Panna National Park is situated in
the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh
at a distance of around 57 km from Khajuraho is the Panna National
Park. The region, which is famous for its diamonds, is also home
to some of the best wildlife species in India and is one of the
better Tiger Reserves in the country. The park is known worldwide
for its wild cats, including tigers as well as deer and antelope.
Due to its closeness to one of the best-known Indian tourist
attraction in India, Khajuraho, the park has the potential of
becoming a major tourist attraction.
The Panna National Park is located in the Indian state of Madhya
Pradesh and is a part of the Chattarpur district. The park is well
connected with the other parts of the region by a good network of
roads. Distances of some important places in India from the Panna
National Park are Bhopal 727 km, Delhi 889 km, Chennai 1761, and
Calcutta 1040 km.
Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris), the king of the jungle,
roams freely in this secure, though a bit small habitat alongwith
his fellow beings √ leopard (Panthera pardus), wild dog (Cuon
alpinus), wolf (Canis lupus), hyaena (Hyaena hyaena) and caracal (Felus
caracal) and smaller cats. Sloth bear has his most favourite home
in the rock escarpments and undisturbed vales. The wooded areas
are dotted with sambar the largest of Indian deers, chital and
chowsingha. One can easily see nilgai and chinkara in most open
areas in the grasslands, specially on the periphery.
The avifauna comprises more than 200 species, including a host of
migratory birds. One can see white necked stork, barheaded goose,
honey Buuzzard, King vulture, Blossom headed Parakeet, Paradise
flycatcher, Slaty headed Scimitar babbler to name a few.
Dry and hot climate, in union with shallow Vindhyan soils has
given rise to dry Teak and dry mixed forest. The dominating
vegetation type is miscellaneous
dry deciduous forest inter spread with grassland areas. Other
major forest types are riverines, open grasslands, open woodlands
with tall grasses and thorny woodlands. The characteristic floral
species of this area include tree species such as Tectona grandis,
Diospyros melanoxylon, Madhuca indica, Buchnania latifolia,
Anogeissus latifolia, Anogeissus pendula, Lannea coromandelica,
Bosswelia serrata etc.
Panna is famous for its diamond mining industry and this make it
an interesting place to visit. Pandav falls is also a major
attraction with its lake fed by a waterfall. One more attraction
in this region is the Rajgarh Palace, a magnificent piece of
architecture overlooking the valley.ne can get buses and other
road transport modes from here to the Panna National Park