Bandhavgarh National Park- lies in the heart of Madhya Pradesh traditional tiger country. Bandhavgarh is justifiably famous for its tigers, however it has a wild range of other game. Once the hunting preserve of the Maharajas of Rewa, where an alarming number of tigers were hunted down in pre-independence India, Bandhavgarh was mercifully declared a National Park in 1968. Today, the Bandhavgarh National Park is a compact reserve (448 sq. km) of sal trees, bamboo thickets and grasslands, teeming with birds and animals and the highest population of tigers anywhere in India. The most effective way to search for tigers is on elephant back and jeep safari. You may see here tigers, wild boar, jackal, fox, sambar, chital, black faced languor, steppe eagle, Malabar hornbills and many other wildlife animals.