Pench Tiger Reserve
Pench National Park is named after the Pench River in Seoni Hills. This area became the 19th Tiger Reserve of India in 1992 as Part of Project Tiger conservation program. It is also known as Kipling Country as the Jungle Book upon these forest. The wolf child Mowgli roamed these forests in company of wild animals.
The Pench National Park was notified
in the year 1983. It is a dry deciduous forest with mix type of flora. The habitat differs from other tiger reserves in Madhya Pradesh. It is the best place to see the tiger in India. The forests are on a hilly tract the Central Indian Highlands and once were contiguous with Kanha National Park.
The forests are mixed with no clear cut abundance of any species. The mixed canopy offers is a good food factor with abundance of fruting trees, shrubs and herbs. The park has small patches of grasslands spread all over. The intersecting Pench River is life line of this ecosystem and nurtures the whole habitat. Teak, aonla, ficus, ber, mahua, dhawa, salai, kosum, harra, bahera, saja, tendu, lyndia grow well in mixed forest zones.
Other animals seen are leopard, wild dog, jackal, hyena, wolf, bison, sloth bear, Nilgai, sambar, spotted deer, barking deer. On a package Pench tour discover the enchanting wildlife and more than 200 bird species.
There are three well defined seasons :
The cool : From middle of October to end of February.
The hot : From middle of March to middle of June.
The wet : From middle of June to middle of October. The annual
rainfall is 1.173 mm, coming mostly in the rainy season.
The temperature ranges from a maximum of 42 ° C in May and June, to around 4° C
for tiger safari and birding.
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