Category: India

Keoladeo National Park

Having spent the last ten days in fairly remote locations, Bharatpur also know as Keoladeo National Park wasn’t quite what we were expecting. We knew that the wetland sanctuary had been created some 250 years ago, initially as a hunting ground for the maharajahs of Bharatpur. There were duck shoots  organised yearly in honor of…


River Chambal National Park

The overnight train journey passed without incident and we arrived in Agra. We spent a day with the crowds  visiting the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. Then it was time to say good bye to three members of the group. Our next stop was the River Chambal. This was an area that we knew…


Bandhavgarh and The Buffer Zone

If I have one criticism of our time in Bandhavgarh, it is that often the search for Tigers was almost exclusive. This on some occasions prevented us from seeing the bigger picture of what made the reserve so interesting. I understand fully why this happens and this is purely a personal view.      …


First stop – Bandhavgarh National Park

After an over night flight from Heathrow to Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi we were greeted by our guide Aditya Panda (Eddie). We then met up with the other five members of the group (Wendy & Mark, Roy, Dave and Tim) and boarded our mini bus for a brief visit to the Holiday Inn hotel….


Tadoba’s Leopards

Getting up at 4.00 am and being in the right place at the right time certainly paid off for our last drive. As these images of Tadoba’s Leopards show. As the sun rose we could see that this mornings light was going to be excellent for photography. Being at the front of the queue also meant…


Tadoba, Day Three

There are never any guarantees when you go looking for wildlife. There are some days when sightings can be few and far between. This was the case in  Tadoba, on day three of our visit.  After another 4.30 start with coffee and cake to keep us going until breakfast. We set off into the reserve and spent…


Maya P2 the Lady of the Lake

Tadoba tiger reserve is one of the larger reserves and off the main tourist track, but fast becoming well know among the wildlife enthusiasts. Primarily for its regular tiger, leopard and Sloth Bear sightings. It’s been regularly featured by National Geographic and Discovery Channel in recent years. Star of the reserve is undoubtedly a tigress…


Dholes, Sloth Bear and Tigers

After a traditional Indian cuisine meal in the Teak House at Svasara and an early night. We rose at 4.30 am to a cool, clear morning. After for coffee and cake we took the short drive to the park gate, ensuring a place near the front of the queue. An early start on drives is…


Tadoba, Day One

After first visiting India in 2005 a return visit to this colourful and fascinating country was always on the cards. So ten years on we set off from Kings Lynn to Heathrow to catch the night flight to India. Arriving early morning in Mumbai we then travelled on to the city of Nagpur. Its the second capital…