Pench NATIONAL PARK & Tiger Reserve

About PENCH (Indira Priyadarshini) National Park


Seoni & Chhindwara districts, Madhya Pradesh

Best time to Visit

November to April

Nearest Airport

Nagpur - About 90 km Jabalpur - About 230 km


National Park - Approx. 293 Sq. Km.
Tiger Reserve - Approx. 741 Sq. Km.


Maximum 45oC & Minimum 8oC

Nearest Railway Station

Nagpur - About 90 km


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

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

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

Driving into Pench National Park 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. Pench National Park is so huge that some parts of the forest lie in the state of Maharashtra.

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 90 km
Jabalpur – About 230 km
Mumbai – About 950 km
Delhi – About 1036 km

near by attractions

Kanha National Park and Tadoba National Park
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