PENCH NATIONAL PARK
LARGE POPULATIONS OF CHITAL | 210 BIRD SPECIES INCLUDING PEAFOWL
Located in the southern reaches of the Satpura Ranges, Pench National Park is one of Central India's best national parks and the setting of everyone's favourite childhood novel, Ruskin Bond's The Jungle Book.
Dominated by fairly open canopy, mixed forests with considerable shrub cover and open grassy patches, animal sighting at Pench National Park is much better than other parks. The park's habitat heterogeneity favours sizeable populations of Chital, Sambar, Nilgai, Wild Pig and Jackal. The Royal Bengal Tiger remains the main cat species of the park, currently standing at approximately 40 in number. Other animals of note are Leopard, Sloth Bear, Jungle Cat, Striped Hyena, Gaur and Barking Deer.
The park is also rich in birds, harbouring more than 210 species including several migratory ones. Some species that can be sighted are Peafowl, Jungle Fowl, Crow Pheasant, Crimson-breasted Barbet, Red-vented Bulbul, Racket-tailed drongo, Indian roller, Magpie robin and more.
ON THE TIGER'S TRAIL
This tour takes wildlife enthusiasts to the heart of Central India, the home of the Royal Bengal Tiger. Spanning four national parks, there will be plenty of opportunity to track tigers and leopards; gaurs and wild boars; chital, sambhar, and other deer.