Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh – The land of Rudyard Kiplings’ famous fictional character “Mowgli”


Pench is one of the renowned wild life sanctuaries of Madhya Pradesh. Recently the tourist visit here has increased at a huge rate. It lies in the Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh border. Pench Tiger Reserve comprises the Indira Priyadarshini Pench National Park, the Mowgli Pench Sanctuary and a buffer. The Park perches in the Southern slopes of the Satpura ranges of Central India. The river Pench, which splits the National Park into two, forms the lifeline of the Park. The area of the present tiger reserve has a glorious history. A description of its natural wealth and richness occurs in Ain-i-Akbari. Several natural history books like R. A. Strendale’s ‘Seonee – Camp life in Satpura Hills,’ Forsyth’s ‘Highlands of Central India’ and Dunbar Brander’s ‘Wild Animals of Central India’ explicitly present the detailed panorama of nature’s abundance in this tract.

Who can forget the famous fictional character Mowgli, the pint-sized ‘Man-Child’ or Bagheera, the Black Panther and the unforgettable the inimitable Sher Khan? These characters taken from “The Jungle Book” are the eternal creation of Rudyard Kipling.  Kipling wrote his Jungle Book, inspired by the luxuriant forest cover of Pench teeming with an astonishing variety of wildlife. Pench was declared a sanctuary in the year 1977. It was declared a National Park in the year 1983 and was also made a Tiger Reserve in the year 1992.

Places to see at Pench: Pench National Park is named after Pench river, meandering through the park from north to south is one of the tourist attraction. The beautiful Totladoha Lake also flows from within the Jungle. Explore the Jungle which is a den of the numerous species of wild animals. Here Mother Nature rests at her original and purest form.

Nearby attractions from Pench National Park: From Pench National Park you can visit to places like

Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park is spread at Vindhya hills in Madhya Pradesh. It is known for the Royal Bengal Tigers. The density of the Tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India. BandhavgarhNational Park was the former hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa and at present is a famous natural hub for White Tigers.

Kanha National Park

Kanha National park is located in Banjar and Halon valleys in the Mandla / Balaghat districts of the state of Madhya Pradesh. KanhaNational Park is one of the India’s finest tiger reserves. It’s an outstanding national park and wildlife reserve of Central India, noted for its last remaining population of the hard-ground race of the Swamp Deer (approximately 380). Spotting wild animals is always a matter of luck, but Kanha is so rich in wildlife that the odds are titled in your favour. Most people are keener to meet Kanha’s most famous citizen: the Tiger.

Nagzira National Park

Nagzira National park is situated in the Gondia district of Maharastra. The wildlife sanctuary is having the beauty of the nature with its picturesque landscape, luxuriant vegetation and serves as a living outdoor museum to explore and enjoy the best of the nature. The sanctuary is a miraculously preserved “Green Oasis” and has a great importance from bio-diversity conservation point of view. Nagzira is home of many endangered species. The vertebrate category of animals including, more than 34 species of mammals, approx 166 species of birds including migratory land and water birds, about 36 species of reptiles and about 4 species of amphibian and a number of fishes. This sanctuary is notable for its wealth of birds and is indeed a bird watcher’s paradise.

Tadoba National Park

Tadoba is situated in the Chandrapur district of the Maharashtra State of India. The Reserve contains some of the best of forest tracks and endowed with rich biodiversity. It is famous for its natural heritage. Tadoba Tiger reserve was created in 1995. Often referred to as “The Jewel of Vidharba”, the Tadoba National Park lies in the heart of a reserved forest, it is an infinite treasure trove of innumerable species of trees and plants – and wildlife that includes tigers, panthers, sloth bears, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, bison, barking deer, nil gai, sambar, and cheatal.

Things to do at Pench: Explore the immense forest and wild life of Pench.

Best time to visit Pench: February to June although cool season (October to February) is much more comfortable and still very good for wildlife. 

How to go ?

By Air

Nagpur is the nearest Airport only 88 Km. by road 2 – 3 hrs. Jabalpur is also another Airport only 200 km, by road from Pench, Jabalpur well connected with Delhi and Mumbai, another many city of India.

By Rail

Nagpur is the nearest railway station from Pench National park, Nagpur Junction is well connected to all the city of India.

By Road

Nagpur is only 88 km from Pench via Seoni (NH No. 7). Nagpur is well connected with all the Major City of India.


Where to stay ?

There are many hotels and resorts located at Pench. Some options are:

Tuli Tiger Corridor: 1800 209 9050 (toll free), +91-07695-6653666 Website:
Kipling’s Court: +91- 07695- 232830,  232850,  232855
Pench Jungle Camp: + 91- 9999742000,  07695-26119096

Note : Phone numbers given above are according to the information available with us. If you find any contact number/s given above is/are incorrect or not in use, please let us know.