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Tadoba : The Summer of Smiles

From the Camp Diaries Dated 21 April to 24 April : STUDENTS BATCH Day Zero : As the train slowly chugged out of the Pune station, the excitement levels escalated rather quickly amongst the children. Most of the campers were avid travellers with a passion for wildlife. Day One : After a rather racy drive on the sunny, dusty roads of Nagpur; all of us, dropped into a tired heap…

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Gorillas in the mist

After having spent almost a decade photographing the cats, I decided it was time to capture some apes on film; armed with that will I stepped out into the land I had only read about in Dian Fosse's books : The Land of Volcanoes. A slice of undisturbed forest lies shared between the borders of Uganda and Rwanda; and is home to the last living population of the largest terrestrial mammal…

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Paws, Wings and Wonder!

As I stood on a completely deserted road in the middle of nowhere, owing it to the recently busted tyre of our vehicle, I realized that this trip was going to be way more adventurous and thrilling than I’d imagined it would be. In the company of some of the best people I’ve ever travelled with, every minute was already turning out to be more unforgettable than the previous one.…

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Leh’d !

[Circa 2005] I first travelled to the realm of Ladakh way back literally a decade ago !! Back then I was still in my teens, with long hair running close to my shoulders minus the inkling of the scruffy forest on my face that I adore. For me this trip would be the ground breaking moment. The first visit to the Himalayas since I got head on my shoulders. The…

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PANNA : the gem of Vindhyachal

The Emerald forest of Panna is one of the most virgin forests in the Central Indian landscapes. On most days there are just a handful gypsies in the entire park, the tigers are still shy of human attention & if you're lucky enough a Langoor will sound his alarm on spotting you as well. The Tiger Reserve can be easily be differentiated into three distinct regions : the riverbed -…

The Tiger Dream

Last year's nascent trip to Ranthambore was a journey that made me fall in love with a place, I sort of despised. Always entangled in a dense web of controversies , Ranthambore still managed to be a favorite for inbound tourists; making things for us slightly on the expensive side in contrast to the Central Highlands. Every year I would visit Ranthambore, I would make it a point to start it off…

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Dreaming at a Lake : BHIGWAN

When I was sleeping, my phone started ringing, I opened my eyes little and checked who was calling me,it was my brother from the room downstairs, to ask me to check if I was awake. It was 3:00 am and my brother was going to drop me at the pick-up point where everyone else was going to gather who were coming with me to Bhigwan but it was freezing cold outside…

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Tadoba is young again!

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. - Dalai Lama Day Zero A grey, drizzly evening all the wildlife enthusiasts met up near the porch of the Pune Station. We board the train heading towards Nagpur; we had set out on our journey to Tadoba Tiger Reserve [TATR]. Seated in tiny huddles were groups of students and adults, until the conversations & fun banter broke loose.…

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Confessions of a “bad” traveller

The other day during a spirited conversation about the need of honesty in travel writings, I found out that I might not be one of the typical good travellers. The debate of a traveller vs. tourist has been around for ages; & despite being accused of being 'touristy' at times, I don't think it's essentially a bad thing. Despite conceding to calling myself a traveler, I do have a tendency…

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The Spiti Endeavour

It all started one evening when Nikhilesh, Aniket, Sangram and me decided to meet up for dinner & it led to us spontaneously deciding that the week after we are setting out to explore the gritty roads & hairpin bends of the Spiti Valley. With a little help from our GO WILD comrades we got a little assistance on the ground in understanding the nuisances of the road trip of…

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