On my trip to Jabalpur to Hydrabad I came across Pench Reserve forest. Though I could not visit it I would like to share this information, in case someone wants to visit it.
Pench National Park9(http://pench.naturesafariindia.com/)
Pench National Park is situated in the Seoni District of Southern Madhya Pradesh and runs in continuation with Pench National Park in Maharashtra. It is situated 80 Kms from Nagpur. (2 hours of drive) and is well connected by an all weather metalloid road network to other important places in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. The nearest railhead of Nagpur (80 Kms.) serves as a comfortable air and railhead.
Flora in Pench
It is blessed with forests spread in all the direction. As per the physiognomy, the forest type is southern tropical dry deciduous teak and southern tropical mixed deciduous forest with other species of shrubs, trees and climbers. Teak and its associates moyan, mahua, mokha, skiras, tendu, bija, achar, garari, aonla, ghont, baranga, amaltas, kihamali, khair, palas. Bamboo occurs sparsely, restricted to some valley.
Recently in 1992, Pench has been included under the umbrella of “Project Tiger” as the 19th Project Pench Tiger Reserve.
Fauna in Pench
The Pench National Park is very rich in fauna and a number of endangered species have made it their habitat. There are around55 tigers under this umbrella of the Park. 39 species of mammals, 13 species of reptiles, 3 species of amphibians and over 210 varieties of birds have already been listed.