Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wildlife Travel India - Have an experience of lifetime!

Plan a wildlife in India, if you like excitement and are the adventurous lot. India is blessed with rich flora and fauna. It is known for its natural landscapes such as the great Himalayas, vast Gangetic Plains, which are home to numerous National Parks and wildlife sanctuaries of India. It boasts of 88 National Parks and 490 Wildlife Sanctuaries, sheltering over 390 mammals, 455 reptiles, 210 amphibians, 1,230 bird species and 30,000 species of insects. It is one of the very few countries in the world where you can still see a tiger in the wilds. You can experience unlimited excitement and visit National parks and zoos that house endangered species. The favorable climate and topography of North India supports unique and rich flora and fauna. Some of the finest and most famous wildlife sanctuaries of not only India but also the world are located in North India. The experience is simply amazing. You can also go on a safari.

Jungle Safari: Jungle safari is one of the best choices which offer you excellent opportunities to view these untamed animals from a closest point. In a Jungle safari, you can even stays amid the nature's lap while enjoying the serene beauty of the jungles.

Elephant Safari: Elephant safari is another main attraction of the wildlife tourism activity in India.The best elephant safari wildlife parks in India are Kaziranga National Park, Manas Tiger Reserve to view especially One-horned Rhinoceros and the Royal Bengal Tigers respectively.

Tiger Safari: Tiger safari in their habitat will give you ample of opportunities to behold the beauty of these magnificent big cats. Some of the most popular national parks in India which are ideal for Tiger safari are Bandhavgarh National Park, Ranthambore National Park, Panna National Park etc.

Bird Watching: Bird watching is also a significant part of wildlife tourism in India. Indian sky is filled with various colorful birds among which some are residential and some are migratory birds. It has all total of 1200 species of birds which resides in different bird sanctuaries namely the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary and the Vembanad Bird Sanctuary. Here, you can spend some leisurely hours listening to chirping of birds.

Wildlife Photography: Wildlife photography is an art in itself and to perform this you must have the quest for innovative exploration of these wild animals in their natural habitat. Indian wildlife sanctuaries are delight for the wildlife photographers. Every Indian national park and wildlife sanctuaries has something or other to offer these photographers.

Eco-tourism: It is a very new concept which is still in its infancy. The main ideology of Eco-tourism is tourism in exotic destinations without hampering the distinct flora and fauna of the region. Eco-tourism provides traveler an awesome opportunity to spend a small sojourn in harmony with nature.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Save the Tiger : Voices of support

In just a hundred years tiger numbers have dwindled from 40,000 to less than 1400 and in the next five years we can either save or lose our tigers altogether.

Saving the world's largest feline predator, now on the brink of extinction, should be made a national emergency.

Bittu Sahgal, Editor, Sanctuary Magazine: "Bagh Bachao, Jungle Badhao, Mausam Bachao - that is going to be the battle cry of children across India in the coming months. Our Prime Minister and all our Members of Parliament should publicly apologise to our children. They promised the children that tigers were safe. If adults want to win back the respect of their children, they must put all their energy into the task of saving our national animal, the tiger, from extinction".

Kishor Rithe, Satpuda Foundation: "We can still save the tiger, provided we protect its forests. In Melghat, Pench, Tadoba and Nagzira, children are working to protect tigers, but they need the support of adults."

Valmik Thapar, Member, National Wildlife Board:"The Prime Minister must announce an emergency meeting of the National Board for Wildlife to consider the implications of the latest tiger estimation, which clearly reveals that the tiger is headed towards it's worst crisis".

Biswajit Mohanty, Wildlife Society of Orissa: "Tigers, turtles, elephants and all other wildlife is in danger in Orissa. Here, poachers are able to get away with murder because our CM and government officials care less about wildlife than about mining and constructing ports, harbours and roads."

Aditya Singh, Kids for Tigers, Ranthambhore: "On February 14, 2008, more than 2000 children got together to demand that an emergency meeting of the National Board for Wildlife be called to consider the new tiger census figures. These children know more about forests and climate change than Chief Ministers or Prime Ministers."

Belinda Wright, Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI): "The Prime Minister needs to fulfill his promise to make the Wildlife Crime Bureau effective immediately. It needs to have the resources and skills to be able to react swiftly and professionally to any information on wildlife crime. International poaching syndicates are ruthless, and they pay well. If anyone working with them gets caught, they provide money for good legal help, so that the wildlife criminals quickly get bail. If we do not effectively tackle poaching now, we could lose the tiger forever."

Swati Thyagarajan, Anchor, NDTV: "I have been investigating wildlife stories for many years and can say without any doubt that the tiger has never before been in greater danger of extinction. NDTV's teams will be travelling across India to speak with children to ask what they want adults to do about the tiger crisis. These children are the voice of tomorrow and we cannot pretend to love our country, or our children if we ignore their legitimate demand for an ecologically safe country."

Ashok Kumar, vice chairman of the NGO Wildlife Trust of India.: "The big challenge is to utilise the money effectively in the field. Most of the time it remain unutilised in the states."

Activist Kishor Rithe: "The national tiger conservation authority envisages creation of a foundation within each tiger reserve which would receive funds meant for tiger protection directly but the Maharashtra government is yet to do it."

Actor John Abraham: "At the start of the 20th Century, there were 40,000 tigers, today they are down to 1400. At this rate, it'll take less than 10 years to wipe them out. If we wish to remain citizens of the land of tiger, we must save our national animal and not make it a national shame. The tiger must stay on the national agenda."

Actor Aamir Khan: "Our national animal is in crisis. We must act now to to save them."

Monday, February 1, 2010

Ranthabhore National Park

Ranthambore National Park is situated in the eastern part of Rajasthan and is surrounded by two famous hill ranges-the Vindhya and the Aravalli hills. It is only 130 kms from Jaipur which is the nearest airport and 11 kms from Sawai Madhopur which is the nearest railway station and town. River Chambal in the south and Banas river in the north flows through the Ranthambore National Park. Ranthambore was declared a wildlife Santuary in 1955 and became a part of the Tiger Reserve in 1973. In 1980 it was declared a national park and in 1984 Sawai Man Singh Santuary and Keladevi Santuary became a part of it. Covering a circumference of 400 sq. Kms, Ranthambore National Park is the largest forest reserve of Rajasthan. The topography includes rugged terrain, lofty hills, rocky landscape, narrow lanes and valleys with small and large rivers and lakes. The vegetation of Ranthambore National Park is of tropical dry deciduous type and were once a part of the dense jungles of the Central India. Dhok is the most prominent and the oldest tree in the Ranthambore National Park and has the capacity to withstand dangerous droughts. There are many lakes in this forest of which the most prominent are the Padam Talab, The Malik Talab and the Rajbagh.

Ranthambore National Park has intense diversity of flora and fauna. Peacocks, languars, wild boars, spotted deer, samber deer, blue bull, Indian gazelle, black buck and crocodiles are common species of wildlife observed. Ranthambore National Park is mainly famous for its Tiger reserve. Here tigers are seen in large population spotting even during the daytime . Visitors are seen in large number been indulge in taking photograph of these wild predators.

The best time to visit this place is in the month of November and May when the climate is favourable for the wild species.

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Corbett National Park


Located in Nainital, Pauri Garhwal,Almora and Binjore districts of Uttaranchal,the jim corbett national park is one of the greatest and the oldest national park in India. The corbett national park is also the part of the corbett tiger reserve that lies in the foothills of the Himalayas.The total circumference of the corbett tiger reserve is about 1300 sq. kms of which 500 sq.kms forms the core area and 800 sq. kms forms the buffer area. the core area covers the corbett national park and the buffer area captures the sonanadi wildlife santuary and the reserve forests.The sparkling Ramganga river, a tributary of ganga flows east-west through the paths of the reserve. The corbett national park is The natural hub for tigers, leopards, deer and elephant.

The jim corbett national park has rich and vibrant history. Initially the park was established as' Hailey national park' in 1936 in the memory of Sir Malcom Hailey, the governor of United kingdom at that time. After independence The park was renamed as the 'Ramganga National Park' in 1952. Finally in 1957, the park derived its name as the 'Jim Corbett National Park' in honour and memory of the famous legendary hunter turned conservationist, author and Photographer who spend most of his years in setting up this park. Jim corbett national park is also designated with the crown of being one of the nine tiger reserves at the launch of the project tiger reserve in 1973. Dhikala is the place in corbett natinal park where the inauguration of the project tiger reserve was launched.It is also the most suitable accomodation for the visitors.

The varied topography of the park including the dense grasslands,hilly landscape, riverine areas,plateaus, and marshy depressions gives a vast bio-diversity of the land.The Ramganga river is the source of water supply for the animals and some waterbody species.The altitude at corbett national park ranging from 400 metres to 1200 metres above sea level gives a better environment for the animals.About 90% of the park is covered by moist deciduous forest accompanied by sal trees that form the majority of the park.Other types of trees such as haldu, khair, bamboo,rohini and peepal are also seen in the park. Only 10% of the area is packed with grasslands that cover the valleys.There are about 110 species of trees in the park.


Corbett national park has rich diversity of wildlife that includes 50 species of mammles, 580 species of birds and 25 species of reptiles.It is apefect and unique habitat for tigers, elephants, hog deer,leopard, Indian pangolin and many other species.Tigers form the centre of attraction of the park and are the most celebrated carnivore in the corbett national park. Leopards are most commonly seen in the hilly areas of the park. Apart from leopards, the other carnivores found in the corbett park are the jungle cat,fishing cat,jackal and wild dogs.In the lower regions of the park, sloth bear can be seen and in the higer regions himalayan black bear are found in abundant.Other wildlife attraction includes the elephant, himalayan palm civet, Indian gray mongoose, common otter, porcupine,blacknaped hare, chital,flying fox, sambar, nilgai,king cobra, muntjac, wild boar,common musk shrew and hedgehog.The Mugger crocodile and teh gharials are well seen spotting along the Ramganga river.The rocky areas of the park are covered with ghoral or the goat antelopes. Rhesus monkey and the Langur are seen jumping from one branch to the other branch and play the role of a warner in informing the animals at the arrival of a tiger or a leopard.Among the birds the most common seen are peacock, jungle fowl. patridges, crow, vultures, king fishers, woodpeckers, teals, storks and seagulls.

BY AIR: The nearest international airport is in Delhi that is about 300 kms from Dhikala. A small domestic airport is also located at a distance of 50 kms in Phootbagh, Pantnagar.

BY RAIL: The nearest raiway station is Ramnagar which is 14 kms from the park. The Ranikhet Express is the daily train connecting Ramnagar and Delhi. Moradabad is the nearest destination from where tourist catch their trains to all parts of India.

BY ROAD: Most of the people prefer to travel by road as this journey is enjoyable and relaxable too. Dhikala is 300 kms from Delhi and Luchnow and Ramnagar are 145kms and 51 kms from respective place. The route from delhi covers hapur, moradabad and ramnagar.Dhangarhi, 19 kms from ramnagar ranikhet road is the main entrance to the park. Dhikala is 35 kms from Dhangarhi.