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Panna is categorised as Wildlife / Angling / Bird Watching

(Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 February 2017)
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 11 February 2017)
(Photo Courtesy Ken River Lodge)
Panna River Views

Reasons to Visit
  • Panna National Park is a wildlife getaway near Khajuraho
  • Panna is a wildlife destination and home to species such as Panther, Jungle Cat, Rusty spotted Cat, Leopard Cat, Desert Cat, Toddy Cat and Civet, Nilgai(Blue Bull), Sambhar Deer, Cheetal(spotted deer), Chausingha( four horned antelope), Chinkara and Wild Boar. There are around 300 species of birds here and activity such as Masheer Fishing and spotting of crocodile in Ken River one can expect
  • Panna is also known for Ghariyals (Alligator) and Mahaseer Fishing in River Ken.
  • Panna Sanctuary is also good for bird watching in Winter (Oct - March) when many migratory birds arrive.
Know It
  • Panna’s tiger population has dwindled alarmingly on account of poaching and forest authorities have recently re-introduced tigers to the area. Panna was once home to Asias largest Diamond mines, which are now closed Jeep Safaris conducted twice a day. Jeep Safari Timing: Morning at 6:30 am to 9:30 am and afternoon: 03.30 pm to 06.30 pm The park safaris should be booked in advance and photo ID proof {passport copy (overseas and Indian Nationals), voters ID, Pan Card, driving license} is required to book the safaris Charges: Entry fees for Overseas national and Indian Nationals is different Open / Close: Park is open from Oct 16th to 30th June. Park remains closed from 1st July to 15th Oct
  • Wildlife and Bird watching Destinations of Madhya Pradesh"Panna is located 46 kms from Khajuraho and one of the lesser visited Tiger sanctuaries. Panna however offers excellent bird watching. Fewer lodges and lower mass appeal makes Panna more exclusive and therefore recommended for a visit in Winter (Summer too hot and not recommended). "
Access Information

Panna has 4 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

Type of HotelsCount
Jungle Lodge3

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2 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Panna

Getaway (1-3 nights)2

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List of Holidays for Panna


  • Panna Extended Nature Getaway (3 Nights)
  • Panna Nature Getaway (2 Nights)

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Panna has 6 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Day Sightseeing

ServicesRates Starting From
Excursion to Ken River Lodge and Panna Park GateRs. 2056
Excursion to Panna from KhajurahoRs. 6834

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Panna to Jhansi drop with overnight stay at Orchha or Vice VersaRs. 8723
Pickup from Panna and drop to Bandhavgarh or Vice VersaRs. 7612
Pickup from Panna and drop to Jhansi via OrchhaRs. 7612
Pickup/Drop between Khajuraho and PannaRs. 2056

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Panna has 4 Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

Wildlife Excursion4

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List of Service Add Ons for Panna

Wildlife Excursion

Services Rates Starting From
Jeep Safari in Panna (Hinota/Mandla Zone)Rs. 5778
Jeep Safari in Panna National ParkRs. 5778
Panna Jeep Safari in Buffer ZoneRs. 5778
Raneh Fall visit and mini safari in Buffer area around Panna National ParkRs. 2378

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Destination Ideas

  • Birdwatching In Panna
  • Mahaseer Fishing In Panna
  • Panna Getaway
  • Wildlife In Panna

Stay Ideas

  • Ken River Lodge Experience
  • Pashangarh Panna Experience
  • Sarai At Toria – Experiential getaway

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Pandav Falls (100 ft) is about 1 kilometre off the Khajuraho - Panna highway and 12 kms from from Panna. Pandav Falls has a Mahabharata era significance.
    Natural Wonders
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    The Ken River forms a 5 kilometres long, and 30 metres deep canyon made of pure crystalline granite in varying shades of colours ranging from pink and red to grey. There is a series of waterfalls in the canyon (Popularly known as Raneh Falls). The larger and smaller falls run all through the year. Other seasonal falls appear during monsoons. The Ken Ghariyal Sanctuary is located near Raneh falls. Apart from Gharial (Alligator) one can also spot Wild boar, Chinkara, blue bull and peacocks
    Natural Wonders
    36 km from Panna. An old fort, built at a height of 688 metres, it was the capital of the Chandelas during their decline. Chhatrasal gave it to his son Shri Jagat Raj in 1731.
    Heritage Site
    40 km from Panna, Nachna was a famous city of the Nagvakataka and Gupta empire. It is known for the Chaturmukha Mahadev temple named after the colossal four faced lingam which is still enshrined inside.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Panna is situated 46 kms from Khajuraho and visited for Alligator Sanctuary, Mahaseer Fishing and the wildlife sanctuary. More than 300 species of birds have been sighted in Panna of which around 65 are water birds. Guests take Jeep safaris into the park where now Tigers have been rehabilitated and other wildlife comprises Jungle Cat, Rusty spotted Cat, Leopard Cat, Desert Cat, Toddy Cat, Civet, Nilgai(Blue Bull), Sambhar Deer, Cheetal(spotted deer), Chausingha( four horned antelope), Chinkara and Wild Boar and Sloth bear.
    Bird Watching, Jeep Safaris
    Ken River is excellent for fishing, a camp 45 minute upstream at Bahaarganj which is inside the park and has excellent fishing.

Destinations within reach from Panna

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  • Alipura ( 110 Km )

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  • Rewa ( 124 Km )

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
MadlaA Riverside area near Madla Gate, off NH-75 (Jhansi - Satna highway)Getaway3
Landmark NameDescriptionLandmark Type
Madla Entrance Gate - Panna NPMadla Entrance Gate is the entrance for accessing Panna National Park. Park Entry
Nearest Airport in Panna
  • Khajuraho Airport ( HJR ) , Khajuraho-44 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Panna
  • Khajuraho ( KURJ ), Khajuraho-44 Kms
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