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.
What happens when you bite off more than you can chew? Well, nothing but a waste of time for the biter, a harrowing and sometimes, fatal experience for the bitten and a brilliant photo opportunity for the lucky photographer. Read morePosted in Carnivore, Mammal, Nature, Predators, Reptiles | No Comments
The Persian word ‘Bolbol’ is supposed to be the origin of the now common term – Bulbul. Meaning a ‘Nightingale’ in the Persian language, this small little passerine with a chirpy sweet voice is possibly a deserving avian for this name. A Passerine, Bulbuls generally have short wings and a long tail. Read morePosted in Uncategorized | No Comments
In my last post, I introduced you to the supermodel of Kabini, and I hope you enjoyed meeting her. While I appreciate all kinds of snakes and people (it take all sorts to make a world), there are a few types around whom I tend to mind my p’s and q’s. Read morePosted in Carnivore, Nature, Predators, Reptiles | No Comments
This is a unique specimen and a favourite of mine. I consider her (I always think of them as female, and I am sure that so will you once I finish describing them) the supermodel of Kabini, the showstopper of showstoppers. Beautiful, slender, graceful and like all things beautiful, a joy to watch. Read morePosted in Nature, Reptiles | No Comments
To continue from where we left off, we pride ourselves and rightly so, on the diversity of choice when it comes to our offerings to our guests, and snakes are no exception. However, have you ever heard of a blind snake? Yes you read right, I said blind snakes. Read morePosted in Nature, Predators | No Comments