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Thursday, 10 January 2013


There is a little park in the south of the country which to all intents and purposes has one of the highest density of animals in the whole of India.It is called Nagarhole  also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park, located in Kodagu district and Mysore district in Karnataka state in South India. There is an abundance of wildlife here, elephants, hyenas, leopards, birds...

We arrived at Orange County Kabini which is located on the edge of a big dam with panoramic views of the dam and the forests opposite and we loved the comfort, care and attention lavished on us by all the staff there. It is a particularly well thought out resort with a vanishing pool by the dam and a family pool in a different location. It even boasts a library and reading room with big open vistas where you can sit, enjoying a cup of good coffee leafing through the coffee table books of the resort. My idea of heaven. 

What however was exceptional was the organisation of the safaris and the way they were run. The park is divided into A and B zones which makes it quite easy. Limited no of vehicles are allowed in every day and they can be 8-10 seaters or the larger 25 seaters. You are always accompanied by a knowledgeable naturalist. Our purpose in visiting this park was to see dhole - wild dog. Very rare but apparently reasonably well sighted in this park. 

Sadly it was another vehicle that spotted them not ours but we had wonderful outings and saw plentiful wildlife and on one morning counted 11 crested serpent eagles which apparently was a bit of a first. Some of the images to share. 

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