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Tadoba National Park - Part II

A disappointing afternoon

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After this morning's exciting tiger sighting, we head into the park with great expectations.

Getting tickets at the park gate



We do see a Ruddy Mongoose as it disappears behind the trees.


Down at the lake a gathering of Gypsies (Maruti Gypsy, the safari vehicle of choice in India) are waiting (and hoping) for a sighting. It doesn't happen and we all gradually move on.



When we see a few Gypsies bunch up, we hope for the best: maybe another tiger sighting?


No such luck: it's a Hoopoe. Much as I like Hoopoes, they cannot compare to tigers.


Some beautiful reflections in a pond




Black Ibis

Why did the chicken cross the road? Indian Junglefowl

On our way out of the park, we see another mongoose crossing the road. I try to take a picture of it while the vehicles is in motion, but again it is not very successful.


It has not been a very successful afternoon as far as animal spotting goes. Apart from the Black Ibis, which is a new species to us, the highlight is the red moon that appears soon after sundown.


We continue to the lodge and have a quick shower and change before dinner. Again it is served buffet style – which I am not too keen on – but I have to say the food is superb. In fact, we all agree that the Vegetable Manchurian (crispy balls in a spicy sauce) is the best dish we have had so far on the trip. I am so excited by it that I even forget to take photos!


Posted by Grete Howard 10:16 Archived in India Tagged animals birds india safari moon tadoba bird_watching mangoose red_moon

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A shame about the lack of tigers but I guess you can't be lucky every time and you had had a good haul :) The moon is fantastic though, and I have to say I'm impressed by the hoopoe as I've never had such a clear view of one

by ToonSarah

The afternoon safaris were always less productive than the morning ones anyway. Not sure why.

by Grete Howard

Interesting - in Ranthambore our morning drive was the only one when we didn't see tigers, though it was great in other ways (birds and light for photography)

by ToonSarah

Wonderful !!! As usual, waiting for more from your trip!!

by Goutam Mitra

Thank you Goutam. I really do appreciate your comments.

by Grete Howard

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