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Leopard, Pench National Park, India

Pench National Park

Pench, on the border of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, has been known through the ages for its rich flora and fauna.

Pench is home to the Asiatic leopard and is still one of the best places in India to spot this creature. The dam in the park is a favourite spot for bird watching. Other wildlife spotted here are chinkara, wild dog, sloth bear and jackal.

Tiger, Pench NP
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Hanuman Langur, Pench National Park, India
Gray langur, Pench National Park, India
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Why visit Pench National Park

Pench National Park is an easily accessed Central Indian park by a short flight from Mumbai to Nagpur, followed by a three drive. Pench also combines well with other Central Indian parks like Satpura and Kanha.

Visitors view wildlife by jeep in morning and afternoon game drives much like other parks. Pench has a good reputation for tiger sightings and is less crowded so the overall safari experience is more personal.

Safari Game Drive, Baghvan, Pench National Park, India
Taj Baghvan, Pench National Park, India

How to get there

Pench is accessed by a short flight from Mumbai to Nagpur, followed by a three-to-four-hour drive. Pench also combines well with other Central Indian parks, like Satpura and Kanha.

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Kate Hitchen

My travels were first inspired by my love of the UK, which I take as much pleasure in exploring as countries far and wide. For me, travel is all about the adventure, the people I meet and the food I sample along the way. In fact, I am never happier than when I’m cycling, trekking or simply eating my way through a country! My heart and head regularly pull me east, notably to India but I may also be found wandering through the galleries and piazzas of Italy or daydreaming about fresh ceviche in the far west.
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As a child I read voraciously so the seed of travel was planted by none other than Enid Blyton. Family holidays ran the gamut from icy dips in the early summer seas of Cornwall, to camel rides in north Africa, from Times Square to Tenerife. A GAP year upon leaving school cemented the travel bug. After graduating University and before stumbling, happily, into a career in the travel industry I spent a couple of glorious years exploring southern and east Africa, large swathes of South-east Asia, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
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