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Pench National Park : CENTRAL INDIA

Pench National park, nestling in the lower southern reaches of the satpuda hills, is named after Pench River, meandering through the park from north to south. It is located on the southern boundary of Madhya Pradesh, bordering Maharashtra, in the districts of Seoni and Chhindwara. The area was declared a sanctuary in 1977 and portions of it were elevated as a national park in 1983. During 1992 these areas were brought under the coverage of Project Tiger.

As per the physiognomy, the forest type is southern tropical dry deciduous teak and southern tropical mixed deciduous forest with other species of shrubs, trees and climbers.

Location
Seoni, Madhya Pradesh, India
Nearest Rail Head
Seoni
Nearest Airport
Nagpur
Area
758 sq. km (Combining Core and buffer forest)
Vegetation
Tropical moist deciduous, dry deciduous and grassy meadows
Established
1983
Major Wildlife Attractions
Bengal Tiger, Sloth Bear, Leopard, Wild boar, Chital
Best Time to visit
November to May