About Pench Tiger Reserve
Pench Tiger Reserve is situated in the Seoni District and Chhindwara District of southern Madhya Pradesh in Central India. The Reserve derived its name from the Pench River that flows, north to south, 74 km through the reserve. The Pench River divides the Pench reserve into two nearly equal parts; the 147.61 km² of the Western Block which comes in the Gumtara Range of the Chhindwara Forest Division and the 145.24 km² of the Eastern Bloc in the Karmajhiri Range of the Seoni Forest Division.
The complete area of the Reserve is 757.89 km² of which the Pench National Park, creates the core zone of the Reserve, covers 292.85 km², and the Mowgli Pench Wildlife Sanctuary is 118.30 km² in area. A Buffer Zone includes Forests, Protected and Revenue land, which occupies 346.73 km².
From the earliest records available on the 16th century, this area was described as extremely rich and diverse in wildlife. The Pench Sanctuary was built in September 1977, with an initial area of 449.39 km². The Pench National Park was recently renamed as Indira Priyadarshini Pench National Park. It was created in 1983, carved out of the Sanctuary. The Tiger Reserve, 19th in the series, was made under the Project Tiger scheme in November 1992.
Places Nearby Pench Tiger Reserve
Bandhavgarh National Park
Kanha National Park
Nagzira National park
Tadoba National Park
How To Reach Pench Tiger Reserve
Nagpur is the nearby Airport only 88 Kms. by road 2 – 3 Hrs
Jabalpur is another Airport only 200 km. by road from Pench, Jabalpur is well connected with Delhi and Mumbai, and many other cities of India.
Nagpur is the closest railway station from Pench National park, Nagpur Junction is well connected to all the city of India.
Best Time to Visit Pench Tiger Reserve
Although it would be a cool season, October to February is much more comfortable than February to June and you can sight wildlife.
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