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11 October 2016 / leggypeggy

Off to India for some tiger time

Tiger in India

Poor John and I are about to board a flight to Singapore, with a final destination—many hours from now—of India.

Looking forward to 45 days of road trip in India’s south with the young naturalists we have travelled with twice before. It’s mostly about the animals—lions and tigers and bears. Yes, India has all three—Asiatic lions, Bengal tigers and sloth bears. When we aren’t exploring, we’ll be enjoying the wonderful cuisines of India.

Obviously, I’ll have a lot less online time, so forgive me if I miss liking or commenting on your blog posts. I’ll do my best. We’ll be travelling remotely a lot of the time.

Asiatic lions in India

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  1. supercalifragilisticexpialidocious / Oct 11 2016 6:42 pm

    Welcome to India, Peggy . Hope you have a wonderful trip here 😊😊

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    • leggypeggy / Oct 13 2016 12:44 pm

      Thank you. It’s our third visit in three years. I know we’ll have a wonderful time.

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  2. Monica Graff / Oct 11 2016 6:42 pm

    I look forward to reading about your adventures!

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  3. Frank Prem / Oct 11 2016 6:50 pm

    Take pics for the blog Peggy. we’ll share it with you.

    Have a great time.

    Cheers,

    Frank

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  4. Derrick / Oct 11 2016 6:54 pm

    looking forward to reading all about it, Give Anand and Deepti my regards

    Don’t forget to show them your culinary skills

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    • leggypeggy / Oct 13 2016 12:46 pm

      Thanks Derrick. They send their regards in return. They’re coming to a travel expo in London in Feburary

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  5. Alison and Don / Oct 11 2016 7:04 pm

    Oh I’m so envious – lions and tigers and bears! Have a fabulous time. I look forward to the stories on your return.
    Alison

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  6. toutparmoi / Oct 11 2016 7:05 pm

    Have fun! I’m a big fan of tigers. And I do hope the day comes when they can re-introduce cheetah to India.

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  7. Dewi / Oct 11 2016 7:24 pm

    Have a wonderful time Peg & John. Look forward to reading about your travels and seeing pics. xxx

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  8. Rashminotes / Oct 11 2016 7:31 pm

    Welcome to India Peggy! Hope you have a wonderful time:)

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    • leggypeggy / Oct 13 2016 12:51 pm

      It’s our third visit in three years and we always love it. This time we have 45 days in the south, starting in Bhopal.

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  9. derrickjknight / Oct 11 2016 8:07 pm

    Enjoy yourselves. (Some day I might learn why it’s ‘Poor John’)

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  10. BoomingOn / Oct 11 2016 8:20 pm

    Lions and tigers and bears. Oh my! (Sorry, couldn’t resist.) Enjoy the travels!

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  11. Victo Dolore / Oct 11 2016 9:47 pm

    Safe travels!!!!

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  12. Vicki / Oct 11 2016 9:56 pm

    Forget online time.
    REAL TIME in INDIA beats that hands down.
    Have a great trip (and don’t forget the camera).

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    • leggypeggy / Oct 13 2016 12:54 pm

      Excellent advice. I have the camera (including a telephoto).

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  13. Midwestern Plant Girl / Oct 11 2016 9:57 pm

    Have a great trip! Looking forward to the great photos you always post 😋

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  14. ralietravels / Oct 11 2016 11:43 pm

    Looking forward – perhaps with envy – to hearing about it.

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    • leggypeggy / Oct 13 2016 12:55 pm

      Thanks for following along, even with a touch of envy.

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  15. Popping Wheelies / Oct 12 2016 12:41 am

    Super interesting. Can’t wait for your pictures and descriptions. Have a great time.

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  16. poshbirdy / Oct 12 2016 12:46 am

    Have a ball. I LOVE India and who cares about internet service when you have such beauty and wildlife to enjoy!!

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    • leggypeggy / Oct 13 2016 12:56 pm

      We love India too, and sometimes it’s a blessing NOT to have internet services. 🙂

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  17. Phyllis Gaetz / Oct 12 2016 1:43 am

    Have a fantastic trip! Looking forward to hear about your adventures! Maybe we will catch the next one!

    Sent from my iPhone

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    • leggypeggy / Oct 13 2016 12:57 pm

      Thanks Phyllis, a catch-up would be wonderful. Marian is with us on this trip. Jealous? We’ll make space for you for any part of the trip you can do.

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  18. Mike Darbro / Oct 12 2016 1:45 am

    With you in spirit. Take pics please!

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  19. spearfruit / Oct 12 2016 1:46 am

    Have a fantastic time Peggy – I look forward to pictures. Safe travels! 🙂

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  20. christie jones / Oct 12 2016 4:01 am

    Have a wonderful and safe trip! Looking forward to hear your new stories!

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  21. Lynz Real Cooking / Oct 12 2016 4:14 am

    Have fun, very exciting

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  22. dave ply / Oct 12 2016 4:21 am

    Sounds like fun. May all your lions wear bow ties. (Still not sure how you got that one in the middle to put one on…)

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    • leggypeggy / Oct 13 2016 1:50 pm

      Brilliant observation. I’ve also always thought her saggy mouth looked like a bow tie!

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  23. thegreyeye / Oct 12 2016 4:53 am

    R u coming to bangalore! Please meet us then

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    • leggypeggy / Oct 13 2016 1:00 pm

      We probably aren’t coming to Bangalore, but I promise to let you know if we do. The final itinerary is being decided this week. It would be wonderful to meet you.

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      • thegreyeye / Oct 13 2016 2:12 pm

        Ok sure. I ll what’sapp u my phone number if by chance you are coming.

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      • leggypeggy / Oct 14 2016 12:55 pm

        Sorry to say that Bangalore is just a bit too far out of our way to visit on this trip. But I’m guessing we’ll be back to India to do the rest of the south. I’d love to meet you too.

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  24. Sharon Bonin-Pratt / Oct 12 2016 6:28 am

    Have a wonderful time in India!

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  25. lexklein / Oct 12 2016 7:33 am

    Looking forward to hearing all about it!

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    • leggypeggy / Oct 13 2016 1:01 pm

      It’s our first time in southern India, so we are looking forward to new adventures.

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  26. Jacqui Murray / Oct 12 2016 7:55 am

    Those are stunning pictures. Nothing says ‘noble’ and ‘quiet confidence’ like a stalking tiger or lion.

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    • leggypeggy / Oct 13 2016 1:02 pm

      She’s a beauty. We followed her for about 20 minutes. Truly humbling.

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  27. ideenbarimani / Oct 12 2016 10:30 am

    Enjoy! Look forward to seeing some amazing pics of some amazing animals!

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    • leggypeggy / Oct 13 2016 1:03 pm

      Now I just have to get the animals to cooperate. 🙂

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  28. IreneDesign2011 / Oct 12 2016 6:19 pm

    Enjoy your time in India 🙂
    Just remember to take a lot of great photos for us to see later 😀 Be careful and safe.
    Irene

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  29. Roberta Pimentel / Oct 12 2016 7:23 pm

    Amazing pictures Peggy! Enjoy your time in India 🙂

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  30. jengarynewadventures / Oct 12 2016 10:39 pm

    Oh! Have so much fun! Some of my grandbabies, all of my children, and my husband and I, would love to visit India! How exciting!!! :)) Jen

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    • leggypeggy / Oct 13 2016 1:05 pm

      We’re pleased to be here and to be able to share our adventures in India. Hope you all make it here sometime. We can certainly recommend our guides.

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      • jengarynewadventures / Oct 13 2016 3:25 pm

        Thank you and I hope we will visit someday! So many places we want to go and take family with us. 🙂

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  31. jerseydreaming / Oct 12 2016 11:35 pm

    Have fun. I wasn’t aware India had lions. You learn something new in blogland every day.

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  32. Brenda / Oct 12 2016 11:37 pm

    Happy travels.

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  33. Bun Karyudo / Oct 13 2016 1:49 am

    Woah, sounds exciting! Have a great time.

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  34. Zambian Lady / Oct 13 2016 5:02 am

    Safe trip and looking forward to reading about your adventures later.

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  35. sepultura13 / Oct 13 2016 6:00 am

    Have fun, and safe travels – I’m looking forward to any photographs that you take!
    🙂

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  36. A learning poet / Oct 13 2016 6:30 am

    Welcome to india. Hope you have a great time with lions, and tigers and bears. And I am sure you will love Indian cuisine. All the best

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    • leggypeggy / Oct 13 2016 1:39 pm

      Thanks. We love Indian food and will most likely have it three meals a day! 🙂

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  37. SyS / Oct 13 2016 9:51 am

    Snap Away Peggy… and I hope you get a few good keepers, I know not that easy… but even if they may or may not be great photos, your blog comments make up for this. Further, I know I have mentioned this a few times, since you will be in Southern India… take a side trip to Sri Lanka/Ceylon, Tigers, Elephants… and much more.

    Sy S.

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    • leggypeggy / Oct 13 2016 1:10 pm

      Hi Sy, you can be sure I’ll be over-doing it with the photos. We’d love to hop over to Sri Lanka, but it won’t happen this time. We did have two weeks there in 1985 and loved it. Time to plan another visit. 🙂

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  38. voulaah / Oct 13 2016 9:19 pm

    Have avery wonderful trip in India Peggy
    thank you so much for good sharing
    kisses

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  39. jeanleesworld / Oct 14 2016 2:10 am

    May you and Poor John (and your camera, of course) be safe no matter the surprises you find upon the Indian road. 🙂 xxxx

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  40. Antonia / Oct 14 2016 2:27 am

    Have a great time!

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  41. gallivance.net / Oct 14 2016 8:52 am

    I’m sure that you’ll have a great time in India Peggy. Years ago we visited Ranthambore and were lucky to spot a few tigers. Our driver also got us lost on the way out of the preserve and being inside the park after dark in a topless jeep wasn’t what we’d planned. But that’s another story. Have a great time. ~James

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    • leggypeggy / Oct 14 2016 12:43 pm

      We’ve never been lost in park, but we’ve overstayed the out-before-dark rule on a couple of occasions. Saw two leopards as a result. We head in to animal territory tomorrow.

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  42. Curt Mekemson / Oct 14 2016 9:44 am

    Ooh, enjoy, Peggy. It sounds like a wonderful trip. –Curt

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  43. fitnessgrad / Oct 14 2016 1:05 pm

    Oh my! this is amazing! I love seeing pictures of wildlife and I wish that I could have been there to see these marvelous animals in person! Such an experience it must have been!

    Shay-lon

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    • leggypeggy / Oct 14 2016 10:16 pm

      It was breathtaking, and we’re hoping to see tigers this time, along with many other kinds of wildlife.

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  44. chattykerry / Oct 15 2016 1:51 am

    Peggy, have a wonderful time. There are so few tigers left these days, Blow a kiss to one for me. I so admire your energy and zest for travel.

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    • leggypeggy / Oct 15 2016 3:56 am

      Thanks Kerry. You’ll be pleased to know that the tiger population in India is growing—and we’re hoping to spot a few cubs. Fingers crossed.

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  45. beetleypete / Oct 17 2016 12:17 pm

    Late to this as I have been away. Looks like a great trip ahead!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    • leggypeggy / Oct 25 2016 12:53 am

      Having a great time. Two weeks done and five to go. 🙂

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  46. David S. Wills / Oct 18 2016 3:11 pm

    Lions? Wow! You learn something new every day.

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  47. Bombay Foodies / Oct 27 2016 6:34 pm

    lovely post!!

    Liked by 3 people

  48. LadyRedot / Nov 11 2016 6:15 pm

    I love everything about this! Your style, the way you tell your story! Thanks for sharing I can’t wait to read more

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    • leggypeggy / Nov 12 2016 8:22 pm

      Oh my goodness, thanks so much for the lovely compliment. So glad you’ll be coming along on my travels. 🙂

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  49. (Wandering) Hippy Lee / Nov 30 2016 8:13 pm

    I came to India three years ago to “have a look about”….Well, I’m still here, and now I’m blogging about it lol. I must say, so far I love your Blog, I am going to settle in and start reading!

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    • leggypeggy / Dec 5 2016 9:16 pm

      Oh wow! I can see how you came to India and stayed on. So easy to do. Glad you like my blog. I look forward to checking out yours. 🙂

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  50. Ankita Shreeram / Dec 9 2016 8:57 pm

    So did you spot any lions and tigers? 🙂

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    • leggypeggy / Dec 9 2016 9:00 pm

      Oh yes, we saw the tiger, Prince, in one park. No lions this time as we didn’t make it to Gujarat. Had an amazing encounter with a leopard (two actually) in Pench.

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