Pench National Park, with its famous tigers and a number of other wild animals and birds, will reinstate the enjoyment you used to have while seeing ‘Mowgli battle Sher Khan’ in the world-famous serial The Jungle Book. The wildlife park is liked, especially for its beautiful landscape and thrilling night safaris.
The jungle safari booking in Pench National Park is unlocked for the tourists from 5 a.m. – to 7 p.m.The wildlife sanctuary can be easily reached by road, rail, and air. Pench National Park is spread over huge area of 758 sq km, together with the core area, Pench National Park has rich wildlife which offers tourists a chance to indulge in one of the best wildlife experiences in India.
Since its introduction in 1965 as a wildlife sanctuary, the Pench national park has served as the home of several wild animals including the Royal Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, fox, striped hyena, jackal, peafowl, four-horned antelope, Indian wolf, , wild boar, sloth bear, monkey, gaur, , and more such fascinating species. Though, later in the years 1975 & 1992, the wildlife got recognition as a national park and tiger reserve, respectively.
One of the tigresses in the Pench reserve, Badi Mada (‘Big Mother’), became well known for giving birth to 29 cubs over 17 years in the Pench reserve.
Collarwali, a daughter of Badi Mada, starred with her mother in the Wildlife Special Tiger: Spy in the Jungle, which popularised the Pench reserve. She became one of India’s best tigers, giving birth to 26 cubs in 7 litters as of April 2017 and 29 cubs in 8 litters by her death in January 2022 at the age of 16. Born in 2005 and initially dubbed T-15,
she acquired the name Collarwali after being the first tigress in the park fitted with a radio collar, in 2008. She was large for a female and because she was comparatively friendly, was the most frequently seen tiger in the pench international park. In 2010 she gave birth to an unusually large litter, 5 cubs Of Collarwali’s cubs, records indicate 14 of the 18 were born by 2013 and 17 of the 22 from her first 6 litters survived to adulthood They have dispersed to other parts of Pench and some may have crossed over to other tiger reserves such as Kanha National Park. For example in December 2010, male T-39, born in her second litter in October 2008, traveled more than 50 km near the boundary of the reserve. She died in January 2022 and was cremated by a local tribal leader.
The Baghin Nala female or Baghinnalawali female, a littermate of Collarwali, was so-named because she established a territory close to a nullah (watercourse). Although shy, she was popular with tourists visiting Pench. However, on 28 and 29 March 2016, she and two 8-month-old cubs were found dead inside the core area of the tiger reserve, not far from a patrolling camp. A post-mortem examination confirmed poisoning, and three men were arrested in early April, suspected of poisoning a deer that the tigers had eaten