The foreign delegates visiting Nagpur in connection with the G-20 summit would visit Pench Tiger Reserve. Nagpur being the Tiger Capital of India is an attraction for visitors from various countries.
The local administration is geared up to take the guests to the Pench Tiger Reserve, which is spread over Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. Out of the six tiger reserves in Maharashtra, five are in the Vidarbha region viz Bor, Pench, Nagzira, Melghat, and Tadoba. Nagpur is also an entry gate for tiger reserves spread over a radius of 250 km – Kanha, Pench, and Satpuda in Madhya Pradesh.
The number of tigers increased from 103 in 2006 to 312 in 2018. More than half of them (166) are in the Chandrapur district. Melghat has 46 tigers, Pench 46, Navegaon-Nagzira 6, Bor 6, and Umrer-Karhandla has 11 tigers. Tipeshwar jungle is known to be a habitat for seven tigers.
Although the tiger census report of 2022 has not been made public, the number is expected to be higher.