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Things to Know About Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh

By Akshatha Vinayak

A quote from Ursula K. Le Guin's 'The Wind's Twelve Quarters', says " We all have forests on our minds. Forests unexplored, unending. Each of us gets lost in the forest, every night, alone". This saying holds true for some of us. And there is no better way than exploring the beautiful national parks to experience the life inside the jungle.

India has large areas of protected reserves. Most of these are tourist destinations which amaze every traveller. Every state of India has wildlife destinations that have different species of wildlife that are helping in maintaining the ecological balance in the country.

Pench National Park

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In terms of tourism, these national parks are some of the best in the world. There is one such state with numerous wildlife destinations that are a must visit in India. We are talking about Madhya Pradesh which has several national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Among these wildlife spots, the Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh is one such destination.

History of Pench National Park

Pench National Park was once a wildlife sanctuary and later it was declared as a national park in the year 1983. It is also said the forested regions of Pench National Park served as the original inspiration behind Rudyard Kipling's 'The Jungle Book'.

Location of Pench National Park

Pench National Park is spread across the two districts of Seoni and Chhindwara of Madhya Pradesh.

Animals at Pench National Park

Pench National Park is a home to many wildlife species like the Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, Indian wolf, jackal, porcupine, deer, antelopes, monkeys, barking deer and so on.

Pench National Park

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Best Time to Visit Pench National Park

October to February is the best time to visit Pench National Park as the weather during this time is pleasant and ideal for spotting animals.

No doubt, Pench National Park is one of the top wildlife destinations in Madhya Pradesh. Its rich vegetation and wildlife makes it worthwhile to visit this place. So, never miss out on a visit to Pench National Park when you visit Madhya Pradesh.

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