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PENCH NATIONAL PARK

Take a journey into the charms of Pench National Park as the great Sanskrit Poet, Kalidas wrote about in his epics, Meghdootam and Sakuntalam.

  • LanguageHindi
  • CurrencyIndian Rupee
  • WEATHERSober
  • LONGITUDE21.6716 N, 79.3033 E
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Pench National park, nestling in the lower southern reaches of the satpuda hills. It is located on the southern boundary of Madhya Pradesh, bordering Maharashtra, in the districts of Seoni and Chhindwara. The park gets its name from the Pench River. Rich in its biodiversity, its terrain defined by hills, valleys and the occasional precipitous slope, Pench is an important ecosystem supporting an abundance of flora and fauna, including a rich variety of aquatic life.

The Idyllic park was declared National park by the Government of Maharashtra in 1975 and received the official status of "Tiger Reserve of India" in February 1999.

A typical Central Indian teak jungle, Pench supports a rich variety of wildlife, including the tiger, leopard, wild dog, gaur, sambar, chital and brilliant birdlife. The Park's open habitat not only lends well to wildlife viewing, but it also offers striking views of the area's sheer beauty. This national park received international recognition from Rudyard Kipling's classic tale, the Jungle Book.


Main Attractions :

Pench National Park

Key Activities :

Safari, Alikatta elephant camp, Visit to a potters village Photography session.






Photography Tips

Moments you wouldn't want to miss capturing, click away! Take a lot of photographs; carry additional memory cards and extra sets of batteries for your cameras. To protect your gear from humidity, carry Silica Gel to keep away lens fungus. For photography lovers, zoom lenses are the way to go about wildlife! While wide angle lenses which are perfect for capturing large herds of wild animals and flocks of birds have their place in every wildlife photographer's gear bag, the most used lenses will be telephoto lenses which bring distant action close. For wildlife photography, the longer your lens, the closer you'll be to the action!



Clothing

Totally sober and environment- friendly colors that blend with the forest like khaki, brown and olive green are the ideal colors to wear in a national park. There are three distinct seasons. Summer is from February to middle of June. The monsoon starts from mid-June and lasts till October. Winter starts in October with low temperatures in December/January. Best time to visit is from February to April.



Miscellaneous

Though the hotel manager will give medicines in case need arises. Still, it is recommended to carry your own kit. If you are an asthma or arthritis patient please carry fool medicine box with you.

Visa Terms

If you are visiting India for tourism purposes (leisure, sightseeing, meeting friends or relatives), you can consider obtaining a Tourist Visa on Arrival (VOA), only if you are holding a passport of one of the following countries:- Cambodia, Finland, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Luxembourg, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam.

Passport holders of the countries above may use VOA only 2 times per year. No minimum gap is requires between the date of the last exit and the new trip to the country. The visa is granted for a single entry, with a maximum validity of 30 days.
VOA neither can be converted nor extended.
The visa can be received in the specially designated counters upon arrival at the following airports: New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai,Kolkata, Trivanduram, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kochi.

Required documents:

Visa application form:

2 recent passport-size colour photographs (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm) on a white background, Residence permit for non-Singaporean passport holders (EP, PR, DP, S-Pass)
In some cases you may also be asked to provide:
Return tickets, Proof of your financial statement showing that you have enough funds for the period of your stay in India. Please note that your passport's expiry day should be at least 6 months beyond the validity of the visa.

Fees:

The fee is 60 US$ and has to be paid in Indian Rupees at the specially designated counters in the airports of New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata.