Madla Jeep / Canter Safari - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Madla Bus Station): 1 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day

Transportation Options: Cab

Travel Tips: This is the most popular zone of Panna National Park. Park remains closed from Mid- June to mid-October every year. Entry Fee & Safari Charges are subject to change by the management without any prior notice.

At a distance of 1 km from Madla Bus Stand and 26 km from Khajuraho, Madla Gate is a very popular entrance gate for Panna National Park. The entry gate from Madla zone is near the MPTDC jungle camp after crossing the Ken River Bridge.

Madla Zone is famous among the wildlife enthusiasts as the chances of tiger spotting are high in this zone. Besides, many herbivorous and large mammals can be spotted in this region than Hinauta zone. Jeep Safari and Canter safari are available here for visitors.

The jeep safari is an activity that one must indulge in on their visit to Panna Tiger Reserve as it is the most popular way to explore the park. Tourists are required to book entrance ticket either online at MP Forest Department website or by visiting the entrance gate booking counter. One needs to pay for safari vehicle and guide fee at the entrance gate. The safari is organized only in the forest department approved vehicles. Private vehicles are not allowed inside the forest. They can be hired at the entrance gate or through your travel agent. Usually Panna safari ticket booking is not a problematic task but still, we recommend advance online safari tickets booking to avoid any inconvenience at last moment.

All the visitors are required to carry their original identity document during safari drives as it is verified at the entrance gate. Safari tickets are non-transferable. Here safaris are done on open jeeps and canters. Maximum 6 people are allowed to sit in one jeep and up to 20 tourists are allowed in a safari canter vehicle. Maximum 50 vehicles are allowed to travel into Madla zone- 30 in the morning and 20 in the evening hours. However, the evening safari on Wednesdays is closed. There are many accommodation facilities available in Madla zone ranging from budget to luxury. Night safari is also offered by the Ken River Lodge in the buffer zone.

Madla Zone opens for day visits from mid-October to mid-June. Formalities to enter the park takes around 20 minutes and thus, it is important to reach 30 minutes prior to the safari timing.

Safari Timings: 6.30 AM - 10.30 AM & 2.30 PM - 5.30 PM, Evening Safari closed on every Wednesday

Safari Permit Fee: Rs. 250 for Single Seat in Jeep, Rs. 1500 per Whole Jeep (max 6 Persons). Jeep hiring cost & guide cost extra (around 2500 per jeep and 480 per guide).

Note: Safari cost changes frequently