Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A drive through the jungle road


During the last week-end trip to Wayanad we had a lovely drive in this neat road which cut across the Tholpetty forest (wayanad district, Kerala). The forest stretches for about 20-25 km (altogether). If fortunate enough, one can see animals like elephant, deer, fox, wild boar, wild buffalo and various other birds and small animals preying and grazing on the road side. Tigers also do wander in deep interiors of this forest, though they are a very rare sight on roadside.
(please click on the pics to have a closer look)

'Yerumadam' or tree house on the way...Tribes, forest department authorities and environmentalists, and many research students use to stay here to get a better view of the forest and even to study animals and their behavior


A wild elephant protecting its kid from the photographer :).
In fact, one should not stop the vehicle on this stretch, should not horn or disturb animals or birds on this road. And at times, pointless photographers do all fundas to get a closer pic ;) which obviously irritates the animal. This at times makes scenes like elephant attacking a lensman.
None of the animals in this forest attack anyone unless they are disturbed in one way or other

A flock of deer enjoying the delicious toxin free food and fresh air!!!
In few other places like muthanga the roads which runs through the forest are blocked and no vehicles are allowed to ply during night, just to make sure animals inside the forest are not disturbed during night.

A wild boar got some stuff!
These are not seen often and mostly come in groups. Fortunately I got one here :)

Standing Tall Always!

15 comments:

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

20-25 kms. forest drive. That is too good I am sure. Clean air, green all around. Will visit for sure very soon maybe after rains. Thanks for sharing.

gaelikaa said...

Fabulous post, Narayanan. What a fantastic blog you have. One of the best among enviromnental blogs, I think. I had a look around as it has been a while since I visited..

Spiderdama said...

Wow! What a different world we live in..:-) Great shots and there is so green and nice nature. Love the pictures of the animals. Most bird and sheep here..
Have a great evening:-)

Sylvia K said...

What a marvelous post! And, yes indeed, what different worlds we live in! Such a delight to take this trip with you through your wonderful photos, Narayanan! Love the animals! I have to agree with Gaelikaa, yours is definitely one of the very best environmental blogs that I have seen and I look forward to reading more of your posts. Have a great day and weekend! Thanks as always for your visit/comments, always appreciated!

Sylvia

bettyl said...

Very cool post! Thanks for sharing your world. Your photos are awesome!

Kavitha said...

Standing tall is best. I wish i could travel to such places too..Thank you for the conscientious effort.

Teena in Toronto said...

Definitely stuff I don't see in downtown Toronto :)

Mariel Torres said...

i love this! what an unforgettable experience...

Abraham Lincoln said...

I am very pleased to read your post about the things one should not do while driving through the forest. I also liked your photography. I wish i had such animals to take pictures of.

Angad Achappa said...

So much greenery..i love it!!

Jain said...

Oh, I would dearly love to spend some time in that treehouse! The creatures you photographed are magnificent. Wonderful post!

claude said...

Good drive int he jungle, Narayanan ! This is a different world that my contryside !
Thanks for sharing !

Zuzana said...

At first glance that nature, trees and forest look like here, but then I see the elephant.;) Now that is something you do not see in our woods.;) Fascinating.;)
Have a nice weekend and thank you for your lovely comments,
xo

Greener Bangalore said...

Thank You everybody for your inspiring comments here....!

Lilly Jones said...

Absolutely fascinating. Thanks to your blog, I would love to visit Greener Bangalore one day before I leave this earth. My brother spent some time there during his year in India. He sent me some amazing photographs. Well, keep sharing.

LJ

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