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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

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 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
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 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 :  

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 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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