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…]

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…]

Dec 312014
 
Guess where I traveled in 2014

The year that was 2014- From Coastal Andhra Pradesh to Thailand, Rajasthan and God’s Own Country What a  year it has been, starting with a wonderful trip to coastal Andhra Pradesh starting on 2nd of January, before it was bifurcated into Telangana and Andhra Pradesh giving India the 29th state. Suddenly there were so many new things to be discovered, new horizons to be covered and more miles to go. The visit to Machlipattnam in coastal AP was wonderful and I traveled with my friend and excellent photographer Ganesan P, one of his pictures clicked during the trip is [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…]