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Old 6th June 2013, 18:28   #31
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we got married on 06th May.
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Holy Cow! Getting to see a tiger in Corbett National Park in the first ride is not something everyone gets to do!
~5AM in the morning, waiting in front of a line of elephants, for the
You both were really very lucky to spot a Tiger during your very first ride to Corbett National Park. I personally know of many friends who have not spotted a wild cat in Corbett NP during 3 / 4 visits.

By the way, waiting in queue at 5 am in morning is definitely not a good idea, atleast in my personal opinion.

Let me congratulate you once again on your marriage & as your wife too is interested in exploring new places, I am sure we can expect atleast 2 / 3 travelogue like this one from your side in future.

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2 more snaps from the trip - One of the Etios which was our companion, and second is a random shot while we waited for the puncture to be removed.

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You both were really very lucky to spot a Tiger during your very first ride to Corbett National Park. I personally know of many friends who have not spotted a wild cat in Corbett NP during 3 / 4 visits.
Yes, we were damn lucky. I too know a few people who have done nearly 8-10 visits in the Corbett jungle but haven't yet spotted the tiger. It just goes on to show how rare the national animal has become.
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Wishing you a very Happy Married life and many years of such journeys together
It was sure an off-beat Honeymoon destination -but for a jungle lover, that should be the best. Great travelogue and excellent photos. And thanks for sharing the expense part also
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Congratulations on your wedding, and here's wishing you a picture-perfect married life with no Photoshopping required! BTW, was that a tiger or a tigress you saw?
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Delhiites, what's this monument?
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Is this the Supreme court?
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That monument is the Vishwa Shanti Stupa, aka the World Peace Pagoda.
It was inaugurated on 14th November 2007 by monks and nuns of Nipponzan-Myōhōji, the Dalai Lama and the Lt. Governor of Delhi. A traditional Japanese garden has been constructed in the area around the stupa. The garden is a joint project by the Fujii Guruji Vishwa Shanti Stupa Committee and the Delhi Development Authority.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_P...Delhi.2C_India

The the other one is the National Gallery of Modern Art at the Jaipur House.
http://www.ngmaindia.gov.in/index.asp
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Dear WAG7 wish you a very happy married life. Seems you enjoyed your trip to Corbett / Nainital region a lot. There is a lot more to see in these parts, Ranikhet, Almora, plenty more in Corbett, do visit again.

It was a Tigress crossing you saw. And the first Dove spotted is the common Collared Ring Dove.
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It was a Tigress crossing you saw. And the first Dove spotted is the common Collared Ring Dove.
Thanks for the wishes and ...

We didn't cross verify that in the excitement, we were only told by the guide that it was a male tiger! On top of it, the next day morning he told us that the same tiger killed a baby elephant!!! the guide sounded a little 'too much' to me !!!
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On top of it, the next day morning he told us that the same tiger killed a baby elephant!!! the guide sounded a little 'too much' to me !!!
The guide may have been trying to impress you. But in reality, Tiger can kill an elephant calf (though rarely).

Link of one such incident in Silent valley, Palakkad, Kerala

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper...cle4579517.ece
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The guide may have been trying to impress you. But in reality, Tiger can kill an elephant calf (though rarely).

Link of one such incident in Silent valley, Palakkad, Kerala

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper...cle4579517.ece
Yes of course it is possible and has happened many times before, but Elephant calves usually stay and travel with a group of 6 to 7 cows ( females ) in India and often 30 to 50 cows in Africa.

If a calf strays from its herd then it can attract Tiger kills or Lion Kills ( Africa ) but such instances are rare, usually they stay close herded and well watched by females. If they attempt to loaf around first there is a warning sound followed by a good thrashing from the trunk of a female!

A Tiger would give a very wide path to a herd of Elephants, let alone molest it.

This calf must be an absolute loafer to have escaped its herd over several pairs of watchful eyes or more so many alert elephant trunks smelling its presence.

Serves him right I guess and the Tiger would have got three days of food.

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The guide may have been trying to impress you. But in reality, Tiger can kill an elephant calf (though rarely).
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This calf must be an absolute loafer to have escaped its herd over several pairs of watchful eyes or more so many alert elephant trunks smelling its presence.

Serves him right I guess and the Tiger would have got three days of food.
Yes, it's possible. But actually we didn't see any elephants in the near proximity of the Sambar road, that's why I feel he was 'impressing' us. There were a plenty of Sambars and deers though, so it wouldn't be surprising if the tigress selected one of those for a meal.
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And whether it was indeed that Tigress that made the kill. These typical Safari guides of India be it Rathambore, Sariska or Corbett parks are mere taxi drivers with very little Jungle or Nature knowledge, one slightly upper level exception being Hari Singh of Sariska.
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Beautiful blossoms. I can't recollect the name of this tree but it looks really amazing. This was on the banks of Bhimtal.[/attach]
Hi W.A.G. 7,
Congratulations and a very happy married life.

This tree could be Jacaranda. Atleast looks similar.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacaranda
http://www.indianetzone.com/4/jacaranda_tree.htm
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Excellent photos, glad you enjoyed the trip.

The best time to visit (in my opinion) is during the rains. No doubt the roads get blocked due to landslides, but the scenery is very different as the mountains are covered by green foliage and flowers. As most tourists tend to avoid the rainy season, these places are less crowded.

If you are feeling more adventurous you could visit the Garhwal region of the Himalayas, the four dhams kedarnath, badrinath, gangotri and yamunotri are in this region.
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This tree could be Jacaranda. Atleast looks similar.
Thanks, that indeed looks like a Jacaranda tree.

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Excellent photos, glad you enjoyed the trip.

The best time to visit (in my opinion) is during the rains. No doubt the roads get blocked due to landslides, but the scenery is very different as the mountains are covered by green foliage and flowers. As most tourists tend to avoid the rainy season, these places are less crowded.

If you are feeling more adventurous you could visit the Garhwal region of the Himalayas, the four dhams kedarnath, badrinath, gangotri and yamunotri are in this region.
True, Rains bring out the best of nature. So going to such places in off beat times is a great idea. Even in the summer season, there were so many nice flowers over there; so in the rainy season/post rainy season it will be all the more beautiful.
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