Pench Tiger Reserve in MP flaunt a variety of fabulous resident
A mere glimpse of the majestic cat is the surreal experience most wildlife enthusiasts yearn for, and Pench Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh is undoubtedly a fantastic place to start the pursuit. Boasting a healthy population of tigers, this 758 square kilometres pench international park in the southern part of Madhya Pradesh was given the status of an Indian national park in 1975 and was established as a tiger reserve in 1992. Named the Pench River that cuts through the park, this national park consists of two parts — the Priyadarshini National Park and Mowgli Pench Sanctuary, which covers a large area of 299 square kilometres and a buffer area of 464 square kilometres. Around 257 square kilometres of this park lies in Maharashtra, which is also accessible from Madhya Pradesh.
The reserve was behind Rudyard Kipling’s iconic character ‘Mowgli’ from The Jungle Book. Supriya Sehgal, a Mumbai-based travel and children’s book author and the co-founder of a digital marketing and production house, tells Business Insider, “I had the opportunity to spend a short but memorable time in Pench through the eyes of Pugdundee Safaris, while on a long Madhya Pradesh national parks loop. It is believed that Pench and the surrounding areas were the inspiration behind