A Day in Ranthambhor

It was a hot summer morning in Ranthambhor National Park. Inhabitants had gathered around watering holes. Peacocks were trying to entice females. They had spread their feather widespread and strutting around. But deers around them had other worries. There was a rumour that a sambar deer has lost his life. In this era of social... Continue Reading →

House Hunting

  I had placed a few bird box on our balcony with the intention that sparrows may find them suitable to build their nests. Sparrows never came. A noisy mynah couple occupied one. Last week I saw this small bird and its mate sitting on our balcony. They would hover around the bird box, chirp... Continue Reading →

Assam Trip : Kaziranga Part II

On our final visit to reserve forest in the afternoon, we entered Kaziranga through the Bagori gate, on the western side.  Forest Office Armed Guard Accompanying Tourists We were told, this side of the park had mostly rhinos. Elephants stayed mostly on the eastern side of the park. We saw one lonely elephant at one point. But... Continue Reading →

Assam Trip, Kaziranga Part I

Kaziranga park is spread over an area of 858 square kilometres. The park has five entry points. One is northern gate on the other side of Brahmaputra. The side we were on, had four gates. One central gate known as Kohora gate. On the eastern side there is Agoratali gate. On the western side, there... Continue Reading →

Assam Trip : Manas National Park

Manas National Park is situated by the side of Manas river. This river originates from Bhutan and merges in Brahmaputra. At the gate of Manas, one has to pay entry fee and show necessary documents for identification. In our case, this process was taken care by travel agency. One  guard armed with a 0.303 rifle... Continue Reading →

Assam Trip : Towards Manas

After encounter with langurs and after taking a fall on paddy field,  we were on the national highway number 37 moving towards Manas from Kakoijana. We moved through Barpeta town. Barpeta is a typical Indian small town. It has grown on either sides of Barpeta railway station. It is chaotic, it is unregulated, there is... Continue Reading →

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