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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 :
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.
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.
What to see:
|Elephants at Bandipur national park|
Image courtesy: Dave Lonsdale
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.
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.
Famous for its national park, Ranthambore is a small town situated in the state of Rajasthan, India.
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.
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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.
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 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, 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 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 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.
Other details: Pongal is a major festival celebrated in Anamalai with great enthusiasm. The festival comes in the month of January.
|Kanha National Park|
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.
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 3.30.pm to 6.30 pm in the evening.
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.