ABOUT PANNA

"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

The only diamond city of 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 direct 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. Mandla, about 24 km from Panna is the major transportation centre.Distance Chart
(Khajuraho - 45 km,Bhopal - 727 km,Delhi - 889 km,Chennai - 1,761 km,Kolkatta - 1,040 km)

By Rail

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

Main Attraction

Tiger Reserve

Panna has been given the Award of Excellence The Best Maintained Tourist Friendly National Park of the Country by the Ministry of Tourism ...

Diamonds Mines

Panna in Madhya Pradesh, is the only diamond city of Asia. Visit the Panna mines, the main attraction of Panna and enjoy the diamond tour offered by the MP ...

Ancient Temples

Buildings of historical importance include the marble-domed Swami Pran Nath Temple (1795) and Shri Baldeoji Temple....

Shri 5 Padmavatipuri Dham, Panna and its sacred places. Adorned with divine lustre Padmavatipuri Dham is in Panna town at the centre of Vindhyachal in Madhya Pradesh. Moving around in different places along with his disciples Mahamati Prannath reached Panna with a divine message of awakening one's soul. Seeing a desert island he decided to unfurl the flag of Jagani there. He helped the brave king Chhatrasal and adorned him by the title of Maharaja. He remained there for elevan years, and took samadhi inside the dome itself. The place, therefore, is known as the seat of salvation [Muktipitha] or Padmavatipuri Dham.

 

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