In The Jungle Book, the jungle is located somewhere in India . It appears to be very vast, and is home to a wide variety of wildlife. At times, references are made to various parts of the jungle, mostly in relation to Shere Khan's location. When Mowgli is approximately 10 years old, Shere Khan returns to the part of the jungle where the wolves and Mowgli make their home. This forces the pack to send Mowgli away for their safety, as Shere Khan would kill them otherwise. This area of the jungle is said to be near a man-village, where Mowgli later lives. Also present are ancient ruins where King Louie and his monkeys make their home. In the 2016 film, the watering hole known as the Water Truce is also shown, in addition to the landmarks described above. It is also stated several times that the Seoni area (spelled as Seeonee in the story) comprises the southern part of the Jungle. During times of severe drought, when a huge rock known as the Peace Rock is exposed above the water line, animals both predator and prey gather to drink in peace without fear of attack, as they agree not to hunt one another when they come to quench their thirst.
Colonel Hathi and his herd are said to patrol the jungle, as part of cross-country marches.