Bhadra is back!

Not that it ever left in the first place. Only that I seem to have been taking mini-breaks in between the description of my adventure.

I am mindful of the fact that in my descriptions of Bhadra and the Jungle Lodges Resort I have focused quite a bit on the lake, the river terns and the islands- thereby giving my readers the impression that Bhadra is nothing but a lake resort with a variety of birds.  Quite to the contrary Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the largest wildlife preserves in South India (covering an area of almost 492 sq km). A safari through this jungle is an impressive experience as you drive through (or driven through to be more accurate) narrow trails passing massive trees and bamboo vegetation.

Although the forest is home to a host of animals (including elephants, tigers and leopards) the size of the area means that your chance of sighting a mammal is slightly difficult. Not that this would mean you would regret your drive through the forest as just the feel of being in the wild and holding your breath in anticipation of a sighting is, in my opinion, quite priceless.

For everything else (except a ruined photo opp) there’s Visa!

Barking Deer or Indian Muntjac
Gaur aka The Indian Bison
Me? Pride of Bhadra?
Winding Road through the Forest
Lost in Time

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Lav says:

    Awesome!!! i love it (as always). My favourite of this group – the winding road through the forest. It calls. Although – i love the bison and deer looking back at you with resignation just as well…hahaha…

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      They are not looking at ME with resignation- they are looking at our jeep with resignation. It wasnt just me!!!

  2. Nirmala says:

    Magnificent ! I would love to see that forest even without seeing a tiger or elephant ever.looks like an enchanted forest,beckoning you!!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Exactly- although we didn’t see much- just driving through that place was awesome! I wish they would let us walk..but I guess they don’t let us do that for security reasons.

  3. brad says:

    thats one cute looking gaur!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Yep! It has those melting eyes….

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