Pench National Park: The Jungle That Became a Book

Come be Mowgli for a day.

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If you’ve read Rudyard Kipling’s ‘The Jungle Book’, you’ve been to Pench without even knowing it. Because Kipling based the much-loved adventures of the man-cub Mowgli in what is now the Pench National Park. Situated on the border of Madhya Pradesh and adjoining Maharashtra, the park is named after the river that flows through it which also provides the perfect habitat for the water birds of this region.

The forest area of Pench National Park is mainly made up of teak, interspersed with bamboo trees and other species of shrubs. While visiting, you’ll find that this thick forest is home to many endangered species like the Indian wild dog, the wild pig, nilgai, chital and the four-horned antelope. Apart from this, there are also over 200 species of birds. But perhaps the biggest attraction for all tourists visiting Pench are the tigers that can be found in the forest. This abundance of flora and fauna make it an excellent destination for amateur photographers looking to practise their skills. Curious about what exactly you’ll get to see at Pench? Watch the video.

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