Like we mentioned in Wild places – Indian Wilderness Part – 1, India is a country with lots of wild places, which are abundant in diverse flora and fauna. Though there are so many places we are yet to travel to, we are blessed to have been able to visit some of them till now.
Nagarhole national park is just 220 odd kms from Bangalore and it is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in India. The tranquil backwaters of the River Kabini makes it a breathtaking locale.And during the months of March, April and May, this beautiful place plays host to the largest congregation of Asiatic Elephants in the world.BR Hills is a lesser known national park, which is fast becoming popular amongst the wildlife tourists in Southern India. The place is a unique blend of a wildlife sanctuary and hill station where one can get to see the forest in its full glory. Though the forest has its own share of Tigers, Leopards and other wildlife, it is one of the best locations in Southern India to photograph the Sambar and Barking Deer. We have cherished memories of the Tadoba wildlife sanctuary, which boasts of a high density of Tigers and Sloth Bears. Our best Tiger sightings have been in this sanctuary. And one of our most memorable experiences with the magnificent beast was in this sanctuary, when during our last visit there, a Tiger literally jumped across our jeep, taking all of us by surprise! Kaziranga is perhaps the best wildlife sanctuary in Asia to see the One Horned Rhino. Thanks to the conservation efforts that are underway, the population of this endangered species is on the rise in this part of the world.The open grasslands of Hesserghatta lake, near Bangalore is indeed the best place to photograph the Common Kestrel. Sometimes these birds are are so engrossed in their search for prey, they allow you to get really close, which helps in photographing full frame compositions of this beautiful bird.