The park is located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, around 40KM from Khajuraho, the region is known for its diamond industry, and home to some of the best wildlife species in the country. Panna National Park is the most important protected region in the highlands of area due to it linking the east and west populations of wildlife through the Vindhya Ranges. Magnificent waterfalls, deep ravines, rich forests and open grasslands make this park a remarkable place to visit and explore. Although famed for the tiger, also look out for leopards, jackals, wolfs, bears and even crocodiles. Due to its proximity to one of the best-known attractions in India, Khajuraho, the park is ideal for exciting and memorable stop-over destination.
Our sample tours in Panna National Park
The tiger is less known in this region now, but ongoing projects to raise its numbers are in motion. Leopards, wild dogs, and wolfs roam freely, and sloth bears can be found in rock escarpments and undisturbed vales. Cheetals, Indian Foxes, Porcupines, and a host of lesser fauna are frequently sighted in the park. There is a separate sanctuary for Gharial and the park can boast of the highest density of the Paradise Fly-Catchers. This rich avian and faunal life combined with its breathtaking scenery make a visit to the Park a memorable one.
Undoubtedly the best way to experience and explore the amazing wildlife on offer here, the park offers jeep and elephant safaris. Take a pair of binoculars and look out for some of the lesser spotted creatures, which your guide will help to locate. Most safaris into the park start from the Madla Village, and there are usually two drives per day.