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Category: Nature

One of my recent safaris by boat was really special, as I got a chance to sight a huge Mugger or the Marsh crocodile basking on the river bank very close to me. On this drive, we had sighted about five in total, but this one was least bothered by our presence.

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Posted in: Destination Nature

Black Tie!

Vikram Nanjappa

A Black Tie event is one where you are required to wear a Dinner Jacket. In today’s world, it is the most formal dress code that there is. Though this was not always the case, one hardly comes across a White Tie event these days.

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Tiger Hiding in a Pit

Puran Singh

This is the onset season of the monsoons. On 10th June 2014, I took a vehicle safari with a group of 18 guests. For most of them, this was the first wildlife safari experience in the wild. We crossed the Karapura lodge situated on the opposite side of the river bank.

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Posted in: Destination Nature

The Snake Birds…

Rajan Kanagasabai

The huge Kabini water expanse, on the banks of which the wonderful Orange County Resorts is built, is home to a huge range of water birds. Among those lesser known avians are the Oriental Darters. Indian Darters, Snake Birds and so on, are other common names of this wonderful species of graceful birds.

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The Narcissist…

Vikram Nanjappa

In my previous post, I touched upon some of the jewels you might ordinarily miss during your stay in Kabini. Let me continue from where I left off. When you walk towards the Reading Lounge, you will notice a small rain water harvesting pond nearby. This is the favourite haunt of a true narcissist!

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Kabini’s Jewels!

Vikram Nanjappa

Most visitors to Kabini are interested in the safaris. And who can blame them? However, this obsession with safaris has a downside too; most of them miss the wealth of nature that surrounds them even outside the park.

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A Summer Surprise…

K Shanmugakumar

It was an afternoon vehicle safari, and I was guiding 16 guests. As soon as we entered the park, a peacock welcomed us with a loud alarm call.

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Posted in: Destination Nature

The Day of the Jackal…

Rajan Kanagasabai

Having been to Kabini over a few dozen times, we had managed a glimpse of the Jackal in 2009 from quite a distance, and have always wanted a better view of Jackals ever since. Our wish came true on the morning of April 29, 2014.

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Missing the Rain…

Vikram Nanjappa

Bangalore has been extremely hot over the past week, and as I sit sweating besides my computer, I can’t help but allow my mind to wander a bit. It should come as no surprise that my mind takes me back to Kabini in the monsoon.

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The Peep Show!

Narendran M M

I happened to witness this amazing behaviour on one of my recent boat safaris. The day was very warm and humid. I asked the guests accompanying me whether it was ok to take the boat to a point where we have sighted a Tiger on a couple of occasions.

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