Be prepared for an epic wilderness experience at Panna National Park. Where forests of teak and ebony support an abundance of deer, over 200 species of vibrantly-coloured birds and big cats like the mighty Bengal tiger.

Make Panna a feature on your luxury, tailor-made vacation to India and expert guides will lead you through the lush jungle in search of rare wildlife like leopards, sloth bears and tigers. After losing all of its own as a result of poaching, tigers were reintroduced to Panna in 2009 from nearby reserves. Today the population is on the rise and, while sightings may not be extremely common, you have an even chance of spotting one of these beautiful animals during your visit.

While exploring you’ll also have the opportunity to see, and photograph, a range of other wildlife such as sambar, langur monkeys, cheetals, four-horned antelopes and chinkaras. The park also boasts excellent bird watching opportunities, with varieties like the honey buzzard, blossom-headed parakeet, Indian vulture and bar-headed goose to tick off your list.

Panna is a great option for many travelers thanks to its accessibility. A safari here combines well with a visit to the intricately carved World Heritage temples of Khajuraho, which are less than an hour’s drive away.

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  • Victoria was incredibly easy to chat to, quick to gauge our requirements and produced a fab itinerary. She was enthusiastic and knowledgable.

    EP, Kenya, 2014