Pench (Jawaharlal Nehru) National Park


Pench (Jawaharlal Nehru) National Park


Madhya Pradesh

Best time

February and April



Major Animals/Birds

Tiger, leopard, jungle cat, wild dog, hyena, sambar, spotted deer, Indian gaur, neelgai, four-horned antelope, barking deer, wild boar etc.

Serpent Eagle, Hawk Eagle, Grey-Headed Fish Eagle, White-Eyed Buzzard and Honey Buzzard. Barred Jungle Owlet, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Scarlet Minivet, Painted Francolin, Oriole, Barbets, and Kingfisher are the bird species which are found in this National Park.

Pench  National Park is located in Nagpur , Maharashtra. Area of Pench National Park is 542.22 sq. km ,best time to visit Pench National Park is between February and April

Pench National Park, which has a total size of 758 sq. km., is situated in Madhya Pradesh, the centre of India. It is situated in the districts of Seoni and Chhindwara, which also share a border with Maharashtra, in the southern region of Madhya Pradesh. This park has a total size of 257 square kilometres and is accessible from both Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. This national park, which is a treasure trove of diverse flora and animals, is divided into two sections: the 299 sq. km. Priyadarshini National Park and Mowgli Pench Sanctuary, and the 464 sq. km. buffer area. The river Pench, which divides the national park into almost equal eastern and western sections while running from north to south, is named after the national park. Humans live in the park with the animals. There are ten communities in and surrounding the park, with Fulzari, one of them inside the park itself, and the other nine outside.

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Safari Timings

Pench National Park, one of the greatest locations in India for jungle safari, is skilled at providing visitors with the top wildlife encounters. The park, which is graciously divided between the states of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, has safaris planned in the morning and evening that are different for each state and are determined by Pench National Park’s higher authorities.

Sunset and sunrise also play a significant influence in determining when to go on a safari, in addition to the distinct time windows that summers and winters have. The park has a crucial restriction that it opens 30 minutes before dawn and closes 30 minutes before sundown. Additionally, the administration adjusts the times in anticipation of any VIP visits.

Safari Gate/Zones

The nearby Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra national park is organised into seven safari zones that are spaced apart by around 2 to 80 kilometres.

While Khursapar Zone and Sillari Zone are in Maharashtra,

Turia Zone, Karmajhiri Zone, Wolf Sanctuary, Rukhad Zone, Jamtara Zone, and Teliya Zone are in Madhya Pradesh.

Major Attractions in & Around the Park
This national park will provide you with an astonishing and exhilarating once-in-a-lifetime experience. There are several attractions in Pench National Park and the surrounding areas, in addition to opportunities to explore the rainforest.

  1. Sanchi
  2. Bhedaghat
  3. Kanha National Park
  4. Sitaghat, and Chikhaldara are among examples.

Mammals found in Pench (Jawaharlal Nehru) National Park

Panthera tigris tigris,
Leopard, Jungle cat, Indian Wild Dog, Indian Fox, and Sloth Bear ,Rhesus monkey, Black-naped Hare, Indian Gaur, Common Giant Flying Squirrel, Three-striped Palm Squirrel, Nilgai/Blue Bull, Indian False Vampire, Long-tailed Tree Mouse, Ratel/Honey-Badger, Indian Field Mouse, Common Mongoose, Indian Palm civet, Indian House Rat, Rusty-spotted Cat, Small Indian Civet, Indian Tree Shrew, Grey Musk Shrew
Black buck antelope, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Muntjak/Barking Deer, Indian Wild Boar, Ruddy Mongoose, Indian Grey Mongoose, Indian Pipistrelle, and Indian Flying Fox are some of the other animals that may be found in India.

Birds found in Pench (Jawaharlal Nehru) National Park

A lot of birds may be seen in the park. According to the wildlife authorities, this park is home to 285 different bird species, including munias, barbets, minivet orioles, bulbul, ducks, wagtails, mynas, and blue kingfishers. Some of them are migratory and resident birds, and they include the White-eyed Buzzard, Indian Pitta, Grey-headed Fishing Eagle, Malabar Pied Hornbill, and many more. For a passionate bird enthusiast, one life is not enough to fully appreciate the beauty of birds.

Reptiles in Pench (Jawaharlal Nehru) National Park



Indian Chameleon, Peninsular Rock Agama ,Oriental Garden Lizard ,Indian Fan Throated Lizard ,Spotted House Gecko, Yellow-Belly Gecko ,Common Leopard Gecko


Common Sand Boa, Common Vine Snake, Common Cat Snake, Russell’s Viper, Forsten’s Cat Snake, Asiatic Water Snake, Indian Rock Python , Buff-Striped Keelback, Checkered Keelback ,Common Cat Snake ,Common Kukri Snake, Indian Rat Snake, Saw-scaled Viper, Indian Cobra


Turtles and Tortoises

Indian Flap-shell Turtle, Common Indian Toad ,Ornate Narrow-mouthed Frog ,Jerdon’s Bull Frog ,Indian Skipper Frog, Indian Cricket Frog, Indian Burrowing Frog ,Common Tree Frog ,Indian Bullfrog