Dear Sharad and Manjeet,
Thank you so much for both of you for organizing our wildlife tour in India. We returned smoothly back to Finland and last weekend finally started reviewing the hundreds of photos taking along our journey.
We would also like to thank all the nature guides, drivers and other people involved in arranging our visit in various sites. All the arrangements were organized by the highest standard. In all the places there was always someone awaiting us upon our arrival, our tour guides in different cities were really inspired to present their home city, all the drivers secured us convenient transfers by very safe driving and last but not least all the nature guides did their best efforts to maximize our chances to see as much as possible of the Indian wildlife. Therefore we definitely want to come back as soon as possible to see more of your beautiful country and especially further explore Indian wildlife. If you have chance please pass our big thanks to everyone concerned.
As mentioned we only started to arrange our photos. Attached you can find some pickings of our wildlife photos. The tiger photo was shot in Kanha NP, all the rest in Kaziranga and in fact the two bird photos are taken in the garden of Wild Grass Lodge.
During our flight back to Finland we already started to figure out the NPs we would like to visit during our next Indian holiday. As you told me and also mentioned by all our nature guides March-April seems to be the best season for wildlife viewing hence we will probably plan our next visit accordingly. This is also very good time for us to take some vacation due to Easter holidays.
Albeit wildlife sightings are all but guaranteed we would next time like to visit the parks which offer the maximum chance to see the animals remaining in our wish list and ideally together with further chances to spot tigers. Claudia is especially keen on seeing sloth bears and Indian wild dogs whereas I would also be delighted to see leopard and perhaps some other feline species. Obviously beautiful scenery adds extra bonus to the NP. After interviewing our guides we understood that Tadoba NP and Satpura NP might offer a good combination to fulfill the purpose. Apart from our wish list species these parks also seem to have healthy population of few other mammals, birds and reptiles which do not exist in Kaziranga, Bandhavgarh or Kanha.
Since you are the expert of Indian wildlife we would be happy to hear your thoughts with regards to NPs and propose & arrange our visit respectively. We could again include some cultural part in the trip but the focus can even more be related to wildlife.
We look forward to receive your comments and wish you a very nice start for the summer and great wildlife sightings in the meantime.
Petteri & Claudia