is well connected to the mainstream through developed roads and is close to Pauni on National Highway 7. Seoni Railway Station and Nagpur airport are the two terminals for the folks planning to visit the park who can further hire cabs to the picturesque forest destination.
- The area inside the national park or out is flourished with the leading and star rated hotels as well as government guesthouse to suit the pockets of all giving complete luxury and leisure to tourists.
It is a must to visit destination for the folks found of serene of nature and beauty of wildlife.
History of Pench National Park
Pench National Park, the renowned wild life reserve of India is situated in Seoni and Chhindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh, is one of the beautiful wild life reserve experiencing huge influx of tourists from across the world. It is located close to Pauni on National Highway 7 along with being not too far from Nagpur. Popular amongst the wild life enthusiast and lovers of nature, Pench National Mark is situated in the foothills of Satpura ranges holds an important place in the Indian history. Situated on the bank of river Pench, the forest is named after it as Pench National Park. National Park is a rich resource of amazing flora and fauna and is stated in 17th century in the books. It is inhabited with species like Leopard, Tigers, monkeys, deer, Gaurs etc.
AN INSIGHT INTO HISTORY OF PENCH NATIONAL PARK
Initially in 1965 and 1975, it was declared as a sanctuary and national park respectively. Stretched in an area of 758 Sq Kilometers, it was declared as Pench Tiger Reserve in 1992. The central part of Tiger Reserve is spread on the area of 292.85 sq kilometers and the Mowgli Pench wild sanctuary covers area of 118.30 Square Kilometers.
The Pench National Park has been part of Ain-i-Akbari (Constitution of Akbar). Ain-i-Akbari was pen in 16th century by the vizier of Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak. The popular Jungle Book is written by Rudyard Kipling, which is inspired from the exquisiteness of Pench National Park.