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Pench is categorised as Wildlife / Bird Watching

Tiger Sighting (Touria)
Thick Knee (Nivalink Trip Dated - 22 June 2018)
Indian Pitta
Black Naped Monarch
Oriental Honey Buzzard
Jacobian Cuckoo (Nivalink Trip Dated - 22 June 2018)
White Rumped Vulture
Kohka Lake
Khursapar Range (Maharashtra side)
Tiger Sighting (Khursapar)
On a Safari
Indian Scops Owl
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 25 March 2009)
Yellow Wattled Lapwing
Safari Trail (Nivalink Trip Dated - 25 March 2009)

Reasons to Visit
  • Pench National Park is renowned Wildlife getaway on the MP-Maharashtra border.
  • Pench is renowned for its wide ranging wildlife population including Tigers and Migratory Birds.
  • Besides the tigers, Pench has Leopards, Wild Dogs, Jackal, Spotted Deer, Wild Boar, Sambar, Blue Bull, Indian Bison and over 280 varieties of birds.
  • There are three gates to the park on Madhya Pradesh side. The Turia Gate (most jungle lodges are set around Turia Gate) and the Karmajhari Gate and Jamtara Gate (Only one Jungle lodge located near these gates).
  • Of the park gates on Maharashtra side Khursapar is approachable from Turia side of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Pench is the closest Tiger sanctuary from the point of view of an Airport Access(Nagpur - 90 kms). Accessibility makes Pench a popular weekend getaway destination ex-Nagpur and ex-Jabalpur and a popular flight getaway.
  • Pench now has a range of getaway resorts, luxury lodges, jungle lodges and resorts that cater to variety of travel segments
Know It
  • Permits: The park safaris should be booked in advance and photo ID proof {passport copy (overseas and Indian Nationals), voters ID, Pan Card, driving license} is required to book the safaris
  • Seasonality: Open from Oct 1st to 30th June. Close from 1st July to 30th Sept.
  • Best Wildlife Destinations in India for Tiger Sightings"Pench is the most accessible Tiger Sanctuary (90 kms from Nagpur) and home to many getaway resorts. Pench therefore is a easy access getaway for Wildlife Travellers. Best time for a visit for Tiger Sighting - April to Mid-June. "
  • Destinations to visit for Holiday Travellers to Madhya Pradesh"Pench (175 kms from Kanha) is a renowned wildlife getaway and a Tiger sanctuary just 90 kms short of Nagpur. Some Guests stopover here do couple of safaris before moving out the next day from Nagpur. Typical Stay - 1 night (2 Safaris). "
  • Wildlife and Bird watching Destinations of Madhya Pradesh"Easiest to access (90 kms from Nagpur) and offers an excellent stopover before moving onto other more prolific wildlife and bird watching areas such as Kanha and Bandhavgarh. Pench has many getaway resorts and lodges making it an excellent wildlife centric getaway option. Wildlife Experience is Average to Good. Bird watching is average to Good (Average in peak summer)."
  • Ex-Nagpur Wildlife and Bird watching Destinations"Pench (90 kms from Nagpur) is a large park with a third of the park area within Madhya Pradesh (two third in Maharashtra not developed) developed into a Wildlife destination. Touria Gate is where most lodges, getaway resorts are located. Pench is the most accessible of all wildlife getaways in India and is home to many premium / luxury hotels, resorts and jungle lodges. Pench offers decent possibility of Tiger sightings and Bird watching but overall experience lags behind Kanha and Tadoba."
Access Information

Pench has 19 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

Type of HotelsCount
Jungle Lodge14

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9 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Pench

Getaway (1-3 nights)1
Short Break (4-6 nights)4
Holiday (7 or more)4

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List of Holidays for Pench


  • Pench Wildlife Getaway (2 Nights)

Short Break

  • Pench - Kanha Wildlife and Bird watching Break (5 Nights)
  • Pench - Tadoba Wildlife / Bird watching Break (4 Nights)
  • Pench Kanha Wildlife Break with Jabalpur (5 Nights)
  • Pench Pachmarhi Break (5 Nights)


  • Central India Wildlife Itinerary (7 Nights)
  • Comprehensive Wildlife and Bird watching itinerary of Central India (10 Nights)
  • Tiger Photography Itinerary (10 Nights)
  • Wildlife, Hill station and Heritage Itinerary (7 Nights)

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Pench has 9 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pench Pickup and Drop to NagpurRs. 3445
Pickup from Kanha (Khatia) and Drop to PenchRs. 5000
Pickup from Pench and Drop to KanhaRs. 4703
Pickup from Pench and Drop to PachmarhiRs. 6184
Pickup from Satpura National Park and Drop to PenchRs. 7778
Pickup/Drop between Nagpur and PenchRs. 5173
Pickup/Drop between Pench and Moharli, TadobaRs. 7054
Transfer between Kanha (Mukki) To Pench (Touria Gate)Rs. 5000
Transfers between Pench and BandhavgarhRs. 9445

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Pench has 3 Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

Wildlife Excursion3

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List of Service Add Ons for Pench

Wildlife Excursion

Services Rates Starting From
Jeep Safari in Pench - Touria GateRs. 4667
Pench - Silliari Gate (Maharashtra) SafariRs. 5445
Pench Jeep Safari in Buffer ZoneRs. 5778

9 Travel Ideas listed for Pench. Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Bird Watching In Pench
  • Deccan Odyssey - Luxury Train Experience
  • Popular Wildlife Getaways ex-Nagpur
  • Wildlife In Pench

Stay Ideas

  • Bagh Van Experience
  • Jungle Home Pench Getaway
  • Pench Jungle Camp experience
  • Tiger N Woods Experience
  • Tuli Tiger Corridor Pench

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Pench is a sanctuary bordering Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, accessible from Nagpur (90 kms).This is southern topical dry deciduous forest and is a home to a variety of wild animals and migratory / resident Birds. Pench is a renowned Tiger sanctuary and most accessible and also visited for its Migratory birds.
    Bird Watching, Jeep Safaris
    Night safari is also known as the Wolf Safari conducted in buffer area of Pench Nationa Park. Wolves are frequently spotted on this tour, along with jackals, spotted deer, sambar deer, nilgai and many nocturnal birds. Night Safari starts at around 6:00 pm in the evening and continues till 09:00 PM.
    Jeep Safaris

Destinations within reach from Pench

  • Bor ( 168 Km )

    Bor is a Wildlife destination at 65 kms South West of Nagpur, renowned for its deciduous forests, more

  • Kanha ( 175 Km )

    Kanha is renowned as one of the best Parks in India (Alongwith Corbett, Kaziranga and Nagarhole). more

  • Jabalpur ( 200 Km )

    Jabalpur is a transit point for accessing wildlife destinations of Kanha (165 km) and Bandhavgarh more

  • Tadoba ( 200 Km )

    Tadoba is known for its tiger reserve, 45 kms from Chandrapur and 120 kms from Nagpur. more

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Touria Gate1 km short of Touria gate in buffer areas surrounding the park, home to number of Jungle Lodges and Getaway Resorts.Getaway/Experiential14
Jamtara GateJamtara Gate is one of the lesser known and used gates of Pench National Park and it offers seasoned wildlife travellers exclusive wildlife experience.Getaway/Experiential1
KarmajhiriKarmajhiri is one of the least visited and least explored ranges of the Madhya Pradesh (MP) side of Pench National Park. Experiential1
Landmark NameDescriptionLandmark Type
Jamtara Gate Entrance - Pench NPJamtara Gate Entrance lies on the other side of the Pench (towards Chindwara) and where some exclusive lodges are located.Park Entry
Touria Gate Entrance - Pench NPTouria Gate is the most popular entrance option for Pench (MP) and most of the lodges are located around Touria GatePark Entry
Nearest Airport in Pench
  • Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport ( NAG ) , Nagpur-90 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Pench
  • Nagpur ( NGP ), Nagpur-90 Kms
Recommended travel connections to Pench from Major Cities.

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