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.
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.
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?
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.