Pench Geography


Read about Pench geography and topography. It is the a popular national park located in Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh state, in Central India. It lies in South of Madhya Pradesh state, sharing some part in neighboring Maharashtra state. It is renowned for its rich flora and fauna flanked by the pretty ambience of the majestic Pench River. Pench is naturally blessed with abundance of lush greenery and hilly forests. It is famous from the story of Jungle book of Rudyard Kipling that is based on the woody forest and its rich wild life. Additionally, this beautiful countryside has its varied flora and fauna that is found in numerous books on natural history. And it is also famous for the documentary film shooted by BBC on the growing of Tigers. Pench Tiger Reserve is positioned in the State of Madhya Pradesh. Being a famous national park, it pulls countless attraction from the tourists around the world. The best way to travel through the jungle is through the safaris, Elephant Ride and Nature Walk.


Pench national park is spread over Satpura mountain range from which Pench river belt is passing. Its name is derived from same river which is considered as its life line. The surging geography of Pench is roofed with small mountains and sundry woods that make it a dream destination for anyone in this world. The beautiful Pench River flowing through the Pench National Park maintains the rich foliage of this hamlet. Pench National Park is located in the Nagpur district of the state of Maharashtra. Pench National Park is located on the border of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. The park is covered with the southern topical dry deciduous forest. It comes under the Project Tiger network for special reserves. The park is also rich in its variety of flora and the eco-system is a mix of dry and moist tropical deciduous forest with teak and bamboo being the dominant species. The area is a living repository of over 2000 species of plants and, hence forms a suitable abode for a wide variety of faunal species of this region. This region includes several rare and endangered plants as well as plants of ethno-botanical significance. The undulating topography support mosaic of vegetation ranging from moist sheltered valleys to open dry deciduous forests. Most of the area is covered with sandy loam, which is especially fertile in the valleys and fairly so on the slopes. Red kankar and saline soils occur in some areas. Alluvial soils are found on the banks of the Pench river and other streams and Nalas that crisscross the area. Temperature of Pench National Park is Maximum 45°C and Minimum 3°C. The core area of the Pench National Park is 292.85, Buffer Zone area is 465.00 Km2 and Total area of Pench National Park is 757.85 Latitude: 21° 40' 17.76" N and Longitude: 79°18' 11.88" E is the Pench National Park Longitude and latitude.

Pench Geological Mapping

Geological Survey of India has done geological mapping of Pench Tiger Reserve in which they have included both core and buffer zone areas. In their mapping, they have found that Pench Tiger Reserve can be divided into 9 different geological zones:
Pench Geological Zones
1. Genesses 72.54 %
2. Basalt 20.73 %
3. Chorbaoli formation 1.82 %
4. Lameta formation 1.7 %
5. Pench River 1.4 %
6. Lohangi formation 0.82 %
7. Laterite 0.7 %
8. Manganese 0.17 %
9. Amphibolites 0.12 %

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