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This Day (12th April), That Year (2012)

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This day, that year. Exactly 10 years back, 12th April 2012.. The day I was introduced to #svasarajunglelodge on my second trip to #TATR.

To put a few things in perspective; #Maya was still a sub adult sharing the #panderpauni territory with her siblings and mother. Areas like katezahri, ambathira and vasant bandhara were open to tourists. There was no 20% restriction. Ainbodi road had two way traffic. Private vehicles were allowed (thank God they have been banned). Most importantly Kolkata-Nagpur flight fares have doubled.

In other words, a lot has changed but some things remain constant for e.g. the same level of excitement to visit Tadoba and the hospitality and warmth of #svasarateam which makes me plan the next trip even before the current one ends. 

In the past I have confessed that #svasara is my second home. This remains the same even after ten years and for that I would like to sincerely thank every member of team svasara, past and present and more specifically #BhautikRDesai #ChiragJRoy #JigneshPatel #MeghnathGhosh #NanditaDas #PrasunMajumdar #RanjitMandal #RatikaSRamchandran #RishinBRoy #SanjayRamchandran #SwarnaChakrabarty. Jignesh and Chirag were the OG naturalists of svasara. Chirag, sad not to have you around. RIP brother. 

There’s no other place I would want to stay while in Tadoba. 

Not to mention, the lovely guests I’ve met in svasara over the years.. #PatanjaliSomayaji #SatishPradhan #MiteshGada #NirajWanikar #PujaParikh #LionelFalcao #JaydeepDoshi #AnindSaraf #ShankarIyer #AishwaryaSridhar #SwethakumaRangaraoBobbili #AmitMamgain and a whole lot more. In other words, thank you #teamsvasara for making every trip memorable for the past 10 years.. as always look fwd to more.. 

P.S. sorry for the quality of the images posted. The same are from the trip ten years back clicked with what I thought was a great camera at that point of time. But now I understand the reality of the picture quality.

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