In the heartland of Madhya Pradesh(India), touching the district of Chindwara and Seoni, there is an important and the most popular tiger reserve of India, The Pench National Park. The Pench river flows across the park and so this reserve is named as Pench National Park. It is one of the most popular and important Wildlife reservesof India.Here the visitors enjoy the activities of numerous wildlife creatures like Jackal, Royal Bengal Tiger, Sloth Bear, Wild Bear, Wild Dog, Wild Boar, Fox, Indian Leopard, monkey, Striped Hyena, Fox, Barking Dear and many others. It got the recognition of national park in 1975 and of Tiger Reserve in 1992. The national park and its surroundings are full of natural beauty. So, it attracts a huge number of visitors every year. It is very close from Nagpur, just 70 kms. So, it’s a great place to enjoy weekend with Family.
The jungle safari of Pench National park is one of the major attractions and offer the best experience of wildlife for the travelers. As its location shares the area of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, it is the most attractive place for the visitors of these two states. The schedule of safari is in the morning as well as in the evening. Sunrise plays an important role in opening and closing of the park and so the safari ride. It’s the rule of the ark to open half an hour prior to sunrise and it closes half an hour after the sunset. The travelers enjoyexploring the beautiful surroundings and majestic trails of Pench National park. Nowadays it has become the most popular holiday destination for the tourists. If the vacation and tour is planned properly, the tourists can enjoy and make this excursion a lifetime experience.
According to seasons, the timing of Pench National park changes. The national park remains shut in the monsoon season as for wild animals it is the breeding season. It opens from October 16 till end of June. The timings of the jeep safari in winter season (November to February) is from 7:30 am to 10:00am and in evening this time is from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. In summer season from March to June the timing of Safari changes. It starts from 6:30 in the morning till 9:30 am and in the evening this time starts from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm.There is a provision of full day safari and night safaris too from the selected gates, but they are too expensive.
To have a memorable trip, Tourists must plan their visit in advance, and they must book the right zone and right gates for safari rides. This is the only national park which has occupied the huge area of two states. There are 11 entry gates which are managed by both the states and the forest department of both the states. So, tourists have to fulfil numbers of formalities before going for ride. The distance between the gates of Pench national park is from 20 kms to 100 kms. In interest of sighting a tiger usually the visitors think to try different gates for safari ride, but it goes useless as travel time between the gates is too much. For multiple safaris don’t try different gates, always go for single gate.
Safari ridesare associated with trained guides who makes ride a memorable one. Everyone should plan at least once to visit Pench National Park to have life time experience.