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Dec 282016
 
A Visit To Dudhwa National Park

Mystical Jungles of Dudhwa National Park The problem with Dudhwa is that it is far from Delhi so few people from Saadi Dilli venture there. Actually, wait a second, let me rewrite that sentence. “The Good Thing About Dudhwa is That it is Far From Delhi, so Few People From Delhi Go There. 😉 😉 ” Got it? Oh, I am going to curse myself for days to come to write this post. But I am pretty sure the distance between Dudhwa and Delhi is not going to reduce anytime soon so only REAL Wildlife lovers will venture to [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 272016
 
Chasing Monsoon - Indian Travel Bloggers Chase Rain

25 Travel Bloggers from India Share Monsoon Pictures  Many Monsoons ago, one fine evening I received a call from a friend, “You want to Chase Monsoon ?”. Without thinking or blinking I said – “OK, when do we leave ?” “Day after tomorrow 5 am, “he said.  – “Cool, see you then,” I said with a big grin. The only challenge was he was in Bangalore and I was in Gurgaon. But a promise to chase Monsoon is a “Promise to chase Monsoon”.  So next day I reached the office, kept my backpack in the car, attended a few [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 082016
 
7 day Nature Photo Challenge On Facebook

My Images for 7 day Nature Photo Challenge A few days ago I was invited by fellow traveler and blogger Pooja Bhatt to participate in 7 days Nature Challenge. The rules of the challenge are that you post one new image every day and nominate somebody else to take the challenge further. I was a  bit reluctant to participate in the same as I have joined the  7-day nature challenge earlier also on the invitation of other friends.  But Pooja insisted that I must share my images.  So over a period of 7 days I shared images, but as [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

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…]

Jan 312016
 
Photographing Birds In Backyard

Tips on watching & Photographing birds in Backyard It is not possible to visit wildlife parks regularly for many reasons, time and money just two of them. So how does one quench the thirst to click nature around you? Well for me I look around photographing birds in backyard. Technically it is not backyard as I live in a high-rise building that has emerged from the ashes of golden Sarson Ke Khet. I have to live with this burden for a long time but I try to compensate by doing my bit for our little friends around us, like installing [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 262016
 
A Morning Drive to Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary & The Last Sarson Ke Khet of Gurgaon

The last of Sarson Ke Khet Near Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary That I regularly go bird watching at  Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary near Gurgaon is old news. While I enjoy bird watching there with my friends and family at Sultanpur, each visit also now makes me a bit sad. As we approach the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary and the Basai Wetlands that are on the way, the thoughts about future of these birding heavens make me gloomy because of the future of the Sanctuary, as well as the Basai Wetlands, is not secure. For me, the visit to nature is all about the ecosystem, [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 252015
 
You Are The Power Of We- Join Hands To Save Our Tigers

Crowd Sourcing Tiger Conservation- Save Our Tigers First a good news: The total number of tigers has increased in India from 1,706 in 2011 to 2,226 in 2014. This is a healthy 30 % increase. While this is a matter of joy it also brings more responsibility on both the government and people as increased tiger population in a scenario when the habitat is decreasing puts pressure on the current tiger reserves , so we need more tiger reserves.  One of the foremost point of tiger conservation is that when you save a tiger  you automatically save 100s of other species [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 222015
 
Trip Report : Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary Birding with Kids

Birdwatching with Kids at Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary I think first time I went to Sultanpur bird sanctuary was  before I was 10. I don’t remember seeing any birds at that time but we had great fun playing in the open. After that I have been to Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary outside Gurgaon many times. Every now and then I take kids also for bird watching to Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary.  Though I am not sure how long the Sanctuary and the birds there will be able to withstand the steady growth of concrete jungle and mobile towers around it.  So I try [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 052015
 
Road Trip To Kumaon

Himalayan Photo Odyssey: desi Goes On a Road Trip To Kumaon Himalayas Let us go on a road trip to Kumaon. But first let us ponder a bit – What is better than a road trip? Well to start a road trip with strangers and end with friends. So that in nutshell friends summarizes my road trip to Kumaon for a week. It started with a simple message on twitter.  If I would like to join on Road Trip to Kumaon? Now Kumaon is not your typical touristy area, the beauty of Kumaon lies in the fact that even [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]