Wildlife viewing in India is exciting with many Tiger reserves and National Parks hosting the tiger and other enchanting animals. Most of the tourists arrive here to see the tiger in the wild. But let me tell there are many other enchanting animals and birds that should be the focus of the tourists as well.
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Well this article refers to Pench Tiger Reserve
Long time back a vagrant child called Mowgli was lost in the Jungle probably deserted by his parents. Some say they were killed by the tiger....well anybody's guess. The child was adopted by Akela the leader of the wolf pack in the Seoni Hills in Central India. He was introduced to the pack and soon became part of it. The story by Rudyard Kipling called "Jungle Book" narrates the antics of the wolf child and about the jungle life of Seoni Hills now called Pench Tiger Reserve.
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Pench Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh or Central India is now a popular tiger safari destination. The characters of Jungle Book come to life whence you visit the park. Mowgli the wolf child is no more but many Mowglis can be encountered in the villages near the forests. Kaa, Akela, Baloo, Sher Khan, bandar log all can be seen on a jungle safari in the tiger reserve.
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The pristine forests of Pench are most enchanting with awe inspiring unspoiled landscape. The River Pench snakes through dense jungles according life as a support system to all the life forms. The vivid and diverse profile supports amazing habitat for innumerable flora and fauna. The impressive biodiversity has been preserved for eternity as it is a protected area with an inviolate core.
The reserve is biodiversity hub and a conservation unit with the focus on the big cat. Nevertheless all life form are conserved because of strict protection and protected area status.
The tourism is organised by the forest department of MP and a permit can be availed for excursion or tiger safari in the core area of the reserve. Safaris are conducted in the day and evening on jeeps as on foot excursions are not allowed. The reserve is closed during the monsoon period from July to September but safaris in the buffer area are allowed.
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There are many resorts which provide luxury stay in the buffer area of Pench National Park. The closest access is from Nagpur Airport at a distance of eighty kilometres while Jabalpur Airport is at a distance of four hours. The tiger reserve is connected by five hours drive with Kanha National Park in Central India.