Pench National Park By Train
The nearest railhead is Seoni Railway Station, which is about 30 km from the Pench and Chhindwara railway station, around . This railway station is connected to cities like Pune and Nagpur. Regular trains connect Seoni to Jabalpur and Nagpur. Seoni to Pench, tourist taxi charges about Rs 500.
Pench National Park By Air
Nearest airport to Pench is Sonegaon airport at Nagpur, placed at a distance of 132 km from Pench. Regular flights to Mumbai and Pune are available from the airport. Pre-paid taxi fare is about Rs 2,000 from Nagpur to Pench.
Pench National Park By Bus
Nearest bus junction is at Seoni, which is about 30 km away from Pench National park. Many buses pass through Pench. Seoni is connected to all cities in Madhya Pradesh and Maharastra by private and public bus services.
Best time to visit
Pench National Park remains open for visitors from October to June month. Nov-Dec-Jan is the time of winters season and Mar-Apr-May-June is the summer time. Park usually remains closed during monsoon season (Jul-Aug-Sept). Foreigner visitors usually prefer to visit in winters due to holidays in their country and also due to preferred climate in Climate India. But wildlife photographer’s like to visit in beginning of summers i.e. in months of February – March – April as it is considered good for tiger sighting & other animals in & around water sources.
Best time to visit Pench national park depends upon the intention with which visitor is coming here. If a visitor is interested in Bird watching then we recommends months of Nov-Dec-Jan as good time as during this time migratory birds arrives here. Similarly in the month of March & April, park remain glowing like fire due to presence of flowering in Flame of Forest tree and availability of Mahua (fruit from Indian Butter Tree). This time also we can find various birds species on tree.
Places of Interest around Pench National Park
Bandhavgarh National Park
A wildlife retreat, where history and nature meet, Bandhavgarh is not too far away from Kanha. Set amidst the Vindhyan ranges, the Park has a series of ridges running through it. Initially just 105.40 sq. km. in area, Bandhavgarh with 25 resident tigers, was noted for its high density tiger population. Today, it has been extended to an area of 437 sq. km.
About half the Park is covered with fine stands of sal, while mixed forests are found in the higher reaches of the hills. Stretches of bamboo and grasslands extend to the north.
The main viewing area is still in the core of the Park with its 32 picturesque, wooded hills. An ancient fort up on a precipice, 800 metres high, dominates the Park. Bandhavgarh's history goes back 2000 years in time and the earliest signs of habitation can be seen in the Caves excavated from the cliffs to the north of the fort. Brahmi inscription here, date back to the 1st century BC A hunting reserve of the roya! family of Rewa in more recent times, Bandhavgarh was declared a Park in 1968. This is where the famous white tigers of Rewa were discovered. Wandering through the Park on elephant back, the chances of seeing a tiger are quite good. Also to be seen here are nilgai, chausingha, chital, chinkara, wild boar and sometimes a fox or jackal.Other inhabitants of the Park include the muntjac, jungle cat, ratel, hyena, porcupine, the rhesus macaque and the black-faced langur. About 150 species of birds are also found here and include the migratory birds that arrive in winter like the steppe eagle and various water birds.
It is possible to climb up to the Bandhavgarh fort for a breathtaking bird's-eye view of the Park and there is also a small population of black buck that lives here, protected from the predators below. General Information:
Best Time to Visit: November to June.
Nearest Town: Umaria (30 km)
How to Get Here: Air: Jabalpur (170 km), Khajuraho (210 km) Rail:Umaria (30 km), Jabalpur (170 km)
Kanha National Park
Located in the Mandia district of Madhya Pradesh, the Kanha National Park is a Tiger Reserve that extends over 1945 sq. km. of undulating country. Elevations range from 450 to 900 meters.A horseshoe shaped valley bounded by the. spurs of the Mekal ridge gives Kanha an interesting topography. The Surpan River meanders through Kanha's central maidans - grasslands that Dover the extensive plateaus. Steep rocky escarpments along their edges offer breathtaking views of the valleys below. The grasslands at Kanha interspersed with forests of sal, teeming with varieties of deer - the barasinqha, chital (spotted deer), chousingha, nilgai, the majestic gaur (Indian bison) and wild pig, is 'tiger country'. It is ideal for viewing both the predator and the prey. It was here at Kanha that the eminent zoologist George Schaller undertook the first ever-scientific study of the tiger. Another landmark at Kanha is the preservation of the "hard ground' barasingha (cervus duvauceli branderi) - the only surviving population of this Central Indian subspecies. This was achieved by extending the grasslands, relocating villages and by increasing the habitat. The animals at Kanha are best observed from elephant back and the open country makes the chance of sightings reasonably good. Deer are seen along the maidans and gaur at Bamhindadr or in the Bishanpura Sondhar- Ghorella area of the Mukki range. This area is also ideal for spotting the dhole or wild dog. spotting the dhole or wild dog. Langurs, wild boar, water fowl and birds are also commonly seen.
Best Time to Visit: March to June
Nearest Town: Mandla (65 Km)
How to Get Here:
Air: Jabalpur (170 km), Nagpur (270 km)
Rail: Jabalpur (170 km), Nagpur (270 km)
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Day 01 : Arrive Kanha
Upon arrival at Kanha, check into the wildlife resort. Evening enjoy the surrounding nature. Dinner and overnight stay at wildlife resort.
Day 02 : Kanha National Park
Your will get awake with an early morning wake call serve with a cup of tea before departure for the first jungle safari to the Kanha national park. After morning safari return to the resort for fresh -n-up breakfast.
After lunch we will again depart on a gypsy to Kanha National Park for wildlife viewing. Dinner and overnight stay at wildlife resort.
Day 03 : Kanha National Park
Morning depart on a jypsy to Kanha national park for wildlife viewing. Later return to the resort for breakfast. After breakfast spend the at wildlife library. After lunch we will take you to the nearby tribal villages, to experience their rich rural life, coupled with tradition, art & culture. Dinner and overnight stay at wildlife resort.
Day 04 : Kanha National Park
After breakfast check out for onward destination.
Tour and Services Ends.
Wildlife safari timing in Pench national park is just like most parks in the country. Timings for entry into, and exit from, the park vary according to the season. In winters, due to the shorter duration of daylight hours, the morning entry time is later and evening exit time is earlier.
Morning Safari: 0730 hrs
Evening Safari: 1500 hrs
Morning Safari: 1030 hrs
Evening Safari: 1730 hrs
Morning Safari: 0630 hrs
Evening Safari: 1600 hrs
Morning Safari: 0930 hrs
Evening Safari: 1830 hrs
Nov 1 to Feb 15 & May 1 to Jun 30 (6 - 11 AM)
Feb 16 to Apr 30 (6 AM - 12:20 PM)
Nov 1 to Feb 15 (2:30 - 5:30 PM)
May 1 to Jun 30 (3:30 - 6:20 PM)
Feb 16 to Apr 30 (4 - 7 PM)