Panna: An appointment in the wild! The park is one of the most famous Tiger Reserves in the country and known worldwide for its wild cats, including tigers, deer and antelope. Due to its closeness to Khajuraho, the park is recognized as an exciting stop-over destination. It is also famous for its diamond industry.
The latest addition to the Taj-& Beyond Africa collaboration, Pashan Garh, Panna, is located atop a small hill, with stunning views of the forest and the large watering hole that draws several wild animals.
A mere 40 minute drive from Panna is the awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Site of Khajuraho. Made famous the world over for its sculptured stone temples dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Jain patriarchs, only 20 of the original 85 hard-river sandstone built temples remain. The erotic carvings that engulf this group of monuments are among the finest in the world. Enjoy a 50 minute sound and light show that is both captivating and educational, depicting the life and times under the great Chandela Kings. A visit to the impressive Raneh Falls on the Ken river, is sure to make an impact as they plunge down gorges. The pink sandstone boulders, smoothened by centuries of water flow, gleam like burnished metal in the waning glow of the setting sun.
Jeep Safari at Sarai at Toria
Drive to the last remaining tiger habitat of north Madhya Pradesh; see extensive plateaus, gorges and forests; notice how the terrain provides habitat for central Indian dry forest species – ‘Acacia catachu’ trees – dominating steep slopes; the reserve is also home to leopard, nilgai, chinkara, gharials (long snouted crocodiles) and muggars (marsh crocodiles) found in River Ken.
Safari at Pashan Garh
Explore Panna National Park, where the celebrated Indian Tiger is best seen – with morning and afternoon safaris.
City Highlights of Panna
Visit the Panna Wildlife Sanctuary and enjoy morning and evening jungle safaris in the park.
Pandava Falls from Panna
Pandava Falls, an idyllic spot, just a few minutes from Panna, which overlook the pool at the base of the 30-m high waterfall.