Thursday, April 11, 2013

"J" for "Jim Corbett"

I just had to post this as I was tempted to do a post on Jim Corbett , from long. From today I will be doing few photo posts. "J" for "Jungle" and "J" for "Jim Corbett"

Corbett National Park has captured the imagination of many with its diverse wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. The natural uniqueness of the area was recognised long ago and so in 1936 Corbett attained the distinction as the first national park to be established in mainland Asia. Its geographical location between the Himalayas and the terai, and the streams, rivers and ridges crisscrossing the terrain, present Corbett with a remarkable variety of landscapes. This vivid mosaic of habitats – wet and dry, plain and mountainous, gentle and rugged, forests and grasslands – supports numerous plant and animal species, representing Himalayan as well as plains kinds. (from the corbett site

We were in to the wilderness and back. We could not spot a tiger in the dense forest in the month of December . The least we could spot were its paw prints but we enjoyed the trip to the fullest. We did not go on a jeep safari instead opted for elephant safari and it was adventurous to enter the dense jungle where we actually cannot go in a jeep or by walk. The below are few snapshots.

Mai aagaya Simran mai aagaya . tumhara ph nai lagraha tha :P

Doesn't the back drop remind you of Yash chopra's movies and songs. Specially Tujhe dekha to ye jaana sanam from Dilwale dulhaniya lejayenge ;) The sarson ke kheth (fields) made me hum that song.

This is my favorite click in our cottage. Every corner has colors and brightness in Jim corbett.
I know what is spread eagled clearly now. On the way to Corbett  we came across too many eagles.
Flowers talk don't they ? It wished me a bright morning.
We are too shy to pose for the camera. We can show our love only to SUN!
Solitude is peace some times

In the resort just out side my room
Sun rise at the resort
We dont want to talk to each other

In conversation or in argument ? I like this pic as I felt the bird
which is facing the other side looks like the black angry bird :)

Elephant all set for Safari!

Good morning with a cuddle and dew
The Garjia Mandir on the banks of river Kosi. 
Sun set at the banks of Kosi


A pond heron. I wondered if it was meditating as it was stand still
for long. It was in same position even during our return
Natures chess. White on one side of the river and black on the other
Indian Cormorants
Spot billed duck

Elephants crossing the river for Safari
Spot the spotted deer
Our elephant PHOOLMAALA resting after the Safari. Seems they consume
300kg of sugar cane every day.

Camp fire which kept us alive during the chilly wintery night.
Temperature was around  3 to 4 degree centigrade in night in the
Camp Fire at the resort 

Thus our trip ended with many beautiful memories though we were disappointed as we could not spot a tiger in the tiger reserve- Corbett. The peacock, sambar deer, Turkey and monkeys just disappeared in to the dense as and when we took our cameras out during the safari. Hence were not able to click. Nevertheless a beautiful and memorable trip in the nature's lap!

I am inspired to do few photo posts now ;) Many more to come.
Thank You

This is my second post for letter "J" for  "A to Z blogging Challenge 2013" ! Do drop by the first post at  "Jumping Jhapak"


  1. Yaar Afshan, tum ne toh mujhe baithe bithaye hi Jim Corbet ki sair kara di.

    Now i have to dedicate a song to you, " yeh Pensive haye baithe bithaye J for Jannat dikhaye huh: :D

    Beautiful photographs. My fav is the 'Solitude' one. But where's you? Did i miss seeing you there?

  2. @preetilata : I get too cautious when I have to post mine :P
    agle post me meri pic chipkadungi "Fevicol" se :D

    Thanks for the WONDERFUL compliment.
    U made my day sarkar ;)

  3. They are really beautiful captures.

  4. Lovely shots..each one better than the other !

  5. Even though you did not see a tiger, you saw so much! Lovely photos! I would definitely have gone for the elephant ride too!

  6. I loved the 'main aagaya, phone nahi lagraha hai'... Lol :-D

    And that just outside your room pic of the resort is too perfect, lovely pics.

  7. I love those photos, especially of the elephants. I did do elephant for E, after all! :)

    #atozchallenge, Kristen's blog:

    1. Thanks for liking them Kristen !!
      Ya Elephants are so humble and lovable ........

  8. Lovely photo's just brought back memories of my honeymoon !! I had gone there ! and even read the Man Eaters of Kumaon during my honeymoon !!! Gee... as weird as it sounds ! We both loved the place :D I have not seen more denser forests as I saw there.. too bad I didnt have a good camera then... but I am sure to do it once again :D

    1. Man eaters of Kumaon. I heard about it yar! :) Its the best honey moon destination. Nainital and this
      SO CALM peaceful. Loved it . I just in time bought a good camera NIKON before going to corbett :) !! Sure go once again
      THANKS fr dropping by

  9. You actually wrote two posts, Afshan! Amazing. Great pics. Someday, I'll go there too!

    1. Thanks Corinne. Hehe ya this was long pending. THought J for JUNGLE and JIM Corbett
      but suddnly feeling I could have said this for some other alphabet :(
      Anyway THnk u

  10. @Janu, @Sridevi : Thank U !

    @Roshni : Ya Elephant ride was much more interesting ;) Thank U

    @Jazz : hehe That pic made me choose that caption. Thanks Yasmeen

  11. I would love to go to a national park. Never been to one. :(

  12. Corbett is a beautiful place for fun and adventure! Loved all your pics! Awesome clicks!! :)


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