It is a national park located in Panna and Chhatarpur districts of Madhya Pradesh in India. It has an area of 542.67 sq. km. It was declared in 1994 as the twenty second Tiger reserve of India and the fifth in Madhya Pradesh. Panna was given the Award of Excellence in 2007 as the best maintained national park of India by the Ministry of Tourism of India. The park is also home to more than 200 species of birds, including the bar-headed goose, honey buzzard, king vulture, blossom-headed parakeet, and the changeable hawk-eagle. It was also designated as Biosphere Reserve on 25 August 2011.
Panna National Park and the Ken Gharial Wildlife Sanctuary together comprise to form the Panna Tiger Reserve, declared the same in 1994.
Road: Khajuraho (50 km), Chitrakoot (180 km), Jabalpur (250 km) and Bhopal (386 km)
Rail: Satna(70 km)
Air: The nearest airport to Panna National Park is Khajuraho Airport which is about 45km (01hrs). Second best option for reaching Panna Tiger Reserve is Jabalpur Airport which is about 250kms(05:30hrs)
16th October to 30th June
1)KHAJURAHO (67 Kms, 2 Hours by road) Famous for Temples and Sculptures recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site, with stay options available.
2)CHITRAKOOT (180 Kms, 4 hours by road) Famous for Bharat Milap Temple, Sphatik Shila, Kamadgiri Pilgrimage to name a few, with stay options available.
3)ORCHHA (221 Kms, 5 hours by road) Famous for Orchha Fort, Chattris, Ram Raja Temple, Metal Craft to name a few, with stay options available
4)BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK (226 Kms, 5 hours by road) Famous for Wildlife Safaris, Shesh Shaiya and Bandhavgarh Fort, with stay options available.
5)JABALPUR (242 Kms, 5 hours by road) Famous for Marble Rocks, Dhuandhar Falls, Bargi Dam etc., with stay options available
6)CHANDERI ( 278 Kms, 7 hours by road) Famous for Chanderi Sarees, Chanderi Fort, Jain Pilgrimage etc., with stay options available.