About Panna Tiger Reserve

Panna tiger reserveLocation of Panna National Park is in the Chhatarpur  and Panna districts of Madhya Pradesh in the heart of India.

It is spread across an area of 543 sq km.

In 1994, Panna became a Tiger Reserve. In fact it was the twenty second Tiger reserve of India and the fifth in Madhya Pradesh.

Panna National Park is famous for being given the Award of Excellence back in 2007 as the most well maintained national park of India by the Ministry of Tourism of India.

Panna National Park is situated on the banks of the Ken river, which is why it is has lush green with deep ravines, cascading waterfalls, as well as, thick teak forests. The landscape is rocky, the terrain is uneven and the vegetation comprises of mainly tall grass, as well as, scrubby bushes.

As it is in close vicinity to Khajuraho ( 45 kms ), it’s a favorite stopover for domestic & international tourists completing the wildlife & heritage circuit.

Panna National Park is a fine example of conservation, as well as, successful rehabilitation of Tigers in the wild.

In 2009, it was announced that the whole tiger population had disappeared Panna National Park. However, under the able guidance of Mr. R S. Murthy, the then Field Director of Panna National Park, a scientific campaign of reintroduction of tigers was successfully introduced & implemented.

Flora in Panna Tiger Reserve

Panna remains a classical example of successful relocation, as well as, rehabilitation of Tigers in the wild.

Panna National Park is abundant with a huge mix of carnivorous, herbivorous, reptiles, as well as, birds.

Carnivorous animals in Panna Tiger Reserve

Some of the carnivorous animals include tigers, leopards, Asiatic jackals, fox, as well as, sloth bear.

Herbivorous animals in Panna Tiger Reserve

Spotted Deers, Sambhar, Barking Deer, Nilgai, as well as, Wild boars are the some of the few herbivorous frequently spotted.

Birds in Panna Tiger Reserve

The park has over 200 species of birds which includes the bar-headed goose, honey buzzard, king vulture, blossom-headed parakeet, Changeable hawk-eagle, as well as, the Indian vulture.


All the National Parks of MP remain closed from 1st July till 30th Sept or as reviewed & declared by the Forest dept.

Best climate & time to visit Panna Tiger Reserve

All the seasons offer a wonderful and unique experience.

Winters are extremely chilly in this part & the temperature can fall up to 1°c.

In summers,the temperature can shoot upto 42°c.

Panna National Park Safari

Panna National Park has been divided into two core zones along with one buffer zone for tourism purposes.

The core zones are Hinouta & Madla & buffer zone is Harsa.

Madla zone is home to an excellent combination of vegetation, along with carnivores as well as herbivores.

All the National Parks of Madhya Pradesh reserves half day off on every Wednesday’s.

There are no afternoon safari’s on Wednesday’s.

There are no safari’s on national holidays & festivals.

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Each & every season offers a unique experience.

How to Reach Panna Tiger Reserve

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    The nearest airports is Khajuaraho at a distance of 45 kms ( 45 mins drive ) & Jabalpur ( 220 kms ( 5 hrs drive ).
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    The nearest railway stations are Khajuraho & Satna ( 80 kms ).

Tour Packages for Panna Tiger Reserve

We offer customized & tailor made packages for Panna National Park as per the requirement of the guest.
We offer all travel advise & logistical support regarding the air & train connections,transfers, excursions as well as accommodations.