The elephants created this jungle. Where they've made furrows with their tusks, the rivers ran. Where they blew with their trunks, the leaves fell. They made all that belongs. The mountains, the trees, the birds in the tree ~ Jungle Book This majestic god of the forest is one of the most precious natural heritages … Continue reading A tribute to the Gentle Giants
My first tryst with the forest and wildlife was nine years back (May 2008). It was a family trip to one of the most spectacular places of India – Corbett National Park Back in those days I used to spend quite a lot of time watching various wildlife shows on TV instead of cartoons … Continue reading Revisiting the land of Roar, Trumpet and Song
This year in late February, I visited Manas and Kaziranga National Park of Assam - both of these places were in my wishlist since a long time. The first day of the trip was at Manas. One full-day safari in this forest gave us some really good sightings of Asiatic Elephants, Wild Water Buffaloes, Barking deer, … Continue reading Wildlings of Assam!
2016 was quite a great year for me. Learnt a lot, experienced a lot and visited new places that were in my bucket list since a long time. Here are a few pictures that are associated with some of my most memorable experiences of this year: Birding at Purbasthali The year's first birding was a … Continue reading 2016 – Looking back
The trip to Bandhavgarh National Park in December last year, got me bit by the "Tiger bug". That was obviously because of my first tiger sighting over there. Soon after this trip, I started making plans for another visit to a Tiger Reserve in 2016...and this time it was Tadoba, or as they say, "The real land … Continue reading Tadoba, March 2016
Just 120 kilometers from Kolkata and on the tropic of cancer lies the town of Purbasthali, in Burdwan. Also known as "Chupi Char", this place is situated on the banks of a large oxbow lake created by the river Ganges, and is just a few kilometers away from the holy town of Nabadwip. This 2-3 kms … Continue reading Purbasthali – January 2016
Bandhavgarh National Park is one forest that wildlife enthusiasts often look forward to when it comes to seeing and photographing Tigers in the wild. Spreading over an area of 450 sq. kilometers, this pristine deciduous forest is home to a good number of Bengal Tigers and its population density is one of the highest known in … Continue reading Bandhavgarh, December 2015