Panna – National Park in Madhya Pradesh

Panna is the centric getaway offering Wildlife, Bird watching, Waterfalls and Visits to Alligator Sanctuary etc. Today our destination is Panna that is a small town near Khajuraho a well-known place of India. Khajuraho is famous for caves and ancient different types of temples. However, the surrounding area is also attractive and popular for regular outings and gateways. Panna is one of the dense jungle, though you can enjoy the bird watching and wildlife once you visit here.


This small town of Madhya Pradesh is world known for diamond mines as well. Panna itself is the name of kind of diamond which is very precious. It was a Gond settlement till 17th century. If you have heard about the Padmavatipuri Dham temple it is in this town only. This historical Indian tourist place is all time favourite destination for nature lovers. Baldau and Jugal Kishore temples are few religious spots of the town. This town was ruled by Bundela kings so you will find their structural architecture every corner.


The bad part of this town is it was a house of tigers few ages back, but not tigers are very rare and because of this sighting is fallen over the years. Forest department tried all possible ways and they also tried relocating tigers from different regions. However, tigers are still missing from the Panna, though wide variety of animals are still there in the jungle and you watch them closely. Visitors list is also decreased in last few years. But as fewer people are reaching this town you will not face difficulty with sightseeing and accommodation. Jungle lodges and hotels are having enough rooms for you so no worries just reach this core jungle and spend quality time. You can also reach through Khajuraho that is very near to our destination. Khajuraho itself is the tourist place and you can enjoy the western group of temples here. the best part of your trip will be stay at Khajuraho for 1 day at least, enjoy the place and start your trip to Panna next day. Reneh and Pandav falls are waterfalls of this region famous for high flow water during monsoon.


Summarised Tour In Panna

Arrive at Khajuraho and visit temples. Next day you can proceed to Panna through private transport. Morning Jeep Safari is best in this jungle as day time will be hot enough and animals will not be visible that easily. Visit Ken Ghariyal Sanctuary next and enjoy the waterfalls. 2-day trip is enough for Panna national park.



Panna national park is listed as interesting Indian tourist place for wildlife photography. Wildlife and Bird Watching are few favourite events here. Mahaseer fishing is another event you can enjoy at Panna. Raneh and Ken waterfalls are best in monsoon as flow of water will increase.


How to reach Panna?

This small town is easily reachable through public transport. You can hire taxi or can go through train as well. Nearest biggest railway station is Khajuraho located at 44 km distance. Trains for Khajuraho are available throughout India. Khajuraho domestic airport is also connected to almost all major cities of India.