Forest walk

Journey into the Tiger Reserve, Dreaming Nagzira

Welcoming majestic peacock, Nagzira Tiger Reserve

The name of the Nagzira forest is Navegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve while Navegaon Bandh, or Navegaon dam is the destination twin to Nagzira. Most tourists visit both as did Anindya and his group. But as I knew Navegaon to be mainly a dam-like very large lake with plenty of birds and cheetals, I dropped it. Let me be in undiluted Nagzira forest for the whole period, I decided...

Lengthening shadows on Khajjiar meadows, beautiful Himachal, majestic Himalayas part 7

Lengthening shadows on Khajjiar glade

It was dusk at Khajjiar, a day had ended, evening was about to drop its shroud. It was leaving time. Within an hour at most it will be dark and all the human figures would take shelter in their warm enclosures. Nature would again be left to itself...

Inside the Garu forest, part 3

In the heart of the dense darkening jungle Garu

If you ever have experienced sheer terror, you would know that after some time, mind and body adjusts somewhat. Wild fluttering of the heart turns into numbness. We trudged on and on. I am more or less sure we didn’t have much faith in reaching safety that night. As in life we move on by habit, mind unthinking our legs moved us forward...

A pleasant morning with Koina and the forest, Manoharpur part 1

Sweet meandering river Koina, Manoharpur

We felt free. Now it was time to go down to the river that waited for us. No hurry anywhere. Slowly we savored the atmosphere around—the two feet deep river leisurely flowing towards its destination, the brown leaved trees giving way to sparkling bright greens and reds; our jungles are full of colors...

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