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World Tiger Day: Thrilling Tiger Encounters

On World Tiger Day, Scroll.in came up with a nice article around thrilling tiger encounters, featuring Valmik Thapar, Bittu Sahgal, Neha Parmar, Rohan Chakravarty, and yours truly.  On World Tiger Day, five lovers of the big cat describe their most thrilling brush with the animal https://scroll.in/magazine/845150/on-world-tiger-day-six-lovers-of-the-big-cat-describe-their-most-thrilling-brush-with-the-animal Other memorable moments:  The very first time I took [...]

2017-10-07T18:15:33+00:00 July 29th, 2017|Photography, Travel|

Dudhwa National Park: Misty Grasslands and Haunting Sal Forests

Dudhwa. The land of grasslands, swamps and tall sal trees. Mentioned in the Ramayanas. Renowned for its rich fauna, including swamp deer, Indian rhinos and huge tigers. And for the conservation efforts of Billy Arjan Singh, who was somewhat of a tiger himself. Contiguous to Royal Bardia National Park in Nepal, Dudhwa is located in [...]

2017-10-07T20:27:28+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Photography, Travel|

Kumaon Himalayas: An afternoon among the clouds

It was long drive through the heart of India. Bangalore – Pench – Jhansi – Agra – Mukhteshwar – Chaukri – Musiyari – Binsar – Corbett – Jaipur – Nashik – Bangalore. A little more than 7000 km.    Pench – my usual first day destination from Bangalore (it takes me 15-16 hours for 1200+ [...]

2017-10-07T14:11:04+00:00 May 10th, 2016|Travel|

Leopards of Satpura National Park

I had driven down to Satpura National Park (again!) last summer. A 3300 km roadtrip, Bangalore - Pench - Satpura National Park - back. Bangalore – Hyderabad was a steady, uneventful cruise. After picking up a friend from Hyderabad airport, I proceeded towards Nagpur. First night was spent in Rukhad, Pench, after covering 1230 km [...]

2017-10-10T11:01:03+00:00 March 9th, 2016|Photography, Travel|

Another roadtrip to Tadoba National Park

A man can only resist so much before he gives in. I tried hard. Told myself that I had already done a few trips this year, and maybe I should wait till next year. Then people started posting photos of cubs from Tadoba. And other gorgeous tiger photos on Facebook didn’t help. In the end, [...]

2017-10-30T22:42:34+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Photography, Travel|

Kanha and Tadoba: A 3000 km Roadtrip | Part 2

First part of the travelogue is here: http://nilanjanray.in/kanha-tadoba-3000-km-roadtrip-part-1/ After Kanha, I left for Tadoba. Kisli to Nagpur was a relaxing drive (Khatia – Seoni – Pench – Nagpur). Picked up my old school friend from Nagpur airport, and proceeded towards Kolara, a Northern gate in Tadoba. We were staying in Svasara, a very nice resort [...]

2017-10-13T00:15:52+00:00 January 17th, 2016|Photography, Travel|

Kanha and Tadoba: A 3000 km Roadtrip | Part 1

I badly needed my tiger fix, an addiction. I had about seven days to spare, and looked at a few options - Corbett (clubbing my trip with official work in Gurgaon), Ranthambore (tagging along with a photo tour), Bandhavgarh etc. Finally narrowed down on Kanha and Tadoba. Kanha, because safaris were still available, and Kanha [...]

2017-10-12T23:57:47+00:00 January 12th, 2016|Photography, Travel|

Nagarhole, Wayanad and the Pelicans

I had driven to Wayanad last December. Spent a few peaceful days in the midst of nature.While driving to Wayanad, I barely made it to Nagarhole before the gate closed (no entry b/w 6 pm - 6 am). While passing through Nagarhole and Tholpetty, I encountered elephants, gaurs, sambar, cheetal and a civet cat. Was [...]

2017-04-10T12:26:35+00:00 January 10th, 2016|Photography, Travel|