Pench National Park’s mysterious creatures are some of the most exciting…
Out of all of India’s wildlife, Pench National Park’s mysterious creatures, immortalised in Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, are some of the most exciting. It’s one of the best places to see India’s majestic Bengal tigers on dawn-commencing jeep drives fuelled by breakfast on the bonnet and in the sleepier afternoon hours. Night-time safaris in the park’s periphery buffer zone aren’t always guaranteed. But if you’re lucky enough to go on one you may be rewarded with porcupine, nightjar and wolf sightings or see fireflies festooning the trees in soft, glowing light.
Sightings depend on the tigers’ movements of which you track through the dry deciduous forest off road. It’s bumpy which only adds to the excitement. Traverse through a huge expanse of grassland, towering trees, and rocky patches where panthers, although rarely sighted, like to dwell. When driving through the meadows or bamboo terrain you might just see wily creatures such as leopard, jackal and wild dog, all predators that stalk the scenery. Moving down the food chain there’s sloth bears, wild boars, muntjac and spotted deer that congregate in their hundreds at the edges of the riverbanks. Your guides are expertly in tune with the wildlife, essential when detecting the warning cries of prey or the elusive paw prints embedded in the dust.
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