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Close encounters of the avian kind – Tadoba 13

Tiger Trails and Tall Tales  –  Episode Thirteen  Our return flights to Mumbai were booked for late night. With no further rides in our itinerary, we decided to go shoot the birds. After the previous day’s entertainment show, deciding on Devada Gate was a no

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Fleeting glimpse of Madhuri’s cubs – Tadoba 12

Tiger Trails and Tall Tales –  Episode Twelve Our last ride was slated for the buffer zone. We arrived at the Agarzari Gate quite early. With spare time in our hands, we wandered towards the opposite gate i.e. the Devada Gate. Monsieur Didier had seen

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Date with the dholes – Tadoba 11

Tiger Trails and Tall Tales – Episode Eleven We had just moved nearby the lake anticipating that Sharmilee and cubs might eventually come over to the lake for a water break. While we were crazily trying to figure out the movements of Sharmilee and her

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Spotting shy Sharmilee and her cubs -Tadoba 10

Tiger Trails and Tall Tales – Episode Ten If the universe conspires, magic happens. You are rewarded beyond expectations. Choti Madhu wishing us good morning had already made our day. But the day had just begun. Hearing news that Sharmilee is holed up with kids

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Morning greetings from Choti Madhu!! -Tadoba 9

Tiger Trails and Tall Tales – Episode Nine  It was a pleasant morning of day four as we set off on the tiger trail in the buffer zone.  It was our penultimate ride in Tadoba. One more in the afternoon and we would we signing

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Mission Madhuri and the lakeside encounter -Tadoba 8

Tiger Trails and Tall Tales – Episode Eight Dressed to cover from head to toe in camouflage clothing, we looked like soldiers out at the front. Mission Madhuri was on. But the lady was no sambar, chital or barking deer to be seen at will.

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Gaurs – Indian Bisons, Gentle Giants -Tadoba 7

Tiger Trails and Tall Tales – Episode Seven  It was a hot and blazing afternoon as we hit the trail paths of the buffer zone in quest of Madhuri and her cubs. We were feeling the heat despite the breeze. Enough precautions were taken at

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Temptress Tara and the failed hunt – Tadoba 6

Tiger Trails and Tall Tales – Episode Six  The morning ride on day three was one of quiet anticipation. After the blanks fired on the previous day, we were hoping that today the big cats will make their presence. As the jeep left the metalled

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Firing blanks on both the rides -Tadoba 5

Tiger Trails and Tall Tales – Episode Five  Sighting a tiger or any big fellow is not a guarantee every time you enter the jungles. The day was quite sultry and hot. We drew a blank in the morning despite our best efforts. The heat

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Matkasur says hello -Tadoba 4

Tiger Trails and Tall Tales – Episode Four  The big male, after a sumptuous meal of the earlier day’s kill is taking a late afternoon siesta, resting in the shadow of the bushes. Thirst and heat disturb his nap, so he reluctantly decides to soak

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