"Panna is located in the north-eastern part of Madhya Pradesh with the headquarters at Panna town. It forms the northern district of Sagar division".

Originally a Gond settlement up to the 13th century, Panna was made the capital by Raja Chhatrasal Bundela. Panna was a part of the new Indian state of Vindhya Pradesh which was merged into Madhya Pradesh on 1st November 1956.

How to Reach

Panna is famous for its diamond mines in India, Panna has Rolling Meadows dotted with evergreen trees, rocks, hills and forests. Panna is famous for its temples which strike a very fine blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. With a sanctuary for rare wild life and avifauna and a diamond mine, Panna has been transformed to a city of natural beauty and eternal serenity.

By Air

Khajuraho is the nearest airport to Panna (45 km). There is regular air links from khajuraho to New Delhi, Bhopal and few other cities.

By Road

A well maintained network of roads link Panna with the rest of the country.
Distance Chart (Khajuraho - 45 km, Bhopal - 450 km, Delhi - 670 km)

By Rail

The nearest Railway station is Satna and Khajuraho which is directly linked to Bhopal, Jabalpurand and Delhi. The distance between Panna to Satna and khajuraho is only about 70 km and 45 km respectively.

Main Attraction

Tiger Reserve

This places provide adequate cover for wild animals. Vultures and other raptors roosting on cliffs along the river course are a common sight in Panna. The fauna consists of tiger, leopard, Chowsingha, Sloth bear, Nilgai, Chinkara, hyena and small groups of Chital.
More than 200 species of birds have been spotted. Both Gharial and Mugger are found in the Ken River. The places of tourist interest in Panna are Pandava Fall, Kamasan Fall, Dhundhawa Fall, Bhauradeh Fall, Bhadar and Badgadi Fall, Raneh Fall and cave paintings.

Diamonds Mines

A large group of diamond deposits extends North-East on a branch of the Vindhya Range , and is known as the Panna group. Mines are situated in the interior of Panna district. Diamond mines in Panna are managed under the Diamond Mining Project of National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC Ltd) of Government of India. In other mines the land is leased to prospective miners by the government agency. The diamonds unearthed are all collected by the district administration of Panna and are auctioned.

Ancient Temples

The dominant architectural schemes of most of the temples are uniformly homogenous. After the declination of Mughal Empire, Muslim architectural wisdom appears in these temples. Like the domes of these temples are both plain and onion shaped. Temples have kalasha on top. Most of the tallest domes have lotus form. Some of them are Mahamati Prannathji Temple, Padmavati Devi or Badi Devi Temple, Baldeoji Temple, Jugal Kishoreji Temple etc.