Last week we had an opportunity to tour two of India's premier tiger reserves with old friends from the U.S. Our first stop was Bandhavgarh in Madhya Pradesh.
|Our safaris started at dawn. The temperature wasn't bad -- until you were driving in a open-air jeep. Then the wind-chill made it quite chilly.|
|"Jungle" is the Hindi word for "forest". Bandhavgarh is an old hunting reserve of the maharajas. Some of the reserve is open meadows -- former agricultural fields -- and some of it is forest.|
|With 6 of us on safari, we needed two jeeps. Here are our traveling companions enjoying the brisk morning ride.|
|Years ago, tourists rode elephants to see the wildlife. Today they are used exclusively for patrolling.|