Bandhavgarh (Madhya Pradesh)
Spreads over 448 sq. kms in Vindhya mountain range, Bandhavgarh is a dense National Park. This Tiger Sanctuary is located in Umaria district. Bandhavgarh boasts of having highest number of tigers and highest density of this predatory cat. Before converted into a National Park, the forests of Bandhavgarh were the hunting ground and entertainment place for Rewa kings. On an impregnable hill, there is a 2000 years old fort wherein one can see several ancient temples and caves. It is situated at a height of 811 metres. Bandhavgarh is a cornucopia of bio-diversity.
Apart from large number of tigers, antelopes, leopards, boars, bears, chinkaras, elephants, kobra, viper, python etc are easily visible. For viewing wild creatures, summer is supposed to be the best season. The jeeps of Madhya Pradesh Tourism Department ply for forest visits. The wildlife can also be viewed on elephants.