Panchmari, Pench & Satpura National Park
23rd – 28th November, 2019
Pench National Park
It is believed that the forest of central India inspired Rudyard Kipling to write “The Jungle Book”. Explore the famous meadows and tropical moist dry deciduous forests of Pench with the BNHS. The park is known for its scenic beauty and a good tiger population. This season offers the sightings of the majestic Tiger, Indian Bison or Gaur – world’s tallest bovid, and Sambar – India’s largest deer. Other animals like Blue Bull, Four-horned Antelope, Striped Hyena, Jungle Cat, Sloth Bear, Honey Badger and Indian Jackal are seen. This is a good time for birds like Crested Hawk-Eagle, Spotted Owlet, Red-collared Dove, Eurasian Thick-knee, Hoopoe, Brown Fish-owl, and Grey-headed Fish Eagle.
Satpura National Park:
Explore the highlands of central India, rugged landscape of sandstone peaks and forest of Teak, Sal and Jamun offer a variety of birds and mammals. Most of the reserve forest is still in a virgin state, away from human access. The Park boasts of good sightings of Sloth Bear, Leopard, Indian Wild Dog (Dhole) besides other mammals like Tigers, Gaur, Four-horned Antelope. Satpura NP is also known for its bird life like Dusky Eagle-owl, Streak-throated Woodpecker, White-naped Flameback, Pied Flycatcher-shrike, White-bellied Minivet, Jerdon’s Leafbird and Sand Lark.
Situated in the cradle of the Satpura Mountain Range Panchmari is a popular hill station, besides breathtaking views the place is a birding paradise with birds like Shaheen Falcon, Rufous-bellied Eagle, both Red and Grey Junglefowl, Mottled Wood-Owl, Indian Yellow Tit, Jerdon’s Leafbird, Crested Treeswift, Sirkeer Malkoha, Black-crested Bulbul, Streaked-throated Woodpecker, Indian and Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Tawny-bellied Babbler, and White-naped Woodpecker.
Camp Charges: Rs. 39,600/- for members and Rs. 41,100/-for others (ex-Nagpur).
Accommodation: Twin sharing basis.
Reporting: Outside Nagpur Railway Station at 8:00 a.m. Drop off at Nagpur on last day at 2:00 p.m.
How to Reach: Nagpur is well connected by flights. By rail one can take the Nagpur Duronto (12289) or Sewagram Exp (12139) both of which reach Nagpur before 7:30 a.m. Similarly, for return, Nagpur Duronto (12290) or Sewagram Exp (12140) can be taken.
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