State: Madhya Pradesh
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Pench national park – A tryst with the wild
Spreading over an area of about 275 sq km, Pench National Park is famous for its Tiger reserve and abundant flora and fauna. Lying in the Satpura hills of Central India in the southern hemisphere, the sanctuary holds a glorious past.
The park is ranked 19th in India, for reserving the tigers and other endangered species in its vicinity. Though the park is dry all round the year, but is renowned for its Kullu trees and rich vegetation of teak plants. During your excursion within the forest you can watch panther, tiger, sambar, gaur, macaque, chital, wild boar, barking deer, bear, wild dog, civet and blue bull wandering within its premises. Besides these, there are jungle rides, jeep safari available at your service to help you explore the park. Also for tourists, who are fond of exciting adventures, there are activities like camping arranged by the forest authorities, thus a perfect place to spend an ideal holiday at Pench.
The Pench River is another major attraction of this jungle; it divides the park into two major sections but still serves as its lifeline. In addition to this, the park finds its place in many history books among which The Jungle Book is the most favorite and famous among kids. Also R. A. Strendale's 'Seonee - Camp life in Satpura Hills’, Dunbar Brander's 'Wild Animals of Central India' and Forsyth's 'Highlands of Central India' are some other books which represent its richness and natural wealth.