Bird Watching in Pench National Park
Pench National Reserve is a bird watchers delight. During the season a huge number of Migratory birds make their home in this area. Among them are four species of endangered vulture species like the white rumped vulture, the hornbilled vulture, the white scavenger and the King Vulture. Besides this there are a number of other birds like the Brahmani Ducks, Barheaded Geese, Grey headed Fishing Eagle, Malabar pied Hornbill, etc. V Village resort provides you an opportunity to relax on the machans and just birdwatch in comfort with a cool drink at your side.
The park gets its name from the Pench River, which meanders through it like a mammoth python, dividing it down the center. Rich in its biodiversity, its terrain defined by hills, valleys and the occasional precipitous slope, Pench is an important ecosystem supporting an abundance of flora and fauna, including a rich variety of aquatic life.
Not surprisingly, the beauty of this part of central India has earned much literary attention. The poet Kalidas writes about the scenic charm of the place in his epics Meghdootam and Sakuntalam. R.A. Strendale's "Camp in the Satpura Hills" draws a vivid pen picture of this idyllic paradise - as does Forsyth's "Highlands of Central India".
Indeed, the Pench National Park is four different forest regions in one, an extravagance of trees, shrubs, grasses, climbers, weeds and herbs, with teak being the most prominent of the tree species. The park is home to 33 species of mammals, 164 species of birds, 50 species of fish, 10 species of amphibians, 30 species of reptiles, and a wide variety of insect life.