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Marooned  
December 16th, 2014 by Sandeep Varma

Marooned

Boat safaris are becoming more interesting these days. The Kabini river is gradually beginning to recede, and fresh green grass is slowly taking over the otherwise rocky and muddy banks. It is certainly a sight to behold.

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Ganesha Chathurthi and the Encounter  
September 11th, 2014 by Venkatesh Kolappa

Ganesha Chathurthi and the Encounter

In the last 7 years of my field experience in Kabini, I have never seen a monsoon of this nature. It started to rain heavily as we were leaving. There were around 15 guests with me, and I could see a tinge of disappointment on their faces. Read more

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A Hit and Miss Scenario?  
November 27th, 2013 by Pranad Patil

A Hit and Miss Scenario?

We were driving around in a minibus during an afternoon safari when we came to a halt at a crossroad. There were plenty of deer grazing and lot of monkeys atop the trees around us. From the corner of my eye, I saw a large animal suddenly jump out of the bushes about 40 feet away from us, with cat-like reflexes. Read more

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Elephants Day Out!  
November 14th, 2013 by Narendran M.M

Elephants Day Out!

During one of my recent drives into the Nagarhole National Park, I was lucky enough to spot a herd of 7 elephants close to a man made waterhole. Two of them were cooling themselves, one of which was a male calf probably around 2 to 3 years old. Read more

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2 out of 3!  
October 22nd, 2013 by Pranad Patil

2 out of 3!

Nagarhole is home to 3 big predators – Tigers, Leopards and Dholes. On a good day, you will get to see one of these predators during the safari and it will be called a successful safari! All these predators depend on the same prey animals. Read more

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The Watchful Eyes…  
October 10th, 2013 by Narendran M.M

The Watchful Eyes…

I went on an evening drive to the Nagarhole National Park recently. The monsoon is almost over and the weather is changing gradually, heralding the arrival of winter. As it was a very warm day, I decided to take my chances close to the waterholes, but wasn’t lucky though. During the drive, we made good sightings of a herd of Gaur, three Tuskers, a female Elephant that was carrying, and mock charged at us! Read more

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The Treasured Bark  
August 21st, 2013 by Narendran M.M

The Treasured Bark

It was during the morning vehicle safari that I was guiding a handful of guests. The forest looked lush after the previous night’s rains. I brought the vehicle to a halt as I heard the loud alarm call of the Langur. Read more

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A Monsoon Safari  
July 22nd, 2013 by Pranad

A Monsoon Safari

A safari during the monsoon is a very special experience indeed. While most parks in India close down for a few months during this period, Nagarhole (Rajiv Gandhi) National Park is still open. Read more

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The Learning Curve  
July 6th, 2013 by Venkatesh Kolappa

The Learning Curve

I was guiding the morning safari as a Naturalist, and the jungle was lush, given the presence of intermittent showers. We had distant sightings of elephants grazing on the Bandipur river banks. Read more

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Locking Antlers!  
June 27th, 2013 by Shanmugakumar K

Locking Antlers!

Nagarhole is among the well protected National Parks in India. It is always a paradise for beginners like me; I had a wonderful experience there this summer. But I was longing to go on safaris in the monsoon too. The summer was about to be over, so the pre monsoon rains save the forest from natural disasters such as forest fires. Read more

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