Basai Wetland is a decent place for bird watchers. Not too many birds, atleast not in November. And yes, the foul smell is a low point. But if you live in Gurugram and want to spend an hour or so, Basai Wetland is a decent place. And to reach there follow the Google Map strictly, the path goes through inner roads and you cross railway line too.
There are so many things we all do and do as self proclaimed experts. We do things, compare with what others do, believe we do it better and feel so happy about it. And that’s so true about photography.
Like everyone I know, I also knew I always wanted to do it. Like everyone I know, I also believe I am very good at it. Like everyone I know, I will share it with everyone. Like everyone I know, from being a cricket expert, a political commentator, a corruption crusader, a Facebook aficionado, now I am also a photographer.
Staring into the eyes of a tiger standing less than two feet from you can be an experience in itself and when the tiger is loose and you are inside a cage (well almost) the experience is so hard to describe. Enjoying the safari in the Bannerghatta National Park- only one hour drive from Bangaluru (Bangalore), was just one such experience.
Starting from deer to crocodile to bear to tiger and lion, there was lots to intrigue and intimidate anyone and everyone. The cage (bus actually) was the one in which were seated the humans and free (almost) were the wild animals.
What topped the entire safari was the attitude of the tigers- from the looks of their demeanor they had we-don’t-give-a-damn attitude. For we humans it was so thrilling, a once in a life time kind of experience, and for them it was an everyday routine affair. They were right- we see tigers very very rarely but they see humans daily.
Anyhow, it was quite a memorable trip and since I was with my family it had all the fun I could have asked for.
Next time you visit Bangaluru (Bangalore), make sure Bannerghatta National Park is part of your itinerary.. And get ready to get thrilled..
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary…A place that will make you fall in love with birds…
I had visited some three years back and the memories are still refreshing… The best time to visit is December or January, I went in January.. If you love birds, you are up for an experience of a life time.. And if you are not too taken by the birds, wait till you have visited this place..
If you are luckier than most, well we were to some extent, you may end up with unexpected experiences… A tiger from Sariska Tiger Reserve had wandered into this area and was there (these tigers are tracked using radio transmitters) the night before.. We saw his “Pug” mark – the feeling was awesome and in fact more rewarding then our visit to Sariska two years later (in 2012), when we couldn’t even enter the reserve..
Any how, coming back to the birds of Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, you can blame the fog for not-so-clear pictures…