Pench Tiger Reserve

Pench Tiger Reserve Gateway, Seoni, Madhya Pradesh, India

Pench National Park, a teak forest, located in states of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, is named after the river Pench which divides the park into two. This park shot into prominence when tourism increased in this forest from 2002. Primarily a teak forest this park sees amalgamation of four different hill ranges. Currently a legendary Tigress, named Collarwali, is the heart-throb of Pench. This park also has a very healthy corridor with Kanha National Park. Infact there have been records of Tigers moving from Kanha to Pench, which is about 200kms. There is a healthy population of Tigers in Pench. It is also home to Leopards, Sloth Bears, Indian Gaur, Wild Dogs, Sambars, Langurs, and over 300 species of birds. Visit to the Pench reservoir is a must while doing a safari. Park is good with sightings of Leopards and Dholes (Indian Wild Dogs). Good time to visit is October till April. Infact this park is combined well with Kanha, Tadoba, and Nagzira for a Central Indian Tiger tour.