Ranthambore Travelog 5: A Tiger’s Tale

It’s 6:30am and we are ready and waiting for our second safari, this time in Zone 2. As we get into the Cantor, Madhu Bhabhiji says emphatically, “We will see a tiger today!”  Just a few minutes into the safari, after we enter the park through the Jogi Mahal Gate, the guide announces that he…

Ranthambore Travelog 4: The First Safari

Every year nearly 80,000 people from all over the world visit the Ranthambore National Park to try and sight the Panthera tigris tigris — the Indian or the Bengal Tiger — in its natural habitat. There are 61 tigers (2014 census) in the park, in 10 designated zones. The chances of seeing a tiger: one…

Ranthambore Travelog 2: An Oasis of Serenity

The Jungle View Resort is the perfect place to stay in Ranthambore. Just 10 minutes from the main gate of the Ranthambore National Park, off the main road, reached by a rough track, the property is surrounded by tall trees – we really feel we are in the middle of the jungle! The tents, built…

Birdwatching

Many years ago I had to write an article about a new housing project. I began my copy with the words: ‘Imagine waking up to the chirping of birds outside your window…Imagine after-dinner walks in acres of greenery with the scent of flowers in the night air for company. And all of this in urban…