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Pench National Park

Madhya Pradesh

Pench National Park, located in the central Indian states of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, is a captivating wilderness area known for its diverse landscapes and rich wildlife. Covering an area of approximately 758 square kilometers (293 square miles), the park was established in 1975 and is celebrated for its connection to the literary classic "The Jungle Book."

Pench National Park

Pench National Park is located in the heart of India- Madhya Pradesh and covers a total area of 758 It is located on the southern part of Madhya Pradesh, to be specific, in the districts of Seoni and Chhindwara, which also shares a boundary with Maharashtra. An additional area of 257 of this park lies in Maharashtra but is also accessible from Madhya Pradesh. A treasure of rich flora and fauna, this national park has its area segregated in two divisions- a) Priyadarshini National Park and Mowgli Pench Sanctuary which covers an area of 299 and b) 464 which is considered as the buffer area. The national park is named after the river- Pench, which while flowing from north to south, divides the national park in almost equal halves namely eastern and western halves. The park is just not home to wildlife but also to humans. There are 10 villages in and around the park out of which one is inside the park named Fulzari and other nine on the periphery.

Not always a national park, Pench was declared as a sanctuary in 1965 but in 1975, it rose to the status of a National Park. And since it is home to a huge amount of tigers, it was established as a tiger reserve in 1992 and now is working under Project Tiger. Also the beauty of this place has been mentioned in the classic “ The Jungle Book” by the great Rudyard Kipling.