Once the private hunting ground of the maharajas of Rewa, Bandhavgarh is nowadays India’s foremost national park. Name after its ruined fort, the 105 square kilometre park (with an additional 40 square kilometre buffer zone) has one of the highest concentrations of tiger in India. It is there not surprising that the park is popular. The morning game drive is the best time to appreciate the park; during these hours wildlife is at its most active so there’s a higher chance of spotting animals. Bandhavgarh is home to wild boar, antelope, deer, sloth bear and even wild dog. For birders there’s approximately 250 endemic and migratory species to go in search of. Generally the morning safari lasts between two and four hours.