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A Large-hearted Gentleman

Vikram Nanjappa

In one of my previous posts, I introduced you to the narcissist who is a truly wonderful character. Some of you may be wondering why I introduce animals and birds as characters, for is that not romanticizing things a bit?

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Posted in: Destination Nature

The Little Warriors

Rajan Kanagasabai

A member of the Tern family, the River Tern is an aggressive and gregarious bird. With a Black and Grey body, the bird has three distinct features by way of a forked tail, bright orange legs and a brilliant yellow beak.

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It’s monsoon time, and the jungle reflects this totally. The bushes are thick and fully grown .  I was the guide on the morning drive in the National Park that day. We were lucky to sight  a  small  herd of Elephants, Sambar and a sounder of Wild Pigs.

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Posted in: Destination

Mother and Child…

Vikram Nanjappa

One of the most enduring bonds in nature is that between a mother and child, and this is even more so in the case of herbivores. However, this is not to take away from predator mothers, but that is a topic for another story.

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Monsoon Masty…

K Shanmugakumar

The Monsoon has begun in Kabini. But the Nagarhole National Park throws up surprises each moment. These days, whenever we enter the forest, the monsoon showers welcome us.

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Posted in: Destination 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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