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Tiger!

How lucky were we to see one

On entering the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, Theresa somehow spotted one of the 50 tigers in this reserve lying low amongst the greenery as we drove along. Wow. What a totally unexpected surprise to see an Indian Bengal tiger out in the wild and from the comfort of an aircon bus.

https://www.mudumalaitigerreserve.com/

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/tamil-nadu/mudumalai-national-park

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Besides sighting the tiger, saw a baby orphan elephant following its mahout plus adult elephants, spotted deer and peacocks.

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The bus could get all the way to our overnight accommodation so we were all off loaded into several 4x4 jeeps.

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With all the stops we were late leaving for the short jeep safari along dirt roads parallel to the the Moyar Dam Rd going as far as the Moyar Check Dam itself.

It was certainly not an African "off road" safari. This Indian safari was "on the all tar seal yet very narrow road".

A haven providing one of the most important refuges for elephants and bison in India. Saw lots of samba and chital or spotted deer, monkeys, peacock and a couple of elephants but no bisons.

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On the way back in the dark somehow a jeep up front saw a herd of elephants in the distance. Sure enough they came and crossed the road in front of us. Pity about the out of focus images. Perhaps I should have videoed it.

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Dinner 350 rupees / NZ$7.40 / US$5.40 plus the beer 200 rupees/ NZ$4.20 / US$3.10 was back at De Rock Jungle Living Resort, near the village of Masinagudi. Spend the night here despite putting up with noisy children running around out and thin walls. I had enough for the day to stay up longer for the fire pjt to be lit.

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Posted by bruceontour 13:50 Archived in India Tagged tiger Comments (0)

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