Thought to have inspired Kipling’s ‘Jungle Book’, Pench is a relatively new member of Project Tiger and perhaps the least known National Park in Madhya Pradesh.
Despite being only two hours' drive from Nagpur airport, visitor numbers are low and its teak forests support a huge variety of birdlife.
Although the tiger is more elusive here than in some of the other parks, mammals such as langur, spotted deer and jungle cat are regularly sighted. Entry to the park is prohibited after dark but a private night drive through the buffer zone with an expert naturalist is an exciting way of viewing some of the region’s nocturnal creatures, including the fascinating flying squirrel.
Suggested itineraries featuring Pench Tiger Reserve
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Places near Pench Tiger Reserve
- Kanha National Park 71 miles away
- Tadoba National Park 95 miles away
- Satpura National Park 99 miles away
- Bandhavgarh National Park 151 miles away
- Panna National Park 210 miles away
- Khajuraho 225 miles away
- Maheshwar 253 miles away
- Orchha 264 miles away
- Aurangabad 294 miles away
- Hyderabad 300 miles away
Accommodation choices for Pench Tiger Reserve
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