The legendary tigress Machli was given a state memorial service yesterday recognizing the deep respect Indian government officials have for their endangered Bengal tiger population.
Machli was 19 years old, far beyond the average age of 12-15 years. She was perhaps the most photographed tiger of all time as she became accustomed to the presence of humans in the park often revealing herself to park vistors and conservationists studying her movement and behaviors.
The territory of Rathanbore National Park that she ruled included several lakes around the Ranthambore Fort where crocodiles dominated the shore. Macheli was also we'll known for this 2008 video where she attacks and kills a 14 foot long crocodile!
She was featured in the National Geographic documentary Tiger Queen, and also honored on a postal stamp.
As we recently reported in a recent blog tiger populartions in India are growing: Good News of the Day: Tiger Populations Are...
October 15th @ 1 PM - The Savvy Traveler (Edmonds, WA) will be hosting a travel seminar on Tigers and Travels in India presented by Wildland Adventures India expert, Kelsey Wenger. Kelsey will be sharing her personal travel experience to help you plan a comprehensive and seamless itinerary linking the must-see sites of India.
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For the first time in 100 years tiger populations are growing. This majestic cat is one of our world’s greatest treasures and seeing them stalking the jungles of India is a once in a lifetime experience. Celebrate the resurgence of these big cats with Wildland Adventures' India Program Director, Kelsey Wenger, who has traveled extensively throughout India and will share her most recent experiences searching for the elusive Bengal tiger in the national parks of Madhya Pradesh. She’ll share what a typical day in the park looks like, other unique flora and fauna...
Namascar! More often than not the highlight of a trip to India are the guides. How well a guide gets along with you, a Wildland traveler, can make or break a trip. Wildland puts a lot of effort into finding the best guides for every area that we travel to. We focus on using local guides in each area, ensuring that these guides possess a seemingly unlimited wealth of knowledge about their area of expertise.
The last time I went to India I compiled a list of questions so we could all get to know our Wildland guides a little better. Ajai is actually certified to guide all of Northern India but loves introducing travelers to his hometown of Varanasi best. It's obvious the depth of love and knowledge he has for this spiritual hub as you walk and talk your way through narrow alleyways or cruise down the ghats together....
Namascar! More often than not the highlight of adventure trips to India is the guides. We know how important good guide is to a trip and we put a lot of effort into finding the best guides for every area that we travel to. We focus on using local guides in each area, ensuring that these guides possess a seemingly unlimited wealth of knowledge about their area of expertise.
The last time I traveled to India I compiled a list of questions so we could all get to know our Wildland guides a little better. Arvind is a local favorite at Khajuraho, a spectacular complex of Jain and Hindu temples located in Madhya Pradesh. Khajuraho is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one that shouldn't be missed on your trip to India - especially with a guide like Arvind who can masterfully weave tales and bring the complex to life.
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Our Tigers and Travels trip to India is an in-depth and comprehensive tour dedicated to the search for the elusive Bengal tiger and discovery of ancient civilizations out of which arose the contemporary cultural and spiritual fabric of modern India. We currently have an active, Seattle-area retiree looking for a female roommate to join her on our February 4-23, 2017 group departure which currently has four other confirmed travelers.
If you're interested in joining this tour and avoiding a single supplement please contact me.
Don’t see what you are looking for here? Contact us about our other small-group departures with space available or to plan a custom trip.
Your friendly India expert,