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A Jewel Called Bandhavgarh

Non Fiction | 22 mins | 5+

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English

The rich wildlife of Madhya Pradesh’s Bandhavgarh National Park alone, with tiger as its prime attraction, is sufficient to hold you mesmerized for days... It has produced some of the most popular and fondly remembered tigers of India. But unlike most other natural wonders which stand in isolation, the present of Bandhavgarh is still linked with its past…

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Deadlier than Male
22 Min

Deadlier than Male

It was Rudyard Kipling of The Jungle Book fame who once commented that the female of the species is deadlier than the male. Witness a true story which proves the truth of this adage, at least as far as Indian wildlife is concerned. In this story, two headstrong tigresses wage a proactive battle that changes the course of their lives.

Wild Wonders Of Assam: Kaziranga
22 Min

Wild Wonders Of Assam: Kaziranga

The Kaziranga National Park in the north-eastern state of Assam is a World Heritage Site recognized for its biodiversity. Known for its significant population of rhinos, the park is also home to Bengal tigers, elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer.

LEOPARD HUNT PART 1
20 Min

LEOPARD HUNT PART 1

Animal attacks can be devastating for humans and their animal assailants. When a leopard attacked and injured 6 in the northern state of Uttarakhand, on the borders of Corbett National Park, the aftermath was brutal. Bowing to public anger and anguish in response to the event, the foresters had to agree to capture the leopard.

LEOPARD HUNT PART 2
22 Min

LEOPARD HUNT PART 2

Animal attacks can be devastating for humans and their animal assailants. When a leopard attacked and injured 6 in the northern state of Uttarakhand, on the borders of Corbett National Park, the aftermath was brutal. Bowing to public anger and anguish in response to the event, the foresters had to agree to capture the leopard.

Bharatpur-A Bird Paradise - English
22 Min

Bharatpur-A Bird Paradise - English

Formerly known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Keoladeo National Park in Rajasthan is a paradise for birds and bird-lovers. It’s home to countless number of Indian and migrant bird species, many of which travel thousands of kilometres each year to nest at this special site.

A Tale Of Success - English
23 Min

A Tale Of Success - English

Sariska is a well-known tiger reserve, close to New Delhi, the national capital of India. However, its tiger population took a serious hit a few years ago. In this episode, we evaluate the measures that helped ensure the return of the tiger to this national park.

Celebrity Tigers of India - English
22 Min

Celebrity Tigers of India - English

Who are the most talked and written-about tigers in India, whose fame has earned them the status of wild celebrities? Meet the tigers who are known for their special appeal and who have had huge fan following.

A Jewel Called Kanha - English
22 Min

A Jewel Called Kanha - English

Situated in the heart of India in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha National Park and Tiger Reserve is one of the best places in India to go tiger-spotting. Though that is not the only reason to take a safari through this reserve. This National Park also boasts of hosting Indian leopards, sloth bears, barasingha, and Indian wild dogs.

Against All Odds Part 1 - English
23 Min

Against All Odds Part 1 - English

Set in the Bandhavgarh National Park in central India, this is the story of a family of Royal Bengal tigers. Watch this wild family experience death, hope, anxiety, and all else that makes up life in the forest. How do its members react to the visitors that flock to this popular national park? With two members dead, and a third one missing from the enclosure, there is no assurance that this story will have a happy ending.

Against All Odds Part 2 - English
23 Min

Against All Odds Part 2 - English

Set in the Bandhavgarh National Park in central India, this is the story of a family of Royal Bengal tigers. Watch this wild family experience death, hope, anxiety, and all else that makes up life in the forest. How do its members react to the visitors that flock to this popular national park? With two members dead, and a third one missing from the enclosure, there is no assurance that this story will have a happy ending.

Whose Path Is This Anyway
22 Min

Whose Path Is This Anyway

Elephants are much-revered and feared creatures in India. As their habitats are encroached upon, cases of elephants attacks increase. Conversations with victims of these attacks from the eroding elephant corridors of Uttarakhand, and those who have studied elephant behaviour for a long time reveal the true culprits behind this phenomenon. Also, witness the fearsome rage of these magnificent animals in this episode.

Mowgli's Land- Pench National Park
20 Min

Mowgli's Land- Pench National Park

This is not just any other forest. This is the place from where Kipling drew inspiration for his Jungle Book. And the characters he created- Sher Khan, the tiger, Baloo, the bear, Bagheera, the panther, and Bandar log, the monkeys- can still be found here. This is the famous Pench Tiger Reserve which is known as much for its tigers and eye-catching landscape as for Rudyard Kipling. This is also perhaps the only tiger reserve in India which falls under two states, and hence, is administered by two different set of forest departments: of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Wild Odisha-Manglajodi
23 Min

Wild Odisha-Manglajodi

Maharshi Valmiki, the Adikavi who gave the world the immortal epic- the Ramayana - was a highway robber. Legend has it that he came under the spell of Maharshi Narada and became a Brahmarshi. A modern-day analogy may be found in the story of Mangalajodi in Odisha. Here is an amazing anecdote of how an entire village whose livelihood depended on poaching turned into die-hard conservationists

Wild Odisha- Chilika
23 Min

Wild Odisha- Chilika

The dazzling Chilika Lake of Odisha, India’s largest brackish water lagoon is a paradise for birds. It is one of the last remaining wild stretches in India and a favourite with tourists in the region thanks to its incomparable natural beauty.

Wild v/s Man
22 Min

Wild v/s Man

In this episode, we focus on the growing confrontations between humans and animals. Whether it’s the tiger, the elephant or even the highly protected one-horned rhino, each has suffered in these conflicts. Besides gripping footage, the special episode also carries the viewpoints of some renowned wildlife experts.

Taming of Giant
24 Min

Taming of Giant

An episode on the training of the wild elephant found in Indian jungles. Meet the bravehearts who dare to work with these gentle giants.

GREAT RUN OF KUTCH
21 Min

GREAT RUN OF KUTCH

Visit the largest salt desert in the world, in the northwestern parts of the country. This is the Great Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, spread over more than 7500 sq. kms.

Wild Wonders Of Assam - MANAS
22 Min

Wild Wonders Of Assam - MANAS

Manas is the Assamese National Park that was globally known for its rhinos. It then lost all of them. This episode captures the story of the return of the rhinoceros to this beautiful park.

Ramganga
22 Min

Ramganga

Called the ‘land of roar and trumpet’, the forest in which Corbett National Park is situated is a place of flowing rivers, rugged hills and Sal trees. Thousands visit this world-famous National Park every year. And yet, few truly notice the element which provides health and vitality to its amazing forests- the Ramganga river. Explore the significance of this life force in this episode.

Kheechan
23 Min

Kheechan

140 km west of the Blue City of Jodhpur in the arid lands of Rajasthan lies Kheechan village. Every year, as winter appears, so do migratory cranes from Eurasia to this otherwise unremarkable destination. The villagers share their place with thousands of Demoiselle Cranes hovering and foraging just outside their home, till spring arrives.

A Jewel Called Bandhavgarh
22 Min

A Jewel Called Bandhavgarh

The rich wildlife of Madhya Pradesh’s Bandhavgarh National Park alone, with tiger as its prime attraction, is sufficient to hold you mesmerized for days... It has produced some of the most popular and fondly remembered tigers of India. But unlike most other natural wonders which stand in isolation, the present of Bandhavgarh is still linked with its past…

The Jewel Of Vidharbha - Episode 1
23 Min

The Jewel Of Vidharbha - Episode 1

Till about a few years ago, not many people knew much about the Tadoba Tiger Reserve of Maharashtra…It was not in the itinerary of most serious wild lifers. In their pursuit of big striped cats, they would invariably head off to Ranthambore in Rajasthan…Kanha in Madhya Pradesh…Or Corbett in the foothills of Himalayas…So Tadoba remained a poor cousin of all these bigger and better known national parks…

The Jewel Of Vidharbha - Episode 2
22 Min

The Jewel Of Vidharbha - Episode 2

In the last episode, we showed how Tadoba is fast emerging as one of the most exciting national parks in India, where tigers can be spotted easily from close range. One only hopes the situation remains the same or even gets better but the fact is, this beautiful national park is beginning to face pressures that often escort popularity. Poaching of tigers for instance. In the past few years, poachers have struck big and killed five tigers from this tiger reserve.

GIR National Park- PART 1
21 Min

GIR National Park- PART 1

If its lions in your mind, it has to be Gujarat. Rugged, brown, dry and thorny with a hint of green, Gir is beautiful but harsh teak dominated habitat in the Junagadh district of Gujarat. Far from the stereotypical vision most people have of forests in the tropics, Gir is anything but lush. It is, nevertheless, one of India’s most precious and vital biodiversity vaults. Explore Gir, the world’s only remaining home for Asiatic Lions, with us, on your favorite wildlife show.

GIR National Park- PART 2
20 Min

GIR National Park- PART 2

Today, after more than a century of conservation, the population of Asiatic lions stands at more than 400 animals, all of which live in and around the Gir National Park. The animals are now so identified with their sole remaining habitat- that is, the ‘Gir or Gujarat lions’. But the roaring lion population has certainly brought some fears along. The lions have outgrown their protected reserve and share their habitat with more than 100,000 people residing in the villages around the national park

Living with the Leopards
21 Min

Living with the Leopards

In this episode of Wilderness Days, we inspect from all angles the man-leopard conflict in the suburban areas of Mumbai. Sanjay Gandhi National Park, housing around two dozen leopards, has turned into a war zone and the humans, as well as the big cats, have suffered alike. Fortunately, a string of measures taken by the forest department and environmentalists have produced gratifying results, and peace seems to be returning here.

Silent Killer Part 1
21 Min

Silent Killer Part 1

This is the story of the elusive man-eating tigress of Uttar Pradesh, which has grabbed numerous eyeballs. Perhaps no tiger in North India has gained as much notoriety as this one. All attempts to capture her dead or alive had failed.

Slient Killer Part 2
23 Min

Slient Killer Part 2

In this episode, we will take you close to the heart of the matter- the actual areas where the tigress has gone on an unprecedented killing spree. With up-close footage of a major offensive launched for her capture and of course, eye witness accounts of a few lucky survivors. Not since the days of Jim Corbett has a man-eating tiger gained so much attention as this one.

Death in the Himalaya
22 Min

Death in the Himalaya

Watch the heroic struggle of a group of 54 trekkers to survive in often hostile conditions at the immense altitude of 19,500 feet. With rivetting footage of the events as they unfolded in the higher reaches of the Himalayas, this real-life drama will have you at the edge of your seat.

God’s own country: KERELA
21 Min

God’s own country: KERELA

The very thought of Kerala conjures up images of elephants, unending chain of green hills and unwinding valleys. But for the wildlife enthusiasts, Kerala is a no less than a treasure, which only needs to be explored to be believed. Dotted on its landscapes, giving way to some of the most mesmeric views that one could behold are these pristine wildlife habitats

The Rugged Ranthambore
22 Min

The Rugged Ranthambore

Ranthambore, of late, has become synonymous with a tiger. The rugged place is the last homeland of the tiger in Rajasthan, and offers views and vistas which are starkly different from anywhere else in India. Some of the most camera-friendly tigers can be found in the Ranthambore National Park. Catch this visual essay on the popular tourist spot.

A Tigers Heart - Part 1
23 Min

A Tigers Heart - Part 1

A Tiger’s Heart is a close look at the unprecedented phenomenon, never witnessed in the wild before- that of a male tiger taking care of two orphaned tiger cubs after their mother died. This happened in the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve of Rajasthan recently. Our team worked for over 11 months on this unique subject, and came out with shots- and a true story- which have never been observed or recorded before.

Tigers Heart - Part 2
23 Min

Tigers Heart - Part 2

The story of these tigers from Ranthambore in Rajasthan has all the elements which we associate with humans, namely tragedy, despair, hope, and strength.

On Loosing Grounds
24 Min

On Loosing Grounds

An episode dedicated to Madhya Pradesh wildlife from birds to tigers, around every bird sanctuaries and national parks in Madhya Pradesh

Catching The Killer Elephant
21 Min

Catching The Killer Elephant

For the people living on the outskirts of Rishikesh in Uttarakhand, just where the road to the higher Himalayas starts winding upwards, the terror arrived one day without any warning. During the next 11 months, nothing could be more terrifying or fearsome. People feared to venture out alone after sunset, for they didn’t know when or from where the killer would strike.

In The Shadow Of Man- Eating Leopards
23 Min

In The Shadow Of Man- Eating Leopards

In the charming hilly state of Uttarakhand, the Paudi Garhwal region stands out as one of the most picturesque of mid-Himalayan zones, and also one of the most dangerous. Danger lurks at every nook and corner here. Children and women are more prone to fall victim to it, at times men, too. For the man-eating leopards of Uttarakhand can strike from anywhere, at any time of the day or night.

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