Central India’s leading Project Tiger refuge; The Pench Tiger Reserve Project is situated in the Seoni District. Named after the Pench River that crosses through the region; the park covers a total of 292.85 square kilometers. It is one of the foremost centers for eco-tourism in Madhya Pradesh and sees continuous tourist traffic for many months of the year.
Tiger Sightings at Pench
The ultimate tiger habitation, Pench is blessed with a richly wooded area full of tropical moist deciduous trees. Approximately 20 percent of the core region of the tiger habitat is open to public for most months of the year. Visitors can choose to take a safari at dawn or another one at sunset to catch the animals out on their prowl. The authorities limit the quantity of vehicles in the park at a time. This ensures the animals remain undisturbed encouraging them to freely roam the sanctuary and maximize sightings.
Tourism in Pench Tiger Reserve
Tourists from all over the country and beyond visit to view and photograph the majestic tigers in Pench. They go on to find a number of other animals and flora of interest in the exotic sanctuary. Primates such as the common langur are glimpsed along with the black-naped hare and Chinkara or Gazelles in the forested regions. Neelgai and the small Indian civet can be found alongside the roads that stretch through the park.
Since the reserve is a part of the Indo-Malayan phytogeographical expanse, striped hyena, Barking deer and rhesus macaque are also routinely sighted.