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Panna National Park

Location: Madhya pradesh

Main Wildlife Attractions: chital, chinkara, sambhar,tiger, sloth bear

Coverage Area: 542

Established: 1981

Best Time to Visit:February to March

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Panna National Park also comprises of territorial forests of the present North Panna Forest Division, to which a portion of Chatarpur Forest Division was included later.This forest was used as favored hunting preserves for rulers of Panna, Chatarpur and Bijawar princely states.

Wildlife in Panna National Park 

Panna National Park has a great variety of wild species of animals and exotic species of plants. You can find a striking variety of wildcats that includes leopard, jungle cat, rusty-spotted cat, caracal, and tiger. Apart from that, you can spot Chital, Nilgai, Sloth Bear, and Sambar in their natural habitat. Besides the animal's wide variety, this national park is home to more than 200 species of birds. King vulture, bar-headed goose, and Indian Vulture are some of the most popular bird species in Panna National Park.

This park has dry Teak and mixed forest with grassland area. The beauty of nature and wilderness connects brilliantly in each direction. You can also get an opportunity to spot big four snakes like Cobra, Russell's Viper, Common Krait, and Saw Scaled Viper. Apart from that, other predators also exist in this park, including jackals, wild dogs, wolves, and hyenas. If you explore the dense vegetation of the river, you can see the long-snouted crocodiles. However, small species like bee-eaters and rollers, eagles, hawks, and buzzards will win your heart instantly.  The wildlife of Panna National Park attracts wildlife enthusiasts globally.

Wildlife Safari in Panna National Park 

The Jeep Safari in Panna National Park is synonymous with a thrilling experience. Throughout this exciting ride, you can collect memories that will take a special place in your tour then in your heart. The undulating terrains and thick deciduous forests store a unique charm of nature and wilderness. With wildlife safari in Panna National Park, you will see rare animals and plants in their natural habitat. You can enjoy the jeep safari in the morning and then in the evening. A jeep is permitted with only six people to explore the park. While enjoying the safari in the Panna Tiger reserve, you can enjoy boating in the Ken River.  Adding such an experience to your tour will give you a chance to get a close look at aquatic species.

The safari timing in Panna National Park changes according to the season and its climate condition. But, the monsoon season receives heavy rainfall, and it is also the breeding time of wildlife animals, so the park remains closed for tourists. Therefore, you must choose the summer and winter seasons to enjoy the safari in the park. Morning and evening are two slots to enjoy the wildlife safari.

Jeep Safari Timing in Panna National Park

Season Morning Safari Timing Evening Safari Timing
Post Monsoon (1 Oct to 30 Nov) 6:00 am to 10:00 am 2:30 pm to 5:45 pm
Winter (1 Dec to 28 Feb) 7:00 am to 10:30 am 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Autumn (1 Mar to 30 April ) 6: 30 am to 10:00 am 3:00 pm to 5:45 pm
Summer (1 May to 30 Jun) 5:30 am to 9:30 am 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Monsoon (1 July to Sep) Closed Closed


Charges of Safari and Other Fee in Panna National Park 

Panna National Park offers different activities for tourists throughout the tour. It welcomes tourists from two gates: Madla and Hinouta. Apart from safari, you can enjoy riding a bicycle and riding on the bus. Each activity has a different fee. Check out the below details to know the safari fee in Panna National Park and other activities fees.

  • Park Entry fees: A single Seat for Jeep Safari is Rs 250.
  • Full Jeep Safari fees:  For six people, the charge is Rs 1500.
  • Fees for an expert guide: An expert guide will charge Rs 360.
  • Pandav Fall via Bicycle or on foot: Per person, the charge is Rs 50
  • Ramesh Fall via Bicycle or on foot: Per person, the charge is Rs. 50.
  • Bus fees: For a single person, the charge is Rs 550.

Attraction in and Around Panna National Park

The Pandavas Falls and Caves

These attractions of Panna national park are settled in its territory. It is believed that Pandavs stayed here during their exile. This location is encircled by a waterfall, a deep lake, and a beautiful green ambiance. 

Diamond Mines

It is an active diamond mine that is located in Madhya Pradesh and is known as the treasure land. Diamond Mine is well known as the Majhagaon diamond mine and has a 50 km area.

Raneh Falls

This picturesque waterfall is formed when the Ken river falls from the canyons of the Rewa Plateau that is around 20 km from Khajuraho. 

Ken Crocodile Sanctuary

In the surroundings of the Raneh Falls, this sanctuary attracts all the wildlife lovers.

Mahamati Prannathji Temple

Being inspired by the Hindu and Muslim architecture style, this temple is one of the beautiful temples.

The Jugal Kishoreji Temple

Admire the Bundela temple style that reflects through The Jugal Kishoreji Temple. It is one of the most sacred and significant temples for the people of Panna. 

Padmavati Devi or Badi Devi Temple 

This temple is strongly connected with a lot of historical significance. 

Essential Tip for Panna National Park 

  • Early morning is the best time to visit the park. 
  • Do not forget to carry your water bottle and required documents.
  • Do not try to feed the animals of Panna National Park. 
  • You should not litter wastages inside the park and maintain cleanliness.
  • It is mandatory to maintain the silence in the park and not disturb the animals by making any chaos.
  • Smoking and lighting are prohibited inside the park.
  • Follow all the instructions of your guide.
  • It is better to avoid strong perfumes and deodorants to not get in contact with honey bees. 
  • Always consult your guide throughout the safari in the park to avoid any misleading activity.