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Asia » India » Madhya Pradesh » Kanha National Park January 12th 2009

We went to Kanha national park hoping to see tigers in the wild, so awoke just before sunrise and climbed into a jeep to track down our 'prey'. Throughout the morning we saw many deer and moneys but no tigers. As we drove around the dirt tracks we saw vultures flying to a patch of grass and could just make out the body of a dead deer. As we watched something must of scared birds because suddenly 20 or 30 vultures took to the air, flying in all directions. Having these huge birds flying all around us was very impressive. Once the sun was fully up our driver advised that the heat would drive the tigers into the shady bushes but the occasional pug marks showed they were near-by. We transferred from the jeep to an ... read more
Spotted deer spotted in the bush
Startled vultures leaving their dinner

Asia » India » Madhya Pradesh » Kanha National Park November 28th 2008

27 Nov - our final early morning game drive and 2 elephant rides in Kanha! Can't see very well on the first ride to take photos but the second ride is fantastic and our best sighting. We're in the heart of the jungle, riding an elephant with Ginny and Liam and watch a tiger sleeping peacefully. Marc and John then arrive on another elephant waking up the tiger and then our elephant gets a bit too close resulting in a huge growl, captured perfectly on camera by Liam. Just as we're getting back into the jeep to head back to the park entrance a tiger walks onto the road, right in front of the jeeps!!! Several jeeps follow him for 10 minutes, he is completely unperturbed by the vehicles, humans and cameras, an amazing sight. When ... read more
Crouching, sleeping tiger
Now he's awake!
Wow - sooooo close

Asia » India » Madhya Pradesh » Kanha National Park October 11th 2008

Day 9: Oct. 11 -- Kahna Nat'l Park, Chitvan Lodge My last entry was very brief because I was whisked away to dinner. The Lodge has been over the top. We have a wake up call at 5 am, and are served tea and coffee as requested. By 5:30, we load into a jeep to go for a nature drive. Mid-morning, in the park, we have breakfast, consisting of hard-boiled eggs, paneer on white bread sandwiches, tea, coffee, crackers, English biscuits/cookies, and fruit. We drive in the park looking at birds, flowers, spiderwebs, barasinghr (yes, I think I spelled it right), spotted deer, wild boars, guar, etc. We are always looking for the tiger. Where the forest is dense, Tiger walks on the road. Sometimes, we see tiger pug marks (footprints) in the sand in the ... read more

Asia » India » Madhya Pradesh » Kanha National Park October 9th 2008

Oct. 9, 2008 (Laura's 40th birthday) -- Presently Kahna Nat'l Park; came today from Indira _____ Pench Nat'l Park The lodge we are at is fantastic. Very beautiful. I just finished a cooking lesson. The chef showed me sauces for vegetables and bread today. Tomorrow, dessert and meats. They will give me the recipes before I leave. Yesterday, in Pench, we saw Tiger! She was beautiful, napping under a lantana vine. We took the jeep nearby and then road an elephant into the vine. Tigers can also be sighted by chance on or near the road, but when it is sighted by this method, it is called "Tiger Show." The guide asks, "Do you want to see Tiger Show?" We thought it was some hoaky tourist thing... but we said yes. Glad we did! This ... read more
Vishnu's temple

Asia » India » Madhya Pradesh » Kanha National Park April 27th 2008

It had been three wonderful days so far at Kanha National Park. Morning and evening safaris each day. Langurs (primates) and Chitals (spotted deer) and Barking Deer and Peacocks and Indian Buffalo and Wild Boar and Sambar (Indian Deer) and plenty of incredibly beautiful birds. Like the Indian Blue Jay and the Kingfisher. And we'd had a our moments viewing the beautiful Barasingha or Swamp Deer, a species that is only thriving in this one location in the world. And only thriving due to intensive management to promote its survival. We'd even joined in the tiger frenzy the first morning! Word had spread that a tiger had been sighted as he settled in for a long, lazy, hot day in the cool shade. We paid our 600 Rupees and jumped on the elephant back for the ... read more
Look Over There
Indian Blue Jay 2
I See You

Asia » India » Madhya Pradesh » Kanha National Park May 29th 2007

Kanha’s the best place to see the Bengal Tiger….it boasts the highest density of the predator in the country. Just for your information, Kanha National park is located in Banjar and Halon valleys in the Mandla / Balaghat districts of the state of Madhya Pradesh. Kanha National Park is one of the India’s finest tiger reserves. It is spread more than 940 sq km in a horse shoe shaped valley bound by the spurs of the Mekal range the park presents a varies topography. A google search will give you a lot of other websites to learn more …. Here are my learnings, findings and experiences …… Flora (vegetation and forest type)….. The forest is mixed and given the high rainfall precipitation one finds extensive stretches of Sal (Shorea robusta), a tree of moist deciduous forest ... read more
nakti ghati sambar
kanha maidan over the fence
@manhar nala 3 tigers

Asia » India » Madhya Pradesh » Kanha National Park January 30th 2007

Hey All, It’s been a while but we’re finally back online! The internet has yet to reach tiger country! It’s been a manic week or so but excellent all the same. I think we left you in Varanasi, due to catch the 9.30pm train on the 19th, so this is where we’ll pick it up. Our journey from Varanasi didn’t quite go to plan. On arriving at the station we found our train to be 4 hours late. While not exactly ecstatic at the prospect of spending 4 hours in an exceptionally busy, smelly and generally manic station, the delay was not unexpected. Fortunately, in their wisdom, the Indian’s actually have dormitories at the station for stranded travelers like ourselves and at Rs50 per bed per night, we practically bit the guys hand off. Thus this ... read more
Female Cub - First Sighting (22nd Jan)
Female Cub - First Sighting (22nd Jan)
Female Cub - Second Sighting (22nd Jan)

Asia » India » Madhya Pradesh » Kanha National Park January 17th 2007

Here are some photos of my travels since delhi...... read more
Boat ride on the ghats at sunrise
washing in the ghats

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