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(this is a cross post from GHAC Travel and Leisure. You may click on the below link also https://www.meetup.com/GHAC-Travel-Leisure/events/258293872/)
Pench National park, nestling in the lower southern reaches of the satpura hills is named after Pench river, meandering through the park from north to south. It is located on the southern boundary of Madhya Pradesh, bordering Maharashtra, in the districts of Seoni and Chhindwara.
The area of the present tiger reserve has a glorious history. A description of its natural wealth and richness occurs in Ain-i-Akbari.
Other than tigers, Pench National Park is also known for its diverse flora and fauna. Dense thick canopy of forest with thick vegetation including teak and its associates.
Apart from the tigers, there are Jackals, Sambars, Neelgai, Blue Bull, Spotted Deer, Raptors, Chinkara, Black buck, Gaurs, wild dogs, etc.
Also a favorite place for bird watchers - according to an estimation of the wildlife authorities, the bird population in the park counts to be over 350+ species like barbets, bulbul, wagtails, munias, mynas, waterfowls and blue kingfishers.
Age group - Adults, and kids more than 5 yrs allowed with accompanying parents. Also, these rides require a lot of patience and pin drop silence while observing the wild life.
Tentative itinerary -
Day 0 (Friday)
* Leave Hyd around 10 pm on Friday by Train.
Day 1 (Saturday)
* Reach Nagpur by 8.15 am on Saturday.
* Travel from Nagpur to Pench by pre-booked vehicle. Breakfast on the way.
* Reach Pench by 10.30 am - check in the resort. freshen up * Lunch at resort * Afternoon session of open gypsy jungle safari.
Evening tea and Dinner
Day 2 (Sunday)
* Early wake up call on Sunday at 5.30 am * Freshen up * Morning session of open gypsy jungle safari (packed breakfast during the morning drive) * Lunch * Afternoon Session of open gypsy/ canter safari. Evening start for Nagpur, have dinner and take the 10pm train back to Hyderabad
Day 4 (Monday)
Reach Hyd by 7.30 am. and disperse.
RSVP. Please make your Advance payments before 15th February, 2019
Rs.11500/- per person
(Includes - * Travel to and from Nagpur and Hyderabad (Sleeper) Train * Travel from Nagpur to Pench and back - AC Vehicle * Stay in AC rooms in Pench- double sharing, Food for 2 days (includes breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner) * Cost of entry tickets and the safari charges for 3 jungle rides inclusive of guide charges.
There is a heritage run in the Pench national park on 17th March. If interested, you can join the same by registering on https://www.goheritagerun.com/pench/
Excludes - mineral water, cold drinks, and personal expenditure)
Payment details -
An advance amount of Rs. 6000/- to be paid before 15th February for confirmation of the slot. This will allow us to go ahead with Train reservations, Safari and hotel bookings.
Payment needs to be made to the below account.
Account Holder Name: GHAC Travel and Leisure
Account Type: Savings
Bank: Axis Bank Limited
Branch: Road No 2, Banjara Hills.
IFSC Code: UTIB[masked]
Payment Remark- Please mention[masked]_yourname in your payment transaction
The Balance amount to be paid in the 1st Week of March.
On RSPV you will be in the waiting list. Once initial payment is confirmed, your name will be moved to going list.
Contact: Event Host (Rajani -[masked]/[masked])