Popular Points of Tourist Interest in and around Panna
The wilderness is not the only thing that keeps you engaged in Panna, the neighbourhood too have several tourist attractions to make your holiday memorable. Panna is surrounded by points of interests steeped in history like Khajuraho; soaked in spiritualism like Chitrakoot, Baldeoji and Mahamati Prannathji Temple; naturally charming Pandav Falls and Ken Gharial Sanctuary and several other destinations ideal for a sightseeing tour with a number of things to do.
Reflecting the influence of Roman architecture, Baldeoji Temple near Panna National Park is a revered Hindu shrine. Dedicated to Lord Krishna’s elder brother, Baldev, the temple is a fine example of inspired architecture in Madhya Pradesh. The deity built in black shaligram (sacred stone) and the Maha Mandapa on a raised platform are the major highlights of this holy Hindu temple.
Ken Boating Site
Rendering an incredible opportunity to sight the flight of some exotic birds in Madhya Pradesh and sailing on the quiet waters of Ken River, Ken Boating Site is an unmissable destination. Taking one a step closer to the wildlife, this place is ideal to visit in the dusk to sight one of the prettiest sunsets of your Panna National Park tour.
Ken Gharial Sanctuary
Established to conserve a fragile ecosystem and the critically endangered species of Gharial (Alligators), Ken Gharial Sanctuary is indeed a special destination to further explore the wildlife of Madhya Pradesh. The sanctuary apart from being an abode of the gharials is called home by Sambar Deer, Blue Bull/Nilgai, Peafowl, Chinkara, Wild Boar, Spotted Deer and more.
Mahamati Prannathji Temple
A revered Hindu temple, Mahamati Prannathji Shrine impresses with its Islamic and Hindu architecture style. Built in the 17th century, this imposing and sacred temple is divided in six components each with a different deity to worship. The shrine is historically significant with Mahamati Prannathji reckoned to have inhabited here for 11 years.
Reckoned to be one of the stopovers of Pandavas of Mahabharata during their exile, Pandav Fall is a scenic sight to relish near Panna National Park. Surrounded by lush greenery, natural caves and a lake, the fall is a nature lover’s delight.
Flaunting a series of waterfalls that are a treat to the eyes, Raneh Falls is destination that completes your Panna National Park tour. It is a delight to watch the Ken River cascade the 30 m deep canyon, and with monsoon the visual treat doubles. Serene and breathtaking at the same time, Raneh Falls is truly unmissable.