5 Reasons Why You Must Visit Pench Tiger Reserve This Summer
Planning a summertime vacation? Here’s why Pench National Park should be your perfect choice!
Summer is the finest time to sight wild animals in their natural territory in India. All through the summer season, wild animals are habitually seen flocking to natural and man-made water bodies in wildlife reserves making sightings more possible in comparison to other seasons. India is refuge to a number of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries which give you an opportunity to peek into the rich and diverse wildlife of India. One such national park is the Pench Tiger Reserve known for its abundant flora & fauna. Spread across the areas of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, Pench National Park is a best tiger reserve and a pleasure for wildlife enthusiasts.
Here are 5 reasons why you should visit Pench Tiger Reserve this summer:
1. Pench is an convenient getaway from cities like Mumbai & Pune
Situated on the famous NH-7, Pench National Park falls in the Chhindwara & Seoni districts of Madhya Pradesh. It is a stress-free train ride and short drive away from Pune & Mumbai. The nearest airport is Nagpur. The safari area is reachable from Pauni thru two prime entry gates-Karmajhiri and Turiya. With stays at Pench resorts positioned close to the safari gate, Pench National Park makes a superb choice for safari booking. It is the supreme choice for an extended weekend trip from Mumbai.
2. The safaris are really well-organized
The best time to visit the Pench National Park is from the months of November to May. If you make safari booking in Pench National Park during the summer months of April and May, you will witness maximum tiger and other wildlife sighting. Safari timings are from morning 6 am- 11 am and in the afternoon 3 pm to 6 pm. You need to make Pench safari booking online and the entire process is pretty well-organized. You require carrying your Adhaar card as identity proof when you visit the park.
3. You will experience a range of wildlife species in their natural territory
Pench National Park is primarily known for the ‘Royal Bengal Tiger. As per the recent Tiger Census, there are almost 40 tigers in the park. It is also a sanctuary to 40 species of mammals, 15 species of reptiles, and 3 species of amphibians. You will also spot a wild animals like sambar, chital, nilgai, gaur, wild pig and jackals here. If you are fortunate, you might also see Sloth Bear, Indian Leopard and Striped Hyena.
4. A place to observe how tour guides and forest guards respond to animal calls
One of the key things to observe when you book Pench national park tour packages, is how the safari guides and the jeep driver respond to forest calls so as to decide which way to head in for extreme chances of catching a glimpse of the tiger. From bird chirps to monkey calls, the guides pay heed to everything that happens in the forest and also impart you knowledge during your safari.
5. Probabilities of spotting the Royal Bengal tiger are actually high!
Pench National Park encompasses 760 sq km, out of which 299 sq.km forms the core area and Mowgli Pench Sanctuary. The continuing 464 sq km forms the buffer zone. With about 40 tigers and sufficient water bodies for them to visit throughout the summer heat, the number of tiger findings is quite high at Pench Tiger Reserve. If you book 2-3 Pench wildlife safaris during your weekend stay, you are just about certain to spot the tiger at least once.