Photo Spot: Thousand Shades Butterfly Park

The Thousand Shades Butterfly Park is located at Sector 52 of Gurugram, Haryana, India near to Tao Devi Lal Bio Diversity Park. It belongs to the Department of Forest, Haryana and is being managed by Uthaan, an NGO. We visited the Park in October last year ( 2019) and weather was right. The facility is…

Keoladeo National Park – Snakebird …

The Indian or Oriental Darter ( Scientific name Anhinga melanogaster ) is a waterbird with a very long, slender, snakelike neck, and a long, pointed bill. While in water, you can only see the long neck and the head with its pointed dagger like bill with the rest of the body submerged. That is why…

Keoladeo National Park – Flight of the Painted Stork …

The Painted Stork or the Indian wood stork is a lively colored large wading bird with striking wing patterns. The young are not as colorful as the adult. The adults have a long yellow orange bill and pink legs. They display white plumage with a rose color near the tail feathers. Non-breeding plumage is usually less…

Keoladeo National Park – Indian Jackal

The golden jackal (Canis aureus) is a wolf-like canid  that is native to Southeast Europe, Southwest Asia, South Asia and regions of South east Asia. The Indian Jackal (Canis aureus indicus) is a subspecies of the Golden Jackal and found predominantly in the Indian sub-continent. While we visited the Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India primarily to see…

Keoladeo National Park- Egyptian Vultures

The Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus), also called the white scavenger vulture or pharaoh’s chicken is found from the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa  to India. Egyptian vulture was worshiped by pharaohs in Egypt because of its ability to remove garbage and remaining of dead animals. For this reason, Egyptian vulture is  known as Pharaoh’s Chicken too. Please click here to check my earlier post on Keoladeo National Park…

Keoladeo National Park- Indian Pond Heron

I had the opportunity to visit the Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, Rajasthan last year( December-2018). I spent two days there and definitely I am going back. I will be there next Februray (2020) if all goes well. I will be posting a series of photographs from this Bird Sanctuary and am starting with some…

Images of Udaipur … Part 1

Udaipur is famous for its artificial lakes and historical monuments. There are many places to visit in Udaipur like City Palace, Lake Pichola, Lake Palace, Saheliyon Ki Bari etc. etc. Known as “City of Lakes”, the weather is milder than other places of Rajasthan. In this first post of the Udaipur Series, I am posting…

Street Images with a 50mm Lens …

Mount Abu is a popular hill station in the Aravalli Range in Sirohi district of Rajasthan state in western India. Walking around the market places with narrow lanes in and around Nakki Lake area, equipped with a Nikon D850 and Nikon AF-S 50mm 1.8 G lens, here is some attempts at Street photography. As most locations…

Honeymoon Point in Mount Abu …

At an elevation of 4000 feet, with the backdrop of Nakki Lake and Old Gateway to Mount Abu, Honeymoon point offers breathtaking views and is one of the tourist attractions in Mount Abu. Also known as Anadara Point, it is named ‘Honeymoon Point’ because of the existence of a rock here that resembles the shape of a man…

Humayun’s Tomb Images

Made of red sandstones and white marbles, Humayun’s Tomb was constructed during 1565-1572 by Hamida Banu Begum, the grieving widow of Emperor Humayun. This is one of earliest instances of Persian influence on Indian architecture. The site was chosen on the banks of Yamuna river, due to its proximity to Nizamuddin Dargah, the mausoleum of…