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Kaziranga National Park, Assam


 Located in the heart of Aasam and a World Heritage site is popular for the two-thirds of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses as well as Elephants, tigers,  panthers and various types of bird species. Kaziranga National park,

This park It is a favourite destination for nature and wildlife fanatics. 

There are many beliefs about the origin of the place name, it was renamed the "Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary" in 1950 by P. D. Stracey, the forest conservationist. Kaziranga park has been declared as a world heritage site in 1985 by UNESCO for its unique natural environment. The park is circumscribed by the Brahmaputra river and the park extends over a geographical area of 430 sq km.  

The park is divided into the four tourism ranges or zones, Western Range (Bagori), Central Range (Kohora), Burapahar Range, Eastern Range(Agaratoli)  

Elephant safaris and Jeep safari is the only way to explore and unfold the vigor and splendor of Kaziranga. Hiking is not allowed in the area to avoid unexpected encounter with large, dangerous wild animals.

Aside from the home to many spices, Kaziranga also has a varied ecosystem and mountains. Taking a wildlife safari will give ample opportunity to take glimpse of some of big animals.

Best time to visit :

The park is crowded between November to April of every year. Now it has reopened for tourist from 21st Oct. after COVID-19 lockdown.


Getting to Kaziranga :

By Air : 

Jorhat Airport is nearest airports which is 105 kms away. It is connected to Kolkata by good number of daily flights. At the airport you can hire a cab prior to your arrival to visit Kaziranga national park or can reach to bus stand which is approx. 23 km from there. 

By Railway : 

Furkating is the nearest railway station to Kaziranga park. It is well connected to major town such as Guwahati, Kolkata, Delhi. 

 By Road: 

NH37 will lead you to Kaziranga park. It has good connectivity with Guwahati, Tezpur, Jorhat, Nagaon, Golaghat, Dimapur, Tinisukia and Sivasagar. Either you can take a taxi from these cities or local transport services to reach park.

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Bandipur National Park a mesmerizing and enchanting place


 Now a days  everyone wish to have a  relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle of city life and always in search of charming tourist attractions. Here is the great place teeming with wildlife and natural beauty that will make your holiday a blissful days. “Bandipur National Park” welcomes you with a diverse flora, fauna, outstanding scenic beauty and spanning area of 874 square km.  
Bandipur National park is located in Gundlupet taluka of Chamarajanagar district in the South Indian state Karnataka. This fascinating tourist destination is among the India’s first Tiger Reserves created in 1973 under the Wildlife Protection Act. Formerly it was about 90 acres reserve forest but due to insufficient place it was expanded to 800 acres in 1941 and named as Venugopala National park and now it is contiguous with Madhumalai wildlife Sanctury in Tamil Nadu and Nagarhole National park in the north west. 

Climate :

 This park is a part of Nilgiri Biosphere reserve which known as first biosphere of India. The typical tropical climate keep an average temperature above 18°C in every month of the year and feature wet and dry seasons. Nagu river which flows through the middle of the park adds extra beauty where as the Kabini and Moyar river respectively flows in north and southern area. 

What to see: 

If you are much fond and wildlife enthusiastic then it going to be a  memorable for sure because of an opportunity to experience animals in their natural habitats. 

Wildlife : 

Elephants at Bandipur national park
Image courtesy: Dave Lonsdale

 To explore the park’s beauty and enjoy the jungle ride you can hire Forest department’s  jeep and other vehicles. This park is house of around 3000 Elephants which are highlight of park. them very close at the roadside . Many of the animals and spices of birds found in the park including  Tiger, Panther, Wild dog, Sloth Beer, common Langur, Deer, Gaur, Wild Boar, Sambar, Antelope.

Gopalaswamy Betta :  


 This highest peak in the Bandipur national park which covered with fog for most part of the year is at a 1454 m above the sea level offers a stunning views of surrounding forest. There is also a temple dedicated to Lord  Venugopala (Lord Krishna) at  top of the hill. It can access through a road near the Hangala village.    

How to reach :

By Air : 

Closest airport  to  Bandipur National park is Bangalore which is 258 km . Here you can get cab,taxi on rent . Clear Car Rental is one of the major car rental service provider at there.

By Rail : 

There in no railway station in Bandipur but Mysore is nearest railhead at a distance of 78 kms from where you can pick up a taxi for your journey. 

Precautionary steps for wildlife safari :

- Stay in your vehicle.

- Enjoy wild animals by keeping appropriate distance from them.

- Do not feed any animals.

- Do not carry any alcoholic beverages during trip.

- Wear comfortable and natural shade clothes.
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Van Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary

    Van Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Indian state of Rajasthan. The sanctuary is in Dholpur district of the state and lies in Vindhyan Plateau. The sanctuary comprises the Van Vihar and Ramsagar  wildlife reserves and spans over about 53 km. Various species of animals and birds can be found in the Sanctuary. Many tourists visit the sanctuary during the peak period. Some exotic species of animals and birds can also be seen here. The sanctuary is rich in flora with various species of plants found there. The sanctuary houses plenty of  Dhoke and Khair trees interspersed with other trees and meadows.
    Van Vihar wild life sanctuary is home to many species of animals like sambhar, chital, sloth bear, wild boar, blue bull, leopard and hyena. Ramsagar part of the sanctuary has a lake situated in it. The lake houses many crocodiles and varieties of fishes. Moorhen, white-breasted water hen, Jakanas, River tern, Ringed plover, herons and sand piper can also be spotted here.
    Temperature of the region varies from 33 to 45 degree Celsius in summer while it is from 8 to 23 degree Celsius in winter. October to February is the best time to visit the Van Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Dholpur is just 18 km away from the sanctuary. There are many state run buses that connect Dholpur to Van Vihar Sanctuary. Dholpur further is well linked by rail and road to other parts of the state and the country. Dholpur Railway station is connected to Rajkot, Jaipur, Delhi, Mumbai and many other cities and towns of the state and the country.
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Tourist places in Ranthambore

Famous for its national park, Ranthambore is a small town situated in the state of Rajasthan, India.

Ranthambore National Park :

Ranthambore National Park is a primarily tiger reserve. The park is spread over an area of 392 sq km.  Earlier it was a hunting place for kings of Jaipur. It is an ideal place for wildlife lovers and is abundant with beautiful ponds, rocky hills, fascinating ravines etc. it was earlier wildlife sanctuary.  Then in 1980 it was declared as a National Park.  Other than tiger, its main habitat, the park also houses other species of animals.

The Ranthambore fort :

The Ranthambore fort situated in the National Park is one of the remnants of rich heritage of history of the region. The fort was built in 994 AD and has a massive gate, high walls, temples and water tanks. It was built in such a way that enemies could not make an easy entry in the fort. The temple situated in the fort is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Temple of Lord Ganesha is another temple situated in the fort. The fort is visited by many tourists

Jogi Mahal :

Jogi Mahal is another place of interest in Ranthambore. It was built as rest house for the members of Jaipur royals who came there for hunting. It is now a guest house and offers tourists modern amenities. The structure of the Mahal is beautiful one. The place also offers fascinating views of it surrounding natural sites.

Padam Talab :

 Padam Talab located there adds to the beauty of the Mahal. Surwal Lake is another place of tourist attraction you can visit near Ranthambore. It is situated about 25 km away from Ranthambore. The lake mesmerizes the onlookers with its stunning views. You can also have the fun of jungle safaris in Ranthambore National Park.

Best time to visit : 
October to February is the best time to visit Ranthambore.

How to reach Ranthambore:

By road:

Many state run buses connect Ranthambore to Jaipur, Ajmer, Pushkar and other parts of the Rajsthan state and the country.

By train: 

Sawai Madhopur serves as the nearest railhead to Rathambore. The railway station is just 10 km from it and is well linked by many trains to other parts of the country.

By air: 

Sanganer Airport is closest airport to Ranthambore and is well connected to other major cities of the country.

Have you ever been to here ? If yes then do not forget to share your experience in comment.

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Tourist Places in Mudumalai

Mudumalai is a city in Indian southern state of Tamil Nadu. It is located on southwest side of Nilgiri Mountains. Nilgiri literally means Blue Mountains and one can easily imagine by the name how the landscape would be looking like. Mudumalai is mainly popular as Mudumalai National Park. Mudumalai is famous for housing many exotic animals. As a matter of fact, most of the tourists come here only to see these exotic creatures. Mudumalai is also an ideal place to watch various birds as Mudumalai is also the home to various species of birds.

Mudumalai national park :

Mudumalai national park was established way back in 1940 AD.  Earlier the park was spread over an area of 60 sq km and now it occupies an area of 320 sq km. It is home to primates like the bonnet macaque and the gray Langur. Tigers, leopards, dholes, striped Hyemnas, Asian elephants, golden Jackals and sloth bears are seen in the park. The park is also home to various birds like the crested serpent eagle, crested hawk-eagle, Malabar grey hornbill and Malabar Trojan. Striped tit- babbler can also be seen here.

Jangle Safari :

Mudumalai is also the place where one can take the joy of Jangle Safari. Elephant safaris and vehicles safaris offer the rare chance of watching many exotic animals with their natural habitat. Vehicles for safaris are available on first come first served basis. Jeep and van are used as vehicles safaris. Jeep can accommodate 6 people at a time while van accommodates 25 people at a time. Elephant safaris allow four people on an elephant at a time. These Jungle safaris are available in the morning and in the evening.

Theppakadu Elephant Camp :

Theppakadu Elephant Camp is another interesting place in Mudumalai. The camp was set up in 1972.  The camp is place where elephants are trained. It is interesting to see two elephants performing Pooja to lord Shiva every day.

How to reach:

By road:

Mudumalai is well linked by many state run buses and other private vehicles to Coimbatore, Mysore, Madurai, Chennai, Bangalore and other many cities and towns of the state and the country.

By train:

Udagamadalam railway station serves the nearest railhead to Mudumalai. It is just 64 km away from Mudumalai and connected to other cities and towns of the state and the country.

By air :

Coimbatore airport is nearest airbase to Mudumalai and is about 160 km away from it and well linked to other major cities of India. Booking a taxi or cab in advance before travel will ensure that you have a taxi waiting for you at the airport when you land.
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Tourist places in Anamalai,Tamil Nadu

Located in Indian state of the Tamil Nadu, Anamalai is known for its abundant wildlife. It is a small village situated in the district of Coimbatore. The village of Anamalai exists near the wildlife area where different kinds of animals like panthers, crocodiles, tigers, elephants, spotted dear and wild boars are found in great number. The village also has many beautiful landscapes views around it.
Though Tamil is native language of the region, Malayalam and English are also widely spoken. Temperature there varies from 35 to 40 c in summer and from 22 to 33 c in winter. The best time to visit Anamalai is from June to March.
Anamalai is major tourist spot with many places of interest around it.
Parambikulam wild life sanctuary :
Parambikulam wild life sanctuary is major tourist spot in Anamalai and it offers tourists Jungle safaris. The sanctuary is situated near another Anaimalai wild life sanctuary. Parambikkulm Sanctuary is mainly known for Parambikkulam Dam that is located there. Surrounded by amazing green forest Thoonakkadavu Lake is beautiful place to explore. The lake is formed by Parambikkulam Dam and it offers tourists wonderful experience of Lake Cruise. Great care should be taken while exploring the lake as many crocodiles live near the water’s edge. Mt. Stuart Block near Aanaimalai is home to ancient forest department bungalow. The place houses the grave of Hugo wood. Hugo wood was a British officer whose work was especially dedicated to conserving this forest.
Anamalai Sanctuary :
Anamalai Sanctuary, named as Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, is home to many exotic animals and birds and it offers its tourist very interesting place to explore. Animals that are found there in large number include panthers, tigers, elephants, spotted deer and wild boars. Rocket-tailed drongo, spotted dove, tree pai and red whiskered bulbul are some of the birds found there.

Kolikamuthi Elephant Camp :
Kolikamuthi Elephant Camp is another interesting place to visit. The camp is famous for housing trained elephants. About 50 Malisar tribe families live there. These people are very skilled to handle the Asian elephants. Known for its scenic nature.

Anamalai Hills :
Anamalai Hills is also ideal place for trekking. The hill offers its tourist wide variety of trekking routes from simple to difficult trek. So if you are novice this place is the right place for trekking. Top Slip and Varagaliar Elephant Camp are some of the other places worth visiting in Anamalai.

How to reach: 
Road connects Anamalai to other major cities and town of the state. Many state run buses connects it to Chennai and Coimbatore and many other cities of the state. Nearest airport is situated in Coimbatore which is 96 km away from Anaimalai. The air port is connected by domestic flight to Chennai and other major cities of India. Nearest railway station is also situated in Coimbatore which is connected to other major railway heads of the state.
Other details: Pongal is a major festival celebrated in Anamalai with great enthusiasm. The festival comes in the month of January.
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Kanha National Park,Madhya Pradesh

Kanha national park
Kanha National Park
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Kanha National Park is situated in state of Madhya Pradesh, India. The national park is famous for its tiger reserve.  This 940 sq km national park is spread over an area of two districts Mandla and Balaghat. The present Kanha National Park was earlier divided in to two sanctuaries Hallon and Banjar. It was late in 1955 that it got the status of a National Park. It now mesmerizes the visitors by its rich flora and fauna.
Kanha National Park is home to about 100 tigers. Leopard, sloth beers and wild dogs can also be found here. Samber, barking dear and spotted-deer can be sited more frequently here.
The national park houses more than 200 species of flowering plants. Sal and other mix trees intermingled with meadow can be found on large scale in lower land area of the forest. The highland forest provides quite distinct look from other parts of the forest. Trees on slopes like bamboo and Kullu offer a beautiful view of the forest.

Best time to visit Kanha national park:

Kanha National Park remains closed from 1st June to 15th October. It is best visited during the period from October to June. From November to March is best for nature lover and ideal for bird watching because as this is the monsoon way back period so all the surrounding get rejuvenated.
Opening hours of the park is form 6.30 am to 10.30 am in the morning while it is to 6.30 pm in the evening.
For accommodation there are many hotels in National park most of them are situated near Kisli village.

How to reach Kanha national park:

You can get here via Jabalpur or Nagpur which are well connected to the National Park. Many state run buses and other private vehicles like cars on rents are available from these cities to the Kandala which is further linked to Kisli gate by state run buses. Kisli gate is one of the major points from where you can enter the core area of the Kanha National Park.

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Siddharth Garden

Siddharth garden has large areas of grass flanked by shurbs and trees are fantastic to watch hence it is a favorite picnic spot of the local visitors and tourists in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.The Municipal Corporation of Aurangabad established it in 1984 and spread over around 17 acres.After 1990 garden changes it's look under guidline of Central Zoo Authority.

Main attractions in the garden ::

1) Zoo: It has a large variety of animals like Lions, Tigers (White & Bengal), elephant, and Leopards, Crocodiles, Jackal,Civet and bird like peacock.
  There is also a Vasundhara cinema theater for provide information about wild life which established in 1995.

2) Snake Park: Most of the pople stayed away and fear from these dangerous critters but in this park central zoo authority established
a snake park which has 15 species of snake like python,russel viper,cobra,and more..

3) Aviary : Aviary is developed in 1995 as per central zoo authority.Now here we can see eight spices of water bird i.e. spoon bill,flamingo,strop,etc.

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