My first memory of walking amongst the dense foliage is my teenage trip to Kerala with my parents and siblings. I think that is when I found my love for nature centric vacations rather than a city sightseeing one. I guess that’s what i have truly inherited from my father ( apart from his dashing looks :p ) – love of nature, love for the green. Yes, I do like partying with friends, having a few drinks and playing video games at home with my brother. But I find my true self when i’m in the jungle, in the wild. I feel a sense of peace there. The sounds of birds as we walk along hiking trails makes me want to explore the place even more. And as the sun slowly rises, its rays cut through the mist across the forest bringing life to everything my eyes can see. For me, it’s this feeling which keeps me going, my curiosity to explore, to experience and to capture in my lens. Memories of such moments help me get through my job and makes me come back for more.
Enter Varnica – and I got introduced to bird watching. As destiny would have it, I married into a birding family. My father in-law upgraded my interests into a hobby and eventually this hobby upgraded my interest in photography. Now I see nature in a different perspective – through my lens. Birds and wildlife play an important role in our travel stories and every other thing, our daily schedules and itinerary revolves around it.
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Pangot is a small village located in Kosiyakutoli tehsil of Nainital district in Uttarakhand on the way to Kilbury wildlife sanctuary. It is rarely visited by general tourist but is very popular with wildlife and birding enthusiasts. The village itself is popular scenic destination for breathtaking views and for the variety of birds found around … Continue reading Birdwatching in Pangot
Date of the trip: 28th Sept 2019 to 05th Oct 2019 Although our holiday aspirations are always based on perfect birding seasons, our actual leaves are always based on when we get a break between projects, we don’t have too much control over what season we end up in at any destination. Most would say … Continue reading Birdwatching In Goa
Date of the trip: 26th Dec 2019 to 28th Dec 2019 Bhigwan had our attention since my father first recollected his birding getaways to the lake many many years ago. It is called Bharatpur of central India and let me tell you, it’s really not just hearsay. It is located at one end of the reservoir … Continue reading Birdwatching in Bhigwan
After a lovely but very short trip to Kolkata, we were even more excited about the second phase of our trip to where the Ganges meets the Bay of Bengal, the last stop in her long journey – The Sundarbans. Kilometres of mangroves and salty wide distributaries with a hardly known list of flora and … Continue reading Birdwatching in Sundarbans
Before I tell you ‘How’, let me ask you ‘Why’. Why do you want to be a bird watcher? What is it that interests you about this hobby? Where did you hear about it? You got inspired looking at wildlife/bird photographs on social media? Your last hiking group had some birdwatchers, and their hobby fascinated you? … Continue reading 10 steps: How to be a birdwatcher (hobbyist)
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