Pench national park, also known as Indira Priyadarshani National Park, is located along the border of Madhya Pradesh and Maharastra .It covers an area of 292.85 sq km, situated 70 km away from the city oiff Nagpur. The park has got notability through famous British scholar Rudyard Kipling's description about the flora and fauna in his book, the jungle book. The park has been declared as wildlife sanctuary in 1983. It was named after the river Pench flows amidst the sanctuary.
The physiology of the park includes southern tropical dry deciduous teak and southern tropical mixed deciduous forest with other species of shrubs, trees, and climbers such as teak , saja, bija, lendia, haldu, dhaora, Aonla, amaltas etc. The natural vegetation of the park also bots off some endangerd plants of herbs. The ground is dominated by evergreen grass, shrubs, and bushes. Ever green tree Kula is expanded over the terrain. The old plantations of the bamboo and teak make it an ideal destination for nurturing of many endangered species of mammals for instance wild pig, nilgai, chital, manta, gaur and four horned antelope.
Apart for the mammals it is also the perfect site for bird watching as it offers shelter to the more than 150 species of endangered and rare birds which includes barbets, bulbuls, minuets orioles, wagtails, manias, mynas, waterfowls, and blue kingfishers. The water bodies such as pods, lakes, canals provide natural shelter to the migratory birds.
The climate of the park is tropical which is hot in summer and comfortable in winter and it is the best time to explore the beauty of virgin flora and fauna of the park.