I’m not a big fan of cities, but as almost every visit to India requires spending at least 1 night in the city where the international flight arrives. Usually time in cities is kept to an absolute minimum and we head straight out in search of wildlife but, as this was my first visit to Kolkata, I thought it might be fun to stay a couple of days and have a look around.Read more
Probably one of the most frequent questions we get asked by clients is “What lenses should I take on safari?”
This question is not limited to first timers either; because the equipment you need to take depends very much on where you are going and what the conditions will be like. Photographing rhinos on the plains of Kaziranga NP requires a different approach to photographing sloth bears in the forest at dusk, and photographing birds is very different to photographing elephants.
So how do you make the right selection?
Sunderbans Biosphere Reserve, Manas National Park, Gorumara National Park, Singalila National Park, Glenburn Tea Estate India has 50 Tiger reserves, governed by Project Tiger which is, in turn, administrated by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and 104 National Parks. Some of these reserves and National Parks are World renowned; places like Kanha, Ranthambhore and Corbett. Unsurprisingly, these famous reserves[…]Read more
This is not the happiest of times; thanks to Covid-19 we’re grounded and all short term travel plans have had to be cancelled.Worse still, just about the only calls we’re getting from clients are to rearrange (or even cancel) trips that are already booked, not to book new ones. Of course we understand the situation and we’re doing all we[…]Read more
Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national parks in Northern India, covering 282 km². Ranthambhore was established as the Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in 1955 by the Government of India and was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973. Ranthambhore became a national park on 1 November 1980. In 1984, the adjacent forests were declared the Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary and Keladevi[…]Read more
It’s hard to believe, as you negotiate the hurly burly of Agra’s traffic, that less than 2 hours away is a place that offers clean air and serenity. Yet that is exactly what you’ll find at Mela Kothi. Nestling amidst acres of woodland and pasture, the Mela Kothi was built in the 1890’s and was ideally located to serve as[…]Read more
For most travellers heading to India in search of wildlife it is the tiger that tops their wish list and there is no better place to see these magnificent big cats in the wild.But whilst the tiger is India’s most iconic predator there is another one that can be even more elusive, the leopard. Leopard Country Leopards enjoy a vast[…]Read more
Snow leopards have evolved to live in some of the harshest conditions on Earth. Their white-gray coat spotted with large black rosettes blends in perfectly with the steep and rocky mountains of Central Asia. The snow leopard’s powerful build allows it to scale great steep slopes with ease. Its hind legs give the snow leopard the ability to leap six[…]Read more