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Pench National Park in Nagpur

·  Summer: March-June (22°C - 49°C)
·  Winter: October-January (10°C - 33°C)
   Monsoon: July-September 

Best time to visit:  October-June

Opening Time: 06:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 05:30 p.m. (winter) 07:00 p.m. (summer)
Weekly Holiday: Nil

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 60
Children:  Nil
Cameras:  INR 60
Video Camera:  INR 300
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 500
Children:  Nil
Cameras:  INR 60
Video Camera:  INR 300
Pench National Park with its dense forest covers and rich biodiversity inspired Rudyard Kipling to the extent that he gave the world the classic Jungle Book. Spread over 758 sq. km. of area covered with teaks, bamboos and other species of trees as well as grasses and bushes, the park is home to the magnificent royal Bengal tiger. Other attractions of this award-winning park include black panther, sloth bear, leopards, jackal, Indian bison, wild dog, jungle cat, hyena, wolves, sambar, spotted deer, chital and many other animals.

The park is also home to a huge variety of birds and reptiles. An exclusive feature of the park is the dazzling kulu tree (Indian ghost tree) grown in several parts. River Pench flowing through the park offers wonderful rating opportunities. Safari in the park is possible in a jeep or on an elephant and private vehicles are also allowed. Additional fees are required for the safari trips and to hire guides.

Road: From Nagpur, one can access Turia Gate of Pench National Park via NH 7, which is in extremely good condition. State transport buses can be boarded for this road trip or you may prefer to hire a taxi.

Railway: Nagpur Railway Station is about 100 km. from the Turia Gate. Prefer to hire a taxi from the railway station to reach this entrance point of the park.

Airway: The closest airport is also at Nagpur, about 100 km. from the same gate. Taxis are the most preferred mode from the airport to the park.