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#46 Jan 23rd, 2017, 11:16
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Originally Posted by Supra View Post Excellent info and pics as well. I'm slightly disappointed to hear about the not-so-brilliant reports regarding Devji Bhai's sons' guiding. I have specifically asked for a good guide and he told me that his son Ajay will guide us. Let's hope for the best. Did they take you to different places for the morning and the afternoon safaris ? I may fit another extra morning safari the day we leave for Kutch. Do you feel it's worth after going out on 2 safaris in the previous day ?
You have been very lucky to see the wolf at Velavadar. Great sighting. I hope the government lodge will change the booking process. It was such a pain to organise that from UK and the prices were hiked so high for foreigners that I've booked Blackbuck Lodge, even if that is a bit more expensive. Hope to see a wolf !
Many thanks for sharing !
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Hello Supratik,

Thanks for your appreciation.

Ajay was my guide at LRK. I had the impression that he was a bit less involved , may be he had a couple of bad days at office , we all have them , but that is all that I can state in his defense. He drove me around , thrice in three areas but seemed to be lacking enthusiasm , not talking much and answering in mono-syllables , also had the impression, and I may be wrong, that they are catering generally to "common tourists", if there is a species like that , and sort of have started thinking that a couple of wild asses and few Blue-bulls are quite enough to satiate their guests , I hope you get the picture. If you have not confirmed yet , I would recommend "Rann Riders", hearing good things of them.

As regards to number of safaris , I would always suggest to do as many as you can , you never know what you may bump upon.

The pricing for foreigners at Velavadar has now become scandalous , I objected verbally to a forest official and his riposte was , the foreigners don't allow us any leeway , even they charge hundred bucks of ours for their one buck etc.etc. So be prepared to be ripped off. The establishment you named there did charge one of my friends from abroad about 25k INR for for one night's stay and couple of safaris and he didn't even like their food , I hope that you have a better deal.

I got a couple of Heynas too there , hope you haven't missed them.

Would like to hear your story, do write a few lines.

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Awesome photos. As you said in one of the earlier posts, is this just "an effort in wildlife photography" ?
Superb breathtaking mesmerizing photos.
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I have discovered that the pics here have gotten even better on second viewing after a week or three. Much better.
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Originally Posted by aheli View Post Awesome photos. As you said in one of the earlier posts, is this just "an effort in wildlife photography" ?
Superb breathtaking mesmerizing photos.
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Thanx Aheli , happy that you have liked them.
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Originally Posted by capt_mahajan View Post I have discovered that the pics here have gotten even better on second viewing after a week or three. Much better.
Ha ha ha, interesting, I thought that they were "still" images
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Stunning pictures & super description of Wild Gujarat.

Velavadar is an excellent place & we have been there 3 - 4 times. Any Jungle cat sighting there ? Last time we visited (2 years back) we had super sightings of Jungle Cat. Hyena sightings are also a regular feature at Velavadar.

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Originally Posted by shahronakm View Post Stunning pictures & super description of Wild Gujarat.

Velavadar is an excellent place & we have been there 3 - 4 times. Any Jungle cat sighting there ? Last time we visited (2 years back) we had super sightings of Jungle Cat. Hyena sightings are also a regular feature at Velavadar.

Ronak.
Thanks for the appreciation Ronak. Yes Velavader is a beautiful place, hope to go there again. No jungle cat sightings there though.
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Just stumbled upon this thread. But have been away for more than a month and hence must have missed it.
I have said it before and i say it once again: You have the eye. Great compositions. I particularly like the huddled up bee eaters.
Glad to know every thing worked out for you. We missed meeting this time. I was away since Dec 31st for mearly a month. Maybe the next.
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Originally Posted by Earthian View Post Just stumbled upon this thread. But have been away for more than a month and hence must have missed it.
I have said it before and i say it once again: You have the eye. Great compositions. I particularly like the huddled up bee eaters.
Glad to know every thing worked out for you. We missed meeting this time. I was away since Dec 31st for mearly a month. Maybe the next.

Thanks Earthian for your kind words and also for the Velavadar info. I am sure that we will meet sometime.

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Wonderful wildlife photos!!! I returned two weeks ago from a trip to Gujarat but mostly a different route from yours. So next time, Iwant to go to Sasan and Somnath areas.
On this trip, i went to Little Rann, saw wild asses, but light was soooo strong that i could see only hundreds of black silhouettes of the pelicans and flamingoes in the small bit of water.
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Very beautiful pictures sir ji. Did you get a chance to see lions at Gir? Would love to see your clicks from there.
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Originally Posted by rebeccam View Post Wonderful wildlife photos!!! I returned two weeks ago from a trip to Gujarat but mostly a different route from yours. So next time, Iwant to go to Sasan and Somnath areas.
On this trip, i went to Little Rann, saw wild asses, but light was soooo strong that i could see only hundreds of black silhouettes of the pelicans and flamingoes in the small bit of water.
Also include the GRK area I would say. And have a great time
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Originally Posted by jigneshgohel View Post Very beautiful pictures sir ji. Did you get a chance to see lions at Gir? Would love to see your clicks from there.
Thanks :-) . Yes we had Lion sightings , will post a few images later on , once the work pressure abates a little
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Hi Somnath,
Back now after a fantastic trip to Gujarat. Your tips were very helpful. I agree with your view on lack of enthusiasm from Devji Bhai's sons. Devji bhai himself was very nice. But they did show me a sunset over an abandoned flamingo colony in the middle of nowhere. That was a surreal experince. The trip was a nice balance of quite a few birds ( even though the main season was nearly over), some amazing history, geological formation and history (Dholavira's ruins were mind-boggling) and of course the rann. And my wife had her sins washed away. I'll certainly write a TR. Just busy sorting out the snaps first.
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Originally Posted by Supra View Post Hi Somnath,
Back now after a fantastic trip to Gujarat. Your tips were very helpful. I agree with your view on lack of enthusiasm from Devji Bhai's sons. Devji bhai himself was very nice. But they did show me a sunset over an abandoned flamingo colony in the middle of nowhere. That was a surreal experince. The trip was a nice balance of quite a few birds ( even though the main season was nearly over), some amazing history, geological formation and history (Dholavira's ruins were mind-boggling) and of course the rann. And my wife had her sins washed away. I'll certainly write a TR. Just busy sorting out the snaps first.
Great to know , do it fast
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