Just 57 km from the erotic temples of
Khajuraho, Panna National Park
is one of the leading wildlife sanctuary
located in the Vindhyan Range in the north-central Indian state of Madhya
Pradesh. Spreading over an area of 540 km, Panna wildlife park
reserve is world-wide known for harboring tiger cats. Panna national park
fact make a bridge between the wildlife population of north East and South
East running along the Vindhyan ranges.
Best Time : October to April
Wildlife Species in Panna Wildlife
Entry Fee : Rs. 40 (Indians) and Rs. 500
major vegetation in Panna national park is dominated by dry deciduous forest
inter spread with grassland areas. Other floral species in the park include
tectona grandis, diospyros melanoxylon, madhuca indica, buchnania latifolia,
anogeissus latifolia, anogeissus pendula, lannea coromandelica, bosswelia
serrata etc. Dry hot climate and shallow Vindhyan soils has causes the rise
to dry Teak and dry mixed forest.
Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) are the main attraction of Panna wildlife
park which are presents in large number. Other animals found in the park are
jungle cat, leopard, hyena, wild dog, wolf, sloth bear, sambhar, chital,
Caracal, nilgai, chinkara, chausinga, porcupine, jungle cat, rusty spotted
cat, hare, ratel, tree shrew, Indian deers, Nilgai etc.
Dense forest and the ken river passing through the park have attracted 200
known bird species reside in the park. They include both migratory birds and
native ones. Some important birds in the park include honey buzzard, white
necked stork, bar-headed goose, King vulture, blossom-headed Parakeet,
slaty-headed Scimitar babbler, Paradise flycatcher etc. Long snouted
crocodile (gharial), Marsh Crocodile (maggar) and a large variety of snakes
including pythons are popular reptiles in the park.
What else to see and do?
Travel (Air/Rail/Road) Information
- Night safari is one of great adventure activity the park. It is a
kind of exploring the fauna wealth of the park in the moonless nights
and recognizing them by their twinkles of eyes.
- Elephant safari, Boat safari and Jeep safari are the more impressive
way to enjoy great flora and fauna in the park. Ask your tour operator
to manage these safari for you.
- Raigarh Palace on the valley is a wonderful place to visit. It
offers a panoramic views of around and bright architecture work.
- Panna is internationally known for diamond mining industry. Make a
trip to these industries watching the manufacturing of this precious
If you want to reach Panna National Park by air, Khajuraho is the nearest
airport and offers domestic air services from/ to New Delhi and Varanasi.
Satna 90 km is the nearest railway station and offers regular trains to all
major cities of India and cities within the state. Panna is connected to
Khajuraho and many other places in the state by an extensive road net work.
Wildlife Lodges/Resorts in Panna
There are numerous wildlife resorts and hotels located in and around the
park. All of them offer all modern comforts but in eco-friendly setting.
Tent and cottages of deluxe category are provided in the forest with find
dining and contemporary comforts and facilities.
- Ken River lodge (Tent)
- Inspection Hut (Cottages)
- Jungle Lodge
- Lawania Jungle Resort