Enroute to Anuradhapura, we had a stop at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. This was started by the Department of Wildlife Conservation in order to care for and feed orphaned elephants found in the jungle.
MTDC booking can be done at http://mtdcrrs.maharashtratourism.gov.in/Account/Login.aspx. Safari permits can be booked online at http://www.mahaecotourism.gov.in/Site/Common/OnlineBooking1.aspx.
The place is being run by Dhanraj Mallik whom we contacted for our bookings (+91-999 8305501). We got a package of 1950/- per person per day which included stay (twin-sharing), all meals + 1 safari.
A sub adult tiger kills a sambar. A series of images which show the sequence....
Gir is one of the oldest sanctuaries in India and the only place to see the Asiatic lions. It is also home to more than 300 bird species. We covered routes 6, 3 and 5 during our safari. Both our Lion sightings happened on route 6 which is through dense forest
We did the "Call of the Wild" tour conducted by MPTDC. The jungles of Kanha were the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling novel, Jungle Book. Our arrangements were done at the Baghera Log Huts.
This park became famous after the Discovery channel created a film on this place titled "Leopards of Yala".One needs to book jeeps in advance for the safari. We were charged 5000 LKR for the morning safari.
Its a two acres agriculture plot converted by the enthusiast owner Mr. Rajendra Ovalekar into a butterfly park. This is not his commercial project but shear out of interest.