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Tiger Tourism Ban Lifted

Tiger Tourism Ban Lifted
 First off I wanted to share some Tiger facts before we got down to business about the Tiger tourism ban. Tigers can reach up to 11ft and are the heaviest cats in the wild weighing up to 660lbs!!! Three of the nine subspecies of the modern tiger are now extinct and the remaining six are all classified as endangered species. India is home to approximately half of the world’s tiger population, with an estimated 1,700 in the country. The current range of the tiger is only 7% of what it used to be, which brings us into our discussion about the Tiger tourism ban.On July 24, the Supreme Court banned tourists from the core areas of parks where tigers are believed to breed and hunt. They passed an interim order disallowing tourism to Tiger reserves until another direction to further question the manner in which the country protected areas are identified,...
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The Puzzle of Patagonia Part II: Donde Ir?

The Puzzle of Patagonia Part II: Donde Ir?
Back in August I set out with the best intentions to compile a series of blog posts to share my first-hand knowledge of the vast region known simply as Patagonia and help educate you, dear readers, on where and when to spend your time in this most fabled swath of South America. Between planning custom trips, developing new programs in Brazil and Colombia (coming soon!), embarking on a few jaunts myself and readying for winter relocation to Breckenridge, CO, I got a tad sidetracked. Without further ado, here is part II of our Patagonia Puzzle series, which delves into the highlights of three of the most popular destinations in the region; Torres del Paine National Park in Chile and El Calafate & El Chalten in Argentina, located at opposite ends of Los Glacieres National Park. Two questions that I hear from potential travelers time and again are "What is the difference...
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Guest — Suzy Guese
Wow, that ice cave photo is really remarkable! The landscape of Patagonia sounds so varied that it has something for everyone. The... Read More
Sunday, 25 November 2012 09:27

Splurging in India

Splurging in India
It may surprise you that India is one of the best places to splurge and to be treated like royalty for a day or a week! You can dine using gold-plated silverware at Taj Rambagh Palace (yes, a real palace!) in Jaipur or be serenaded by a flute-player while gazing over Udaipur city on your swing at Taj Lake Palace. You can journey to the Himalayas for a yoga retreat or down south on a boat sailing the waters of Kerala where all your meals are cooked fresh for from local produce. Or enjoy a private classical Indian concert at the home of local musicians. On some trips to India, we westay at the Taj Lake Palace which is set in the middle of Lake Pichola in Udaipur, Rajasthan. It was built from 1743 – 1746 by the former Maharana Jagat Singh II as a royal summer palace. To reach it you...
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Tiger - A Love Story

Tiger - A Love Story
      My life-long dream of seeing tigers in the wild took me to on a journey to the wilds of Kanha and Bandhavgarh National Parks in the exotic land of India. Kanha National Park is well known as the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling’s amazing story Jungle Book and offers enchanting scenic beauty and beautiful sunsets. Although I did not have the good fortune to see tigers at Kanha (many in our group did) I did see and abundance of other wildlife including sloth bear, sambar, spotted deer and plenty of playful monkeys. My dream of seeing a tiger came true in Bandavgarh and it was spectacular! I was completely over come with a sense of joy and wonder – a breathtaking, spine tingling experience. Once I started believing what I was seeing, a feeling of calm washed over me. I became very still and quietly enjoyed this magnificent cat. Dreams do come true! Anne Kutay Photo...
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Guest — Kirsten Gardner
Bagheera! For sure.
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 17:09
Guest — brian
Favourite Jungle Book character?
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 02:22

India Week Goes Social

India Week Goes Social
Here's the low-down friends, tweeters, pinners and bloggers.... Every day during India week (Nov. 12-18), Wildland Adventures will be going social to share information, photos, videos, guests experiences and answer questions in order to provide travelers the background info they crave when planning a trip to India.    In addition, followers and fans will have the opportunity to win prizes from Wildland Adventures throughout the week. Including a photo canvas print from Kurt's trip to India, two books on India and some Wildland gear.  Books up for grabs: India Handbook, 18th & Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard Twitter: To enter to win a travel book on all you need to do is follow us @WildTravel and use #IndiaWeek to share or retweet our tweets. Just use #IndiaWeek and @Wildtravel in the same tweet. You'll automatically be entered to win, it's that simple!    Facebook:  On the Wildland Facebook page join the conversation and watch out for special posts giving...
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Guest — brian
Free books? Sounds like a good idea!
Tuesday, 13 November 2012 02:43
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