It became the 22nd tiger reserve in India in 1994. Panna is located where the Deccan peninsula
and the Gangetic plains converge. The Ken River, the park's lifeblood, has a catchment area
provided by the Panna Hills. The total area of Panna National Park is 1598 km2, of which 576
km2 make up the park's central region. In total, 1022 km2 make up the buffer zone. UNESCO
named the Panna Biosphere Reserve in 2020. It includes the North Panna Forest Division's
reserved and protected forests, three sections of the Gangau Wildlife Sanctuary, and Panna
National Park. The Bengal tiger can find a lot of habitat in the reserve. The caracal, also known
as siyah gosh, and the jungle cat are other creatures that live in the reserve.
Along with the abundance of wildlife and natural beauty, travellers also encounter several
significant historical monuments. In that regard, people who visit the park have the chance to see
stone carvings from the Neolithic period. The Panna National Park, which was designated as a
wildlife refuge in 1981, provides visitors a variety of activities that make vacations there
The National Park is located where the Upper Gangetic Plains moist deciduous forests of the vast
Indo-Gangetic Plain begin and the continuity of the tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests
belt, which starts from Cape Comorin in South India, is interrupted.
Area: 1598 square kilometers
Star mammals: Leopard, Tiger, Sloth Bear, Striped Hyena, Rusty Spotted Cat, Crocodile,
Ghariyal, Wild Dogs and Smaller Cats
Star birds: Himalayan Griffon Vulture, Eurasian Eagle Owl, Sulphur Bellied Warbler, Stork
Billed Kingfisher & Many more.
Forest type: Dry Deciduous Forest with prominent Teak Vegetation
How to Reach: - 30 Minutes drive from Khajuraho Airport
- 05 Hours drive from Jabalpur Airport
- Well connected to major metro cities such as Delhi and Mumbai.