Kabini! An ancient land moulded by modernity but also strangely left untouched by it. The name says it all – an anglicised version of a word that takes one back centuries into ancient India– Kapila! And like ancient India this is a land of myths, legends, history and pristine wilderness. A place where sages were born and mythical characters sought and found refuge.
In this Blog on Kabini we take you on a long and leisurely journey, much like the meandering Kabini River, through this ancient land which has been witness to mainstream and tribal synergy with a dash of colonial legacy thrown in for good measure. And as fellow travelers we invite you to share your own experiences of this journey of discovery.
After visiting the waterhole (which is now up to the brim, thanks to the rain), I followed the Balle River (a rain fed stream that joins the Kabini). There is a check dam on this river, and a few puddles of water were visible in depressions in the stream bed, but otherwise, the Balle was dry. Read morePosted in Destinations, Mammal, Nature | No Comments
A trip to Orange County, Kabini is in itself an enlightening experience from a learning perspective – especially of the wilderness. Some of the best naturalists in this part of the globe are part of the Orange County team, who go the extra mile to share their wealth of knowledge at every opportunity. Read morePosted in Destinations, Herbivores, Mammal, Nature, Safari | No Comments
Spotting big cats in the wild is highly based on luck. Being at the right place at the right time is what sighting is about. Then again it’s just a personal belief. One should never get one’s hopes up before a safari because the chances of facing disappointment will be more. Read morePosted in Birds, Carnivore, Nature | 2 Comments
Sometimes death comes at the most unexpected of moments. Moments those are to us lesser mortals, beyond comprehension. Nature has its own rhythms and reasons, and as much as we try to attune ourselves to it, she has a habit of taking us by surprise. Read morePosted in Mammal, Nature, Uncategorized | No Comments
The life of the human race has been trapped among the raucous honking of automobiles and the racket created by gadgets and electronics. We have convinced ourselves that there lies no greater pleasure than this artificially derived contentment. Read morePosted in Birds, Destinations, Nature | 6 Comments
There is a popular belief that you need to be damn lucky to spot a big cat in the wild. While there is quite an element of truth behind the statement, in my personal view, there is more science and art to spotting the great cats of the wild than luck. Read morePosted in Carnivore, Destinations, Mammal, Nature, Predators | 3 Comments