The Raw Jamnagar — Camels and Flamingo!

Gujarat Trip - Part 1

I guess, I have been to Jamnagar only thrice in my life. I knew it as a regular city. I didn't know, and actually never noticed that it has a raw natural life also. I didn't expect to see free camels and flamingos out there just near the railway station.

It was early morning time, and our train was about to reach Jamnagar Railway Station. We were all enjoying and were excited to reach our first destination in our Gujarat trip. We just peeped out of the compartment window and couldn't believe ourselves that we were seeing wild camels and flamingos enjoying their natural lives unaffected by any human activity. There was an open land with some water reserves (I'm not sure whether those reserves are natural; the chances are that those are man-made). The wild camels were having their breakfast :) and the flamingos far away were busy in their nose-job :) The sight was completely a pleasure. I have posted the photograph below. Sorry friends, I don't have a zoom/telephoto lens to capture the flamingos full screen.

Camels and flamingos in Jamnagar

Flamingos at a water spot in Jamnagar

36 comments :

  1. What a pleasant surprise that must have been. I will enjoy looking at photos of your trip and will be looking forward to more in the future.

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  2. Sure Gramma. I hope I will delight you all again :)

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  3. How wonderful it must have been to dicover them ! Nice shot !

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  4. it's really strange for me to meet camels near a little water. thanks for visiting my blog.

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  5. I have never been to Jamnagar once but one day will visit for sure. Thanks for sharing information. I will keep myself awake : )before the station.
    Thankyou !

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  6. I like seeing the giraffes and camels together. Great photo....

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  7. Well I'm sure I saw a giraffe there the first time I looked, where did it go, ha! It's like the time I saw a zebra run through my yard and it really wasn't there...but I swear it was.

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  8. It was really wonderful Babzy :)

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  9. Hi Marguerite-Marie,

    Yes, it's really strange!

    Your blog is good :)

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  10. Hi Hobo,

    It seems that this is the season when we get to see flamingos and other large birds in Gujarat. I have no idea if they are year round.

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  11. And Hobo, if you are traveling from Mumbai, this scene is on the right-hand side just about 5 minutes before the railway station

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  12. Oh! That must be a great scene Sandy — Giraffes and Camels together.

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  13. Don't worry Sandy. This happens to all of us I guess. Even I feel sometimes that I saw something, but people deny its presence :)

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  14. This is a fantastic combination! I've seen many flamingos and camels on my travels but in different countries, never together! Great shots!

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  16. Enjoy your trip! I personally enjoy viewing animals in their natural element. Or perhaps never to see them but for pictures, knowing they are free to roam. I am not a big fan of the zoo.

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  17. I didn't not that JM. Yes, it's a fantastic and rare combination :)

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  18. I loved your these two lines. "The wild camels were having their breakfast :) and the flamingos far away were busy in their nose-job :)".

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  19. Very interesting nature shots and commentary. Must have been a great surprise to see them.

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  20. I can't imagine what it would be like to see these through a train window. Amazing sight and a great commentary.

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  21. Thank you workhard. I hope you visit again :)

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  22. Same here Dusty Lens. I too am not a zoo lover.

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  23. Really Janie, it was a great surprise.

    Thanks :)

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  24. Hi Angela,

    You have to be in India to enjoy India. All are welcome :)

    Thanks for the appreciating words :)

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  28. Interesanta combinatia din fotografia ta.Ca mile si flamingo...
    Sa speram ca aceste camile sunt libere?
    Felicitari Bhavesh!

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  29. mohinder kumar08 September, 2010

    Sir I also want to go to vindheshwari mata temple. will you guide me how to reach there as I am living at chandigarh. Iam working here as a teacher in govt. school. my email I D is
    mktaneja@india.com
    Mohinder kumar Chandigarh

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  30. @ mohinder kumar: Nice to know about your interest. For going to the temple, you need to reach Willingdon Crescent in Jamnagar. You can travel to Willingdon Crescent by local transportation available from most of the arrival-hubs once you arrive in Jamnagar. Once you reach there, ask any shopkeeper where the temple of Kaushalya Mata is [Kaushalya Mata is the same as Vindhyeshwari Mata]. They will guide you. The road leading to the temple is very narrow and somehow dirty. Further on that narrow road, there's a narrower lane to reach the temple.

    If you reach the temple and find it locked, return back from the narrower road, and ask the shopkeeper on the conjunction. Keys are with him.

    I hope this helps.

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  31. Have you, since, gotten a telephoto lens? How exciting it must have been to see these creatures in the wild - and in such great numbers!! I hope I have some experience like that when I am in India!

    I'm glad I chanced upon this past post of yours, Bhavesh!

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  32. @ RNSANE: Yes, I've got a telephoto lens now. In fact the camera is also new, gifted by my brother living in NYC :) If you dare to, you too will get such chances of seeing the real, old style India.

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