News from Ranthambhore and its surroundings

T 17 - an injured mother fights on

On the 23rd December evening someone had seen pugmarks of T 17 and her three cubs in the Mandoop plateau. She has been spending most of her time in a place called Kachida valley and we were happy that she was near the lakes (Mandoop is very close to the lakes). The next morning we went to Mandoop and found fresh pugmarks of T 17 and a male tige [...]

Noor and Sultan

Noor and Sultan (in other words T 39 and her her male cub) have been the most rocking "wild" models this seaon. Their territory is in what is designated as Zone1, 2 and partly 6. They are not easy to find but when you do find them......................   Noor or T 39 With "Sultan" her 10 month old cub A b [...]

Videos fron Nalla Muthu / Grey Films

  Nalla Muthu who owns and runs Grey Films has been filming tigers in Ranthambhore and around since 2008. He has completed two films - first one called "Tiger Queen" (broadcast by National Geographic) and the second one called "Tiger Dynasty" (broadcast by BBC). He is right now working on his third film in Ranthambho [...]

Cold Wave in Ranthambhore

Most of north west India, including Ranthambore, has been going through a cold wave for the last few days. The night temperatures have been going down to 2 or 3 degrees Centigrade and the only saving grace is that there is little or no fog, so the daytime sun is nice and warm. The safaris, especially the morning ones, can be freezing cold be [...]

Star Male or T 28 - A wild tiger's story

Somewhere during early 2006 T 27 or the Gilai Sagar female gave birth to a litter of two male cubs, which were given the Identification code of T 28 and T 29. Their father was T 2 or X male (so called because very little was known about him), who at that time was the most dominant tiger of the entire national park. The area where these tw [...]

Unnis or T 19 - A wild tiger's story

The three sisters – “Satara”, “Athara” and “Unnis” (or 17, 18 and 19 in Hindi) were born during the monsoon months (July to September) of 2006. They were the three female cubs of Machali’s (T16) last litter and T 2, who was then the most dominant male of Ranthambhore, was the father.  These [...]

Sundari or Sattra or T 17 - A wild tiger's story

The three sisters – “Satara”, “Athara” and “Unnis” (or 17, 18 and 19 in Hindi) were born during the monsoon months (July to September) of 2006. They were the three female cubs of Machali’s (T16) last litter and T 2, who was then the most dominant male of Ranthambhore, was the father. These t [...]

Mottled Wood Owl

I saw a Mottled Wood Owl (Strix ocellata) in Ranthambhore national park after nearly two year. The Owl was roosting on a branch of a Khirni tree (Manikara hexandra) on the way to High Point inside the Ranthambore national park. Aditya Singh    

Machali or T 16 - A wild tigers story

Machali or T 16 was born sometimes during the monsoons of 1997. She was the dominant cub amongst a litter of 3 females. I moved to Ranthambhore in 1998 and she was one of the first cubs that I saw in Ranthambhore. Since then I have had a strong emotional attachment to her. Machali in Hindi means “fish”. She was initially known [...]

Greetings from Ranthambhore

Hope you have a wild and action packed 2012....with tigers on your tail...

Seasons greetings

Seasons greeting from all of us at The Ranthambhore Bagh.  T 19 has a litter of three cubs (two males and one female) - three newbies to Ranthambhore tiger reserve

Aditya Singh's interview in Education Times

Publication: The Times Of India Mumbai;  Date: Dec 20, 2011;  Section: Education Times;  Page: 44  EXPERT EYE Snapshots in the wild Giving up a high salaried conventional career in civil services, Aditya Singh followed his heart to become a wildlife photographer. Seema Khinnavar trails his journey   &nbs [...]

12th Sanctuary Wildlife Awards 2011

Aditya Singh - won the highly coveted "Santcuary Asia Wildlife Photographer of the year 2011 award" for this picture of a mother bear with two young cubs on her back fighting off a male tiger in the Ranthambhore national park.  Read more about this incident Aditya also won a "Highly Commended" award in the sam [...]

Frequently seen tigers of the tourism area of Ranthambhore - from October 2011 onwards

Here are the identification photographs and range of the frequently seen tigers of Ranthambhore national park in India. Since the national park reopened in October 2011 for visitors - these 10 have been the most frequently sighted tigers in the rousim zone of Ranthambhore.