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#1 Oct 8th, 2018, 13:24
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What are the best wildlife sanctuaries for solo traveler?
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What is your purpose? Simple nature appreciation or any other specific activity like birding etc? I travel solo sometimes. Cost is the biggest issue. So you have to be resourceful. Smaller parks like Nagzira, Pench, Panna etc are easier on pocket. Same for the buffer zones of Tadoba and similar parks. Usually weekdays are cheaper. Some parks also offer canter safaris which is cheaper. At Parks like Ranthambore etc. you can buy single seats on Gypsy as well, look out for them. At Bharatpur you can hire a bicycle and enjoy the park freely.But for me the best park for solo travelling is Nameri, because they will allow you to walk, very few parks allow walking safaris nowadays. They allot a gunman with you , who acts as guide as well , so you are safe. The wildlife is amazing too , specially the birds.
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Originally Posted by iamsomnath View Post ...because they will allow you to walk...
Is it not difficult for bird photography though? Apart from lugging all that heavy equipment, birds generally are used to safari vehicles and do not fly away, whereas when one is on foot, they do tend to be wary.

Not that walking through the forest is not great. It is the most enjoyable, in my opinion...when one is content with just observing.
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Originally Posted by Earthian View Post Is it not difficult for bird photography though? Apart from lugging all that heavy equipment, birds generally are used to safari vehicles and do not fly away, whereas when one is on foot, they do tend to be wary.
You are right , birds usually allow vehicles to be much closer. But Nameri is bountiful and have some vantage points. One single morning gave me White winged Wood Duck, White bellied Erpornis , Green Cochoa , Ibisbill etc. . You just can't go there once.
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Originally Posted by iamsomnath View Post But Nameri is bountiful and have some vantage points. .
Must go there, then. Any trip reports? AG would have been there, definitely? What are the stay options?

Sorry for hijacking the thread, OP.
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Originally Posted by Earthian View Post Is it not difficult for bird photography though? Apart from lugging all that heavy equipment, birds generally are used to safari vehicles and do not fly away, whereas when one is on foot, they do tend to be wary.

Not that walking through the forest is not great. It is the most enjoyable, in my opinion...when one is content with just observing.
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Originally Posted by iamsomnath View Post You are right , birds usually allow vehicles to be much closer. But Nameri is bountiful and have some vantage points. One single morning gave me White winged Wood Duck, White bellied Erpornis , Green Cochoa , Ibisbill etc. . You just can't go there once.
The discussion reminds me of two beautiful lines by legendary Bengali Poet Binoy Majumdar -


" Manush Nikote Gele / Prokito Saras ure jai .. "


( Translation in my desi English - "If men get closer / the real Crane flies away.. " )
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Originally Posted by arupratan ghosh View Post The discussion reminds me of two beautiful lines from legendary Bengali Poet Binoy Majumdar -


" Manush Nikote Gele / Prokito Saras ure jai .. "


( Translation in my desi English - "If men get closer / the real Crane flies away.. " )
What a quote Arup. Kudos.

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