Northeast of Nagpur, the Pench National Park is known for hiking and trekking in the India state of Madhya Pradesh. It is a 292 square kilometer national park known for tigers, leopards, langurs and bisons. The terrain of the park is gently rolling and covered by a mixed forest. The seasonal Pench River flows through the lower reaches of the satpuda hills.
Pench National Park is located about 12km from Khawasa on National Highway #7 between Nagpur and Jabalpur.
To reach Pench National Park by air, use the airport in Nagpur (93km) which is connected to Delhi and Mumbai.
To reach Pench National Park by railroad, also use the railroad station in Nagpur (93km).
Pench National Park is located about 12km from Khawasa on National Highway #7 between Nagpur and Jabalpur. There are three entry gates to the park, the Turia gate (the most convenient entry gate), Karmajhuri gate and the Jamtara gate. Private vehicles are allowed inside the park but only with the company of an authorised guide.
Note: In any national park known to have lions or tigers, hikers need to exercise extreme caution. It is highly recommended to us a park-approved guide prior to hiking or trekking in these regions.
Overall, Pench National Park is the 7th most popular hiking trail of all 42 hikes in India.