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Did they mention how many safaris would they accommodate in those 12 days? Pench is practically adjacent to kanha, so it should also be included.
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(09-29-2016, 02:13 AM)Shardul Wrote: @Pckts 

Did they mention how many safaris would they accommodate in those 12 days? Pench is practically adjacent to kanha, so it should also be included.

3 days in each, I wouldn't mind doing kahna for two days then pench for another day but I'd have to discuss this with him further.
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@Shardul
Have you heard about this...
I know Tadoba is now charging to carry a camera and I recently read that Guides and naturalists are no longer allowed to carry cameras at Kahna!

That is terrible business, the images employ a whole new industry and increase tourism since they become more aware of what to expect.
I hope this gets addressed fast.
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Naren Malik There is new rule in Kanha that driver and naturalist can't carry camera which is completely disgusting. Don't understand the logic behind it.
· Yesterday at 7:32am



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Vijayarajan Muthu Naren, I'll speak to the FD & request him to reconsider & abandon this rule.



I hope Vijay is able to get this taken care of, what a horrible rule.
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(10-04-2016, 11:27 PM)Pckts Wrote: @Shardul
Have you heard about this...
I know Tadoba is now charging to carry a camera and I recently read that Guides and naturalists are no longer allowed to carry cameras at Kahna!

That is terrible business, the images employ a whole new industry and increase tourism since they become more aware of what to expect.
I hope this gets addressed fast.

As far as I know, most Indian parks charge some sort of fee for cameras from tourists, with video cameras costing the most. It is usually nominal. In tadoba, it depends on the focal length of the lens, I think. It really depends on the park, as it is not uniform across all of them.

guides and naturalists are supposed to keep a watch on the animals, direct the driver and inform the tourists about the place. Taking cameras would interrupt with their work. And I don't understand why a driver would need a camera. Aren't they supposed to focus on driving?
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Not sure why a guide or driver shouldn't be allowed to take pictures.
I know in africa many sightings require you to stay in a location for a long period of time, I see no reason why a guide or naturalist shouldn't be allowed to take pictures. Even the FD should be allowed to do so, since they spend more time in the parks than most and usually when the parks are closed as well so they can see things that most wont get to see. It's at least that way in the Crater and the Serengeti. But I get your point, and it's valid.
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(10-06-2016, 01:36 AM)Pckts Wrote: Not sure why a guide or driver shouldn't be allowed to take pictures.
I know in africa many sightings require you to stay in a location for a long period of time, I see no reason why a guide or naturalist shouldn't be allowed to take pictures. Even the FD  should be allowed to do so, since they spend more time in the parks than most and usually when the parks are closed as well so they can see things that most wont get to see. It's at least that way in the Crater and the Serengeti. But I get your point, and it's valid.

Yeah, I understand. But I don't feel that rule will affect tourists, so not to worry.
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It looks like I'll be heading to India the first week of May!
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(11-04-2016, 08:16 PM)Pckts Wrote: It looks like I'll be heading to India the first week of May!

Hope you will enjoy your time.
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( This post was last modified: 11-04-2016, 08:42 PM by Pckts )

(11-04-2016, 08:27 PM)parvez Wrote:
(11-04-2016, 08:16 PM)Pckts Wrote: It looks like I'll be heading to India the first week of May!

Hope you will enjoy your time.

Thanks.
I'll be doing Kahna and Bandhavgarh, I'm hoping for some good sightings. I'll definitely try my luck in the Mukki Zone at Kahna.
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(11-04-2016, 08:33 PM)Pckts Wrote:
(11-04-2016, 08:27 PM)parvez Wrote:
(11-04-2016, 08:16 PM)Pckts Wrote: It looks like I'll be heading to India the first week of May!

Hope you will enjoy your time.

Thanks.
I'll be doing Kahna and Bandhavgarh, I'm hoping for some good sightings. I'll definitely try my luck in the Mukki Zone at Kahna.

kanha and pench have the biggest central indian tigers. Hope you are lucky enough to spot some of them.
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( This post was last modified: 11-04-2016, 09:04 PM by Pckts )

At the moment I agree with you @parvez  , at least being photographed most often.
But Bhima and Mahaman @ bandhavgarh look huge as well, I only have time to see a few places so they drew me to choose these two reserves.

I really wanted to try Kaziranga or Corbett but I wanted to see large male tigers and it's tougher to accomplish that there.
They'll have to wait till the next time.
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(11-04-2016, 08:56 PM)Pckts Wrote: At the moment I agree with you @parvez  , at least being photographed most often.
But Bhima and Mahaman @ bandhavgarh look huge as well, I only have time to see a few places so they drew me to choose these two reserves.

I really wanted to try Kaziranga or Corbett but I wanted to see large male tigers and it's tougher to accomplish that at there.
They'll have to wait till the next time.

All the best on your journey and for your future kaziranga trips as well. Hope your dream gets true. That is my dream as well. I will surely do it next year.
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(11-04-2016, 08:45 PM)parvez Wrote:
(11-04-2016, 08:33 PM)Pckts Wrote:
(11-04-2016, 08:27 PM)parvez Wrote:
(11-04-2016, 08:16 PM)Pckts Wrote: It looks like I'll be heading to India the first week of May!

Hope you will enjoy your time.

Thanks.
I'll be doing Kahna and Bandhavgarh, I'm hoping for some good sightings. I'll definitely try my luck in the Mukki Zone at Kahna.

kanha and pench have the biggest central indian tigers. Hope you are lucky enough to spot some of them.

Madhya Pradesh has their fair share of big males but over the years and since i have been in the debate (early 2007) i have noticed that big males were fairly common all around Central India, for example in Tadoba's golden days. (Late 2010 - 2013) 4 large resident males were present in the tourism zone alone. Wagdoh, Katezari, Shivaji and Saturn aka Namdev. in Bandhavgarh. there was Bamera, Bokha, B2, Mukunda and Jobhi. Nagzira had Shamsher and Dendu. Panna side had M62, Madla, Hairyfoot and Brokentooth and probably the heaviest average. Dr Raghu chundawat was fairly impressed with the sizes of tigers that he saw while he was in Panna. after the Madla/Hairyfoot era. M62 got a special shoutout from wildlife institute of india team when they spotted him in camera traps. he was an absolute monster. Melghat is well known for large males, Satpuda in MP has the famous bear killer and several big males. when Pench Mh got properly managed, tourists photographed some of the biggest males known to us. Umred karhandla has large genes flooded and Brahmapuri forest division houses some of the healthiest Central indian males. now the myth of pench river having the biggest males in Central india is just a myth, Thanks to social media and all the data on hand.


I would recommend, Kanha (Mukki) and Tadoba (Pandherpauni). they have good sightings.
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( This post was last modified: 11-05-2016, 12:32 PM by parvez )

(11-05-2016, 12:09 PM)Roflcopters Wrote:
(11-04-2016, 08:45 PM)parvez Wrote:
(11-04-2016, 08:33 PM)Pckts Wrote:
(11-04-2016, 08:27 PM)parvez Wrote:
(11-04-2016, 08:16 PM)Pckts Wrote: It looks like I'll be heading to India the first week of May!

Hope you will enjoy your time.

Thanks.
I'll be doing Kahna and Bandhavgarh, I'm hoping for some good sightings. I'll definitely try my luck in the Mukki Zone at Kahna.

kanha and pench have the biggest central indian tigers. Hope you are lucky enough to spot some of them.

Madhya Pradesh has their fair share of big males but over the years and since i have been in the debate (early 2007) i have noticed that big males were fairly common all around Central India, for example in Tadoba's golden days. (Late 2010 - 2013) 4 large resident males were present in the tourism zone alone. Wagdoh, Katezari, Shivaji and Saturn aka Namdev. in Bandhavgarh. there was Bamera, Bokha, B2, Mukunda and Jobhi. Nagzira had Shamsher and Dendu. Panna side had M62, Madla, Hairyfoot and Brokentooth and probably the heaviest average. Dr Raghu chundawat was fairly impressed with the sizes of tigers that he saw while he was in Panna. after the Madla/Hairyfoot era. M62 got a special shoutout from wildlife institute of india team when they spotted him in camera traps. he was an absolute monster. Melghat is well known for large males, Satpuda in MP has the famous bear killer and several big males. when Pench Mh got properly managed, tourists photographed some of the biggest males known to us. Umred karhandla has large genes flooded and Brahmapuri forest division houses some of the healthiest Central indian males. now the myth of pench river having the biggest males in Central india is just a myth, Thanks to social media and all the data on hand.


I would recommend, Kanha (Mukki) and Tadoba (Pandherpauni). they have good sightings.
I know judging sizes based on camera traps is not the right way. But what do you expect from me? I STILL believe though there are huge tigers in all central indian reserves pench is a good destination for one to spot tigers. I would recommend it.
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