Located around 40 km from Khajuraho, Panna was the capital of Maharaja Chhatrasal’s kingdom in 17th century AD. The town, meaning emerald, is a diamond mining centre. It is also popular for the Panna National Park, one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries of India that is home to tigers and several other species of wildlife.

With the meandering Ken river and spectacular waterfalls, the national park attracts both wildlife enthusiasts and adventure seekers. One can spot the gharial, a huge reptile of the crocodile family found only in the Indian subcontinent, and a variety of flora and fauna here. Spend a day or two here, and explore the park in a jeep or on the back of an elephant.

Earlier, the park was the hunting ground of the erstwhile rulers of Panna, Bijawar and Chhatarpur states. The Panna National Park is the 22nd Tiger Reserve of India.

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