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"She walks in beauty :) "

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What is the trick to book Dhikala FRH ?, today I tried and all accommodation was booked in less than a minute after it opened. It seemed not humanly possible to book.

Himadri Sen So is it not possible through online during the busy season?

19 days

Sandeep Gupta In no season you can book according to your plans. Occassional success might be possible but that will never fall into a continuous travel plan. I spend huge amount to stay continuous seven days in Dhikala and did it for once in a life time experience. :-)

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Nalsarovar lake, Gujarat. The bad news is the Flamingos have still not arrived in large nos and the boat mafia is real ,also the rampant fishing. As per the local info, flamingos arrive when the water becomes shallower, may be in the month of April or may. The govt charges for the boat ride is 220/- per person, with 6 in a boat, plus entry charges and parking charges. But the boatman charges extra to row you around and the amount could be anything depending how desperate and gullible you are but 1500-2000/- for a 4-5 hr ride can be a decent bargain. I found one boatman Usman 9537184390 , he worked really hard to show me the birds i came to see. In addition to flamingos, i also saw common water birds,spoon billed , common cranes, saras cranes etc.

Sharan Joshi Wow..excellent click and thanks for the helpful info

about 1 month

Tanmay Keshav Lovely picture and great read, thanks!

30 days

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Hi, i will be in Ahmedabad for a couple of days and I have this sunday at my disposal. I want to make it to Nalsarovar, need to know if there are any chance for Flamingos this time of the year. Any other general tip regarding other bird species and travel?

Sameer Vaid By January flamingos arrive so you should be able to see them in good numbers. In fact I saw quite a few pictures taken in 2018

about 1 month

Himadri Sen @sameer thanks a lot

about 1 month

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Male cub of Durga

Harish K Superb

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Finally back from Pench yesterday, total had 5 safaris , 3 at Touria gate and rest 2 at Khursapar gate. We had big cat sighting in 3 out of 5 rides. The trip started with a bang , a wild dog (Dhole) chasing a spotted dear and ran passed us in a split second. It happened so suddenly, our gypsy had to apply brakes to halt. From Touria, currently there are 3 routes which the gypsies can take and they can't deviate from the designated route. MP site allows for seat sharing in 2 gypsies each shift from touria, i have booked the middle row with ID so that, i get enough space for photography. While Touria landscape was flatter and more scenic, forest at khursapar was uneven and dusty.But the tiger sightings are happeneing at khursapar at regular intervals. On our 2 rides we had sighting of a sub adult female tigress-Baras and a female tiger Durga and her 3 cubs.Both were grand sightings. So, one should distribute safaris between both these gates. Our stay was at a budget accommodation Banyan tree camp, located equidistant between both these gates.I highly recommend the hotel for its location and the staff. There are a few other attractions nearby like a trip to the khokha lake - good for birding, night safari to buffer zones for wolf, the resort arranges for those safaris. Happy safari.

Himadri Sen I had 3 shared gypsy rides in touria, luckily all my fellow travellers were keen wildlife enthusiast, only issue was our first morning safari was delayed as 2 of the guys arrived late. As you know, morning safari time of entry is important for sightings, the gypsy ahead of us had sighting of leopard which we missed. My experience is for evening safari , sharing is good enough but morning safari better to have booked gypsy.

about 2 months

Aniket Khamkar Sounds like a superb trip! Thanks for the details, will be helpful

about 2 months

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Eye for an eye- Prey & Predator

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