Nepal Safari Lodge for T+L

A piece I wrote about the amazing Chitwan and Taj Safaris for Travel & Leisure Southeast Asia. The Great Game a stylish new safari lodge on the edge of chitwan national Park is raising the hospitality bar and bringing eco-tourism back to nepal. by Shoba NarayaN Beyond/Back Story 10bynd_backstoryThis issue’s contributors

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Tiger’s Trail

 So every writer aspires to be a photographer or at least I do.  Here are the photos I took at Kanha and Pench.  You have to be patient and refresh the page many times. On a tiger trail in India Shoba Narayan March 12, 2015 Updated: March 12, 2015 02:29 PM I’m sitting on the deck…

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Wildlife Tiger Census

Indian forests are wonderful ecosystems. Teak and sal trees shed dew tears in the misty mornings. Babblers bable; Serpentine eagles soar; Rufus treepies shriek; and humans shiver in the morning cold. Jackals come out of the grasslands. Herds of deer graze under trees. Langurs swing from trees, which themselves whisper and sway towards each other.…

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Wildlife

Sri Lanka fascinates me.  Because I grew up in Tamilnadu, I have a close connection.  Must go to Jaffa next. This appeared in Discovery, the inflight magazine of Cathay Pacific.  Click on the below link DY0115_p044_051_sri lanka wildlife_rev2

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Tiger Trail

Finding peace on the trail of the tiger Shoba Narayan Oct 16, 2010 It was, in the end, a media brouhaha, but it did crystallise our travel plans. Earlier this year, there were a series of reports stating that India was planning to phase out tiger tourism, something that the environment minister, Jairam Ramesh, eventually…

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Mountain Magic: Chimagalur: Destinasian: August 2009

I am hiking up the lush Baba Budan Hills of Karnataka, carrying little more than a flask of freshly brewed coffee. It’s a bright February morning and the temperature is hovering around 20°C, perfect conditions for a scenic ramble in the mountains. But for caffeineloving me, this is as much a pilgrimage as a nature…

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Coonoor and Nilgiris: A Higher Calling: Destinasian Magazine Feb 2009 issue

A Higher Calling The cool Blue Mountains of Tamil Nadu may not be as sedate as they were a generation ago, but they’re still a very special place, as one returning devotee discovers By Shoba Narayan Photographs by Martin Westlake Residents of the Nilgiris will tell you that the highlands they call home have good…

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Nilgiris, Blue Mountains: Destinasian March 2009

A Higher Calling While not as sedate as they were a generation ago, the cool Blue Mountains of Tamil Nadu are still a very special place, as one returning devotee discovers between visits to tea estates and hill stations story by Shoba Narayan photographs by Martin Westlake Residents of the Nilgiris will tell you that…

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