I Could Make it to Tiger Forests

“If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere,” goes the famous song about New York City. Is there a place — a city, a school, a company — about which you think (or thought) the same?

If I can spot a tiger in the jungle and shoot him too, I’ll make it anywhere

DSC_5363Believe me it was bit scary for the people present there when the wild cat appeared in front of us almost out of nowhere, then walked for about fifteen meters, crossed the jungle track and then moved on to other side of the road. We were so close to the jungle cat while sitting in the  open gypsy it seemed as if he came there to meet us.

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I could manage to click a few shots, it was a sight to watch. The tiger was not affected by our presence, people were quiet, thrilled and scared at the same time, after all you can’t trust the Big Cat at the face value.

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We were lucky to have two more encounters with the creatures of Feline family and they were pretty close. Managed to get a few more shots which came up to my satisfaction as an amateur  photographer. These I will share in my next post. I am happy that I could really make it to Kanha National Park, MP. for this amazing experience, the stay in Chitvan Jungle Lodge was icing on the cake. I shall share the experience in one of my next posts.

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18 Responses

  1. Welcome back! Gosh, your post reminds me of my trip to Ranthambhore 4 years ago, and we spotted a tiger which was about 10 feet away from our gypsy behind the bushes. It was even more amazing (and frightening too) when it roared! Can’t wait to read more about your post on Kanha.

  2. With shock and horror I thought you really killed the tiger, but then realised the shot was from the camera. Very impressive I must say. There are not many left I think. I only shoot insects, birds and cats outside, although an elephant escaped from the circus once in Zürich, but he returned.

    1. Haha We were fortunate ones among the lot. Groups from Japan and USA did back to back safaris for three days and could just see them from a distance. There are days when they keep on hiding and sitting inside the bushes, thank God we didn’t visit the park during those days. Thanks for the compliment. 🙂

  3. Great adventure there! We visited Jim Corbett twice but could not see the tiger. We tried for the interior less visited areas too but was not that lucky. Great post with wonderful pictures.

    1. Thank you so much for encouraging words. I will post some more pics, let’s see if I can make it today. Kanishk is here for a weekend break and I am not able to come out of the kitchen only…….lolz

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