Animals, Travel and us!

A casual chat about my love for animals with a colleague/ friend on instagram this afternoon made me think and reflect. I realized that animals were an integral part of almost all our trips. We either went to national parks to visit them , we bonded with the pets on the properties we stayed in…

My list of Essentials , each time I travel!

As a family we are rational travelers – we check the weather forecast and pack accordingly, thus showcasing our blind trust on the Meteorological Department! However, in the past our trust has been challenged! We realized that something is ‘essential’ only when we missed packing it! Having learnt from my past mistakes( read :blunders) ,…

Camping on the banks of River Kali!!

We had been planning a trip to one of the jungle lodges in Karnataka for the longest time. Almost at the last minute my travel partner ( read as husband:-) ) and I zeroed in on a Jungle lodge situated on the banks of the majestic River Kali. This river was touted to be ‘the…

Sher Khan calling @ Sariska!

Traveling for pleasure is a hobby pursued by many today. It is something that opens/adds a new dimension of viewing things. However, be rest assured that it is not the only way to broaden perspective! Through my travels, I have secretly been marking out those places I want to visit again. The top one on…

Roaring Ranthambore…

People ask me why we visit Tiger safaris in India so many times especially since the sighting of a tiger is not guaranteed ,while a visit to the  zoo certainly guarantees the spotting of a tiger!! The emotions you experience through a safari – eagerness, anticipation, frustration, desperation  and finally the adrenaline rush on spotting…

Where the cats rule – Indian Wildlife odyssey!!

In the early 1900s, it was estimated that India alone housed ~100000 tigers and in 2015 there are close to 2200 tigers.Prior to the 1900s, tigers were a symbol of pride and greatness for the kings and they were used as a line of defence outside forts ( Agra Fort, Chittorgarh fort.. etc ). Each…