Panna National Park , Madhya Pradesh
Best Time To Visit : January To May
Panna National Park is situated in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh,at a distance of around 57 km from Khajuraho. The park is known worldwide for its wild cats, including tigers as well as deer and antelope.
Summers, unbearably hot, are when one has the maximum chances of encountering the exclusive wildlife of this park. Winters are cold and comfortable . Monsoon touches this region in July and continues till mid-September.
you will have to rent your own jeep for a safari as no jeeps are provided by the authorities.
An hour long boat ride offered by the park authorities is a good option to catch a glimpse of water predators and other animals around the lake.
Elephant safari also available to spot a striped beast up close.
Travel Tips/Important Information
• Park charges Entry Fee : Rs. 40 (Indians) & Rs. 500 (foreigners, including morning and afternoon safaris), Jeep rental : Rs. 1500/half day, Camera : Rs. 40 (still) & Rs. 200 (video), Guide : Rs. 100/vehicle, Private vehicle entry : Rs. 150, Boat Ride :Rs. 150 (Indians, 1-5 pax) & Rs. 150/person (foreigners), Elephant safari : Rs. 100 (Indians) & Rs. 600 (foreigners), Night Safari : Rs. 1800/jeep (including entry fees).
• Park and Safari timings are 6:30 to 10:30 AM & 2:30 to 5:30 PM.
• If you can stand the heat, it is recommended to visit the park during summer months as it is the best time to spot animals.
• Check on the timings and reach half an hour early before park gates open to complete the required formalities.
• Follow the rules of the park and do not venture into restricted areas.
• Do not try and feed the animals and avoid wearing flashy colors that could attract the wild animals.
• Do not litter, carry all the garbage outside the park and dispose off in a suitable area.