Panna Tiger Reserve

Top choice nature reserve in Panna Tiger Reserve

Tigers are making a comeback after being reintroduced here in 2009 from other Madhya Pradesh reserves. By 2016 there were thought to be over 35 tigers in Panna, plus plenty of other wildlife. On safaris here there's probably a better than even chance of seeing at least one of leopards, sloth bears or tigers. You can visit Panna from Khajuraho, or stay in one of the lodges near the reserve's main gate at Madla, 26km southeast of Khajuraho.

Panna is much less visited than Bandhavgarh, Kanha or Pench, and safaris here are rarely booked out. The reserve's core zone is the Panna National Park, 543 sq km of beautiful forests and grasslands, with the crocodile-inhabited Ken (Karnavati) River flowing through it.