Attractions en route:
Ramtek And Kalidas Smarak:
A picturesque hill-town, Ramtek is home to the ancient temple of Lord Ram, many beautiful lakes, a 16th century Nagardhan fort and the Kalidas Smarak – a memorial to the great Sanskrit poet Kalidas. This place is considered to be holy, since Lord Ram had stayed here during his exile. Recently, an adventure sports complex has been set up at Ramtek, offering exciting and thrilling adventure activities. The beautiful Ambala and Khindsi Lakes nearby are worth a visit.
The Mansar Finds:
Recent archaeological excavations at 5 sites have revealed an ancient temple and residential complex (Pravaresvara and Pravarapura) and a collection of exotic sculptures and artefacts dating back to the 5th century CE.
Go-Vigyan Anusandhan Kendra:
An institution dedicated to the research and development of Panch-gavya, the five major substances obtained from cows which include cows urine, milk, ghee, curd and dung. Products formed from these substances are used to treat leucoderma, arthritis, renal disorders, acidity and so on. This institution is also striving to protect cows from slaughter. This institution has gained U.S. patents for its product, Kamdhenu Arka.
Dedicated to Lord Buddha, this ten-acre area of the Dragon Palace Temple comprises of a magnificent Buddhist prayer centre offering peace and serenity to its visitors. Picturesque lanscape and stunning architecture combine to elevate your soul to new heights.
This beautiful forested lake, surrounded by hills on all sides, offers boating facilities and other water sports. The hills offer a panoramic view of the lake and the surrounding countryside.
A majestic fort built by the Gond kings in the 16th century AD is the main attraction in this quaint village, which was once the ancient capital of Vidarbha.
Directions to Pench: While at Khawasa, a small little village on the Nagpur Jabalpur National Highway 7, you will see a board that says Pench National Park 12kms. Take this road through a beautiful teak forest. You will pass a couple of small villages on the way. Finally, you reach Village Avarghani. Directions to Pench from here are clear, and you move towards the Turia gate, which is about 1.5 kms away. Get into an open jeep, and after your formalities at the gate, enter the park.
Getting to Pench by air:
- Nagpur is the nearest airport at just 88 km by road, or a 2 – 3 hour drive.
- Jabalpur is an alternate airport at 200 kms by road from Pench. Jabalpur is well-connected with Delhi and Mumbai and other major Indian cities.
Getting to Pench by rail:
Nagpur Junction is the closest railway station from Pench National park. This station is well-connected by rail to all major Indian cities.
Getting to Pench by Road:
Nagpur is well-connected via the National Highway network. Pench is a mere 88 kms away via Seoni and NH7.