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What's the difference between defined Forest areas and laws with respect to hiking/camping through them in India?

Disclaimer: I am no expert in this field, and I must admit that I had to go through various documents (PDFs) that I had archived over a period of time, but was too lazy to understand them fully. I ...
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Which dangerous wild animals are most likely to be encountered in Western Ghats, India

I've hiked the Ghats in Maharashtra, Tamilnadu and Kerala without issues, but did take sensible precautions. The most dangerous animals are gaur (wild relatives of cattle), boar, snakes, and elephants....
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Possible resources to identify birds while outdoors (preferably in the Indian subcontinent)?

I highly recommend the Pocket Naturalist Guides from Waterford Press. I have no affiliation with the company, and I don't purchase directly from their website. I'm recommending them because we use ...
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Possible resources to identify birds while outdoors (preferably in the Indian subcontinent)?

There several apps for phones that would help a person, eBird by Cornell Lab (This one is supposed to be worldwide) Birds of India Specifically for birds in India The Audubon Bird Guide App (Limited ...
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Effective way to carry a sleeping mattress with rucksack?

I tend to attach the sleeping mattress to the bottom of my backpack so that my backpack can stand upright without extra support. Highly convenient.
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Effective way to carry a sleeping mattress with rucksack?

It actually depends where you hike, the type and size of your backpack, the type of sleeping pad and how much you carry in your pack. I use a Mountain Smith Mayhem 45lt which is a top loading and ...
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Effective way to carry a sleeping mattress with rucksack?

I prefer the mat (in the rare case of sleeping outside in winter, mats) rolled up inside the rucksack, against its wall, as shown in the middle picture in your question. This way the mat is safe (...
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