Aug 032015
 
SEA Aquarium Sentosa Island Singapore

Try Singapore If You Want To Sleep With Fishes : SEA Aquarium Sentosa Scientists believe life originated in the abyss of deep blue Oceans and it took 200 million years before it made a great leap forward towards Terra firma. Even today most of the Oceans remain unexplored. All our journeys so far were on the surface of Ocean in search of new lands, fortunes and above all, to find India the source of all spices till a few centuries ago. All other pursuits of Oceans by mankind (or should we call ourselves Man Unkind?)were to exploit the infinite bounties the dark [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…]

May 172015
 
Ajloun Forest Reserve: Eco Tourism With Wild Jordan

Eco Tourism in Jordan: The Wild Jordan Experience in Ajloun Forest Reserve My trip to Jordan was an eye opener in many ways, the first was the myth that Jordan as part of Middle East would not be safe to travel. But if you have read my post “Yes I Visited Jordan & Love to Tell The Tale“, then you will realize how peaceful and friendly Jordanian people are. The second myth was that as Jordan is in Middle East I will have a hard time finding good vegetarian food in Jordan. But if you have read my post [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 082015
 
Ber : A fruit with Mythological Signficance

Beri Wala Bagh and other musings about Ber the fruit Statuary Warning: This post is nothing about Travel. So I will not feel bad if you want to skip and move on with your browsing. But I would feel awesome if you are interested in travel and may want to check this little story about the kindness of strangers in Rural Rajasthan, or how I met a Home Stay owner with Gandhian values in Wayanad Kerala,  during Kerala Blog Express. Those of you are still with me, thanks for still being here, you guys are awesomeness + sweetness combined, desi gets an [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 282014
 
Birds, Bees, Flowers and Nature Watch at Pushkar Resorts Rajasthan

Nature watch at Pushkar Resorts Rajasthan: About Birds Bees and Flowers Most people associate Rajasthan with colors, palaces and forts, or with Tigers in Ranthambore, but let us not forget that Rajasthan is also the hotspot for some of the best birding activity in India, both Bharatpur and Tal Chapar is well known within birding circles. Now the purists may frown on me as some of the pictures you will see in this post are of domesticated fowl and some of common birds that we take for granted or totally ignore. But this ignorance was the cause of loss [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…]

May 052014
 
Skink: A Lizard from India

SKINK: Another Lizard Photographed Some time back I wrote about the lizards that I have photographed in and around Hyderabad, specially in Mrugavani National Park, that is on the way to Chilkur Balaji Temple. Today I was there again with my daughters and their cousin who is visiting us during holidays. Now most people are  very sure about their reaction towards lizards, it is a very loud “ YUCK”, but not our elder one, she wanted to see the action a bit closely. So I took her to the rock patch were a lot of lizards live. This time [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 182014
 
Nilgai in Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

  Morning Mist and Nilgai pair in Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary This picture has a bit of history, for those who care. It was clicked about 5 years ago with a point and shoot camera, in Sultanpur  Bird Sanctuary on the outskirts of Gurgaon. We have gone there early morning for birding with all the kids in the family in winters and it was very cold and misty. If I remember correctly one of the kids noticed some movement in distance and said there is something there. So I just pointed and clicked with my point and shoot camera.  We could not [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]