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
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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.
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.