Pench National Park

Pench National Park

Pench National Park sunset
As the sunsets over Pench National Park

  • Jungle safaris (including one night safari) with experienced guides and drivers 
  • Pick up and drop off from Nagpur Airport 
  • Room and board in small personally tried and tested, eco friendly lodges 
  • Nature walks and sun-downer by a lake

Birds of Pench National Park
Common Flowerpecker

Pench National Park is one of none national parks in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh (MP), known as the 'heart of India'. It is approximately 2 hours by road from Nagpur. Nagpur is well connected by air to all major cities especially Mumbai and Delhi. Out of all the states in India, Madhya Pradesh is known to have India's largest tiger population. 

Tigress in Khursapar Gate - Pench National Park
Tigress in Khursapar Gate - Pench National Park
The Park is shared by the states of Maharashtra and MP, although majority of it is in MP. To get a good perspective of the Park, it is advisable to visit the forest in both the states that share the Park. There are many gates to enter the Park in Maharashtra and MP, however, we show you the forest through two gates namely, Khursapar in Maharashtra and Turia in MP. The Park is closed from July 1 to September 30 (monsoon period) every year and the Turia Gate is closed on Wednesday afternoon. You can do a morning and an afternoon safari in the core forest area and a night safari in the buffer forest area. 

Indian Wild Dog in Pench National Park
Indian Wild Dog in Pench National Park

Besides the Tiger, some other species of mammals you find here and don't in other National Parks in North India include the Indian Bison (gour) and the Indian Wild Dog (dhole).

Mahua Tree Pench National park
Mahua Tree

Besides mammals, Pench is also a paradise for bird watchers. When I visited in summer, we saw 50+ species of birds, such as the mottled wood owl, black naped monarch, leaf birds, jungle owlet, oriental honey buzzard, orange headed thrush, Indian Pitta etc. Pench is also a great Park to visit if you know your reptiles.

Mottled Wood Owl
Mottled Wood Owl

Detailed Itinerary (this is just a sample and can be customized)

Day 1:
  • Pick up from Nagpur airport
  • Check-in to your resort
  • Depending on your time of arrival from Nagpur, we can schedule an afternoon (03:00PM - 6:30PM) or night safari (07PM - 09PM). Safari timings are subject to change.
  • Dinner 
Day 2:
  • Morning safari
  • Breakfast can either be provided during the safari or upon your return to the resort which will be around 11:00AM
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon safari in Pench National Park
  • Dinner 
Langdi the Tigress - Pench National Park
Langdi the Tigress - Pench National Park
Day 3:
  • Guided nature walk
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Visit to pottery village
  • Sun downer by Kokha lake
  • Dinner

Day 4:

  • Breakfast
  • Check out from resort
  • Drop off to Nagpur airport for your onward journey
reptiles in pench national park
Black Rock Agama - Pench National Park
  • Please contact or +919717148483. Pricing depends on number of people and level of customization (e.g. number of safaris you want to do etc.) you seek in the above itinerary
Birds of Pench National Park
Jungle Nightjar - Pench National Park

  • Jungle Safaris as per your requirement
  • Room on twin/double sharing basis.
  • All meals
  • Transportation from / to Nagpur airport 
  • Guided nature walk 
  • Sun downer by Kokha Lake (weather dependent)
  • Tea and coffee
  • Water during safaris  

  • Airfare from your home to Nagpur airport
  • Snacks / appetizers
  • Non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses, medical expenses etc.
  • Expenses for activities not mentioned above
Birds of Pench National Park
Black Naped Monarch - Pench National Park

Payment Terms
  • 50% advance payment in order to confirm and book safaris (limited number of safaris hence advance booking is required)
  • Remaining 50% to be paid at minimum 2 weeks before arrival date.
  • Cancellation charges:
    • Charges for safaris once booked and paid for will not be refunded as this payment is made to the government and are non-refundable under any circumstances.
    • If booking cancelled less than one (1) week before check-in date then no amount will be refunded. 

Please Note:

  • There is no guarantee that you will see the above wildlife. The river and / or sanctuary is their habitat and sightings depend on water level in the river, human interference, climatic conditions, weather and other factors, migratory pattern of birds, most of which are beyond your and my control. I will do my best to show you all there is to see. 
  • What to carry during the safari: photo identification, camera, binoculars, warm jacket (in the winter), backpack, sun glasses, cap, vizer, sun block, some cash, and drinking water.
  • Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly not permitted in National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries.
  • Please do not throw trash on the floor even if you don't see a trash can. Please ask me and I help to dispose it off properly.
  • To prevent any disturbance to wildlife, I do not permit the use of any call playback to attract birds, feeding or baiting of wildlife. Despite this, if you do and are caught by the authorities or called out by locals or fellow wildlife enthusiasts, then you are entirely on your own - embarrassment, fines and other penalties as per the local laws governing national parks and wildlife sanctuaries are to be borne by you.

Please email or call +91 9717148483 if you have any questions or would like to make a booking.