Writing blogs is one of the best ways to connect to a vast multitude of people. Blogs are informative as well as evocative. These pieces of writings provide ample scope for the bloggers to pen down their thoughts and experiences freely and at the same time let people au courant with the subject or topic.
The ‘ blogs’ section of Kohka Lake Adventure Camp is a sincere endeavor to give people a plethora of information about Pench which includes the Jungle safari, visiting other nearby places, and a cornucopia of other delightful adventures. We have also included a list of the best wildlife sanctuaries in India, especially known for sheltering the majestic Royal Bengal Tigers, much to the delight and interest of wildlife enthusiasts.
We have tried to commit to paper vividly about the major attractions of this area along with the experiences of a few visitors who have visited Pench and are truly in awe of this place with the sole motive to make Pench more familiar and popular to the masses not only in India but also beyond the boundaries.
Pench National Park and Kohka Lake Adventure Camp: A Perfect Blend of Wildlife and Adventure
Pench National Park, located in central India, is one of the most popular national parks in the country. Spread over an area of 292 sq. km, the park is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including tigers, leopards, Indian bison, sloth bears, and more. It is also the setting of Rudyard Kipling’s famous novel “The Jungle Book”. A trip to Pench National Park is a must-do for anyone who loves wildlife and nature.
However, for those who crave more than just a wildlife experience, Kohka Lake Adventure Camp, located near the national park, is the perfect place to add some adventure to the trip. Spread over 120 acres of land, the campsite offers a variety of water and land activities that are perfect for both solo travelers and families. The adventure activities at Kohka Lake Adventure Camp are designed to give visitors an adrenaline rush while also allowing them to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Here is a bucket list of activities that you must experience when visiting Pench National Park and Kohka Lake Adventure Camp:
Jungle Safari: The most popular activity in Pench National Park is undoubtedly the jungle safari. Visitors can book a safari and explore the park in an open jeep, accompanied by a trained guide. The safari takes you through the dense forest, giving you the chance to spot some of the wildlife that inhabits the park. The best time to take a safari is early in the morning or late in the evening when the animals are most active.
Water Sports: Kohka Lake Adventure Camp is known for its water sports activities, including kayaking, water zorbing, shikara boat rides, motor boating, and speed boating. You can also try your hand at fishing or simply relax by the lake and enjoy the sunset. The camp also has a floating restaurant where you can enjoy a meal while surrounded by water.
Zipline: Kohka Lake Adventure Camp is soon adding a 500-meter zipline over the lake, which is sure to be a thrilling experience for adventure enthusiasts. The zipline will give you a bird’s eye view of the lake and the surrounding forest.
Paramotoring and Hot Air Balloon: For those who are looking for an even more exhilarating experience, Kohka Lake Adventure Camp offers paramotoring and hot air balloon rides. The flying site is located near Turia village, and visitors can enjoy the view of the forest and the lake from above.
Land Activities: The campsite also offers a range of land activities, including archery, 360-cycle rides, gyro cycle rides, and trampolining. There is also a sunset point where you can enjoy the beautiful view of the sunset over the lake and the forest.
Wildlife Photography: Pench National Park is a photographer’s paradise. With its diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes, it offers a variety of opportunities for capturing some incredible photographs. Whether you are a professional or an amateur photographer, you are sure to come back with some amazing shots.
Night Safari: For a different experience, you can also book a night safari at Pench National Park. During the night safari, you can spot nocturnal animals such as hyenas, jungle cats, and more.
In conclusion, a trip to Pench National Park and Kohka Lake Adventure Camp is the perfect blend of wildlife and adventure. From jungle safaris to water sports and land activities, there is something for everyone. Whether you are traveling solo, with friends, or family, this trip is sure to give you an unforgettable experience. So pack your bags and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime.
India is a land of wonders and it is ineffable to describe its beauty in words. The Kashmir valley along with the snow-capped Himalayan mountain range in the North mesmerizes the visitors and needs no mention that they attract a lot of tourists from various parts of the country and the world. On the other hand, peninsular India is home to many old temples and grand palaces redolent of the ancient civilization and culture, along with a long coastline on both sides not only makes them attractive tourist destinations but also gives India a strategic position in the world economy encouraging massive exports and imports. The eastern part (including the northeastern part) of India has mountains with the plains, the Gangetic plains. The Sunderban Delta is the largest mangrove island and delta in the world. The palaces and desert of Rajasthan, small hill stations of Maharashtra, and the gulf of Gujarat on the western end of the country are true delights.
Even the central part of India doesn’t lag behind in exhibiting its beauty and claiming its share of praise. Tall rugged mountains, cascading waterfalls, and of course the deciduous forests which provide shelter to a wide variety of flora and fauna make up the heart of this nation. This piece of writing is an endeavor to bring forth one such spot in the central region, Pench National Park.
Our everyday chores and stressful city lives leave us exhausted and stressed almost every day. So the weekends provide us with an escape from our everyday lives by giving us the opportunity to travel to far and near destinations. For solitary seekers, animal lovers, bird watchers, ornithologists, or for people who want to enjoy in the lap of nature, what could be better than the Pench National Park!
Located in the Seoni and Chhindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh, it encompasses an area of 292 sq. km. This park comprises the Indira Priyadarshani Pench National park, Mowgli Pench Sanctuary, and buffer. It houses innumerable species of both flora and fauna including tigers, deer, reptiles, birds, and many more. The national park derived its name from the Pench River which flows from North to South through the forest and divides the forest into its eastern and western parts. This river is the only source of water for the forest creatures and adjacent villages. Albeit the water of the river recedes during the summer (April- June) but few water pools along the channel of the river serve as waterholes for wild animals. The placid water of the Pench, its banks lined by tall and short trees, bushy and scraggy, dry and verdant with their reflections in the placid water of the river provide a resplendent view and is sure to enchant every single being and prolong the joy it brings to them.
The jungle safari makes your experience a tad comfortable and thrilling. As mentioned earlier it hosts a large number of flora and fauna but the main attraction of the jungle is its king! Your expedition would be incomplete if you don’t see the Bengal Tiger exuding pride and confidence. This sanctuary is currently home to many tigers along with other animals such as leopards, wolves, barking deer, four-horned antelope, sloth bear, jackals, chitals, sambhar, and many more. Some of these are endangered species. In case you are visiting the park during summers, you would witness that the summer sun has taken away much of the color from the leaves and has left the forest almost dry and arid. During the summer, you may get to see the canine creatures lying on the forest bed languidly and at times other creatures camouflaging perfectly in order to shun an encounter with its enemies and of course, trying to hide from the visitors. It is said that the park is home to 39 species of mammals, 13 species of reptiles, and 3 species of amphibians. It is definitely an extraordinary experience to see these predators and the prey in their natural habitat. It is worth to be noted that Pench also has a considerable variety of birds (more than 210 species) both migratory and local. The chirping of the birds, occasional chattering of the monkeys, colorful butterflies, herds of herbivores, relentless efforts to spot the big striped cats and everything amalgamated would make your heart go aflutter. Pench also has a rich diversity of flora- Teak, Axle wood, Malabar, and many more, some identifiable and some not. The forest bed is covered with various kinds of bushes, grass, wild shrubs, and wildflowers that grow on their own, fresh and colorful, pure and pristine will bring a smile to your face. At every step, you will be able to rejoice and won’t languish to praise the beauty of creation.
The enchanting view of the forest will surely inspire artists to paint it, inspirit poetry as it inspired Rudyard Kipling to write the ‘Jungle Book’ in 1894. It is unknown to many of us that the entire script of the book hovered in and around Pench. Moreover, the beauty of this region has also seized the attention of naturalists like Captain J Forsyth in ‘Highlands of Central India’ and Abul Fazlto in Ain-i-Akbari.
With the fading sunlight, darkness descends and one can also enjoy an adventurous night safari. The glittering and glowing eyes of the forest animals, the sound of the crickets will make your jungle safari increasingly spunky.
To sum up, Pench is the source to get back to nature, away from the concrete and cement and cacophonous urban lives. A lazy river, overgrown trees, predators and prey, trodden snaky and digressive aisles, nature has placed everything impeccably. At a time where we only read and hear cases of illegal poaching and cutting down trees, Pench with its beauty will leave you awestruck. Where we travel for days to reach a sought after and tad expensive destination, a silent yet captivating forest closer home remains unexplored. Just a day or two at the sequestered wild spot with friends or family and make no mistake; Pench will be etched in your heart forever.