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 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…]

Jun 022014
 
Telangana is born now to work on Travel and Tourism for Job creation

Telangana Travel and Tourism Today on 2nd June 2014,  Telangana the youngest and 29th state of India is born.  Yesterday I was in markets of Hyderabad and saw the city turned into pink the colors of TRS or Telangana Rashtriya Samiti the political party that spearheaded the movement for a separate state of Telangana. But statehood is a state of mind and Telangana movement started long ago and a demand for Telangana has been decades old. With the making of Telangana Telugu people also get 2 states, just like Tamilians  have Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry, Hindi speaking people more than 7, [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 252014
 
Certified Eco Volunteer Training: May  2014 Batch

May 2014 Eco Volunteer Training By Karnataka Forest Department and EcoTourism Development Board So the next batch of  Certified Eco Volunteer training has been announced,  this time it is in Kudremukh The dates are: Batch I: 18th  to 24 May 2014 Batch II: 25th  to 31st May Location: Bhagavathi Nature Camp, Kudremukh Cost: Rs 5500, triple sharing all-inclusive, or Rs 3300, all-inclusive in a dormitory accommodation. More details in this picture:   Check this link to register for the same. It would be a good idea to read my earlier posts about the same to understand what to expect: 2nd Batch Eco Volunteer [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 082013
 
Anti Poaching Camp in Bandipur Tiger Reserve- A day in life of A Forest Guard

A visit to the Anti Poaching Camp- Bandipur Tiger Reserve As part of our Eco Volunteer Training program we were to visit an Anti Poaching Camp in the Bandipur Tiger Reserve. I will not repeat here why anti poaching camps are needed, we all know we have only about 2500 tigers left in the wild and our apex predator is in great danger from organized poaching camps to man animal conflict leading to casualties on both the side. We humans forgetting totally that the tigers were living in the jungle before humans started encroaching and dividing Tiger territory. Our [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 292013
 
First day of Eco Volunteer Training with Karnataka Forest Department

Eco Volunteer Training-First day at Jungle Lodges Bandipur We got down at the first gate of Bandipur Tiger reserve by the KSRTC bus going to Ooty from Mysore.  Our Training venue was Jungle Lodges and Resort, campus on the main Mysore-Ooty highway, just an about 500 meter before the first gate of Bandipur Tiger reserve.  My contact with JLR, Mr. Poovappa was kind enough to send a safari jeep to pick us up from the gate of Bandipur Tiger Reserve. Once we reached the resort we were given room to freshen up, and I was very happy to note the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 262013
 
Eco Volunteer Training - Bandipur Tiger Reserve

Eco Volunteer Training Course- Karnataka Eco Tourism Development Board This will be a mother of all travel series on desi Traveler blog. I am still not sure how many posts will be there but fasten your seat belts as I take you with me to the Eco Volunteer Training Course by Karnataka Eco Tourism Development Board. This series has 3 main stars that I am a fan of namely 1. Travel 2. Wildlife in India 3.  Volunteer Travel So I think it will be one long series, ( kya karoon, Controll hee nahi hota!) But we will chop the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 212013
 
Hyderabad Zoo - Famous for Tigers and other animals

A Family Picnic at Hyderabad Zoo Park When I came back from Tadoba National Park in Maharashtra, the kids were first very happy to see the pictures and Video of Tigers. But soon they realized what they have missed, hence the demand to take them to Hyderabad Zoo and show the tigers started.  Now we have been to the Hyderabad Zoo earlier so I was not very keen to go. So I looked towards Missus for some support, but she had totally conspired with the kids, and I had a feeling she was the one who planted the seeds [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]