Pench NATIONAL PARK & Tiger Reserve

About PENCH (Jawaharlal Nehru) National Park


Nagpur, Maharashtra

Best time to Visit

November to April

Nearest Airport

Nagpur - About 100 km Jabalpur - About 260 km


National Park - Approx. 257 Sq. Km.
Tiger Reserve - Approx. 1179 Sq. Km.


Maximum 45oC & Minimum 8oC

Nearest Railway Station

Nagpur - About 77 km


The Park is usually closed for tourists from 1st July to 30th September every year.

Pench National Park and Tiger Reserve is located in the heart of India, shared between Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Mowgli’s adventures’ and his battle with the furious Sher Khan, was inspired from this very place.

It’s believed that, in 1831, there were reports of a child being arrested, who had grown up with the wolves in Satbavadi village near Seoni. That report gave birth to the famous character of Mowgli. The places described in The Jungle Book, like the Vainganga River and its valley, place where Sher Khan was killed and the mountain ranges of village Kannivara and Sivani, are actual places in the Seoni district.

Driving into Pench is like watching a thriller movie unfold its chapters one by one. The deciduous teak forest is home to many unique birds, animals, and flower species, and as you delve deeper into the woods, the forest gets darker.

Major Wildlife

Tiger, Leopard, Wild Cat, Wild Dog, Hyena, Jackal, Fox, Wolf, Gaur, Nilgai, Sambar, Chital, Chasinga, Chinkara, Wild Pig, Ruddy Shelduck, Pintail, Whistling Teal and Vegtel and around 300 speices of other birds.

distance from major cities

Nagpur – About 77 km
Jabalpur – About 265 km
Mumbai – About 947 km
Delhi – About 1012 km

near by attractions

Kanha National Park and Tadoba National Park
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