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  1. For all those who have followed Tigers of Kanha over the years, know that there is something unique and very interesting happening in the Mukki zone of Kanha National Park for last two seasons. There are FOUR big male Tigers, all adults, who have made Mukki zone their home. This has been absolutely unprecedented. Mukki was always known for Tigresses with cubs, and maybe an odd male transient Tiger showing up. But what seemed to be a fluke two years back has now settled well. The four big adult males have kind of accepted each other in a relatively small area. Last year did some some fights between the big four, namely, Umarpani Male, Bheema, Kingfisher and Link 7 male. There were fights, there were injuries, but they all have survived well. What surprised many was that towards the end of last season they had also sired some cubs, which hopefully should start showing up when the park reopens in October 2016. Everyone has fingers crossed and praying that hopefully nothing untoward has happened in the last 3 months when the park has been closed for monsoon. The safari permits are limited, and booked 120 days prior to your safari date. So wait now, go right ahead and book yourself into Mukki zone of Kanha to see some spectacular male Tiger sightings in the coming season too. Sharing the images of the Big Four of Mukki. 1. Kingfisher Male 2. Umarpani Male 3. Link 7 Male 4. Bheema Male Book yourself soon to catch some amazing sightings in Kanha in the coming season. Best Wishes Sharad Vats
  2. Strictly my view, but arrived having seen many Tigers over 28 years of safaris in various parks of India. It was not easy to arrive at this decision but not a difficult one either. In the current Tigers in the Wild it is Umarpani Male in Kanha National Park who will get crowned as the largest Tiger in central India. Son of Legendary Munna, and Umarpani female, he is a huge Tiger who has outsized his parents, and is all set to takeover reins from his father as King of Kanha. Read the link below to know about him and his competition today. http://naturesafariindia.com/blog/biggest-tiger-central-india/ Best Wishes Sharad Vats
  3. This is to inform all that the online safari bookings have commenced for all national parks for safaris starting next month. The bookings have opened much late this year in central Indian parks of Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Panna, Pench, Satpura. The permits are few so decide soon if you plan to do safari before end of December 2017. If you are looking at best time for safaris in India then i recommend March-May. Though May gets real hot, about 45 degree celsius during the days but the Tiger sightings improve considerably this month. So, if you can brave the weather then travel in April, May. For a photographer and a wildlife lover every month is good. So choose time convenient to you and plan soon if you wish to travel to India for safaris in next few months.
  4. Where: Tadoba -Andhari Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra Best time to visit: March to May and October to December You need: 3-4 days Maharashtra’s largest national park, Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve spans about 625 sq km and has one of the top tiger densities in India. On the record, there are around 70 tigers in the park, as per the recent tiger census, but some tadoba tiger safari operators & guides say there may be more; closer to 100 is their approximation as more famales have given birth to new cubs in the Tadoba reserve in the last 5 years The Tadoba National Park and Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary jointly outline the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve. The exotic tadoba tiger safari is widely popular amongst the wildlife lovers and people who are seeking to escape the chaos of city life. If you are planning to explore the authentic wildlife in Maharashtra, then you simply can’t afford to missTadoba wildlife safari which is positioned in the nucleus of Vidarbha region. The wildlife comprise of sloth bears, leopards, tigers, sambar, gaur, wild dogs, hyenas, panthers & so on. The national park is enormously overshadowed by the canes and hike along with puzzling scenery of marshlands, rocky cliffs, small lakes, etc. Along with being acclaimed as the biggest tiger safari in India, Tadoba Reserve Park also consist of diverse fauna and flora that draw thousands of people towards the park. Further, Tadoba is renowned for the existence of rare species like Leopards, Sloth bears, Wild dogs and Bisons. Along with exploring Tadoba wildlife safari, people also witness the sight of several species of reptiles, rare insects and birds living in these dense forests. Administration Zones of Tadoba-Andhari The astounding reserve has 3 administrative zones: Kolsa, Tadoba-Andheri and Moharli with 6 different entry gates. The Moharligate has more popularity among public owing to its close proximity to Chandrapur city. It is really vital to plan the trip well in earlier manner via online safari booking in Tadoba, since the reserve park includes few locations for safari facilities and accommodation. The mind-boggling national park will not only endow you some delight, but also facilitate you to take pleasure in the elephant rides. When you decide to make an online safari booking in Tadoba, you must collect complete information about the visiting hours and some other helpful facts. The national park is at all times open, but the best time to travel around is from the month of November – May. Thrilling with Tadoba Tiger Safari in India If you have already tadoba safari booking plan for autumn/winter, you will acquire an opportunity to witness the tigers and some other wildlife species near the watering ponds with anexquisite tadoba jeep safari. Typically, the tigers can be spotted in the months of April & May& Oct-Nov. In addition, prior-tadoba safari booking also allows you to enjoy jeep safari/ jungle safari in the park without any hassle. The advance booking process facilitates you to enjoy your wildlife safari in a simpler manner. The best way is to go for tadoba tour packages to avail the better-quality facilities that will really make your trip unforgettable. You can book the jeep that will pick you up from your staying place half and hour before the tadoba wildlife safari begins. In order to get the convenience, you must take into service a reliable tour agents like Mumbai Travellers who will arrange the best tadoba tour packages for you and your family. The tour agents will not only bring you some important services , but also explicate complete information concerning the safari timings.
  5. It is never an easy feeling when you hear about your favorite Tiger dying for reasons beyond anyone's control. One tends to develop a bond with Tigers whom you have been seeing for some seasons. Seems as if those Tigers also know you. Then one fine day you hear about a Tiger found injured, and despite best efforts by the forest department he passes away. This is exactly what happened with Bheema a big male Tiger in Kanha. He got into a mortal combat with another of my favorite Tiger who also happens to be currently the biggest Tiger of central India, the Umarpani male and it proved to be his last fight. Tigers are born to fight, they live to fight and fight to live. And they die fighting. Please read the below link to know about Bheema the big male Tiger of Kanha. http://naturesafariindia.com/blog/bheema-peaceful-warrior-kanha-national-park-passes-away/ Best Wishes Sharad Vats
  6. What comes to your mind when you think about India? Lots of people? Chaos? Well that's just one aspect. As a travel destination, India has so much to offer! Obviously all the famous names like the Taj Mahal, Jaipur, Kerala are all well known. But India offers much more than that to a traveller. It has some of the richest national parks in the world, teeming with wildlife that gives a safari experience of a lifetime. For example, India is the only country in the world where you can see tigers, lions and leopards on one trip. There are more than 1300 bird species to be watched and ticked off in your list. Habitats are so unique that there is a bit of everything. A journey of few hundred kilometres can take you to a completely new world. There are age old forts, palaces left behind by the rich rulers and their dynasties for ages to come. The food, ahhh... there is never a dull moment in India if you are a foodie. Lip smacking delicacies, sweets, spices and meals fit for a king are all their to be savoured. But all this is nothing if you are not guided well here. Things work here in a slightly different way. There is a little secret code that needs to be cracked to get the real stuff out. Keeping this in mind, we run PRIVATE GUIDED TOURS all throughout India. Our travel initiative is not huge churning out hundreds of trips everywhere. We are a very very small team of professionals who have worked with bigger names in India and abroad and now with all the knowledge and years of expertise do the same job but at a much smaller scale keeping it very personal. We are there to guide you in a lot of different niches, be it safaris, birdwatching, trekking, history, culture, food or just about everything in general! The groups are of maximum 6 people which are guided by at least 2 guides. One of them is a specialist in logistics and the other specialises in guiding and explaining whatever the trip has to offer. And when both the aspects are covered, you can look forward to a great holiday! We also have our own fleet of vehicles that we run and maintain ourselves. This decreases our dependency on others and helps us do everything accurately. Well, why don't you have a look at our detailed WEBSITE! We also have our own YOUTUBE CHANNEL where we post videos regularly!
  7. The new Tiger safari season has commenced from 1st October. Some real exciting news has come from Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Ranthambhore and Satpura to beginwith. The news of first phenomenal Tiger sighting came from Kanha this year. On October 1 in the morning safari, Chotta Munna was seen walking from district line. He is the son of legendary Munna. What surprised everyone was his sheer size when he stood against a tree to mark his territory. While he continued to walk, the vehicles continued to reverse. After quite a while he changed course and went towards Chotta chatapatra. Some of the experienced guides knew exactly from where he would come out, and reached that spot. Their experience paid dividends when Chotta Munna appeared from the said trail at the time they anticipated him to come out. Sightings during a safari is not purely luck. When you have experienced guides, and drivers accompanying you in your vehicle then it is a lot of science, mathematics, and the jungle knowledge. While some tourists were happy with Chotta Munna’s sightings less did they know that another big surprise was about to unfold in front of their eyes. Bheema, the peaceful warrior, emerged in the Junglescape. He seemed to be following a scent mark. Was he following Chotta Munna? The naturalists around did not take long to guess that indeed he was on Chotta Munna’s prowl. Their fights over last two years has still not ended. Chotta Munna at a budding, youthful, but an inexperienced age of 4, had challenged the mighty Bheema at a competent and seasoned age of 6. Bheema’s efficiency overshadowed the over-confidence of Chotta Munna, and he has repeatedly got Chotta Munna to retreat. But the dominating genes of Chotta Munna remind him not to let go, and he comes back to challenge Bheema quite repeatedly. So far, he has retreated regularly, but he has lately learnt now to avoid injuries in such skirmishes, and simultaneously inject injuries on his opponent. Chotta Munna is surely more richer now having learnt that what does not kill you, makes your stronger. It seemed that this territorial tug to establish one’s supremacy left some marks around the neck of Bheema. The claws and canine mark around his neck would have also left an indelible scar on Bheema’s mind to either start relinquishing his domain, or be prepared for an inevitable duel in not so distant future. Happy were those who saw this scene on 1st October. To read more on safaris in Bandhavgarh, Ranthambhore, ad Satpura click the link below: http://www.naturesafariindia.com/blog/safaris-in-the-national-parks-of-india/ Best Wishes Sharad Vats To know more details read the link below
  8. India pleasantly surprises me always. No one is ignorant to the fact that we have 16% of world population living in less than 1% land mass of this planet, and 4% of this 1% is the protected area in India. If the bio-mass pressure of our population was not enough on the shrinking forests of our country, add to that the pressure of cattle grazing. The growing demands of a developing nation do not help the cause either. To say that the Government is not doing enough will not be fair, and even more unfair will be to say that the people of this country are intolerant, not by a distance when it comes to environment. If one travels in the interiors you will still find, rural India worshipping trees, animals, mountains, streams, and practically everything that is in nature. No wonder this is the reason, why despite all adversities, all activists, politicians, NGO’s, courts, etc, India has still managed to hold on to some key species. The so called #TigerExperts had given a apocalypse that Tiger shall not survive to see the turn of the 21st century. Well, the Tiger survives well into 16 years, with a increasingly healthy population. Did these experts underestimate their subjects of study, and overestimate their own expertise? Maybe no, they were perhaps quite right at the time of this prediction, perhaps they did not understand the Newton’s 3rd law of motion. For every forest being disrobed, there are many Krishna’s prohibiting the same. There are poachers and there are protectors. In summary the experts saw only one side and predicted, they did not see the other side, the positive side, the human side. But I would still like to thank them for the prediction, cause that woke up lot of sleeping souls of the society, who did not wait for someone to tell them to rise, awake, and stop not till the goal of protection is reached. I would like to share an incident that I witnessed in #BandhavgarhNational Park in Feb 2016. Do see the image of the same below the text. While doing an evening safari in #Bandhavgarh, from a distance I noticed a forest guard sitting near the #Rajbhera waterhole. On looking closely we see a cheetal (spotted deer) by his side, and the guard feeding him with water and leaves. We waited. When we asked him what happened, he said, while patrolling this morning he noticed the deer, who was old and weak, almost dying next to the water hole. He then fed him with leaves and water. Thereafter, the deer was able to lift his head after a couple of hours. When he came back in the evening to feed the cheetal, he saw more improvement. I was touched by his gesture, no one had told him to do that. We appreciated his work, and what he said after that amazed me, and made me laugh simultaneously. He said, “Sirji hum to tiger ko bhi aise kar dein agar woh karne de”. (we would treat / handle the #tiger similarly if he allows us to). His voice and eyes had genuine concern and love for animals. Whether the deer survived the night by himself or not, whether he became food of some #predator or not, is not important. What is important is, that we do have a lot of sincere people in our forests doing their job very sincerely, silently, away from media and recognition. In my eyes, he did not only save the cheetal, he saved the tiger, and the forest simultaneously. His boss sits about 35kms from #Bandhavgarh, still he was doing something beyond his job, with no expectations, and perhaps hence I could see the smile and peace in his eyes. This is why I say, that there are Krishna’s working silently in many areas. A silent forest ranger at work in Bandhavgarh National Park I have not lost any hope despite a lot of adversity. Nature will regenerate, it is powerful enough to take care of itself, it has done so for eons, and will continue to do so eternally. Best Wishes Sharad Vats
  9. Camera, Sound, Light, Action…this is exactly how our safari was scripted on 14th June 2015. We entered the park at 4pm, hoping to reach the bush where the Tiger was supposedly sleeping in the morning. We reached the area, no luck, no alarm call, we moved on, and then our naturalist Naren spotted pug marks of a male Tiger, he said, Sir, Tiger has moved. The Forest guide alongside also saw the pugmarks, and excitedly said, "Naren, move fast, Tiger is on the road". We moved a bit fast, and the moment we crossed the bend on the road ahead we see a Tiger spray marking on a tree. Very few Tigers in the wild have a head this size is what i noticed when we crossed him. Raju our Forest guide turned out to be our lucky charm is not something i would like to believe, because the moment he saw the pugmarks he knew that it was absolutely fresh, and Tiger had moved only a minute or two before. So, his enthusiasm, and exact understanding of his job got us good results that day. This particular Tiger was busy marking his territory and smelling the area, we took the opportunity and moved ahead of him on the road keeping a safe distance. Naren identified him as Umarpani male, about 6-7 years old, a huge Tiger with an enormous face. Next 30 minutes i gave my undivided attention to him, and clicked almost 400 images, while the Tiger gave us all possible poses, he smelled, sprayed, scratched the road, sat down to leave his scent, every possible pose that a photographer would want to have. The tele lens compels one to keep a distance from the Tigers, and thus we were in safe comforts and at a safe distance in our Jeep, and the Tiger never felt uncomfortable. It was about 30 minutes later, that i decided that we have clicked enough, i was exhaused of pressing my index finger on the shutter. At the next turning we changed course, and the Tiger continued down the track. What happened next perhaps will be best described in the concluding Part 2 of this series. www.naturesafariindia.com
  10. Of all the parks i have travelled in India, and having photographed Tigers in many of them, one park that has become a personal favorite to take Tiger Head On shots is Kanha National Park. It is not only having good equipment that is important to take good Tiger images, but you have to be present at the right place with the right people (naturalists and drivers), at the right time with right amount of luck. Just sharing some images i have been able to take in Kanha. www.naturesafariindia.com

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