You are walking through the wild heart of a dense emerald green forest hoping to spot a tiger wandering about in search of his prey. But the only sound is that of your feet crunching the dry leaves, the chorus of cicadas and the whisper of the wind. From the corner of your eye you see something move. You stop in your tracks, scared to take another step. It turns out to be a beautiful golden deer nibbling on some leaves close to you. You're disappointed it isn't the big cat, but your heart is pumping and the feeling of being in the middle of a forest with a hundred possibilities is something you will never forget.
Does this sound like something that would set your pulse racing? Because you can live out this fantasy at the Satpura National Park – one of the only parks in India where you can actually walk inside the core area. And the best way to experience the wilderness is to stay close to it, where sighting opportunities lurk all around.