2018 January - India

A month spent in India primarily as my niece was getting married in Kerala but then three weeks in three locations, Madhya Pradesh for Tigers, Gujarat for Asiatic Lions and Rajasthan for Leopards. The trip was enjoyable but disappointed in all three areas for wildlife. Bandhavgarh was closed due to a strike so we were moved to Pench were we had an amazing encounter with wild dog but one tiger in 10 days is definitely below average and frustrating. Lions at Gir Forest felt more like an enclosure with an abundance of concrete water hole and rangers on motor bike felt very unnatural. Finanlly, the leopards for Rajastahn failed to deliver except from a far and it was difficult to get a sharp shot or even see them at times.
Oh well there is always next time and Kanha Jungle Lodge was a new find that will definitely be visited again.

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