News from Ranthambhore and its surroundings

Proud to be closely associated with so many winners of Jackson Hole Wildlife Film awards

We do not if there is any wildlife lodge in India whose regular guests have won seven awards in the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film festival. This film festival is held every alternate year and is by far the most prestigious wildlife film festival in the world. Any wildlife filmmaker would be on top of the world if their film is screened at the festiv [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]