Saturday, June 13, 2009

At about 70 km from Nagpur along the Mumbai-Jabalpur Highway, Pench Tiger Reserve is home to a variety of flora and fauna. It’s spread across the borders of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, and Pench – Maharashtra is about 275 sq km in area.

We visited Pench in February though summer months are best suited to spot more wildlife, including tiger. Provided one can tolerate the Nagpur heat! MTDC (now privatised) has a resort at Sillari, close to Pench.

Snapshots of the Maharashtra side of the Pench...
India's 25th Tiger Reserve

MTDC resort at Pench

Safari starts

Water birds

Peacocks are aplenty in Pench

Indian Gaur

A flat tyre helped us to set foot inside the park

Dried up Pench river with beautiful rock formations

Dried up Pench river

Photo feature of Pench - Madhya Pradesh and Orange Farms in Pench.