Pench NP is located on the Southern boundary of Madhya Pradesh and is contiguous with Maharashtra Pench NP. The park is situated in the Seoni district and is named after the Penchriver.
Pench NP is nestled in the lower southern area of the Satpura range. So, the terrain is mainly of small hills and plateaus and the vegetation is mostly teak. The hills in the park include Chindi Matta, Khumavdeo, Khariban Matta, Arjan Matta, Kalapahar. Matta means hills in Gondi language. Jamtara and Ghumtara are the plateaus.
Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book was written based on Pench National Park. The park, with its majestic tiger and several other animals and birds, will bring back the thrill one used to have watching Mowgli and Sher Khan…
Let’s get lost in the world of Mowgli, Balu, Bagheera, Sher Khan… in the forest of Pench and relive our childhood days… Remembering Jungle Book.