Panna National Park

Panna is an unspoilt and tranquil park in the North of Madhya Pradesh, very close to the temple town of Khajuraho. The park is not well known for its tiger sightings with a relatively small population compared to other parks,  but it's a great introduction to the Indian wilderness, with a chance to see other cats as well such as leopard and jungle cat. Panna is a fantastic birding destination with over 200 species and great water birds along the Ken River.

Panna is in the Vindhya Hills and spreads over the Panna and Chhatarpur districts in the northern part of Madhya Pradesh. Panna National Park is the most important protected area in the north-central highlands of India, as it links the eastern and western populations of wild animals through the Vindhya ranges.

Situated just 31 km from the world famous temples at Khajuraho, Panna National Park is on the banks of the Ken River. The park, with its deep ravines, cascading waterfalls and thick teak forests, is predominantly a plateau, with sprawling flatlands punctuated by hills, deep valleys and gorges. The terrain is rocky and uneven with mixed dry deciduous forests with short grasses and open woods. 

Panna is home to the tiger, leopard, wolf, hyena, jackal and sloth bear. The reserve is also well known for sightings of nilgai, sambar, chital, wild boar and Indian crocodile.

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