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 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 and is home to more than 50 tigers. 

What makes this national park even more interesting, is that it is off-the-beaten-path compared to Bandhavgarh, Pench and Kanha National Parks. In Panna you can also go on a night safari in the buffer zone of the tiger reserve.

Ken River Boating
Ken River

Other optional activities and attractions in the vicinity of the Park include, boating on the Ken (Karnavati) River, waterfalls and canyons and day trips to stunning lesser known monuments. 

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 will tailor make your experience keeping in mind that you are someone who not only enjoys going on safaris but also are someone who has an interest in Indian history. 

Birdwatching in Pann Tiger Reserve
Orange headed Thrush

To get to Panna can be a bit cumbersome but it is absolutely worth the effort. 

Khajuraho Temples
Khajuraho Temples

How to Plan
  • Minimum three nights stay or four if you also want to visit Khajuraho temples
  • Fly in and out of Jabalpur airport and then a 4 hour taxi drive to Panna / Khajuraho
  • Highly recommended to set apart a day for visiting Khajuraho Temples and Raneh Falls

Raneh Fall Canyons
Raneh Fall Canyons

Optional day trips
  • Day trip to Khalinjar Fort (1.5 hours drive one way)
  • Orchha (4 hours drive one way)
Tiger Safari in Panna National Park
Jungle Safari in Panna National Park

Price
  • Please contact info@travelwith.in or call (+91) 9717148483
  • You also have an option to take a direct flight from Delhi to Khajuraho (tickets get very 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, 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:
  • It is recommended to wear dull color clothes (brown, grey, olive green, khaki) during nature walks and safaris.
  • There is no guarantee that you will see the above wildlife. My local partners on the ground will do their best to show you all there is to see. 
  • Carry photo identification submitted during safari booking, camera, binoculars, warm clothes (in the winter), backpack, sun glasses, cap, vizer, sun block, 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 as you will be fined. Please ask your guide 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. 
  • 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 may be erratic too. 

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

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