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In memory of a Star on International Day of Forests

Star breathed its last yesterday and it is certainly the most disheartening news to hear on the International Day of Forests. Star, also called as Sitara was actually one of the stars of the forests of Ranthambore National Park and Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan. As per news reports Star or Sitara, which was named T-28 […]

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Guiding their territories : Birds at Keoladeo

I am continuing with birds and my trip to Bharatpur’s Keoladeo Ghana National Park, sometime back. This time more with just images Shikra can be easily seen at Keoladeo. It is most common small hawk but an aggressive hunter, can be found almost everywhere in the neighbourhood. Like Shikras, marsh harriers are also found worldwide. […]

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Keoladeo : Tips to travel inside park for some serious bird watching!

Keoladeo Ghana National Park at Bharatpur in Rajasthan has always been the numero uno of India’s bird sanctuaries. One of the oldest and the most acclaimed one. It is also close to hearts of all birders as it was the playground of India’s most known birder, none other than Salim Ali for more than half […]

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Some wild moments in Sariska!

SO finally the cliché of the visit. Earlier four accounts- Bhangarh, Kankwari, Neelkanth and the Birds were quite fascinating and actually different from usual routines of visit to the national park. But then what about the wild inside you? Bhangarh might not haunt you but not sighting a tiger in the tiger reserve is certainly going to […]

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Romancing the wildlife at GIR

As the norm is, being to a national park or reserve invariably means watching a big cat. The success of visit always depends on having a sight or not having it. This over enthusiasm of looking for a tiger or a lion actually robs one of the ‘thrill of the unexpected’. Every jungle has its […]

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King Duo – Photo of the Day

Though November has approached, but still day temperatures are unusually high forcing these two male lions at the GIR national park in Gujarat to be in shade for the most part of the day, so that they can conserve their energy for a kill in the night. Watching a lion in wild is a treat […]

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Photo of the Day – Lioness on Prowl

No sight can be more captivating and fascinating then watching the King in its territory. Well here is a queen although… but by no means lesser in beauty and pride. Watching a lioness in wild at just an arm’s length or may be less, with nothing in between except hard breath of both man and […]

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Tale of two Tiger sightings in Ranthambore

Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan in India is one of the most celebrated tiger parks in world alongwith Bandhavgarh in Madhya Pradesh. Ranthambore has been home to one of the most revered tigress ‘Machli’, a lead in one of the most well known wildlife fights between a tiger and a crocodile. […]

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Bhitarkanika National Park reopens for tourists

Nature lovers who long for savouring the warmth of congenial wetland spots in Bhitarkanika in Odisha’s Kendrapara district would now have to take care of their purse. Visiting the mangrove-infested sites with a shoe-string budget has now become a thing of past. As Bhitarkanika National Park reopened for visitors on Thursday, 1st August 2013, authorities […]

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Kaziranga’s Gabbar dead

A male elephant named Gabbar, who worked in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam in north-east India, ferrying tourists, died today following a prolonged illness, Park officials said. The 50-year old elephant, named after the villain ‘Gabbar Singh’ of mid seventies Bollywood film ‘Sholay’, was injured following a fight with a buffalo in the Park […]

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