Deeptiwildlifetraveler

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    Pench national park
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    I love to travel as much as i can. Interested in wildlife photography, birding,traveling in wildlife destinations. Like to take small tours of wildlife as-well.
  1. How lucky would you need to be to see those smaller cats? Looking forward to more pictures! Hi, Smaller cats are spreaded all over India, it depends on you what you want to see. 15 Species of cats family are found in indian subcontinent and their habitat is different. so You have to be very specific about which cat you want to see.
  2. Perhaps if you have time you could compile a selection of experiences and stories from these trips into 1 report? With photos? Hi @gamewarden, I will definitely make a report of my trips. I was very busy from last one year with my back to back trips and work thats why I could reply aswell. but now M little bit free and hopefully i will be active again in this forum. I really appreciate your reply and comment. Very soon I will post trip report with picture.
  3. 61 days, WOW! I am not an envious person, but..................... Thanks for the comment and like the pictures. Kindly accept my apology for late reply.
  4. @@ellenhighwater Yeah I own a overland travel company and we are focusing on wildlife and little bit of culture aswell, because if someone is coming from overseas and spending lots of money to come in india so they want to see wildlife and culture both, so most of the trip which we have had 80% wildlife and 20% culture. we do have international guest, Indian do travel with us on an overland camping trips but they are not very friendly with this concept so they do hop on hop off but big trips like for 45 days, 50 days, 60 days are basically done by international guest. My upcoming trip is 45 days South India trip and it will start from 13th October and again we have international guest from australia and USA.
  5. @@Koshy thank you for your comment. I travel quite a lot and besically long run trips throughtour india. Kindly accept my apology for late reply.
  6. Thanks you so much, fortunately my job takes me to so many places and I get a chance to see lots of wildlife.
  7. I really aprreciate your comment. Yeah, Sloth bear we Had seen in Barnawapara wildlife sanctuary, this sanctuary is very untouched and not very famous but very good place for sloth bear and leopard sightins. Kindly accept my apology for late reply.
  8. Thank you Tom Kellie for such a beautiful comment. Kindly accept my apology for late reply.
  9. 45 Days south India tour This October our team is going to South India wildlife destination. In this tour we will be covering 17 places. Trip details mentioned below - TRIP FACTS Prices from: Rs. 350000/- per person Hop on hop off price: Rs 9000/- Per day per person. Accommodation: Budget resorts/hotels & bush camps (dome tents)/houseboats. Max. Participants: 8 Min. Participants: 4 No. Of crew: 2 (+1 Local guide for few locations) Vehicle type: Adventure maxi-van Duration: Days- 45, Nights- 44 (Approx.) Meals: Breakfast X 44, Lunch X 44, Dinner X 44 (Please note that we will serve lunch only where we are camping/where no eateries are available) Departure: Bhopal End: Kanyakumari Departure date: 13th Oct 2016 Highlight of the trip - Wildlife safaris in game rich jungles Western Ghat mountains Rainforests Sea beaches Gorges Rivers Lakes Grassland Tigers Elephants King cobra Nilgiri thar Lion tailed macaque Black panthers Migratory birds India's diverse culture South Indian cuisine Tribal life Traditional dance & music Traditional shopping Bustling city life Museums Street food Age old forts & monuments Sea beaches Boat cruise in rivers India's finest tea/coffee/spice estates Temples & colonial era churches Backwaters of Kerela Places to visit - Bhopal (Trip departs) Satpura (Wildlife reserve) Pench (Wildlife reserve) Nagpur (Overnight stay) Melghat (wildlife reserve + tribal life) Ellora (Age old caves + other sites of archaeological importance) Bhigwan wetlands (Bird sanctuary) Tarkarli (Sea beach) Goa(beaches + colonial churches + museums + street culture & food) Agumbe(Rainforests + wildlife reserve) Nagarhole(Wildlife reserve) Bandipur(Wildlife reserve) Munnar(Eravikulam national park + tea plantations) Alleppy(beach town + backwater system) Periyar(Wildlife reserve) Thattekad(bird sanctuary) Trivandrum(City)Kanyakumari(Southernmost tip of India trip ends) Itinerary of the trip - Day 1 – 2: ‘City of lakes – Bhopal’ Pickup from Bhopal airport. Accommodation in comfortable hotel/hostel. Trip meeting on day 1 evening. Included: half day city tour Optional: full day city tour Day 3 – 5: Capt. William Forsyth's - Satpura National park Drive to Satpura. Accommodation in dome tents. Wildlife safaris in the national park looking for sloth bears, leopards, gaur, malabar giant squirrel along with other wildlife. Included: 2 X jungle safaris in open jeeps Optional: Elephant safari, canoeing on Denwa river, walking safari Day 6 – 8: Rudyard Kipling's inspiration – Pench National park Drive to Pench National park. Accommodation in dome tents. Wildlife safaris in the national park looking for tigers, leopards, Indian bison, wild dogs and lot of birds. Village safari in an open jeep. Nature walk along the local river. Picnic lunch on the banks of the river. Included: 2 X jungle safaris in open jeeps Optional: village safaris, nature walk Day 9: City of oranges - Nagpur Drive to Nagpur. Accommodation in comfortable hostel/hotel. Evening street walk in the city. Maharastrian delicacy – Saaoji dinner at night. Day 10 – 12: The unexplored – Melghat tiger reserve Drive to Melghat tiger reserve. Accommodation in dome tents. Jungle safaris looking for tigers, leopards, wild dogs etc. Melghat is not very well explored. There is always a chance of bumping into something totally new and unexpected. Included: 2 X jungle safaris Day 13 – 15: Caves & archaeological site of Ellora Drive to the city of Aurangabad. Accommodation in comfortable hostel/hotel. Ellora is a UNESCO world heritage site with temples and cave systems built between 5th and 10th century. We will spend 2 whole days exploring this history rich place. Included: 2 X full day trips to Ellora Day 16 – 17: Bird watching in Bhigwan Drive to our campsite in Bhigwan. Accommodation in dome tents. Full day trip to the wetlands for bird watching and photography. It is one of the best places to see the flamingos in India along with plethora of other resident and migratory waders. Included: 1 X full day boat/walking safari in the wetlands Day 18 – 20: The tranquil - Tarkarli beach Drive to Tarkarli. Accommodation in a beach resort. Relaxing 2 days on the beach. Superb sea food. Visit to the Sindhudurg fort. Included: half day visit to the Sindhudurg fort Day 21 – 24: Goa Drive to Goa. Accommodation in comfortable hostel. No doubt it is one of the most happening places in India. Right from great beaches, churches, bazaars, night life, great sea food to some wildlife and nature, Goa has it all. Included: 2 X full day tours of Goa and around Day 25 – 27: The rainforests of Agumbe Drive to the village of Agumbe. It is one of the most scenic villages in the whole of Western Ghats. Surrounded by steaming jungles, waterfalls, mountains etc. This will be our best chance to get up close with the king cobra. We will be exploring the forests all around on walking trails. Be prepared for a thrilling rainforest experience. Included: 2 X walking trails, 1 X waterfall visit Day 28 – 30: Nagarhole national park Drive to Nagarhole. Accommodation in dome tents. Wildlife safaris on elephant's back/open jeeps looking for tigers, leopards, elephants, gaur, Malabar squirrels, wild dogs (one of the best places to see large packs of wild dogs) and many more. Included: 2 X open jeep safaris in the park Day 31 – 33: Bandipur national park Drive to Bandipur. Accommodation in dome tents. It is one of the most game rich forests in Southern India. With one of the highest densities of Asiatic elephants, it is one of the best places to see some majestic bulls and herds. The forest also has tigers, leopards and all the other wildlife of the Nilgiris. Included: 2 X jungle safaris Day 34 – 36: The Southern jewel of Munnar Drive to Munnar. Accommodation in dome tents/hostels. Visit to the Eravikulam national park. It is home to the highly endemic Nilgiri Tahr. Munnar also has some of the finest tea estates in India. Included: 1 X full day trip to Eravikulam national park, 1 X full day sight seeing Day 37 – 38: Backwaters of Kerela – Alleppy Drive to Alleppy. There are two ways of exploring Alleppy. The simple way is to stay in the town and go sightseeing in a car. This is included in our tour. The other way is to stay in a houseboat and explore the area on a 2 day cruise. This comes with an extra supplement cost. Our tour leader with take the decision based on a voting conducted on/before the trip. Included – 2 days sightseeing trip in a car Day 39 – 41: Periyar national park Drive to Periyar national park. Accommodation in dome tents. Periyar allows the visitors to explore the wildlife in a unique way – boat cruises on river Periyar. Very often one sees herds of elephants, gaur, deer, wild boar and if lucky even big cats on the banks of the river. Included: 2 X boat cruises, 1 X elephant ride Day 42 – 43: The hornbills camp – Thattekad bird sanctuary Hornbill's camp in Thattekad bird sanctuary is definitely of the highlights of the trip. With enough bird diversity to please the twitchers it is a must go destination. We will be staying in the comfortable hornbill's camp. The camp organises kayaking tours in the Periyar river. Included: 2 X kayak tours in the river Day 44 – 45: Kanyakumari Kanyakumari is the southernmost town on the tip of peninsular India. There are several points of interest that we will be covering on the sightseeing trips. Kanyakumari marks the end of the trip. We will have our final trip meeting and gala dinner here. On day 3&4 we will arrange transfers to the airports of Trivandrum & Kochi. Included: 2 X sightseeing tours in Kanyakumari Includes and excludes Meals 3 Meals a day – Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerAccommodation Single sharing dome tents for camping Twin sharing for hotels, hostels and homestays Single sharing for hotels, hostels and homestays (only if extra single supplement charge paid) Includes Fully equipped safari vehicle Camping and cooking equipment National park entries, forts/monuments/heritage building entries, city tours, adventure activities as mentioned in the itinerary All road tolls and vehicle taxes All ground transportation Meals as indicated Services of two crew + 1 local guide (if applicable) Excludes Visas Flights Travel insurance Airport transfers Sleeping bag Sleeping mats Optional activities Drinks, tips Items of a personal nature Kindly follow the website to see the itinerary, for enquiry you can mail us at www.overlandingindia.com info@overlandingindia.com 45 Days south India tour - http://overlandingindia.com/camping_browse_tours.php?pid=18&tour=45%20Days%20South%20India%20Tour
  10. The swamp tiger, the man eaters, world's largest mangrove delta... there are numerous tags which point to just one name, 'the Sunderbans'. A huge protected area spanning more than 10,000 sq. km. of untamed swampy wilderness forming the delta of the River Ganges. It is spread in both Bangladesh and India. The Ganges before it meets the sea, forms numerous channels of murky water ways and islands covered in mangroves, tiger palm and is inhabited by plethora of wildlife. Some islands have human population as well. There are said to be more than 400 tigers living in the jungles here, more than half of which are known man eaters. Sunderbans is one of the most exciting destinations that we covered on the Prayaan India Overland's 61 days Delhi to Gangtok trip. Finishing up with the beaches in southern West Bengal we reached Kolkata. It is one of the busiest and craziest cities in India and reaching late in the afternoon, we were extremely tired and hence retired to our rooms. The next morning Sunderban adventure was to begin. Everyone woke up early. We met our guide who was to be with us the whole time in Sunderbans and left the maddening Kolkata behind. But the traffic madness was not going to end soon. It took us another 2 long hours to reach our jetty at Godkhali, negotiating on the way things like, cars, buses, trucks, rickshaws, tuk-tuks, bicycles, bikes, people, kids, cows, goats, sheep, vegetables(yes), chicken, fish (yes we don't lie), speed bumps... ohh god knows what else!! But we made it to the houseboat. This houseboat named Flotel Banzara was to be our home for the next 3 days. Although not a 5 star luxury, it had pretty much everything that one needs to be comfortable in the middle of Sunderbans. It featured a clean western toilet(with toilet paper), a shower, beds, a top viewing deck, a kitchen with good cooks, 2 skippers and guides. The boat guys had already stocked the boat with all the supplies, and as soon as we settled down, the boat left the jetty. We had to get our permits for the entry in the Sunderbans tiger reserve. This was all sorted out quickly. On the way we saw several boats loaded with people ferrying them from one side to the other. As we were leaving the villages and entering the jungle, we came across our first wildlife, a Bengal monitor and some mud skippers. The very first encounter with this wilderness was very appealing. We began our search for the ever elusive swamp tigers. We all knew that for seeing a tiger here we will need all our luck. Keeping a lookout for the big cat, we enjoyed everything that came our way. Sunderbans has amazing bird life. We had an amazing sunset that evening and then moved towards Bali island where the boat was to be anchored for the night. The skipper told us that we will be anchoring in the middle of a wide water channel so that we stay away from the mosquitoes. The place where we were anchored was just outside of the tiger reserve and was a busy water way. Whole night we were passed by cargo ships from Bangladesh ferrying fly ash. The next morning we all woke up determined to track the big cat. The kitchen guys had to replenish fresh water and some other supplies, after which we set off again to explore the creeks and channels. It was quite a pleasant morning and birds were very active. We recorded several species which were new for us. Some glimpses of the life on the houseboat: We also got to spend some time watching these amazing creatures called mud skippers. On the very last day after we all had thought that tiger sighting is just not going to happen, we were slowly cruising out of Sunderbans. On one of the bends someone spotted a lesser adjutant stork. With some time in our hand we decided to pull the boat to the bank and get some good shots. As we turned the first word that most of us heard was TIGER!! TIGER!! ..Where ?? Where??? There??? where?? Under the tree?? which tree??? That tree... small one... There it was... A swamp tiger .. sitting and watching us in all its glory... First few secs was all a mess... then some of us managed to frame a few shots before it was lost!! This pic was take by our trip leader for sunderbans - Saumyajit Nandy We had an amazing experience at Sunderbans! We loved it so much that we are already looking forward to visit again as part of the http://www.prayaanindiaoverland.com/61days_camping_tour.html trip in the coming Nov.
  11. Ohh wow.. very nice itinerary and i m sure you will definitely enjoy your trip. Let me know the date of pench.. we are based there so we could catch up easily.
  12. @@wilddog - we certainly traveled a lot! nearly 15000 Km and so many different national parks covering different habitats. Soon going to post more pics. @@Michael - Glad that you enjoyed my pics. Sunderbans is unique. You live and travel in a houseboat for 3 days... exploring different water channels. Animals that you see are spotted deer, wild boar, tiger if you are really lucky (we were lucky), monkey, reptiles, mud skippers, small cats like jungle cat, leopard cat, fishing cat etc, and offcourse hundreds of birds. We are going there again in Dec this year.
  13. Recently I have finished my 61 days overland trip which we had started from Delhi on 25th of Jan and ended up in Gangtok on 31st March then I headed on to Bhutan for another 15 Days. (contact - info@prayaanindiaoverland.com) On my trip I have been to 1-Bharatpur 2-Ranthambore national park 3-Desert national park 4- Bera 5- Little rann of kutch 5- Gir national park 6-Blackbuck national park 7- Pench national park 8- Barnawapara wildlife sanctuary 9- Satkosia tiger reserve 10- Sundarbans 11- Gorumara national park I was long trip but I really enjoyed a lot. I have seen lots of wildlife Right from small Rat to Giant elephant to ferocious Tiger. I hope you will enjoy my pictures. Darter (Snake bird) - Bharatpur bird sanctuary Ruins of Ranthambore fort Thar desert Wildass from Little rann of kutch Asiatic lions - Gir national park Blackbucks - Blackbuck national park Pench national park Sambar deer with calf Sloth beer - Barnawapara wildlife sanctuary Indian gaur Brown fish own - satkosia tiger reserve Indian giant squirrel welcome to the land of Man-eating Tigers - Sundarban tiger reserve Water monitor lizard - One of the world's largest lizards of the world - Sundarbans tiger reserve Royal bangal tiger from Sundarbans photo credit - saumyajit nandi Gorumara wildlife sanctuary Asiatic elephants in gorumara wildlife sanctuary
  14. Hi, Greetings, Great that you are interested and found our website! It is www.prayaanindiaoverland.com just to make sure. This Bhutan trip is not on our website yet. This we are doing in the month of April just after our 61 days Delhi to Gangtok trip finishes in Siliguri. The travelers doing the 61 days with us had requested the same. If you are interested in doing Bhutan with us, there are still a few seats left. Drop us a mail on info@prayaanindiaoverland.com if you need any other info regarding anything. Thanks Deepti

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