Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh is also one of the famous National parks in India. If you remember the novel “Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling, you can notice the mention of Pench in it also. Now, the Deccan Odyssey is all set to take you to Pench National Park.
The Deccan Odyssey, India’s luxurious train by Maharashtra Tourism Department is a great option to trek on wildlife destinations of Maharashtra. This luxurious train’s “Maharashtra Wild Trail” package will take you to different wildlife destinations.
By the day 4 of the itinerary package, you will reach to Ramtek by early morning. After a delicious breakfast on the board of Deccan Odyssey, you can leave to Pench National Park to explore the wildlife attractions. Now, it’s time to know about the Pench National Park through Deccan Odyssey train before you go.
A brief description of the Park:
Pench National Park is located in between Chhindwara and Seoni districts and the Park gets divided by the Pench River into two equal halves. That’s why Pench National Park was named after the River. Moreover, based on the Pench National Park a novel “Jungle Book” was written by Rudyard Kipling. It is a well-known novel all over the world and also it made Pench popular all over the world.
What to see in Pench National Park:
Pench National Park is a great land of rich flora and fauna. Here many endangered and herbivores animals are getting shelter to live freely. The most important attraction of Pench is tigers. Pench National Park was recognized as the tiger reserve in 1992 to populate the tigers. Mostly, Pench is known for tigers all over the world.
And here you can see different attractive bird species also. Nearly, there are 170 species of birds can be found here and they are crow pheasant, junglefowl, magpie robin, racket-tailed drongo, egret, crimson-breasted barbet, etc a lot. When it comes to the wildlife of Pench means you can spot different predators like leopard, hyena, Indian wild dog, jackal, and wolf etc.
The common species of wildlife can be seen here are herds of deer, chital, sambhar, muntjac, gaur, rhesus macaques etc. Apart from wildlife attractions, the flora of Pench also recognizable with massive Southern dry broadleaf teak forests and tropical mixed deciduous forests. Here you can find medicinal herbs also which are very rare to find.
These are the wildlife attractions of the Pench you have to see when you visit. However, never miss the characters of the Jungle Book. By remembering the characters and comparing to the animals will be very funny to think.
By the early morning, safaris will open to the Park. The best time to take a safari ride is during the morning. Because it is the best time to spot a tiger. Safaris are allowed during the Winter and Summer seasons only. But the best time safari means Winters.
Winter Season: Morning 7:30 to 10:30 and Evening 3:00 to 5:00.
Summer Season: Morning 6:30 to 9:30 and Evening 4:00 to 6:30.
Things to do in the Park:
The best things to do means safaris through Jeeps and Elephant rides, bird watching sites, and Jungle walk etc. The most interesting thing is walking safaris with a walkable distance of 12kms.
After all this, you can leave to the Deccan Odyssey and have your lunch on board. Know more about the Deccan Odyssey departure dates and the train will leave to next destination on its itinerary.