Panna National Park
Best time to Visit
November to April
20 - 538 m.
: 80.14° E.
Nov to Jan
Feb to March
cool 16°C to 26°C
April to June
Hot up to 42°C
Panna National Park is located in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the best in the region. The river Ken passes through the park, adding to its scenic beauty. You can see tigers, sloth bear, march crocodile, cinkara, sambhar and chital. Bird life in this park is extremely rich and varied. You can view wildlife in jeeps, boats or on foot. It is close to Khajuraho and forms an ideal halt for people going to Bandhavgarh and Kanha national parks.
The predominant species that inhabits the park is the deer, of which the most easily sighted 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 Panthera tigris (occasional), leopard Panthera pardus, striped Hyaena , jackal Canis aureus, jungle cat Felis chaus) chital Axis axis, sambar Cervus unicolor, nilgai Boselaphus tragocamelus, four-horned antelope (chowsingha) Tetracerus quadricornis, wild boar Sus scrofa, chinkara (mountain gazelle) Gazella, crocodile and others. Bird life of lake includes barheaded geese, duck and spoonbills and on the shores flocks od demoiselle cranes.The National Park 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 Sunbird, Paradise Flycatcher and Golden Oriole.
Several hotels and clubs nearby managed by the State Tourism Development Corporation and the Direction, National Park. There are also tourist facilities like boating on the lake.
: 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.
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Best Time to Visit
January to May.
Khajuraho (57 km).
International Airport :
Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi.
Air : At Khajuraho (57 km).
Rail : Satna (90 km)
Road : 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.
Nearby Wildlife Lodges
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.
Extend the Trip
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.
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