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  • Vignettes from Wild India!

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    Imagery in High Definition from across the Himalaya! A Himalayan Fox at a Snow Leopard kill, the Valley of Flowers, daisies in Landour, the Himalayan Barbet at its nest-hole, the White-breasted Dipper in the Teesta in Sikkim, and other images!

    Wild India: Indian wildlife seems to get straight-jacketed into a mould that almost entirely comprises of the tiger! This is rather sad as the tiger is just one of the more prominent species that strikes us as beautiful and rare in the Indian wilderness. With its numbers in decline, we need to move away from the tiger as the focal point of wildlife tourism in India, and create interest in the numerous lesser cats, antelopes, deer, pheasants and other rare species of birds and animals that India harbours in the shadow of the great Himalayan mountains.

    Arunachal Pradesh is India's north-eastern most state and a tourism jewel in the rough. While the inner line permit and difficulty of access make visitation a somewhat tedious affair, once there, the domestic or international traveller is truly rewarded by the experience. The people are warm and welcoming, traditional and well-cultured, they are little changed by modern India and still continue with their age-old traditions. The weather is lovely year-round, the forests are green and salubrious, the wildlife diverse and engaging,the birdlife fabulous, and above all - the geography is diverse and unique.

    I have been visiting Arunachal Pradesh since 1998 and ever since I discovered the Macaca munzala in Arunachal, the first and only new species of simian to have been discovered worldwide in the recent past, I kept returning for more!

    Sikkim is truly India's hidden jewel. The last state to join the Indian union, it is a small state but has a wide range of attractions for a domestic or inbound international traveler. With a warm and welcoming local population, low crime rate, high hospitality quotient,cool and comfortable climate, green mountains, wide biodiversity, rich forests, bountiful rivers and much more, it is a tourism destination that is waiting to be discovered by a wider and more sophisticated international audience of the type the currently visits Bhutan. Sikkim has everything that Bhutan has going for it, and then some..

    Back in 2009 and 2010, we wanted to expose the state's tourism bounty to a wider audience, and created this film at the end of 2010 to draw attention to all that the state can offer. We believe we have succeeded with this film and while it has been widely viewed, we would like it to reach a much larger audience, both in India and abroad, to heighten the tourism profile of the state and reward India's finest and most hidden tourism jewel. The people also need tourism at this point in time, as they recover from the most painful and debilitating earthquake. Despite the damage and human death tall that the tragedy wrecked, the people have put in their best to recover from it and even remain cheerful through the gloom. Tourism can be their saviour now!

    Since we have the largest archive on the Himalaya in the world, in 2010 we decided to make a TVC that would attract the sophisticated global traveller to visit India and then travel around the Himalaya.

    We feel the need this TVC successfully recreates the magic, adventure and excitement of being in the Himalaya and would like it to be shown to a wider global audience, to raise the profile of the Indian Himalaya and make people realize that there is more to the Himalaya than what is seen in Nepal, Bhutan and around Mt. Everest!

    So many states touch our mountains that tourism in India can greatly gain from marketing our mountains better. Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal, Sikkim, West Bengal and Arunachal all stand to benefit.We would like to see Indian tourism gain from our chief geographical feature - the Himalaya!

    This footage is part of the professionally-shot stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and Digital Betacam. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... wfi @ and Show less
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  • Kerala Play

    Sabarimala, Padayani, Mohiniyattam, Backwaters, Urumi, Munnar, Cardamon, Elephant festival, Boat race
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  • Must watch - The Best of India! Play

    See 'The Best of India' online!

    The largest global collection of HD internet and television content on South Asia is now available online. This is part of Wilderness Films India's larger initiative 'A Visual mapping of the Indian Subcontinent' which has taken a team of 60 people over 20 years to put together, and we're doubling up our efforts going forward, in order to archive in High Definition every aspect of the South Asian experience! While we have 55, 000 clips, films and shorts online, we plan to have a million by the end of next year.

    For every video you view, we are able to make a modest contribution to our Himalayan conservation fund... Please widely share our content links, in order to create a broader world-view on our sub-continent, while creating awareness on conservation issues along the way... Put all this together, and you have the most powerful geographical, sociological, religious and cultural atlas of India!
    • History underground: The forgotten Baolis or step-wells of Delhi! - Duration: 7 minutes, 53 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      A short film on the forgotten Baolis or step-wells of Old and New Delhi, India.

      Nizamuddin Baoli:
      Built in the 14th century by Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, this step well served as a water reservoir ...
    • Arunachal Pradesh - the Unexplored Paradise - Duration: 21 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      Here is our little paean to our favourite Indian state! A place where no one locks their homes, oranges are sold in the market without a price and you pay whatever you feel the farmer deserves to g...
    • Desert school in India's lonesome salt desert! - Duration: 4 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      In the wastelands of India, is 'zero land', known as such because no survey has been carried out there in over sixty years since the British left India. This is the Rann of Kutch. Deep in the Rann ...
    • Eid-ul-Fitr : a celebration of Muslim faith in India - Duration: 3 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      Islam is alive and thriving in India!

      Islam is the second most practiced religion in India and Eid-ul-fitr is the second biggest festival (after Eid ul adha or Bakr Eid) of the followers of Islam ...
    • Eid al-Adha, Id-ul-Zuha or Bakr Eid and how it is celebrated - Duration: 21 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      A completed documentary examination on Eid al-Adha, Id-ul-Zuha or Bakr Eid being celebrated in India.

      India - the most populous democracy in the world.The 7th largest and the 2nd most populous cou...
    • Waterfalls of India (mostly Madhya Pradesh!) - Duration: 3 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      A medley of images of the finest waterfalls of India, mostly in Madhya Pradesh (OK, one in Maharashtra and an obscure one in Sikkim!). These include Pandav, Raneh, Dudhsagar and more... That's a lo...
    • Bihar on the move! - Duration: 3 minutes, 20 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      In the minds of Indians, Bihar is the most impoverished, pathetic, criminal, poverty-stricken state in India. Government officials are said to have sucked funds (think: fodder scam!) out of the sys...
    • Incredible India Ganga film - Duration: 76 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      A TVC for the "Incredible India" campaign, of the Ministry of Tourism of the Government of India, showing the river Ganga or Ganges in north India.

      The Incredible India campaign, conceptualized in...
    • A day in the life of the Himalaya: Ladakh and Uttarakhand in sunrise mode! - Duration: 43 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      Some fantastic sunrises and aerials in time lapse mode, taken from the western Himalayan region of Ladakh, in Jammu and Kashmir state, India.

      This footage is part of the professionally-shot broadc...
    • Heli skiing in the Himalaya - Duration: 14 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      Heli skiing in the Himalaya

      This is a documentary examination of the adventure sport of Helicopter Skiing and how it is run in the Himalaya. The expert Swiss pilots of Himachal Heli-Skiing take ...
    • Conservation of the Eastern Hoolock Gibbon - Duration: 8 minutes, 11 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      In the jungles of Arunachal Pradesh's Mehao national park, Wilderness Films India sent a team to film the Hoolock Gibbon in its natural habitat.

      The Hoolock gibbon or Uluk, belongs to the ape fami...
    • A Journey to India - Duration: 21 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      A Journey to India

      A journey to India is a quick-paced journey through the vast cultural, sociological and geographical landscape of South Asia's peninsula of India. See this as a 24 minute trav...
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  • Gujarat Play

    Little Rann of Kutch
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