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Sourabha Rao

Sourabha is a staff writer at Toehold who dexterously gives verbal form to the inexpressible, and with her passion for travel, weaves immersive stories that transcend space and dissolve time.

It’s World Tourism Day!

World Tourism Day
Awakening to new meanings, new perspectives doesn’t have to wait for a special day. While that can happen every single day, we stress upon the vision behind this year’s World Tourism Day through our own. Among the driving intentions behind the idea of this celebration is ‘moving forward to ensure the positive
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May 2017 Bandhavgarh Photography Tour Batch 2 Trip Report

Bandhavgarh
Batch 2 participants of the Bandhavgarh Wildlife Photography Tour lived memorable experiences in the wild, and through the images they’ve made of special moments, we share with you this heartening story. The first safari of the second batch commenced in a rather explosive way in Bandhavgarh. Driving past
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Animal of the Week: Hoolock Gibbon, Assam, India

Gibbon
Hoolock gibbon (Hoolock hoolock) Great place to see the hoolock gibbon: Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary, Assam, India http://www.toehold.in/phototours/kaziranga-wildlife-photography-tour.php Found south of the mighty Brahmaputra River, the hoolock gibbon’s range covers the north-east Indian states (the seven
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Animal of the Week: Barasingha, Kanha, India

Kanha
Barasingha (Cervus duvaucelii) in Kanha Great place to see it: Kanha, India http://www.toehold.in/phototours/bandhavgarh-kanha-tiger-photography-tour.php Also known as the swamp deer, the barasingha is a species of deer distributed mostly in Bandhavgarh and Kanha in India. This large deer, with its woolly and
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Animal of the Week: Strawberry Poison-dart Frog, Costa Rica

Frog
Strawberry poison-dart frog (Oophaga pumilio) Great place to see the strawberry poison-dart frog: Costa Rica, Central America http://www.toehold.in/phototours/costa-rica-wildlife-photography-tour.php In the abundance of inky green shades of the Costa Rica forests, this small creature makes his presence felt
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Anaimalai Over the Years: In 15 Client Pictures

Anaimalai
Our rainforest photography expeditions to Anaimalai every year yield several stunning images of various genres. Here are some moments in the wild frozen beautifully by the participants of the Anaimalai Photography Tour.   1. ‘The Night Call’, by Manu Sathyan     In the nights of the
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Nilgiri tahr
Nilgiri tahr (Nilgiritragus hylocrius) Great place to see the Nilgiri tahr: Anaimalai, Tamil Nadu, India http://www.toehold.in/phototours/anaimalai-rainforest-photography-expedition.php Inhabiting the montane grasslands of the southern part of the Western Ghats, this sheep is an adorable wild being you don’t want
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Sixteen of the Year’s Best Client Images

Photography
On World Photography Day, here are some of the most evocative images our Photo Tour clients have made in the past year!     A serene spot-lit image of the Indian grey heron that Manju Mohan managed to make on Bharatpur Photography Tour as the bird seemed to emerge from the dark background, as it […]
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Chasing Dreams of Colour in Four Corners of India

Ladakh, India
On Independence Day, we bring you four different possibilities from four different corners of India. Places where, for travellers and photographers, their abstract ideas can take tangible forms and become real entities. 1. Varanasi     Everything about this old city spells spirituality and mesmerising
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