Wildlife and Nature

Tiger Tadoba National Park

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…]

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…]

Aug 022015
 
Why We need World Tiger Day

World Tiger Day Celebrations on 29th July A few days back I wrote about attending the launch of Tigoji App by Telecom Company Aircel. The app lets you fun tiger themed sticker and share them on social network. If you have not read my post you may say  ? So what ?  Well the special thing is that for every download Aircel is pledging Rs 1 for tiger conservation and protection.  You can read the earlier post here:    How  Tigoji App is contributing to  Save Our  Tigers But that was just one of the events for Tiger Conservation; this [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 252015
 
World Tiger Day July 29th- Aircel shows how you can help

Aircel Shows how you can help save tigers & launches Tigoji App   29th July is World Tiger Day and we have a little bit to celebrate. If the media reports are to be believed the tiger numbers in India are 2226, up from 1411 in 2006. This is a healthy increase considering the threats to long tern success of Panthera Tigris or Royal Bengal Tiger remain intact and are only increasing. Last evening I attended an event by Aircel one of the major players in mobile telephone sector in India. If you watch you must have seen some heartwarming [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 252015
 
Ranthambore National Park and Fort in Rajasthan

Ranthambore  Where Time Stands Still & Tigers Roam Free  Trinetra Ganesha Temple Ranthambore Fort   I started writing this post while packing to visit Tal Chapar Sanctuary in Rajasthan. I have scheduled it to get published when I will be on a Train to Rajasthan. Preparation for the trip reminded me of my visit a few years ago to Ranthambore national park and fort in Rajasthan; initially, I was reluctant to write as many things may have changed. But then Wife jee chided me if not much has changed in a thousand years in Ranthambore, what would have changed [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 302015
 
July 2015 Calendar- Download Desktop Wallpaper

July 2015 calendar desktop wallpaper: A playful Elephant Calf Half of 2015  is already gone, and monsoon is already showering relief from heat in most of the country while rest of us eagerly await for the first Monsoon Showers.  In the meantime I share with you the July  2015 desktop calendar to download. But first a bit about the picture: The picture was taken at the Elephant Camp in Dubare in Coorg as the calf discovered the cloth in the river next to a rock and decided to play with it. The behavior was not very different from a [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 232015
 
Arabian Nights at Feynan Eco Lodge Jordan - Review

Sustainability at its best: Feynan Eco Lodge in Dana Biosphere Reserve Jordan By the time you realize that the Arabian nights has 1000s of tales you are hooked. One story leads to another and there are so many subplots that you can keep whole of Hollywood and Bollywood directors busy in making movies on them, such is the complexity of these simple tales that in the end connect you to a world that now only exists in fairy tales or in pockets of exotica like Petra, Wadi Rum and Feynan Eco Lodge. If you are like me you may [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 112015
 
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FOR EVERYBODY

How to click wildlife if you do not have big lenses We all love going back to nature and click some wildlife, specially the big cats the Tigers and Leopards in the jungles. But not all of us have big lenses that are needed to click wildlife from a safe distance that does not put you or the animal in any kind of harm. Also one needs to remember that unlike professional wildlife photographers who spend a lot of time in wild life reserves, most of us go there once in a while only for a day or two, [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 212015
 
Human Elephant Conflict: Watching Wild Elephants in Wayanad NH 212

Wild Elephant Watching in Wayanad Kerala Wayanad in Kerala has some of the densest forests in India and is home to a variety of birds and animals. Though many of hills are stripped of their natural cover to make way for coffee and tea plantation there are still stretches where sunlight finds it arduous to reach the forest floor.  This belt of Wayanad, Mudumalai, Bandipur and nearby other national parks like Nagarhole, Kabini, Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary, BRT etc. are all part of Nilgiri Biosphere and  a very important biodiversity hotspot. National Geographic Magazine in one of its studies mentions [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]