PENCH NATIONAL PARK
The land of Mowgli, Pench National Park lies in the lower southern region of Satpuda hills is named after the Pench River. The national park lies on the border of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh in districts of Seoni and Chhindwara.
Pench National park is a combination of Indira Priyadarshani. Pench National Park and Mowgli Pench Sanctuary. The total area of the park is 758sq.km where 299 sqkms is core area where as remaining is buffer.
The area of the present tiger reserve has a glorious history. A description of its natural wealth and richness occurs in Ain-i-Akbari. Pench Tiger Reserve and its neighborhood is the original setting of Rudyard Kipling’s most famous work, The Jungle Book.
Pench was declared as a sanctuary in 1977 later given a status of National Park in 1983. In year 1992, it was declared as a Tiger Reserve. In 2011, the park was awarded as the ‘BEST MANAGEMENT AWARD’. The park is closed half day every Wednesday and during monsoons. The peak season to visit the park is from 1st October to 15th June.
Weather at Pench National Park, Nagpur : Summers are harsh with temperatures soaring uotp 40 degress whereas winters are cool with temperatures as low as 5-6 degrees. Average rainfall 1300mm