Pench National Park is in Seoni and Chhindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh in India. It derives its name from the Pench River that flows through the park from north to south dividing the park into almost equal western and eastern halves, the well-forested areas of Seoni and Chhindwara districts respectively. It was declared a sanctuary in 1965 but raised to the status of national park in 1975. In 1992, it was established as a tiger reserve. The park is famous for rafting. In 2011, the park won the “Best Management Award”. This park is accessible from Pauni on National Highway 7 and has two famous entry gates, Turiya and Karmajhiri.