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Pench Safari Zones & Gates

Pench tiger reserve consists of nine safari gates. Out of them, three are core zones, and six are buffer zones. The core zone is spread over 411.330 square kilometers of land. And the buffer zone comprises 768.302 square kilometers of the area. Both the zones are filled with amazing flora and offer majestic wildlife to see. 

Core Zones

Turia Gate

Turia Gate is the most famous among safari lovers. It is the gate that is almost on the border of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. It is close to NH 7. 

This zone is dominated by Patdev Tigress and her 5 cubs. Before her, the legendary Collarwali used to rule the place. Furthermore, the Junewani area is famous for sighting Indian leopards. 

Turia gate is also packed with chital, spotted deers, and jackals. 

When it comes to flora, the Acacia Catechu plant is found in large amounts in the gate's vicinity.

You will also find Ghost, Salai Trees and various other mixed vegetations. It is also adorned with small streams and the beautiful Junewani waterhole. Turia gate is also famous for the Baginnalla waterhole. You will also be stunned by seeing the mightiest peak of Pench called Kala Pahad.

When it comes to flora, the Acacia Catechu plant is found in large amounts in the gate's vicinity.

You will also find Ghost, Salai Trees and various other mixed vegetations. It is also adorned with small streams and the beautiful Junewani waterhole. Turia gate is also famous for the Baginnalla waterhole. You will also be stunned by seeing the mightiest peak of Pench called Kala Pahad.

Karmajheri Gate

This gate is famous for spotting Gaurs, Sambars, and Barking deer. It is a tranquil area which is also famous for bird watching. You can watch varieties of birds at the Pench river. During the summer times, you might also spot Bengal tigers near the river where they come to drink water. Bodhanalla area is best to click pictures of Gaurs amongst the Bamboo plantation. 

There are various guest houses located at this gate which are surrounded by teak trees.

Khursapar Gate

Khursapar gate of Pench, Maharashtra is famous for tiger sightings. It is also home to Chowsingha, Chinkara, and Gaurs. Just like other gates of the tiger reserve, Khursapar gate also has water resources in its vicinity.

Bakhari lake is the famous one here. This gate is near Turia gate by just a 12 km of distance. It just takes 87 km of distance to reach from Nagpur. 

Khursapar Gate

Khursapar gate of Pench, Maharashtra is famous for tiger sightings. It is also home to Chowsingha, Chinkara, and Gaurs. Just like other gates of the tiger reserve, Khursapar gate also has water resources in its vicinity.

Bakhari lake is the famous one here. This gate is near Turia gate by just a 12 km of distance. It just takes 87 km of distance to reach from Nagpur. 

Sillari Gate

This is the well-known gate from the Maharashtra side. It is beautifully decorated with bamboo and teak trees. There are also crystal clear water resources in this zone. You will also be mesmerized by seeing the waterfalls. Moreover, there is also the famous Totlah Doh Dam.

The major wildlife to spot here is sloth bears and wild dogs.

Jamtara Gate

It is the 3rd gate of the Pench tiger reserve which has Banyan Trees and Shindoori as a majority of flora. Jamtara zone is also adorned with Phanera vahlii. You will also be fascinated while crossing the Chindia ghat.

Jamtara gate is famous for sighting Sloth Bear.

Jamtara Gate

It is the 3rd gate of the Pench tiger reserve which has Banyan Trees and Shindoori as a majority of flora. Jamtara zone is also adorned with Phanera vahlii. You will also be fascinated while crossing the Chindia ghat.

Jamtara gate is famous for sighting Sloth Bear.

Buffer Zones

This is a beautiful zone located on a hill. It is decorated with Jamun, Bamboo, Arjun Trees, and flowing streams. There is an underpass that allows the wildlife to move from here to Pench and Kanha. Rukhad zone is also famous for night safari that you can enjoy on a cycle.

The famous tigers of the Rukhad zone are Kingfisher, Masumnala, Kuraigad, Sakata, Daldalli, and Sambhaji. Kingfisher is famous for showing his love to the trees which he expresses by hugging them. 

Khawasa Zone

This is the best zone to spot wolves. This zone is therefore also known as a wolf sanctuary. This zone is surrounded by dense woods. This dense wood ambience is adored by wolves, foxes, owls, and porcupines.

Teliya Zone

Teliya zone has become famous for the presence of black leopard. You will also get to spot Barking Deer, Blue-Bull Antelope, and Chowsingha.

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