Panna National Park

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Panna is situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. The region is known far and wide for its diamond mines. The mining activities are done on the Vindhya Range covering over 20 acres of land. The mines have also been visited by a popular traveller Jean-Baptiste Tavernier who talked about how unique and perfect was the Panna diamond. The region has been in the attention of tourists for its flora and fauna. The Panna National Park is a frequented jungle by the tourists visiting the nearby places.

 

Panna was a part of the Gond settlement for a long duration of time. Other than the Gonds, the region was under the rule of the Chandelas, Rajputs (bundela) etc before finally falling in the hands of the British in the early 19th century. the region was a part of the Vindhya Pradesh upon Independence which was later merged with the state of Madhya Pradesh. 



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 6 safaris in the beautiful forest of Panna National Park

 

  • Chances to encounter a Tiger or a Leopard, which are often seen in the park

 

  • Other mammals and birds that are regularly seen in the park

 

  • Optional visit to world heritage temples of Khajuraho and the beautiful Pandav falls

 

  • Stay at the comfortable camp Panna near Panna National Park

 

  • Come back a better photographer with field photography guidance from the mentor and peer learning sessions.

GALLERY

Panna National Park
Neelgai at Panna
A Fox enjoying the remains
Wild cat at Panna
A Deer at Panna

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  • Day 1: 10th June 2019

    Arrive at Khajuraho in the morning.

     

    Transfer to camp Panna resort by 10 am. Optional visit to Khajuraho temples in the morning. Post check in and have lunch at the resort. Post lunch, head out for your first-afternoon safari at Panna National Park. Enjoy the beautiful park set in the hilly slopes of the Vindhya mountain ranges.  In the evening the group has its meet and greet session. The mentor briefs about the forest, what to expect, subjects to photograph and after that the house is left open for discussion.

     

    This is followed by a lavish buffet dinner. 

     

  • Day 2: 11th June 2019

    You are wakened up by 5.00 am in preparation for the morning safari. As you have your morning Tea be greeted by songs of birds as well as the river in the resort. By 5.30am we leave for the morning safari and track Wildlife in the park. Your trip leader decides the route of the safari based on previous days sightings and accordingly, we spend time in different areas of the park. By 10.30am we start back for the resort. Once back at the resort, have your breakfast. Post breakfast you can decide to take a power nap or take a walk in the beautiful confines of the resort. Post lunch, head out for the second safari of the day. In the evening the group gets together and reviews images of the day, we discuss the key learnings and plan for the next day.

     

  • Day 3: 12th June 2019

    You are wakened up by 5.00 am in preparation for the morning safari. As you have your morning Tea be greeted by songs of birds as well as the river in the resort. By 5.30am we leave for the morning safari and track Wildlife in the park. Your trip leader decides the route of the safari based on previous days sightings and accordingly, we spend time in different areas of the park. By 10.30am we start back for the resort. Once back at the resort, have your breakfast. Post breakfast you can decide to take a power nap or take a walk in the beautiful confines of the resort. Post lunch, head out for the second safari of the day. In the evening the group gets together and reviews images of the day, we discuss the key learnings and plan for the next day.

     

  • Day 4: 13th June 2019

    Today is our last safari at Panna.

     

    Wake up for a new day and new surprises. We often had our best Cat encounters on our last day but visiting a jungle with open mind works best. Post the safari and breakfast, head out to Khajuraho with happy memories of the trip.