Ken Gharial Sanctuary
Ken Gharial Sanctuary
Ken Gharial Sanctuary is a popular tourism spot near Khajuraho temples and Panna national park. It is located on the confluence of Ken river and Khudar river and spread over an area of 45.201 sq.kms. It is located in north-east of Khajuraho temples and North of Panna national park. It lies in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh and lies in north of state in Central India. Most of the tourists from Khajuraho and Panna national park visitsgharial sanctuary as excursion tour. It is usually visited along with Ranehwater fall site as both are close to each other. Ken gharial sanctuary can be visited by your own vehicle by paying fee for vehicle entrance and taking paid guide who will accompany you during visit. Guide service is mandatory as he will ensure all the rules are followed in ground and provide valuable information of gharial sanctuary, its history, about gharials etc. It is closed for visitors in Monsoon season.
Ken Gharial Sanctuary is adjoining to Panna national park forest. Their landscapes are almost of similar type with features like green forests, rocky outcrops, deep gorges, long canyons, waterfalls etc. These type of landscapes are very photogenic and also adventurous too. Raneh fall is famous tourist attraction nearby Khajuraho and mostly visited by tourists. It lies in Ken Gharial Reserve area. November to April is good time to visit it as after monsoon when water recedes, we can have better view of waterfalls, deep canyon, natural rocky structures. Here colorful rocky shades are unique attraction in which we can see grey, pink, yellow rocks of Sand-stone and granite-stones. It offers good chance to see innumerable gharials sun basking. Here sighting of wild animals is also very common. We have see Spotted Deers, Wild boar, Nilgai etc. In addition to these birding is also good at Ken Gharial Reserve. Here Shaheen Falcon is easily seen during visit.
HOW TO REACH
By Air :
This Sanctuary lies in Chhatarpur/Panna district of Madhya Pradesh. Nearest airport for reaching Ken Gharial Sanctuary is Khajuraho airport. Distance from Khajuraho airport to Ken Gharial sanctuary is about 25kms. This journey is to done by taxi vehicle. We offer Khajuraho airport taxi service for visiting this site along with Khajuraho temples and Panna national park.