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Panna National Park Tourist Guide and Tour package

Panna National Park Tourist Guide and Tour package

Panna National Park Tourist Guide and Tour package
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    Panna Packages starting from Rs 28999/- from Panna including full site seeing and excursions

 

Panna National Park Tourist Guide and Tour package

 

The only diamond city of India, Panna has Rolling Meadows dotted with evergreen trees, rocks, hills and forests. With a sanctuary for rare wild life and avifauna and a diamond mine, Panna has been transformed to a city of natural beauty and eternal serenity. Panna is famous for its temples which strike a very fine blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. 

 

 

 

About Panna Tiger Reserve: 

Panna Nature Reserve was created in 1981 and joined the Project Tiger Network in 1994. This area includes the former Gangau Wildlife Sanctuary, which was created in 1975. Previously Panna was used for hunting by the rulers of the princely states of Panna, Chhatarpur and Bijawa.

Flora: Panna represents the northern boundary of the natural distribution of teak, and the eastern limits of teak-kardhai mixed forests. It also links the eastern and western wildlife populations of the Vindhyan ranges. 

Fauna: Over 200 species of birds have been identified in Panna. Panna has an estimated 21 tigers.  Tiger, jungle cat, leopard, rusty spotted cat, hyena, wild dog, wolf, sloth bear, sambar, spotted deer, blue bull, chinkara, four-horned antelope, porcupine, hare, ratel, tree shrew, long snouted crocodile, mugger, etc.

 

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Panna National Park Tourist Guide and Tour package: Rates & Date

Chhindwara Tourist Guide: Rates & Date

Package Duration: 2 night 3 days
Package Category Hotel City Package cost Per Person
Peak season Rates (Nov to Mar) Off Season Rates (Apr to June)
Standard Hotel Surya  Khajuraho Rs.5,999 Rs.5,499
Delux Panna Tiger Resort Panna Rs.9,999 Rs.9,499
Luxury Ken River Lodge Panna Rs.21,999 Rs.19,999

 

Package Inclusion:

  • 2 Nights Accomodation
  • 2 Breakfast
  • Ac vehicle for 3 days
  • All siteseeing
  • Toll Taxes + Parking
  • All Taxes

 

 

 

 

Panna - Bandhavgarh tour package 6 Nights / 7 Days - Option1


Stay in Panna - Ken River Lodge and Panna Tiger Reserve

Fondly called the Tree House by locals, because of its lovely Machaan restaurant overlooking the Ken River, it is the finest place to get lost from the world. It is spread in sprawling jungle of 40 acres along the Ken River and offers a unique opportunity to laze with the crocodiles, roar with the tigers and soar with the birds. 

It offers a unique blend of traditional royal hospitality and comfortable country living. Panna National Park spread over 542 sq. km is India's 22nd Tiger Reserve. It offers great opportunity to view animals like Tiger, Sloth Bear, Cheetal, Sambhar and Nilgai. Panna is also home to crocodiles and over 300 species of birds.


Stay in Bandhavgarh - Tree House Hideway

Resort made in the 21 acres area of land over 5 big trees, The property boasts of its resident species of birds, reptiles and animals residing around the forest trees and over time the area has now become a small secure park for them. You Stay over the cabins on the trees and can spend your time unseen and undisturbed. All Tree houses have been made by local staff using Local craft knowledge and traditional expertise to allow blending harmoniously with nature. Dining halls, bars, etc all are built on Trees.

 

 

 

 

Panna - Bandhavgarh tour package - Itinerary

Day 01: Panna National Park
Arrive Ken River Lodge for lunch. Evening Boat Ride from the lodge on Ken River and overnight stay at the lodge.

 

Day 02: Panna National Park Jeep Safari & Khajuraho Visit

Morning Jeep Safari in Panna Tiger Reserve. Post lunch - half day Khajuraho visit for Temple Tour followed by light & sound show. 

Overnight stay at Ken River Lodge.

 

Day 03: Panna National Park - Jeep Safari

Morning and Evening Jeep safari in the Tiger reserve. Overnight stay at Ken River Lodge.

 

Day 04: Panna - Bandhavgarh
Morning Jeep Safari in the Tiger reserve, after breakfast drive 5 hours to Bandhavgarh- 250 KM. Packed lunch will be provided for the journey. Dinner and over night at Kings Lodge, Bandhavgarh.

 

Day 05: Bandhavgarh National park Safari
Morning and Evening Jeep safari in Bandhavgarh Tiger reserve. Overnight stay at Kings Lodge.

 

Day 06: Bandhavgarh National park Safari
Morning and Evening Jeep safari in the Tiger reserve. Overnight stay at lodge.

 

Day 07: Bandhavgarh National park safari
Post breakfast, transfer for further connections.

 

 

 

 

 

Panna bandhavgarh Tour package - Inclusions:

  • Twin sharing accommodation in lodges as specified in program.
  • All meals (6 breakfast, 6 lunch and 6 dinner) and tea/coffee service.
  • Boat Ride and nature walk (As per the itinerary) .
  • 4 shared safari in Panna with entry fees, jeep charges and guide charges included.
  • 4 shared safari in Bandhavgarh with entry fees, jeep charges and guide charges included.
  • Half day Khajuraho Temple visit with light & sound show.
  • Khajuraho temple entry ticket and guide.
  • Road Transfers by AC Innova/ Xylo between Panna and Bandhavgarh.
  • All applicable taxes.


Exclusions:

Any airfare and transfers from the nearest airport or railway station and back.
Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals and beverages ordered.
Insurance, laundry and phone calls.
Bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.
Video camera fee at Khajuraho temples.
Tips and gratuities.
Anything that is not included in the inclusions list (refer above).

 

 

 

        

Panna tour Itinerary with Jhansi Orchha Khajuraho Panna Bandhavgarh- Option2

Duration     05 Nights / 06 Days

Destinations     Orchha - Khajuraho - Panna - Bandhavgarh.

This is an Itinerary, which covers all the heritage destinations of Orchha and Khajuraho as well as wildlife destinations of Panna and Bandhavgarh. This is an analytical itinerary; the activities given may vary and also depend on the weather conditions and guest preferences.


Day 1: Jhansi - Orchha :

As you reach Jhansi for your Khajuraho Heritage and Wildlife tour you will be transferred to Orchha, 15 kilometres form Jhansi. Orchha is said to be a heritage town with full of cenotaphs, temples, forts etc. Tourists find Orchha more charming. As you arrive wander around the forts and temples of Orchha in the evening.

 

Day 2: Khajuraho :

In the morning after breakfast leave for Khajuraho tour, which is at a distance of 170 kilometres from Orchha. In the evening go for the sightseeing tour and visit the famous erotic temples. The UNESCO has recognised the temples of Khajuraho India as a World Heritage site, which is why it is also called Heritage India tour.


Day 3: Panna :

In the morning after breakfast you will move to Panna your next destination, 26 kilometres from Khajuraho. It will be a full day sightseeing of Panna and its surroundings like visiting the waterfalls, diamond mines etc. In the evening go for Jeep Safari in its wildlife sanctuary.


Day 4: Bandhavgarh :

In the morning this Heritage and Wildlife tour of Khajuraho gives you another opportunity to explore the wildlife sanctuary of Bandhavgarh. Bandhavgarh is considered to be one of the best parks in the country for Tiger sightings. Here you can also enjoy Elephant backed tiger shows. It is situated 250 kilometres from Panna.


Day 5: Bandhavgarh :

Today is the second day in Bandhavgarh. Today full day excursion of the wildlife sanctuary.


Day 6: Umaria :

Move to Umaria / Katni / Jabalpur for onward journey.

 

 

 

 

Best Hotels in Panna

The ken River Lodge
Ranked #1 of Resorts in Panna


The Jewel of The Jungle
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Panna


Pashan Garh 
Ranked #1 of 3 Speciality lodging in Panna


Jungle Camp 
Ranked #2 of 3 Speciality lodging in Panna

 

Important Infomation About Panna National Park
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Important Information

 

• Most safaris into the park start from the Madla village. The entrance on the    eastern side is from Hindouta, located at an approachable distance from the Panna    diamond mines. 

• 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 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.

 

 

 

 

 

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Panna tiger reserve is open to public from October to June. Best time for watching animals would be during summer (March to May). However, temperature can shoot up to 45 degrees in summer. Winters (December to February) are cool and pleasant.

 

 

 

 

 

        
Places To visit in Panna National Park

Panna Tiger Reserve :     

Panna National Park is a national park located in Panna and Chhatarpur districts of Madhya Pradesh in India. It has an area of about 543 square miles (1,406 km²). The terrain in Panna National Park is undulating and heavily forested with many streams and waterfalls. Among the animals found here are the chital, the chinkara, the sambhar and the sloth bear. It is also a tiger reserve. The park is home to more than 200 species of birds including the Bar-headed Goose, the Honey Buzzard, the King Vulture and the Blossom-headed Parakeet. Panna was given the Award of Excellence in 2007 – the best maintained tourist friendly National Park of the country by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.     

  • Temperatures : Min 5°C -Max 45°C     
  • Nearest Town : Khajuraho (57 km)     
  • Time to Visit : January to May
  • Animals In Panna Tiger Reserve :     

Blackbuck, Sloth Bear, Leopard and the ubiquitous common Langur, Tiger, Leopard, striped Hyaena, Jackal, Jungle Cat, Chital, Sambar, Nilgai.

 

 

Ken Gharial Sanctuary                      

Ken Gharial Sanctuary is one of the prominent sanctuaries founded with an aim to conserve endangered Indian gharials. Located at the assemblage of Khuddar and Ken rivers, the sanctuary is situated in Panna of Chhatarpur District of Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Established in 1985, the sanctuary is spread across an area of around 13.5 sq. km.The sanctuary serves as a natural habitat to various species of reptiles including 6 m long fish-eating gharial. Surrounded by forests, the sanctuary has 45 km of river stretch with sand banks and offers shelter to wild boar, chinkara, blue bull, peacock and chitals. The sanctuary is open for tourists from sunrise to sunset.

 

Pandav Fall :

Pandav Fall is around 12 kms from Panna towards Khajuraho. It is situated inside the Panna National Park but very close to the national highway. Easily accessible even during monsoon, it is a perennial fall fed by local springs. Lush green surrounding makes the fall spectacular. At the foot of fall there are some ancient caves overlooking a large pool of water. About 100 ft high, the fall has a beautiful picnic spot.

 

Pandav Fall

(Pandav Fall)

 


Gatha Fall :

Gatha fall is situated on the other side of the highway. About 300 ft high, the fall is very impressive and impose during monsoon and presents a very pleasant sight from the road itself..

 

Ken River :

The river is an excellent place to view aquatic predators, especially maggar and gharial, which can be spotted lazing around in the sun on the river banks.

 

Ken River

(Ken River)

 

 


Ancient Temples:

The dominant architectural schemes of most of the temples are uniformly homogenous. After the declination of Mughal Empire, Muslim architectural wisdom appear in these temples.like the domes of these temples are both plain and onion shaped. Temples have kalasha on top. Most of the tallest domes have lotus form.


Mahamati Prannathji Temple :

This is the most important temple of pranamies which reflects their social and religious life.The temple is completed in 1692 AD. It is believed that Prannathji livied here and will remain here and thus became the highest Pranami tirtha as Mahamati's Punyasthali, and hence Panna is the param dham for Pranamies. This temple reminds one of the Taj Mahal. The Rang Mahal has eight pahals and each pahal has 201 domes. The spherical central dome is as Muslim architecture and the lotus form on this dome is according to Hindu tradition. The glistering divine golden kalasha is accompanied by the divine panja which denotes Mahamati's blessing and signifies the Aksharatita Purna Brahman. The main entrance of central dome is called Kaman Darwaza, made of silver. On Sharada Purnima every year, thousands of people gather here to celebrate the Mahotsava.

 

Mahamati Prannathji Temple

(Mahamati Prannathji Temple)

 

 

Padmavati Devi or Badi Devi Temple :

It is located on the north west corner near Kilkila river and it is believed to be very old temple. The religious and historical importance of this temple is immense under the belief that goddess padmavati, who was still alive and protector the prosperity and happiness of Panna. During Nav-Durgotsava thousands of devotees gather here. Maharaja Chhatrasal Bundela accept it as his Raj Lakshami although their kuldevi is Vindhyavasani.

 

Padmavati Devi or Badi Devi Temple

(Padmavati Devi or Badi Devi Temple)

 

 

Baldeoji Temple :

The temple is in Paladian style as a scaled down replica of St. Paul's Cathedral in London under supervision of Mr. Manly, an Italian expert. The temples structure improves upon the Romanesque and Gothick styles prevalent in Britain in eighteenth century. The temple consists of a large hall called maha mandapa with massive pillars and is built on a raised platform so that one may obtain darshan even from out side the main gate (from the road side). The attr image of Shri Baldeoji is built in black shaligrami stone.Baldeoji temple is the finest building in area and represents the zenith of Panna architecture.


Jugal Kishoreji Temple :

This is the main Hindu temple in Panna and was build in Bundela temple style. Nat mandapa, Bhog mandapa, Garbh grih and Pradkshana path are present in the temple. The attire of the Lord is not Brij but Bundelkhandi. As per the common belief, the idol came to Panna from Vrindavan via Orchha. It is believed that a pilgrimage of the four Dhams would render itself otiose, if it does not conclude with a visit of the Jugal Kishoreji Temple.

 

Jugal Kishoreji Temple

(Jugal Kishoreji Temple)

 

 

Other Temples :

Other than the above temples, Ram-Janki Temple, Swamiji Temple, Sarang Temple, Baiji Temple, Govindji Temple are some of the important temples in Panna. All the above temples are located in the Panna town itself except Sarang Temple, which is about 20 kms from the town.

 

 

Important Infomation About Panna National Park

• Most safaris into the park start from the Madla village. The entrance on the    eastern side is from Hindouta, located at an approachable distance from the Panna    diamond mines. 

• 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 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.

 

 

 

 

 

When to visit Panna

Panna tiger reserve is open to public from October to June. Best time for watching animals would be during summer (March to May). However, temperature can shoot up to 45 degrees in summer. Winters (December to February) are cool and pleasant.

 

 

 

 

 

How to reach Panna

By Air

Khajuraho is the nearest airport to Panna (45 km). There is direct air links from khajuraho to New Delhi, Bhopal and few other cities.

By Road

A well maintained network of roads link Panna with the rest of the country. Mandla, about 24 km from Panna is the major transportation centre.Distance Chart

(Khajuraho - 45 km,Bhopal - 727 km,Delhi - 889 km,Chennai - 1,761 km,Kolkatta - 1,040 km)

By Rail

The nearest Railway station is Satna which is directly linked to Bhopal, Jabalpurand Delhi. The distance between Panna and Satna is only about 70 km.

 
 
 
 

About Panna Diamond Mining

A large diamond deposits exists in Panna, panna diamonds are not very large.The most productive mines in Panna  were ifound in Sakaria, around 20 miles (32 km) from Panna. Four classifications were given to the Panna diamonds:

 

  • Motichul Diamond -  Clear and brilliant;
  • Manik Diamond - With a faint orange tint;
  • Panna Diamond - Verging in tint towards green;
  • Bunsput Diamond - Sepia coloured.

 

Diamond Mines is situated in the interior of Panna district.Diamond mines in Panna are managed under the Diamond Mining Project of National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC Ltd) of Government of India.

In other mines every year the land is leased to prospective miners by the government agency. The diamonds unearthed are all collected by the district magistrate of Panna and are auctioned in the month of January.

 

 

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