InnTheWild, Masinagudi, Resorts Near Ooty, Naturalist Log: 26th August, 6.30 pm
We spot the elusive leopard all the time at InnTheWild, right within our property itself, especially during our complimentary on-property moonlight drive. Well, here is a story where instead of me spotting the leopard, I was spotted by it :-).
This behavior of leopard sightings in the buffer zones of the Mudumalai National Park near Ooty is common, because leopards tend to avoid tigers and so get pushed out to the fringes and into the buffer zone of which our resort is one of the only ones to be an integral part of. Below is a picture taken right next to my bungalow, back in November 2011, by our Naturalist at the time.
The dark clouds started pouring down after a promising sun shine in the morning. Last night’s on-property safari was lucky enough to spot the big three of South India – The Elephants, The Indian Gaur and The Shaggy Sloth Bear. Before starting today’s evening safari, streams of thought rushed through my mind…will I be able to cater to the expectation of our curious guests who started their trip with great expectations? Will the rain gods be kind enough make our trail smooth?
The answer came as we progressed our trip which started with an awesome sighting of beautiful peacock who came out to the open ground to enjoy the fresh shower of monsoon.
At InnTheWild, we are trying something new all the time! So what’s new this time you ask? Well this time, we are here to present to you, our new and improved evening snack time menu available at our in-house restaurant FEAST.
Recently our F&B Manager, Mr. Peter Sarin, and his team decided to overhaul our jungle barbeque, just for fun! And boy did they impress! The chefs churned out one after another mouth watering starters and kebabs…well as it always is, pictures speak louder than words, so drool away! 🙂
Jungle Barbecue: Paneer, Fish, Chicken, Rabit, and Quail