About Pench-national-park

Live out your Jungle Book fantasies at Pench National Park, the quietest of Madhya Pradesh’s ‘big three’ wildlife sanctuaries. Home to the endangered Indian wild dog, this forest is a lovely combination of dense canopies of large-leafed teak and mahua, placid watering holes and wide-open grasslands.

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Sight Seeing

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Pench National Park

Pench National Park has a unique allure. The deadly Indian wild dog is a rare but stunning sight. You may also encounter langurs, spotted deer, jackals, wild boars, sambar and more species that call this park home. Some people have also been lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a leopard or tiger.
Time : 06:00 am
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Pachdar Village

Pachdar Village is a tiny community of potters located close to Turia, one of the gateways to Pench. Try your hand at the potter’s wheel or watch local artisans skillfully moulding clay into exquisite artefacts.
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Kohka Lake

Cycle or walk through Turia Village, past lush fields and find yourself at the tranquil Kohka Lake. Ask the hotel to organise a picnic hamper and watch the waterbirds as the setting sun colours the sky hues of orange.

Activities To Do

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Feel the suspense

Experience the thrill of driving into Pench National Park in the crisp morning air. Listen for the frantic alarm calls relayed by the langurs and deer, follow the pugmarks and pray for that unforgettable, heart-stopping moment when you spot the big striped cat.
Time : 06:00 am - 06:30 pm
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Get back to nature

Explore a marked trail through the forest on foot, in the company of an experienced guide. This immersive experience that allows you to learn about the creatures great and small that call it home, and the delicate functionings of the native ecosystem.
Time : 06:00 am - 06:30 pm
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Keep an eye on the sky

A stop on the migratory route of several waterfowl, Pench is a bird-watcher’s delight. Over one hundred and seventy species of resident and migrant birds have been recorded here – spotted owlets blink in tree hollows, ospreys and eagles swoop about, and the wetlands are thick with little grebes, darters and herons.
Time : 06:00 am - 06:30 pm

Shopping

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Go organic

Bring home jars of delicious forest honey from the souvenir shop at the Pench Interpretation Centre at the park entrance gate. Safari-themed mugs, t-shirts, caps and wildlife postcards make other interesting souvenirs to shop for.
Time : 06:00 am - 06:30 pm
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Explore the forests and meet the locals: Start bright and early with a morning safari to spot wildlife and birds, buy local goodies, watch skilled potters at work and walk down to Kohka lake for the sunset.
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Spot Wildlife at Pench National Park
Go Bird-Watching
Shop for Local Honey
Try Your Hand at Pottery
Head to Kohka Lake
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