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Friday, April 30, 2010

Postcard View of Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, Andamans, India

Even before I had stepped anywhere close to the Radhanagar Beach at Havelock Island, I had been informed about its legendary status. And, when I did step on the beach the first time, I was indeed spellbound and continued to be so every other time I laid my feet here.


No wonder it has been voted as Asia’s No. 1 Beach. Some even say that it is the World’s No. 3 Beach.

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The Secluded Elephant Beach of Havelock Island

Located at one remote corner of Havelock Island is Elephant Beach. One has to take a boat or go on a steep, but short trek to reach this desolate beach. But, once you have reached this beach, it is difficult to coax yourself to move out. Such is the pristine beauty of this place.

 
The inner reaches of this beach are made up of mangrove forests and slush, but the side close to the water is a sight to behold.


The sapphire coloured waters, the gentle waves, the bare trees, the vast horizon and the sense of being alone amidst this rapidly changing nature truly intoxicates one’s soul.

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Jolly Buoy Island – Coral Paradise in the Andamans

Tucked away from civilization in the Mahatma Gandhi National Park is the coral island of Jolly Buoy.


The island, in itself is pretty small. One can walk round its perimeter in less than an hour. But, don’t be fooled by such small metrics as this place is ultimately rich in marine life and coral reefs.

 
Below the emerald waters, a very colourful world of corals and its denizens awaits us. Snorkelling in these waters is a great way of finding this out. Even better if you don your scuba diving gear.

 
In sum, a true coral paradise in the Andamans and one should congratulate the Marine National park management for maintaining its perfect health.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Seashells thrive in the ecosystem around Elephant Beach, Havelock Island

A short trek through the tropical forests of Havelock Island leads one to the mangrove settlement of Elephant Beach. This is where one has to watch their step as the entire place is literally swarming with sea shells.

 
After walking through the mangrove slush, one finally arrives at the golden sands of the super secluded Elephant Beach. But, the movement of the sea shells continues even in the golden sands here.

 
The sea shells come in all shapes, colours and sizes. I have seen various live sea shells during my marine adventures, but, this was my first experience of sighting a conch shell, a very rare sight indeed.

 
It is very heartening to note that such near perfect ecosystems still survive and thus allowing some rare species to establish themselves here. Hope this ecosystem stays this way for many more years to come.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Asia’s No.1 Beach at a glance!

It was a colourful setting one evening at Asia’s No.1 Beach. With each passing minute, the sky and the entire beach below it changed colours. To a traveller like me, it looked like the beach kept changing its moods.

 
This beach is the pride of the Andamans and can be found at Havelock Island. It is titled “Radhanagar Beach” or “Beach No. 7”.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Birdwatching in India

Here is a quick table that links to my birdwatching experiences in India. 
Sorted in alphabetical order. First by ‘State’ and then by ‘Name of Wildlife Sanctuary’. 

Indian Roller takes off 

Arunachal Pradesh

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary Near Tenga, West Kameng District Small Birds, Beautiful Nuthatch, Bugul Lev Chikla, Elephants, Snow Leopard, Red Panda Birds of Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, North East India

Lama Birding Camp: The den for birdwatching in Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India

Stripe Throated Yuhina at Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

Green Tailed Sunbird – A Silhouette Shot!

White-Tailed Nuthatch from Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, North East India

Rufus Vented Yuhina from Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

Beautiful Sibia from Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, North East India

Chestnut Tailed Milna from Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India

Yellow Cheeked Tit from Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

Stripe Throated Yuhina from Western Arunachal Pradesh’s Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

Jeep Track inside Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary


Assam

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Hoolongopar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary 30 kms from Jorhat Hoolock Gibbon, Pig-Tailed Macaque, Stump-tailed Macaque, Capped Langaur Scarlet Minivet

Hill Myna from Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam
Kaziranga National Park Between Guwahati and Jorhat One Horned Rhinoceros, Asian Elephant, Hoolock Gibbon, Migratory and Grassland Birds Wild Grass Resort – The Place to stay at Kaziranga National Park for a memorable Wildlife Experience!!

Alexandrine Parakeets from Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India

A Blurry Photo – Black Necked Crane in Flight

Birds of Kaziranga National Park, Assam, North East India
Nameri National Park Near Tezpur, Sonitpur District Great Hornbill, Water Birds A Princely Jungle Moment!

Wildlife and Birding at Nameri National Park, Assam, North East India

Grey-Capped Pygmy Woodpecker

Great Hornbill in Pictures

Red Vented Bulbul

Green-billed Malkoha from Nameri National Park

Great Cormorants from Nameri National Park

Nameri Eco Camp – The Angling, Birding and Wildlife Den at Nameri National Park


Gujarat

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Gir National Park Junagadh district of Saurashtra Asiatic Lion Home of the Asiatic Lion
Little Rann of Kutch Spread over five districts of Surendranagar, Banaskantha, Patan, Kutch and Rajkot Asiatic Wild Ass, Flamingos, Migratory Birds Lesser Flamingos’ love Little Rann of Kutch

Wild Ass Sanctuary
Velavadar National Park Bhal region of Saurashtra Blackbuck, Wolf, Migratory Birds The blackbuck lives here

A birdwatcher’s haven


Himachal Pradesh

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Great Himalayan National Park Seraj Tehsil of Kullu District Snow Leopard, Monal Pheasant, Western Tragopan, Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan tahr Trekking in the Great Himalayan National Park
Pong Dam Wetlands Kangra District Migratory Birds (Waterfowl) A hidden gem in Kangra for bird watching


Karnataka

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Gorur Hemavathy Reservoir Shettihalli, 25 kms from Hassan River Terns, Cormorants, Herons, Storks Shettihalli Rosary Church Ruins near Hassan, Karnataka
Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve Tumkur District Blackbuck, Harrier, Wolf, Indian Courser Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve at Maidenahalli-A Fantastic Wildlife Zone close to Bangalore
Kabini National Park Hunsur District Elephant, Leopard, Tiger, Birding Indian Roller – Karnataka’s State Bird

Black Crowned Night Heron at Kabini National Park

Jungle Overdrive Weekend Getaway – Kabini National Park, Karnataka, India
Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary Kodachadri Hills Lion Tailed Macaque, Birds endemic to Western Ghats, Trekking Backpacking through the Western Ghats – Day 6: Mangalore – Kollur – Kodachadri Forests

Backpacking through the Western Ghats – Day 7 and 8: Kodachadri Hills
Nagarhole Tiger Reserve Coorg Tiger, Elephant, Bear, Birds Cafe Mocha – A stroll in a coffee estate at Kutta in Coorg, Karnataka, India

Jungle Overdrive Weekend Getaway – Kabini National Park, Karnataka, India


Kerala

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Eravikulam National Park Idukki District Nilgiri Tahr The Nilgiri Tahr lives on…
Parambikulam Tiger Reserve Palakkad District Tiger, Elephant, Gaur On the jumbo trail
Periyar Tiger Reserve Thekkady Tiger, Elephant, Gaur Jungle Cruise at Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady, Kerala, India

Ripples in GREEN!!

Wildlife Sighting during a cruise at Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerala, India!!
Silent Valley National Park Palakkad District Lion Tailed Macaque, Nilgiri Langaur Silent Valley National Park is not really silent


Madhya Pradesh

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve Shahdol District Tiger In tiger territory
Ken Gharial Sanctuary Chattarpur District Gharial A fragile and vulnerable ecosystem
Pench Tiger Reserve Seoni District Tiger Following the scent of a tiger


Maharashtra

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve Chandrapur District Tiger Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve: A very different national park!!

Serai Tiger: Tadoba’s Tented Wildlife Camp


Rajasthan

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary aka Keoladeo Ghana National Park Bharatpur Migratory Birds A Bird Watcher’s dream come true
Desert National Park Jaisalmer and Barmer Districts Great Indian Bustard, Houbara, Desert Fox, Chinkara In search of the Great Indian Bustard
Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary Mount Abu Birds Rajasthan’s hill abode
Ranthambore Tiger Reserve Sawai Madhopur District Tiger In an antique land
Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary Udaipur Langaurs, Birds Udaipur – the city of palaces


Tamil Nadu

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Anaimalai Tiger Reserve – Top Slip Pollachi District Tiger, Elephant, Gaur, Hornbill Of Elephants, Gaurs, Tigers and hornbills
Anaimalai Tiger Reserve – Valparai Pollachi District Great Hornbill, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Malabar Whistling Thrush and other species endemic to the Western Ghats Monica Garden Tea Bungalow: A Colonial Holiday House at Valparai

Malabar Grey Hornbill at Monica Garden Tea Bungalow, Valparai
Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve Tirunelveli District Tiger Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve and its mighty waterfalls
Kodaikanal Reserve Forest Nilgiri Mountains and Palani Hills Birds and Orchids endemic to the Western Ghats, Elephants Trekking the Nilgiri Mountains from Kodaikanal to Munnar in Heavy Rains!!


Uttarakhand

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Corbett Tiger Reserve Hilly Districts of Nainital, Almora and Pauri Garhwal Royal Bengal Tiger, Great Asian Elephant, Gharial, Python, Cobra, Rich Bird Life (Terrestrial and Migratory during winter months) Corbett Tiger Reserve – India’s National Park


West Bengal 

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location in India Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Singalila National Park Darjeeling District Singalila Range Trek, Views of Mount Everest and Kangchendzonga, Red Panda, Rhododendrons Darjeeling – the true queen of hill stations in India
Sunderban Tiger Reserve Lower Part of the Ganges Delta Royal Bengal Tiger, Saltwater Crocodile, River Terrapin, Olive Ridley Turtle, Birds, Mangroves Of Man-eating tigers, mangrove forests and the largest estuarine delta in the world

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Wildlife Walks in India

Here is a quick table that links to my wildlife walks in India.
Sorted in alphabetical order. First by ‘State’ and then by ‘Name of Wildlife Sanctuary’. 

Young Gaur Calf at Valparai Tea Estates


Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Ross Island National Park 30 minutes boat ride from Port Blair Ferar Beach, Tropical Hikes, Deer, Peafowl, Banyan Trees and its giant roots, Indian Political History Hike by the cliff of Ross Island

Ferar Beach – Some Postcard views

Ferar beach – Tucked in Solitude

The Magic of coconut trees at Ross Island

Church in ruins at ROSS Island

Dilapidated structures of the pre-independence era at Ross Island present some stunning views…

The banyan takeover at Ross Island

Approaching ROSS Island…

Gazing at coconut trees…


Arunachal Pradesh

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary Near Tenga, West Kameng District Small Birds, Bugul Lev Chikla, Elephants, Snow Leopard, Red Panda Birds of Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, North East India

Lama Birding Camp: The den for birdwatching in Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India

Stripe Throated Yuhina at Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

Green Tailed Sunbird – A Silhouette Shot!

White-Tailed Nuthatch from Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, North East India

Rufus Vented Yuhina from Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

Beautiful Sibia from Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, North East India

Chestnut Tailed Milna from Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India

Yellow Cheeked Tit from Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

Stripe Throated Yuhina from Western Arunachal Pradesh’s Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

Jeep Track inside Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary


Assam

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Hoolongopar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary 30 kilometres from Jorhat Hoolock Gibbon, Capped Langaur, Pig-Tailed Macaque Your search for India’s only APE ends at Hoolongopar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam, North East India

Capped Langaur from Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam, North East India

Scarlet Minivet

Hill Myna from Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam

Western Hoolock Gibbon in Pictures!
Nameri National Park Near Tezpur, Sonitpur District Great Hornbill, Water Birds, Elephant, Malayan Giant Squirrel A Princely Jungle Moment!

Wildlife and Birding at Nameri National Park, Assam, North East India

Grey-Capped Pygmy Woodpecker

Great Hornbill in Pictures

Malayan Giant Squirrel from Nameri National Park, Assam, India

Red Vented Bulbul

Green-billed Malkoha from Nameri National Park

Countryside Elephant Watchtower at Assam, North East India

Nameri Eco Camp – The Angling, Birding and Wildlife Den at Nameri National Park


Goa

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Mollem National Park Eastern border of Goa with Karnataka on NH 4A Giant Spiders Goa’s Wild Side


Gujarat

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Velavadar National Park Bhal region of Saurashtra Blackbuck, Wolf, Migratory Birds The blackbuck lives here

A birdwatcher’s haven


Himachal Pradesh

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Great Himalayan National Park Seraj Tehsil of Kullu District Snow Leopard, Monal Pheasant, Western Tragopan, Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan tahr Trekking in the Great Himalayan National Park
Pong Dam Wetlands Kangra District Migratory Birds (Waterfowl) A hidden gem in Kangra for bird watching


Karnataka

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Bheemeshwari Forests Mandya District, Near Bangalore Cauvery, Mahseer Fish, Fishing, Angling, Fresh water Crocodile Weekend Camping by the River Cauvery at Bheemeshwari in Karnataka, India
Dubare Reserve Forest Coorg Elephant, Mahseer Fish Camping by the River Cauvery at Dubare in Coorg, Karnataka, India
Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve Coorg Blackbuck, Harrier, Wolf, Indian Courser Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve at Maidenahalli-A Fantastic Wildlife Zone close to Bangalore

Wildlife Photography: Blackbuck Series from Maidenahalli
Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary Kodachadri Hills Lion Tailed Macaque, Birds endemic to Western Ghats, Trekking Backpacking through the Western Ghats – Day 6: Mangalore – Kollur – Kodachadri Forests

Backpacking through the Western Ghats – Day 7 and 8: Kodachadri Hills
Nagarhole Tiger Reserve Coorg Tiger, Elephant, Bear, Birds Cafe Mocha – A stroll in a coffee estate at Kutta in Coorg, Karnataka, India


Kerala

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Eravikulam National Park Idukki District Nilgiri Tahr The Nilgiri Tahr lives on…


Madhya Pradesh

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Ken Gharial Sanctuary Chattarpur District Gharial A fragile and vulnerable ecosystem


Rajasthan

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary aka Keoladeo Ghana National Park Bharatpur Migratory Birds A Bird Watcher’s dream come true
Desert National Park Jaisalmer and Barmer Districts Great Indian Bustard, Houbara, Desert Fox, Chinkara In search of the Great Indian Bustard
Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary Mount Abu Birds Rajasthan’s hill abode
Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary Udaipur Langaurs, Birds Udaipur – the city of palaces


Sikkim

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Himalayan Zoological Park Bulbulay near Gangtok Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Himalayan Bear Snow Leopard makes me trigger happy

Red Panda – Sikkim’s State Animal

Tibetan Wolf

Himalayan Bear
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary North Sikkim Rhododendrons, Primula, Poppies, Iris, and other flora Yumthang – Valley of Flowers in North Sikkim, India


Tamil Nadu

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Anaimalai Tiger Reserve – Valparai Pollachi District Leopard, Gaur, Elephant, Lion Tailed Macaque, Hornbills and other birds Monica Garden Tea Bungalow: A Colonial Holiday House at Valparai
Kodaikanal Reserve Forest Nilgiri Mountains and Palani Hills Birds and Orchids endemic to the Western Ghats, Elephants Trekking the Nilgiri Mountains from Kodaikanal to Munnar in Heavy Rains!!


West Bengal
 

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location in India Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Singalila National Park Darjeeling District Singalila Range Trek, Views of Mount Everest and Kangchendzonga, Red Panda, Rhododendrons Darjeeling – the true queen of hill stations in India

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Wildlife Safari in India

Here is a quick table that links to my wildlife safari experiences in India.
Sorted in alphabetical order. First by ‘State’ and then by ‘Name of Wildlife Sanctuary’.  

A Jumbo Safari

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park (on boat) Wandoor Coral Reefs, Marine Life, Sea Shells, Flying Fish, Snorkelling, Scuba Diving Photography at Marine National Park, Andaman Islands, India

Jolly Buoy Island – Coral Paradise in the Andamans

Snorkelling at Jolly Buoy Island

Virgin Beaches of Jolly Buoy Island

Hermit Crabs have a field day at Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park’s Jolly Buoy Island

Mangroves and Tropical Rainforests of Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Andaman Islands, India

Sign on the water


Arunachal Pradesh

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary (on jeep) Near Tenga, West Kameng District Birding, Elephant, Snow Leopard, Red Panda Birds of Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, North East India

Lama Birding Camp: The den for birdwatching in Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India

Stripe Throated Yuhina at Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

Green Tailed Sunbird – A Silhouette Shot!

White-Tailed Nuthatch from Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, North East India

Rufus Vented Yuhina from Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

Beautiful Sibia from Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, North East India

Chestnut Tailed Milna from Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India

Yellow Cheeked Tit from Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

Stripe Throated Yuhina from Western Arunachal Pradesh’s Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary


Assam

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Kaziranga National Park (on jeep and elephant) Between Guwahati and Jorhat One Horned Rhinocerous, Asian Elephant, Royal Bengal Tiger, Birding, Hoolock Gibbon Wild Grass Resort – The Place to stay at Kaziranga National Park for a memorable Wildlife Experience!!

Kaziranga’s Most Popular!!

Alexandrine Parakeets from Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India

The Art of Balance

Wildlife Series from Kaziranga National Park, Assam, North East India

A Blurry Photo – Black Necked Crane in Flight

Birds of Kaziranga National Park, Assam, North East India

Wildlife Photography: Proud Antlers of a Barasingha (Swamp Deer)
Nameri National Park (on elephant and raft) Near Tezpur, Sonitpur District Great Hornbill, Water Birds, Elephant A Princely Jungle Moment!

Wildlife and Birding at Nameri National Park, Assam, North East India

Great Cormorants from Nameri National Park

Nameri Eco Camp – The Angling, Birding and Wildlife Den at Nameri National Park


Goa

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Mollem National Park (on jeep) Eastern border of Goa with Karnataka on NH 4A Giant Spiders Goa’s Wild Side


Gujarat

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Gir National Park (on jeep_ Junagadh district of Saurashtra Asiatic Lion Home of the Asiatic Lion
Little Rann of Kutch (on jeep) Spread over five districts of Surendranagar, Banaskantha, Patan, Kutch and Rajkot Asiatic Wild Ass, Flamingos, Migratory Birds Lesser Flamingos’ love Little Rann of Kutch

Wild Ass Sanctuary


Jammu and Kashmir

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Hemis High Altitude National Park (on motorcycle) Ladakh Kiang, Yak, Ibex, Himalayan Tahr Motorcycle Ride to the top of the world – Khardung La, Ladakh


Karnataka

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Dubare Reserve Forest (on Elephant) Coorg Elephant, Mahseer Fish Camping by the River Cauvery at Dubare in Coorg, Karnataka, India
Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve Tumkur District Blackbuck, Harrier, Wolf, Indian Courser Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve at Maidenahalli-A Fantastic Wildlife Zone close to Bangalore

Wildlife Photography: Blackbuck Series from Maidenahalli
Kabini National Park/Nagarhole National Park Hunsur District Elephant, Leopard, Tiger, Birding Indian Roller – Karnataka’s State Bird

Hanuman Langaur from Nagarhole National Park

Wildlife Photography: Spotted Deer at Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka, India

Black Crowned Night Heron at Kabini National Park

Jungle Overdrive Weekend Getaway – Kabini National Park, Karnataka, India

Wildlife Photography: Wild Dogs (Dhole) from Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka, India

Reflections in the Wild


Kerala

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Parambikulam Tiger Reserve (on jeep) Palakkad District Tiger, Elephant, Gaur On the jumbo trail
Periyar Tiger Reserve (on boat) Thekkady Tiger, Elephant, Gaur Jungle Cruise at Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady, Kerala, India

Ripples in GREEN!!

Wildlife Sighting during a cruise at Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerala, India!!
Silent Valley National Park (on jeep) Palakkad District Lion Tailed Macaque, Nilgiri Langaur Silent Valley National Park is not really silent


Madhya Pradesh

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve (on jeep) Shahdol District Tiger In tiger territory
Ken Gharial Sanctuary (on motorcycle) Chattarpur District Gharial A fragile and vulnerable ecosystem
Pench Tiger Reserve (on jeep) Seoni District Tiger Following the scent of a tiger


Maharashtra

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (on jeep) Chandrapur District Tiger Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve: A very different national park!!

Serai Tiger: Tadoba’s Tented Wildlife Camp


Rajasthan

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary aka Keoladeo Ghana National Park (on cycle rickshaw) Bharatpur Migratory Birds A Bird Watcher’s dream come true
Ranthambore Tiger Reserve (on jeep and canter) Sawai Madhopur District Tiger In an antique land


Sikkim

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary (on jeep) North Sikkim Rhododendrons, Primula, Poppies, Iris, and other flora Yumthang – Valley of Flowers in North Sikkim, India


Tamil Nadu

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Anaimalai Tiger Reserve – Top Slip (on jeep) Pollachi District Tiger, Elephant, Gaur, Hornbill Of Elephants, Gaurs, Tigers and hornbills
Anaimalai Tiger Reserve – Valparai (on foot and car) Pollachi District Leopard, Lion Tailed Macaque, Gaur, Elephant, Hornbills, Malabar Whistling Thrush Monica Garden Tea Bungalow: A Colonial Holiday House at Valparai
Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve (on motorcycle) Tirunelveli District Tiger Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve and its mighty waterfalls


Uttarakhand

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Corbett Tiger Reserve (on jeep) Hilly Districts of Nainital, Almora and Pauri Garhwal Royal Bengal Tiger, Great Asian Elephant, Gharial, Python, Cobra, Rich Bird Life (Terrestrial and Migratory during winter months) Corbett Tiger Reserve – India’s National Park


West Bengal 

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location in India Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Sunderban Tiger Reserve (on boat) Lower Part of the Ganges Delta Royal Bengal Tiger, Saltwater Crocodile, River Terrapin, Olive Ridley Turtle, Birds, Mangroves Of Man-eating tigers, mangrove forests and the largest estuarine delta in the world

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Desert Safari in India

Here is a quick table that links to my desert safari experiences in India. 
Sorted in alphabetical order. First by ‘State’ and then by ‘Place of Interest’.

 

Gujarat

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Little Rann of Kutch (Jeep Safari through the largest salt desert in the world) Spread over five districts of Surendranagar, Banaskantha, Patan, Kutch and Rajkot Lesser Flamingos’ love Little Rann of Kutch

Wild Ass Sanctuary


Jammu and Kashmir

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Hemis High Altitude National Park (Motorcycle Safari through high altitude cold desert) Ladakh Motorcycle Ride to the top of the world – Khardung La, Ladakh

Rajasthan

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Sand Dunes of the Great Indian Thar Desert (Camel Safari) Khuri, near Jaisalmer Waves and curves of sand dunes


Sikkim

Place of Interest Location Links to my posts on this blog
Gurudongmar Lake (Jeep Safari through high altitude cold desert) Gurudongmar Lake, North Sikkim Gurudongmar Lake – one of the highest lakes in the world

Caught in a snow storm while returning from Gurudongmar Lake in North Sikkim, India

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Kayaking in India

Here is a quick table that links to my kayaking experiences in India.
Sorted in alphabetical order. First, by ‘State’ and then by ‘Place of Interest’.

 

Lakshadweep Islands


Place of Interest Famous for… Location Links to my posts on this blog
Kalpeni Island Snorkelling, Lagoons, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Coral Reefs, Fishing, Marine Life, Coconut Plantations Kalpeni Bound towards Kalpeni towards Kalpeni and its neighbouring small islands…

Chilling out at the Tropical Kalpeni Island

On the emerald tropical waters of Kalpeni Island in Lakshadweep
Kavaratti Island Lagoon, Kavaratti Beach, Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Kayaking Kavaratti Emerald Waters of Kavaratti, Lakshadweep Islands, India

Silver Sands of the Kavaratti Beach!!

Snorkelling in the rich coral waters of Kavaratti

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Scuba Diving in India

Here is a quick table that links to my scuba diving experiences in India.
Sorted in alphabetical order. First, by ‘State’ and then by ‘Place of Interest’.


Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Place of Interest Famous for… Location Links to my posts on this blog
Havelock Island Coral Reefs, Radhanagar Beach (Asia’s No.1 Beach), Marine Life, Fishing, Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Tropical Paradise Ritchie’s Archipelago The Oldest Lighthouse of Havelock Island
Jolly Buoy Island Coral Reefs, Marine Life, Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Tropical Paradise Mahatma Gandhi National Park, Wandoor, South Andaman Jolly Buoy Island – Coral Paradise in the Andamans


Lakshadweep Islands


Place of Interest Famous for… Location Links to my posts on this blog
Kadmat Island Picture Perfect Beaches, Honeymoon Travels, Lagoon, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Fishing Kadmat Scuba Diving and Snorkelling in the waters off Kadmat Island, Lakshadweep Islands, India

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