The Jungle Book Is Based Out Of This Forest In India

by Yashasvi Shaktawat
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Catch a glimpse of the forest in India where the famous book by Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book comes to life.

What Is It?

Make your childhood fantasies come true at this forest where tales of The Jungle Book by author Rudyard Kipling comes alive. The stories and tales of the Jungle Book which uses animals to convey moral, social and political lessons with the use of a man – Mowgli who was raised by the pack of wolves in the forest, is based out of this forest in Central India called Seoni in Madhya Pradesh.

What’s In It?

Although Kipling never really visited the forest, he sought inspiration for his book from the stories he read from a fellow Britisher – a district officer. The Seoni region is 10 km away from Pench National Park which is a tiger reserve, Mowgli’s forest.

The animals that have come to life as characters in Kuyard’s books, a black leopard (Bagheera) and an Indian Sloth Bear (Bhalu) who act as Mowgli’s guides and companions in his journey who stumbled upon this forest somehow. Throughout the book, Kipling has brought life to several denizens of the forest in India with the use of the main protagonist.

Visit the Forest and relive your childhood memories through the denizens of India.


Where: Pench National Park,  Near Turia Gate, Turia Post, Kurai Tehseel, Seoni Dist., Kurai, Madhya Pradesh 480881
Phone: 0755 401 9400
Timings: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm


  • The curiosity to explore unseen places, meet new people, interact with locals, and unravel every culture is what intrigues Yashasvi the most. She is an adventure junkie who might look timid but, is ready to take on any challenge. She doesn’t believe in having a bucket list and instead, living life as it comes, one day at a time. The centrepiece of her jigsaw puzzle is travelling, writing and collecting as many adventures as she can in her happy jar.