Madhya Pradesh

May 032016
 
It Was A Dark & Stormy Night in Satpura

The Lantern Man and other stories from Jungles of Satpura “It was a dark and stormy night”, those scary lines flashed across my mind as I saw the streak of light moving around in a serpentine fashion towards my cottage. I cursed myself for not remembering Hanuman Chalisa even though my grandmother had tried to teach it to me a hundred times when I  was growing. As the light continued to move languidly in my direction, stopping for a moment, and then continuing again the line “”It was a dark and stormy night”, now took me to old Bollywood movies [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 292016
 
Birding on a Canoe Ride in Satpura National Park

Sunset Canoe Ride & Birding In Satpura National Park Last time I visited Denwa Backwater Escape, on the periphery of Satpura Tiger Reserve, I was with Wife Jee and kids and we had a great time. So when I was invited by Pugdundee Safaris to visit Satpura once again I was indeed looking forward to it.  The fact that Wife Jee and kids were not happy on my solo visit is another story but I will not spill our family beans here. So on a hot afternoon, I arrived at Denwa Backwater Escape and the moment I met Chinmay [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 312015
 
September 2015 Calendar - Download Desktop Wallpaper

September 2015 calendar desktop wallpaper: Satpura Ke Ghane Jungle September is here and so is our September 2015 Calendar desktop wallpaper for download,  from your friendly neighborhood desi Traveler. Most of us when we go to jungle, focus on the big cats and return totally disappointed if they are unable to spot tigers. Don’t  get me wrong, I love tigers,  but in our country our love for tigers is very similar to our craze for cricket. Just like cricket crazy fans do not talk about any other sport, no matter what our sportsmen may achieve in other sports, same way wildlife for [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 082014
 
Satpura National Park: Wildlife seen during Safari

Mama Bear with Cubs & other animals seen in Satpura Jungle Safari Some time back I wrote about Denwa Backwater Escape near Satpura National Park, with a promise to write an exclusive post about the wildlife spotting in the park. As the park prepares to open on October 1st for the winter season, I thought it will be the right time for this post. It will not be wrong to mention that Satpura is kind of a hidden gem if a National Park spread in 1400 square KM can be hidden. But compared to its more tourist and media savvy siblings Pench, [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 152014
 
So Where is Denwa Backwater Escape Resort ?

Resort Review: Stay at Denwa Backwater Escape  Pugdundee Safaris The driver who picked us from Itarsi railway station was calling the resort to confirm that he has picked us up. I could overhear him, “OK, so I will call you once I reach the Big Banyan Tree” In the remote hamlet, the Big Banyan tree turned out as the largest landmark before you reach the last stretch of the dirt track on the way to Denwa Backwater Resort. Now if you are like our neighbors ( who are pretty nice people actually), you too may ask “ Denwa Backwaters? , where [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 172014
 
The Indian Grey Hornbill-A Wonderful Father

  Indian Grey Hornbill-The adoring father from the world of Birds On this father’s day I was travelling so I missed celebrating the same at home with my daughters who have made beautiful cards for me. So when I came back I thought of writing a post about Father’s day but could not think of a topic, till I was browsing through my pictures of the recent trip to Satpura National Park in Madhya Pradesh. Along with a lot of other birds and animals one common resident of Satpura jungles is the Indian Grey Hornbill, the least flamboyant of the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 032014
 
From Bisons to Birds of Pench National Park

  Common animal and Birds of  Pench National Park For this week’s Travel, Tuesday Pictures let me share some wildlife from Pench National Park that I visited some time back. Please don’t expect anything exotic in the post as I am one of those photographers who are happy to click the normal day-to-day birds and animals also. Like most tiger enthusiasts, when I wrote the last post about Pench National Park and Tiger Reserve, I just talked about the female tigress who had cubs with her and totally ignored the other flora and fauna of the park. Well, the flora [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 142012
 
Bhandara for Breakfast-On way to Kanha National Park

Great Breakfast on the Way to Kanha National Park One of the little joys of traveling is discovering little joints that serve excellent food in hygienic conditions. Frequent road travelers in India will agree that it is not an easy task. You get a lot of places with food that will make your salivary glands work overtime but normally the hygiene is something you just have to ignore. Let me talk about one such little place we discovered on our trip to Kanha National park in Madhya Pradesh. This was a trip with GHAC and my friend Sunanda Mandavi was leading the group, [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 272012
 
A Rare Ganpati

A New Beginning for desi Traveler- A family travel blog from India Desi Traveler has moved to own domain http://DesiTraveler.com from the earlier hosting on BlogSpot. I was convinced by various blogs and blogger friends that this is the way to go. I am also told that it will have some hiccups in the beginning but then everything will be OK. So I was wondering what to write for our first blog post on our own domain and then I remembered the beautiful post by Arti about Ganpati celebrations as this is Ganpati festival now.  So I thought what could [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 272012
 
The Queen Of Pench National Park

The Collarwali Tigress of Pench Tiger Reserve Madhya Pradesh is considered to be the heart of India and is home to many national parks like Kanha, Pench, Bandhavgarh, Panna and Satpura etc. While each one has its own specialty I personally love going to Pench National Park there are 2 reasons for me to choose Pench over Kanha and Bandhavgarh ·         First is ease of reach from Nagpur which is well connected to Hyderabad the city I live in, as Pench takes only 2-3 hours compared to more than 5 hours to Kanha. ·         The other reason I like Pench [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]