Pench National Park: An impeccable place to walk down the memory lanes of our childhood days from the famous story ‘The Jungle Book’. Pench National Park is located in the districts of Seoni and Chhindwara, in the heart of India, Madhya Pradesh. Named after the pristine River Pence which flows through the park, Pench National Park is one of the most popular wildlife reserves in India. Sprawling over a massive area of 758 sq km, Pench National Park has a rich wildlife which proffers visitors an opportunity to indulge into one of the finest wildlife experiences in India.
In 2019 February, me and my husband were searching for weekend gateways from Hyderabad. We did not want a common beach holiday. And finally we decided on Pench to be our destination. We also wanted to cover few more places on the way to Pench like the Dhuandhar Waterfalls and Marble Rocks of the River Narmada. We usually prefer flights over trains to go to the places because of our time constraints but without spending too much on the flight tickets though. And to my surprise I found out that Jabalpur is the nearest airport to Dhuandhar Falls with a distance of only 33kms which can be covered in an hour. The flight tickets cost us around INR 3000/- per person. I Googled up car agencies in Jabalpur and called up nearly 10 agencies after reading the reviews. I finally booked a cab, after a lot of price negotiations.
I have written down in details about the way we planned our journey to Pench from Hyderabad.