Panna Tiger Reserve


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Panna is the twenty-second Tiger Reserve of India and the fifth in Madhya Pradesh. The Reserve is situated in the Vindhyan Ranges and spreads over Panna and Chattarpur districts in the north of the state. 

This land is characterized by extensive plateaus and gorges. It is a land of mesmerizing waterfalls, naturals, archaeological splendors, legends & cultural richness. It is also the land of the Ken River, which lends it unparalleled beauty. 

Characteristics of the area

  • The major land of tigers is where about 25 to 30 tigers reside.
  • Situated on the Vindhya Hills of North Madhya Pradesh.
  • Brittle and variegated deciduous forests and scattered ravines and plateaus.
  • Place of mesmerizing waterfalls.
  • Magnificent scenic view and archaeological site.
  • A land of legends and cultural richness.
  • The land of the unmatched beautiful Ken River.
  • The northern boundary of the natural extension of teak (Tactona gandis) trees.
  • The safest place for tigers is north-central India.


  • Panna Tiger Reserve is just 25 km from Khajuraho-a mere half an hour drive.
  • Tiger sighting is always a matter of chance but regular sightings are reported.
  • Dynamic dry deciduous forest undergoes dramatic change from lush green in monsoon to desolate dry grey in summer.
  • Cheetal, Sambar, Nilgai, Chinkara, Chowsingha, Langoor, Wildboar, and Jackal, are frequently sighted.
  • Gorges and falls along the course of the Ken river in the Reserve are bewholding.
  • Relics of the Gondwana period (rule of the tribal people of Central India) are scattered all over the Reserve.
  • The reserve is also dotted with two-thousand-year-old rock paintings.

Panna Tiger Reserve Booking Details 

For booking and tourist information, please click on the below link.  

  1. Tourist Information & Price Details
  2. Panna Tiger Reserve Safari Online Booking




Panna National Park was created in 1981. It was declared a Project Tiger Reserve by the Government of India in 1994. The National Park consists of areas from the former Gangau Wildlife Sanctuary created in 1975. This sanctuary comprised territorial forests of the present North and South Panna Forest Division to which a portion of the adjoining Chhatarpur forest division was added later. The reserved forests of the Park in the Panna district and some protected forests on the Chhatarpur side were the hunting preserves of the erstwhile rulers of Panna, Chhatarpur, and Bijawar princely states in the past.

  • In 1975, the Gangu Wildlife Sanctuary was created from the territorial forests of the existing North and South Panna division. Later parts of the associated Chhatarpur Forest Division were included in this sanctuary.
  • 1981 – Panna National Park came into existence in place of this Gangu Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • 1994 – Panna National Park was declared as Project Tiger Reserve. It is the 22nd protected project in the country.

how to reach

By Rail: Khajuraho railway station is 25 km away from Panna Tiger Reserve.

By Road: Regular buses are available from Khajuraho, Panna, and Chhatarpur.

ByAir: The nearest airport is Khajuraho. It is well connected with regular connecting flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, etc.

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