The Pench Tiger Reserve, in the state of Maharashtra, spreads over a vast area of 758 square kilometers, and the park stretches out into the neighboring state of Madhya Pradesh. The core area of the Pench National Park is 299 square kilometers and the buffer area is 464 square kilometers. The Pench National Park is open for the tourists from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Pench wildlife sanctuary can be easily accessible by rail and road. The nearest rail station is at Ramtek and the tourists can board a bus for the next 35 kilometers to reach the park. The best time to visit the Pench National Park is between the months of February and April.
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About Fauna in Pench
The Pench National Park in Maharashtra has a very rich fauna. A number of endangered species have made the Pench National Park their habitat. The Fauna in Pench which are found in high density in this region are the Wild Pig, the Nilgai, the Chital, the Gaur, the four-horned Antelope, the Muntjac and many more. As it happens in the other national parks in the country, catching a glimpse of a tiger is very difficult in Pench National Park also and it needs a lot of patience and fortune to get a sight of a tiger.
Apart from the mammals and other wild animals on land, the Fauna in Pench also includes a rich bird life. The authorities of the wildlife in Pench National Park have made an assessment of the number of birds and according to that, the bird population in the national park stands at over 125 species. The species of birds in the Pench National Park include birds like Bulbuls, Minivets Orioles, Barbets, Munias, Wagtails, Mynas, Blue Kingfishers and Waterfowls. The streams, nallahs and the River Pench inside the Pench National Park in Maharashtra, provide the best play zone for the water birds in this region. The Pench River and the water streams in the park are also the habitation for the Fresh Water Turtles and the Crocodiles.
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