Though a popular tourist destination, not many options are available to reach Panna directly. The nearest airport is in Khajuraho which is 36 km away. The nearest railway stations Satna and Khajuraho are well connected to major cities in the country via regular trains. NH 75 links Panna to nearby cities like Bhopal and major cities like Delhi.
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How to reach Panna by flight
Panna Airport is currently non-functional, the nearest working airport is Khajuraho Airport which is 29 kms away. Cabs are available from the airport at around Rs 500 upto Panna.
Tentative return flight prices to Khajuraho Airport (HJR) from major cities in India.
How to reach Panna by road
Tourist and state owned buses connects Panna to all major cities in the state. State owned public bus services are available from Jhansi to Panna at regular intervals. Khajuraho also provides the same facilities.
How to reach Panna by train
Panna does not have a station of its own. Nearest railway station is Satna 75 km away, but not all trains take a halt here. The nearest major railway station is Jhansi which is 176 kms away from Panna and all the trains halt at this station. Cabs from the railway station are available at a rate of about Rs 3300 upto Panna.
Local transport in Panna
Within the Panna National Park, the best way to explore is on an elephant safari. An hour ride on a boat on the Ken river through the jungle area might also be very interesting and picturesque to spot wildlife in their natural environments. Jeep safari are not provided within the park, so if you want to explore the area on a vehicle, you would have to arrange on your own. Rest of Panna is just like another city with Taxis as the best way of commuting within the city.