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Jim Corbett National Park – Travelogue

Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India named after hunter and conservationist Jim Corbett. The park is spread across approximately 1300 sq km. The park is heaven on earth for wild life enthusiasts and adventure seekers as its largest tiger reserve. Tourism activity is only allowed in selected areas of Corbett Tiger Reserve so that people get an opportunity to see its splendid landscape and the diverse wildlife. As per some estimates around 70,000 visitors come to park every year. The park is closed for visitors during the monsoon.

I visited the park in June, just before it closed for the monsoon. The experience is one of a kind. If you are a travel enthusiast and have not visited Jim Corbett, wait no more. Left for the jungle safari at 6 in the morning and the journey till you reach the check post for entering the park is also treat early in the morning. Lack of proper lenses prevented me from taking typical jungle shots which was a bog big mistake. Never ever travel without proper lenses. Here are some images I managed to capture with basic kit lenses.

Motorable road inside the park. If you are lucky enough you might spot tiger walking right in front of your Geep.

This is tigers jaw marks which is made by tiger to mark his area within the park. Apparently there can be only one male tiger in a particular area marked by the tigers themselves. If any other tiger dares to intrude this space, they have to fight it out between them.

This is river Ram Ganga, considered to be the life line of the national park. The entire wildlife inside the park is dependent on this water source.

The beautiful jungle resort, “The Den” at night. Our home during the visit.

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An evening on beach

The city of Mumbai has been blessed with some beautiful beaches which are unfortunately not maintained properly by the authorities. However one exception is the Gorai beach which is relatively clean, may be because its less frequented by the people. On one beautiful evening I got an opportunity to explore the beach with my camera. Here are some of the clicks. 

The Gang of Gorai | These are boys from gorai fishermen colony who plays cricket on gorai beach on sundays. They like to call themselves Super Warriors and has almost 16 member team with Shane Kenneth as their captain (boy in yellow T with bat).

The sister act | Elder sister guiding her younger sister | This picture speaks a thousand words.

The boy with the cycle heading home at dusk.

The member of the super warrior. Batsman, witty, smart and talented.