Panna National Park


Panna National Park


 Panna, Madhya Pradesh

Best time

15 October to 15 June


542.67 km square

Major Animals/Birds

Sloth Bear Pangolin, Indian Wolf, Four-Horned Antelope, Leopard, Rusty Spotted Cat, Gharial, Chousingha, Indian Fox, Porcupine and a lot more.

Panna National Park is located in Panna, Madhya Pradesh. Area of Panna National Park is 542.67 km square., best time to visit Panna National Park is between 15 October to 15 June.

Pana National Park is situated in the districts of Panna and Chhatarpur and is the fifth tiger reserve in the state of Madhya Pradesh and the 22nd overall in India. The national park, which has a size of around 542.67 km2, is well-known across the world for its abundance of animals and avifauna.

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Safari Timings

In the Panna National Park, an exciting experience is the jeep safari. You will see a variety of unusual animals and flora as you go over undulating terrain and dense deciduous forests. TSafari timings-
Winter (Oct to Jan)– Morning- 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Evening- 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Summer (Feb to June)– Morning – 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Evening- 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM


Safari Gate/Zones

The Panna Tiger Reserve has two primary entry point zones,

  • Madla
  • Hinouta,

which are open to tourists from October 16 to June 30 each year. For the most enjoyable safari excursion in Panna National Park, the jungle authorities provide jeeps to enter the reserve’s dense environment and experience the reserve’s most untamed residents.

Major Attractions in & Around the Park
Raneh Falls: one of the most notable waterfalls in the Panna Reserve region, formed by the confluence of the Ken and Khuddar rivers.
Ken Gharial Sanctuary: one of the most prominent sanctuaries to be constructed on the outskirts of Panna with the goal of conserving the endangered Indian Gharial species.

Local Destinations

Madla is a lovely town located on the banks of the Ken River in the Panna District. This town, situated approximately 20 kilometres from Panna, is the focal point of the region’s densest forest patterns and traditional attractions.
Ajaygarh Fort During the decline of the Chandelas, the Ajaygarh Fort served as their capital. In 1731, Chhatrasal gave his son Shri Jagat Raj this impressive fort. 36 kilometres separate the Ajaygarh Fort and Panna National Park.

Nachna was a historical city 40 kilometres from Panna that was renowned during the Nagvakataka and Gupta Empires.

Fauna of  Panna National Park

Birds found in Panna National Park

The avifauna consists of about 200 species, many of which are migratory birds. One can see, to name a few, a white-necked stork, a bar-headed goose, a honey Buuzzard, a king vulture, a blossom-headed parakeet, a paradise flycatcher, and a slaty-headed scimitar babbler.

REPTILES found in Panna National Park

Varieties of snakes, including the python and other reptiles are found here.


Mammals found in Panna National Park

Along with leopard (Panthera pardus), wild dog (Cuon alpinus), wolf (Canis lupus), hyaena (Hyaena hyaena), caracal (Felis caracal), and smaller cats, the tiger (Panthera tigris tigris), the king of the forest, roams freely in this secure, albeit rather limited habitat. The preferred habitat of the sloth bear (Melursus ursinus) is rocky escarpments and unspoiled valleys. The woodland areas are inhabited by sambar (Cervus unicolor), the largest of the Indian deer species, chital (Axis axis), and chowsingha (Tetracevos quadricornis). The nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus) and chinkara (Gazella gazella) are common in most open grasslands, particularly on the edges.