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Panna National Park & Khajuraho: Nature & Heritage Expedition

Updated: Jan 15

Panna and Khajuraho

When you plan a wholesome rough country outing to Panna National Park, you simply cannot help but ruminate on the temptation to visit the Historic temple-town of Khajuraho, located a few hours’ drive. And vice versa.

The paradox of experiencing the Forest adventure and witnessing an Archeological wonder on the same visit makes the trip way too irresistible for explorers. And for the same reason VayuOne offers this beautiful dichotomy to be relished by our Guests.

Panna is not just famous for its Diamond mines but also for the Beautiful Forest Terrain bursting with Natural beauty. Panna National Park, located in Panna and Chhatarpur districts of Madhya Pradesh is considered as one of the best managed and maintained national parks in country by the Ministry of Tourism of India. It is well known for its efforts to conserve Tigers and Gharials. (Crocodilian Family) As the Ken Gharial Sanctuary is dedicated for providing habitats for many endangered species like Gharial, Indian Softshell Turtle, Indian Skimmer etc.

Panna and Khajuraho

The Ken River (Locally known as ‘Karnavati’) at Panna is also a home to hundreds of species of birds, let alone 7 Types of Vultures. Making it rich in aquatic and avifaunal biodiversity. Ken river is a sweet haven to Bird watchers as many migratory birds’ dwell in this River Ecosystem. Ken River Safari (Boating Activity) is a surprisingly pleasing activity you can try on your visit to Panna.

On your way to Khajuraho, stop by and look at the secret treasures of the natural, cultural & historical bounty of the region. Ajaygarh Fort, Baldeoji Temple, Kutni Island Resort, Raneh Falls, Pandava Falls and Caves, to name a few.

Khajuraho, an ancient city famous for its Group Of Temples got its name from the word - Khajura - The date palm. The UNESCO site of Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a spellbinding sight. Built in the mediaeval century by the Chandela Dynasty, The temples were rediscovered in the 1850s after being neglected for centuries.

Khajuraho temple

As per the historical archives, the Khajuraho temple site had 85 temples during the 12th century spread over 20 square kilometres. Among these, only 25 temples have survived the course of time, spread over six square kilometres.

These temples are divided into three groups: Eastern, Western and Southern. Some of the most famous temples are: Kandariya Mahadeva Temple, Lakshmana Temple, Jagdambi Temple, Chitragupta Temple, Vamana Temple and Chaturbhuja temple.

To make your Panna and Khajuraho visit more enriching and amusing plan your trip around February to witness cultural extravaganza of Khajuraho Dance Festival. If you are a History buff, forget not to Explore Places like Adivart Tribal and Folk Art Museum, Maharaja Chhatrasal Museum and Jain Museum.

Pandav falls

VayuOne offers Bespoke Retreats to National Parks and Wilderness Destinations of Central India. We take care of every aspect of your vacation including personalized Air Travel, Surface Transport, Premium Stay Options, Culinary Preferences, and more. We specialize in made to order Holidays to create lifetime memories.

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Author : Mansi Rajput

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