Ruth Grainger's India Trip
Ruth travelled with Natural World Safaris to India just before Christmas in 2013, below she has written a blog on her experiences alongside some fabulous images:
Shortly before Christmas, 2013, I went to India to have a look at tigers. Natural World Safaris organised the whole thing, and I have to say that the arrangements were super – my daughter and myself were treated like royalty and escorted everywhere.
We stayed in a tented camp in Kanha National Park, and the same in Bandhavgarh National Park – both in Madhaya Pradesh in the centre of India.
On the first morning we were woken at 5.30 – bit of a shock - given hot water bottles and blankets and packed into a jeep by Raj, an astonishing driver and scout whose knowledge of the park and its inmates was brilliant... On the first drive, just as it was getting light we saw our first leopard!
And things got better and better - monkeys galore: macaques and langurs with lots of infants and a herd of deer being watched by a jackal.