Tag: Wildlife

The forest had a different look with patches of controlled fires adding a dash of black to the landscape
Wildlife, India, Madhya Pradesh

Return to the Jungle Book

The burnt grass lines either side of the forest trail, as we venture yet again into the jungle. It’s my second trip to Pench and I still haven’t spotted the elusive tiger, yet. Last year I ventured into the jungles of Pench in the hope of spotting the elusive tiger. […]

In search of the Dwarf Kingfisher
Wildlife, India, Maharashtra

In search of the Dwarf Kingfisher

I spotted a small green bird in the dense canopy of the trees in the distance. Even though it had it’s back to me, I recognized it as an Indian Pitta. While this was a good find, I hadn’t traveled close to 300 km from Mumbai to see just the […]

Hunting the Elusive Tiger in Pench
Wildlife, India, Madhya Pradesh

Hunting the Elusive Tiger in Pench

Our driver just heard that a tiger was sighted along our trail. We were some distance from the sighting. Suddenly the calm jungle trail seemed like an off-road race track as we made our way to try and see an elusive Tiger. Rudyard Kipling romanticized the Indian jungle with his […]

The Jumping Indian Gazelle
Wildlife, Adventure, India, Maharashtra

The Jumping Indian Gazelle

Our bus moved through the scrub land forest. We were peering out of the windows, searching for a glimpse of any wildlife. Suddenly, we spotted a beautiful Chinkara, or Indian Gazelle, peacefully sitting in the grass. Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is a small getaway about 70 km from Pune, located in […]