Panna National Park
Panna National Park is situated in at a distance of around 57 km from Khajuraho in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Besides being famous for its diamonds, Panna is also well known for some of the best wildlife species Tours in India. Panna Wildlife National Park is one of the best Tiger Reserves in the country.
The park is known worldwide for its wild cats, including tigers as well as deer and antelope. According to the legend, the Pandavas spent a major part of their seclusion in the forests of the Panna National Park. The park acted as the private hunting ground of the royal family of Panna. The park was declared a wildlife sanctuary soon after the independence. In the year 1981, the park was declared a National Park.
The region of the Panna National Park has growth of Mixed Deciduous Forests. The region has rocky and uneven terrain, which is covered by scrubby vegetation and grass. The park provides a natural habitat to the wildlife species including Chinkara, Chital, Sloth Bear, Sambar, Tiger and Wolf. The sights of the tigers is not very common and a difficult task over here. It requires a lot of patience and luck. The Ken River flows through the park towards the north. The river is home to the major Indian species of crocodiles i.e. the Mugger and Long Snouted Gharial.
Besides the Panna National Park, there are other India tours attractions in this place. The Pandav Falls, probably named after the Pandavas, is also a major attraction in this region. There is lake, which is fed by the waterfall. You can also visit the Rajgarh Palace, which is a splendid example of palace architecture. The palace overlooks the beautiful valley.
Panna is also famous for its diamond mining industry and is a place worth visiting. Majhgaon is 55 km away from Panna. It is the only diamond mine in India, which is in a working condition.