Panna National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Location : 38 km from Khajuraho
About Panna National Park
Panna National Park is a located in the Chhatarpur region of Madhya Pradesh at a distance of 38 km from Khajuraho. It covers an area of about 1,406 sq km and was awarded for being the best maintained national park in the year 2007 by the government of India.
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The tiger population of Panna has almost become extinct today due to increase in poaching by humans. However, the government of India has taken up the challenge to rebuild the tiger population of this reserve through the Project Tiger campaign.
The climatic condition of the park is tropical. Summers are sometime scorching; nevertheless it is the best time when you can get to see the exotic wildlife of the park.
Panna National Park is also famous worldwide for its diamond mining industry.
Fauna in Panna National Park
Diverse species of animals in & around the park can be found. Panna has good Tiger population besides Panther, Sambhar, Blue bull (Neelgai), Antelope, Chinkara, Bear, Spotted deer, Wolf, Wild dog, Jackal, Monkey & other mammals. The park is also home to a variety of reptiles such as snakes & lizards and amphibians like frogs, Crocodiles and Gharials.
Panna houses more than 200 varieties of birds including a host of seasonal birds. Bird watchers can easily spot the Honey Buzzard, white necked stork, the Bar-headed Goose, the King Vulture, the Blossom-headed Parakeet, Paradise flycatcher and Scimitar babbler amongst others.
Flora in Panna National Park
Hot and dry climate along with the presence of shallow Vindhyan soils has given rise to dry forest in Panna natural reserve. Besides tall grasses and thorny woodlands the park has variety of trees like Saja, Salai, Tendu, Achar, Kullu, Seja, Aonla, Mahua, Bel and others
Some characteristic floral plants of this area include Diospyros melanoxylon, Madhuca indica, Tectona grandis, Buchnania latifolia, Lannea coromandelica, Anogeissus pendula, Anogeissus latifolia and Bosswelia serrata.
Best Season for Panna National Park Tour
The best time for visiting Panna National Park is October to June.
How to Reach Panna National Park
By Train: The nearest railway station is Satna located at the distance of 90 Km from Panna.
By Air: The nearest airport is at Khajuraho at the distance of 38 km
By Road: The nearest bus station is Panna
Hotels & Resorts in Panna National Park
|Ken River Lodge, Panna|
Ken River Lodge, on the banks of Ken River, offers an ideal mix of nature, activities and relaxation that add up to a rejuvenating holiday.
|Lawania Jungle Resort|
Lawania Jungle Resort situated at the footstep of Panna National Park, Lawania Jungle Resort is only an hour's drive from the famous Temple City "Khajuraho".
|The Jewel of the Jungle|
One of the few places in the world where you can experience the wilderness in style! The essence of The Jewel of the Jungle's charm lies in its discreet blend of classic styling with the very best of modern amenities.
Animals at Panna National Park:
Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris), the king of the jungle, roams freely in this secure, though a bit small habitat along with its fellow beings - leopard (Panthera pardus), wild dog (Cuon alpinus), wolf (Canis lupus), hyaena (Hyaena hyaena), caracal (Felus caracal) and other smaller cats. Sloth bear has its most favourite home in the rock escarpments and undisturbed vales. The wooded areas are dotted with sambar, the largest of Indian deers, chital and chowsingha. One can easily see nilgai and chinkara in most open areas in the grasslands, specially on the periphery.
The avifauna comprises more than 200 species, including a host of migratory birds. One can see white necked stork, bareheaded goose, honey Buuzzard, King vulture, Blossom headed Parakeet, Paradise flycatcher, to name a few.
Variety of snakes, including the python and other reptiles are found here.
Airport : The nearest airport to Panna National park is Khajuraho. It is 37 Kms from Khajuraho.
Rail Head : Nearest rail head is Satna and it is a at a distance of 90 Kms from Panna National park.
Road : The nearest bus stand is Panna it is well connected with all the major cities of Madhya Pradesh.