Panna National Park

Tigers in Panna National Park
Tigers in Panna National Park
Photo: Abhinav

Madhya Pradesh, a State in the heart of India, largely unexplored by many but on my recent visit there I found it to be a buried treasure waiting to be discovered and experienced. So much so that I am addicted to Madhya Pradesh now and can not wait to visit this beautiful and largely unexplored part of Incredible India again.

Khajuraho Temples UNESCO World Heritage Site
Khajuraho Temples

This experience – From Temple to Tiger, takes you from the ancient (and erotic) 10th century Hindu and Jain temples of Khajuraho, a UNESCO World Heritage Site to the fastest 'recovered' national park in India – Panna. Panna National Park, lost it’s entire tiger population at the turn of the century to poaching and disease. However, over the past decade, it has made a spectacular come back with the fastest growing tiger population in India.

What makes this national park even more interesting, is that it is off-the-beaten-path compared to it’s cousins - Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks. And it is one of the few national parks in India where you can go on a night safari.

Ken River Boating
Ken River

Other optional activities around the Park include, boating on the Ken (Karnavati) River, visit to one of the many waterfalls and canyons in the region.

Panna National Park is also a paradise for birdwatchers (over 200 species recorded) and has several species of migratory and resident birds, including mottled wood owl, vultures, painted francolin and many many more. So if you’re a birdwatcher, you have come to the right place.

Birdwatching Panna Tiger Reserve
Painted Francolin Panna National Park

I have tailored this experience for travelers and explorers who enjoy being outdoors, in the midst of nature and have a keen interest in Indian history, wildlife and gazing at starry nights. Most of the properties, where my clients stay do not have a television in the room.

Birdwatching in Pann Tiger Reserve
Orange headed Thrush

All the activities mentioned in this experience have been personally visited and tried and tested by me.

Khajuraho Temples
Khajuraho Temples

  • 03 nights stay (varies according to your requirement)
  • Transportation from and to Khajuraho train station/airport to the resort
  • Day trip to Khajuraho Temples and Raneh Falls
  • All meals
  • Three safaris (2 day safaris and 1 night safari) with an expert naturalist and experienced drivers.

Raneh Fall Canyons
Raneh Fall Canyons

  • Tips and gratuities to naturalist and driver
  • Train ticket cost or road transportation from your home city to Khajuraho train station and / or resort
  • Entry fee to Raneh Falls
  • Khajuraho Temple Tickets (Indians 40/-; Foreigners 600/-)*
  • Khajuraho sound and light show (Indians 250/-; Foreigners 700/-)*
  • Alcoholic beverages, snacks and soft drinks
  • Other expenses not mentioned above
  • Note* = these are subject to change by the government
Tiger Safari in Panna National Park
Jungle Safari in Panna National Park

  • Day trip to Khalinjar Fort (1.5 hours drive one way)
  • Transportation to Orchha (4 hours drive one way)
  • Day trip to Ajaigarh and Panna town (40 minutes drive one way)

  • Please contact or call (+91) 9717148483
  • You have an option to take a flight from Delhi to Khajuraho (tickets get expensive so book ahead) or take an overnight train.
  • Our stay partners are owner-managed properties so you can be assured you will get a very personalized experience. Some of these properties have less than 15 rooms, as such advance booking is highly recommended.
Khajuraho Temples
Khajuraho Temples

Payment Terms
  • 50% advance payment in order to confirm booking
  • Remaining 50% payment to be made 2 weeks before arrival date.
  • Cancellation charges:
    • If booking cancelled two (2) weeks before check-in date: 30% retention of the invoice amount.
    • If booking cancelled less than two (2) weeks before check-in date then entire amount will not be refunded. 
Vulture Point Panna Tiger Reserve
Vulture Point - Panna Tiger Reserve

Please Note:
  • Wear dull color clothes (brown, grey, olive green) during nature walks and safaris.
  • There is no guarantee that you will see the above wildlife. The river and / or sanctuary is their habitat and sightings depend on water level in the river, human interference, climatic conditions, weather and other factors, migratory pattern of birds, most of which are beyond your and my control. I will do my best to show you all there is to see. 
  • What to carry during the safari: photo identification, camera, binoculars, warm jacket (in the winter), backpack, sun glasses, cap, vizer, sun block, some cash, and drinking water.
  • Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly not permitted in National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries.
  • Please do not throw trash on the floor even if you don't see a trash can. Please ask me and I help to dispose it off properly.
  • To prevent any disturbance to wildlife, I do not permit the use of any call playback to attract birds, feeding or baiting of wildlife. Despite this, if you do and are caught by the authorities or called out by locals or fellow wildlife enthusiasts, then you are entirely on your own - embarrassment, fines and other penalties as per the local laws governing national parks and wildlife sanctuaries are to be borne by you.
  • Due to the remoteness of the location, you may not have access to the kind of amenities, facilities and services that you typically are used to / get in big cities. Please ask me if you have any questions about what or what not to bring with you on this trip. Cell phone network and power supply in the resort may be erratic too. Please bear with us.

For questions or to book a trip, email or call (+91) 9717148483.