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09 Jan, 2020

Pench National Park Welcomed Nearly 90000 Tourists in 2018-19

Year 2019 has been a busy year for Madhya Pradesh’s popular national park, Pench. The park welcomed around 88,683 tourists in the year 2018-19 and has emerged as one of the most visited parks in the state.

According to the reports, Pench Tiger Reserve was swarmed by 79,852 domestic tourists and around 8,831 international tourists that led to the earning of whopping Rs. 3,11,35,923 revenue in 2018-19. Pench National Park, which also boasts the highest vegetation density in India is known to have received merely 988 domestic tourists in 1997-98. But it started to make progress gradually and was given the Best Management Award in 2010-11 and second in the year 2014.

Here’s the year-wise data of Pench National Park

Year Indian Tourists Foreign Tourists Total Revenue
2000-01 5274 14 5288 275170
2001-02 10449 39 10488 600110
2002-03 18170 138 18308 1041908
2003-04 20240 568 20808 1284602
2004-05 23336 1160 24496 3398830
2005-06 30459 1687 23146 5372220
2006-07 14061 1495 45556 10399679
2007-08 50857 3309 54206 8597598
2008-09 59303 5168 64471 11256880
2009-10 47758 4796 52554 10398096
2010-11 60038 5421 65459 18080606
2011-12 63802 6282 70084 19238430
2012-13 44407 5043 49450 13640176
2013-14 46602 5502 52104 19555350
2014-15 54771 5617 60388 22877920
2015-16 68217 7024 75241 31347400
2016-17 70730 7505 78235 27430460
2017-18 74197 8427 82624 28808123


A Look Inside Pench National Park

Established in 1975, Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh sprawls in an area of 257.26 sq km that includes Pench Tiger Reserve (82.3 sq km). The national park consists of dry deciduous forest and is home to leopards, wild cats, dogs, hyenas, jackals, foxes, wolves, mongoose, bison, chital, sambhar, nilgai, chausinga, chinkara, wild boar and many other wild species. The Totladoh Reservoir in the national park is a haven for about 325 species of birds that also include migratory birds. The activities to enjoy in Pench National Park include bird watching, jungle safari and camping, local cultural programmes, nature trail walks, scientific study, climbing the tree-houses, visiting the interpretation centres, etc.

Park Management

There are three entry gates, namely Rukhad, Telia and Khawasa through which tourists are allowed. Pench manages the staff of 96 guides including 12 women guides and has a fleet of 142 registered jeeps that are available for wildlife safari. Turia is the most prominent entry gate in Pench National Park where alone 56 guides and 124 jeeps are deployed to serve the tourists.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the best time to visit Pench National Park?

Ans: The best time to visit Pench National Park is between October and March when the weather is pleasant and comfortable to explore the wildlife.

Q: What are the timings for wildlife safari in Pench National Park?

Ans: The timings differ for summers and winter season in Pench National Park.

  • Summer Timings (March to June): 06:30AM to 09:30AM and 04:00PM to 06:30PM
  • Winter Timings (October to February): 07:30AM to 10:30AM and 3:00PM to 5:30PM
Q: What are the activities to do in Pench National Park?

Ans: Apart from wildlife safari in Pench National Park, tourists can enjoy bird watching, jungle safari and camping, local cultural programmes, nature trail walks, scientific study, climbing the tree-houses, and visiting the interpretation centres.

Q: Where to stay in Pench?

Ans: There are a number of accommodation options ranging from budget to luxury around the Pench National Park for the tourists.

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