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Tiger Sighting in Pench National Park

We wanted to see tigers! Tigers in the wild :) . Had been to Bandipur twice, Nagarhole once in Karnataka, but the tigers remained as elusive as ever. Not that the chattering crowd on these safaris helped us any bit and as you might have guessed, to our dismay, the final outcome on these safaris was negative. Pench National Park  Determined to see this endangered cat in the wild, we booked the Pench Tree Lodge in Madhya Pradesh (MP) for 3 nights. The lodge is situated on the outskirts of the park near the Kirmajhiri gate in Seoni, MP. This Park is mainly a teak forest with the Pench river flowing through it. It was declared a Tiger Reserve in the 90s and is now home to around 40-45 tigers and 280 varieties of birds. The forest houses many leopards as well as you see in the picture below but they are really hard to spot. Also, it is the very same forest which Rudyard Kipling mentions in his book - 'The Jungle Book'. Was excited to know that we were about to explore the Mowg