Revisiting Kanha National Park with Taj Safaris Banjaar Tola

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Banjaar Tola is Taj Safaris luxury camp at the Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh. The property is close to the Mukhi Gate. This was my second trip to Banjaar Tola but after a gap of eight years. In 2009 I was a wide eyed blogger, by 2017 it takes a lot to make my … Read more

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My Stay at Pench Tree Lodge with Pugdundee Safaris

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As I arrived at the entrance of the Pench Tree Lodge (Pungdundee Safari), I was pleasantly surprised. There were more trees than construction around me. There was a huge Mahua tree right behind the reception. In the hot month of June water bowls were kept for birds at various places. The entrance gate is lightly … Read more

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Baghvan Taj Safaris at Pench, Madhya Pradesh

If you are looking for luxury you are going to love the Taj Safaris lodges. I have now stayed at two of them, Banjar Tola and Bahgvan. They have two more at Panna and Bandhavgarh. Taj Safaris has a tie up African firm &Beyond. Together they create sheer magic. When I visited Banjar Tola I … Read more

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Tigress Tigress

For this one post I am going to turn into a show off and you have to bear with me. You see, I waited across six national parks to sight a tiger/tigress. I have been to Dudhwa, Rajaji National Park, Jim Corbett, Kanha, Panna and Bandhavgarh before. Initially I was patient. I knew tigers can’t … Read more

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The Many Shades of the Forest

Forests, National parks, Jungle whatever I may call them, they grew on me slowly. I remember visiting Dudhwa National Park when I was still in college. Later when I took to traveling, mountains have been my first refuge. In spite of living in such proximity to both Ranthambore and Sariska I have not visited them … Read more

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It is the Year of Tigress Indeed

I broke my jinx after all and sighted a tiger! And what a sighting it was! She is known as the collared tigress of Pench. The trick is the collar no longer emits a signal. So it is a double whammy in a sense. You see a collared tigress where the collar provides no help … Read more

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Folk Dances from MP

In spite of saying again and again that I am not a dance person I end up posting more and more dance videos! I guess it is fair to conclude that I do enjoy watching dances. On my trip to Bandhavgarh with Pugdundee Safaris I saw folk dances from MP. This was at their Kings … Read more

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The Bansagar Catchment Area

While traveling from Panna to Bandhavgarh in Madhya Pradesh, I crossed the Bansagar catchment area. This year the rain has been in abundance in India so the catchment area was full of water. It was a beautiful sight to behold. Bridge over Bansagar Catchment Area At the start of the bridge too the scenery was … Read more

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Sunsets from the Jungle, MP, India

I recently visited Panna and Bandhavgarh in MP India with Pugdundee Safari. For this sky watch I present sunsets from jungles in Mp, India. At Panna I stayed at Ken River Lodge and at Bandhavgarh the King’s Lodge of Pugdundee Safari. The Ken River Lodge’s dining deck is right by the Ken River. When I … Read more

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Why Do We Go to the Jungle?

I was sitting at the dining deck of the Ken River Lodge (on invitation by Pugdundee Safaris) after the evening safari at the beautiful jungle of the Panna National Park in MP India. My eyes felt good as they had seen a river, so much greenery and wild animals, birds and butterflies in the jungle. … Read more

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