About 196 kms away from the Bandhavgarh National Park, you can find the opportunity to visit another most famed national park in the state of Madhya Pradesh which is known as the Panna National Park. It is positioned in the lower southern hills of the Satpura ranges at the boundary of Madhya Pradesh, bordering Maharashtra, in Panna and Chattarpur districts.
The park was declared as one of the tiger reserves in India in 1994/95 and is placed under the protection of Project Tiger. By spreading across 542.67 km², this park is being recognized as 22nd Tiger Reserve of India. The park is being located at the most important position where the continuity of the forest belt, which starts from Cape Comorin in the south, is broken and beyond this the great Gangetic plains begin. This area is also the northernmost tip of the natural teak forests and the eastern most tip of the natural Kardhai.
Panna National Park is the major chunk of wildlife habitat along with the North and South Panna divisions. It also represents one of the major tiger reserves in the central Indian highlands of Madhya Pradesh along with the associated species. The forests of Panna National Park along with Ken Gharial Sanctuary brings the most important and fertile part of the watersides of River Ken. The park not only brings the conservati9n value but also have tremendous amounts of visitors witnessing at its zone for rich and diverse cultural, historical, religious wilderness and adventurous experiences.
Apart from that Panna offers tremendous tourism budding as the park is very closely located to the ancient temple of Khajuraho, which has already gained tremendous fame in the international tourist destinations.
Total Area- 542.67 sq. km
Longitude-79°45 E to 80°09E
Latitude -24°27N to 24°46N
Altitude -211.2 meters (near Ken River, Compt. 228, Madla Range) to 540 meters (a hillock near Talgaon, Compt. 1340, Panna Range)
Geographic Landmarks- located on either sides of the Ken River which flows from south to north through the Lower Vindhyan Formations inside the park.
Rainfall- 1100 mm, average
Temperature-Mean Minimum: 50°C, Mean Maximum: 45°C