Tiger lying in the grass at the Pench National Park

Safari tours to Pench National Park

About Pench National Park

Pench National Park is located in northwestern Maharashtra state, around 70km from Nagpur. Spread over an area of 275 km, the park also extends into the neighbouring state of Madhya Pradesh. Pench was said to be the inspiration and setting for Rudyard Kipling’s famous Jungle Book collection of stories. Declared a sanctuary in 1977, Pench was raised to the status of a National park in 1983. It later became part of the Project Tiger network of reserves. Pench hosts a population of tiger. The terrain is undulating, with most of the area covered by small hills and well-stocked teak mixed forest.

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Tigers, though for the greater part elusive, tend to inhabit the prey-rich belt by the Pench River, which meanders through the undulating terrain. Other wildlife in Pench includes sambars, nilgais, chitals, wild boars, jackals, leopards, wild dogs, sloth bears, jungle cats, barking deer and striped hyenas. Additionally, there are more than 170 species of birds including several of the migratory variety. Naturally, with this plethora of flora and fauna, Pench National Park is perfect for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts alike.

The landscape here is both diverse and beautiful and is another drawcard for the park, along with its abundance of wild animals. Deciduous forest makes up the majority of the park and trickling waterways, that become full-grown streams during the monsoon season, tumble between the trees, hydrating the land and ensuring its vivid green hue and fertile earth. Jeep safaris are readily available and are the most popular way of seeing everything the park has to offer.

Pench National Park Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Pench National Park

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Pench National Park Hotels

If you are planning a Pench National Park holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Baghvan Lodge Pench National Park

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Lodge

Baghvan is a charming lodge, with spacious, stand alone suites. Authentic Indian cuisine is served each evening for dinner and in between meals, guests can snack on freshly baked treats or sip on a piping hot masala chai tea. The lodge ensures that all its residents are fully catered to at all times and offer safari tours through the park that run twice a day. The lodge is situated just a 5 minute drive from the park entrance, making it a perfect base for exploring the area.

Tiger Corridor Pench National Park

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Camp

This new luxury-tented safari camp is set in 22 acres of lush forest. The 8 air-conditioned twin or double bedded tents, with attached facilities, are located in a picturesque setting, facing two man-made lakes. The exterior of the resort is constructed so as to maximise natural light, whilst still offering guests sufficient shade from the fierce Indian heat. The accommodation is located 100 km from Nagpur, in Pench national park.

Pench National Park Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Pench National Park.

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