highlights and main attractions of panna national park
Famous for its diamond industry as well as its wildlife, Panna National Park is home to five species of wild cat, including the King of the Jungle, the Bengal tiger. Panna was once a royal hunting ground, becoming a reserve in 1981, then finally a protected Tiger Reserve in 1994, 22nd in the country and 5th in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Featuring thick teak forests and a diverse landscape of gorges and plateaus down the Ken River, the cleanest waterway in India and life-blood of the park, Panna is known for having some of the best wildlife species in India.
With an area of 543 square kilometres, Panna extends along the River Ken, and features a magnificent topography in the Vindhya Hills, with dry deciduous forests and grasslands. The pristine peacefulness and natural environment means it is an ideal place to appreciate the sheer beauty of India.
Easily accessed via Khajuraho, it makes a great stopover on your itinerary, bursting with the life of wild waterfalls.