Panna Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the central Indian state of Madhya
Pradesh. The river Ken passes through the park, adding to its scenic beauty.
Panna Wildlife Sanctuary was created in year 1981 and was declared a Project
Tiger Reserve by Government of India in year 1994. The region, which is
famous for its diamonds, is also home to some of the best wildlife species
in India and is one of the better Tiger Reserves in the country.
Situated in the Vindhya Mountain Ranges, the park sprawls over Panna and
Chattarpur districts in the north of the state. Panna Wildlife Sanctuary is
the 22nd Tiger Reserve of India and 5th in the state of Madhya Pradesh in
central India. The park is known worldwide for its wild cats, including
tigers as well as deer and antelope. It is close to Khajuraho and forms an
ideal halt for people going to Bandhavgarh and Kanha national parks.
State : Madhya
, in the central part of India.
The climate of this region is tropical. Summers are too
hot and very uncomfortable and at times the mercury touches around 40 degree
centigrade. Winters are cold and comfortable and the temperature generally
remains under 25 degree centigrade. Monsoon touches this region in July and
continues till mid-September.
Travel Tips :
Consult the Doctor before you leave for the trip. Get
enough information about the place you are going to visit.
Best Time to Visit :
January to May.
Nearest Town :
Khajuraho (57 km).
International Airport :
Indira Gandhi International Airport,
At Khajuraho (57 km).
Satna (90 km)
The park is well connected with the other parts of the region
by a good network of roads.
There are various jungle resorts near the park. You can stay at the Ken
River Lodge (2 km). This is one ideal accommodation at Panna. Tree houses
and tourist lodges are available in the vicinity of the Panna Wildlife
Sanctuary to accommodate the visitors.
Venture Into The Panna
Try to visit the park during the winters, as the summers are too
unbearable. Miscellaneous dry deciduous forest is inter spread with
grassland areas. The forest is a fine composition of riverines, open
grasslands, open woodlands with tall grasses and thorny woodlands. The
characteristic floral species you will come across here include tree species
such as Tectona grandis, Diospyros melanoxylon, Madhuca indica, Buchnania
latifolia, Anogeissus latifolia, Anogeissus pendula, Lannea coromandelica,
Bosswelia serrata etc.
The predominant species that you will find here are the graceful little
Chinkara, the Indian gazelle, and the Chital. Other species that have their
habitat in the park are Nilgai, Sambar, Chausingha or four-horned Antelope,
Blackbuck, Sloth Bear, Leopard and the ubiquitous common Langur, Tiger,
Leopard, striped Hyaena, Jackal, Jungle Cat, Chital, Sambar, Nilgai,
four-horned Antelope or Chowsingha, Wild Boar, Chinkara or mountain Gazelle,
Gazella, crocodile and others.
Panna Wildlife Sanctuary is equally rich in avifauna. The artificial lake,
Chandpata, is the winter home of migratory Geese, Pochard, Pintail, Teal,
Mallard Gadwall, Red Wattled Lapwing, Large Pied Wagtail, Pond Heron, White
- Breasted Kingfisher, Cormorant, Painted Stork, White Ibis, Laggar Falcon,
Purple Sun bird, Paradise Flycatcher and Golden Oriole.
Panna is famous for its diamond mining industry and this make it an
interesting place to visit. Pandav falls is also a major attraction with its
lake fed by a waterfall. One more attraction in this region is the rajgarh
Palace, a magnificent piece of architecture overlooking the valley. The
temple city of Khajuraho is at a distance of 57 km from the park. You can
also head towards the Bandhavgarh Wildlife Sanctuary. You can also go
Panchmarhi to enliven yourself.
You can go to the neighbouring state of Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh has
numerous places of attraction. Visit Agra, Varanasi, the two most exciting
destinations in Uttar Pradesh.
People generally speak their local language, the educated one can speak
English. You may face difficulty in finding your kind of food. Except from
some luxurious hotels, you may not find your choice of food.
Don't get into any unknown or illegal activity. Do not disturb the local
culture and local atmosphere. Try to be well informed about the routes and
the place you are going to visit. Contact us when and where needed, while on
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