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Kaziranga National Park- A Must Visit Destination for Wildlife Lovers

Posted on October 8th, 2011 by admin  |  Comments Off

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I was feeling top of the world, when one of my friends, Harshit came to me with an opportunity to visit Assam. He had a great interest in exploring the wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in India and he has almost visited all the famous India Wildlife Sanctuaries.

As Harshit told me, India is full of wildlife destinations. Some most famous are:

During our Assam tour, we got an opportunity to visit Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This beautiful park will make you admire the Indian Wildlife, rich vegetation and picturesque grasslands. The park is perfect for a complex ecosystem consisting of a variety of Plants, Animals, Birds and Aquatic Life.

The most renowned inhabitants of the Park is one horned rhinoceros in India. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 and covers an area 430sq.km. The park is divided into eastern, central and western sectors comprises of mountain forests semi-evergreen, marshes, creeks and vast plains that are covered with elephant grass height of 6 feet.

Flora
This wetland has a wonderful cover of opulent water lily, lotus and water hyacinth. This park is mostly covered with elephant grass size, making it a perfect place to stay for a rhinoceros horn.

Wildlife
Kaziranga National Park is enriched with wildlife where you can see different animals like Horned Indian rhinoceros, elephant, tiger, leopard, wild boar, swamp or barasingha deer, sambar, otters and wild buffalo. Some other animals that can be seen here are antelope, Hoolock Gibbons, slow loris, pig runt, monkey, golden langur, bison and the bear closed the varieties of lizards, snakes and turtles are opulent in the park.

Birds
We were amazed to find the most different birds here like Grey-headed fishing eagle, Whistling Teal, Swamp partridge red jungle fowl, Heron, Adjutant Stork and pelicans.

The other birds we could see in the large garden include Pallas fishing eagle, Bengal floricab, pelicans, Bar-headed Goose, Crested Serpent Eagle, Open Billed Stork, Rose chest Stork Black-necked parakeet, White Stork cable duck wood.

When to Visit?
The best time to visit this national park is in the months of November to April.

Where to Stay?
To offer you a comfortable stay during your Wildlife tour, there are various wildlife resorts in Kaziranga Park. These are lavishly decorated with diverse themes that offer excellent patrons with a wonderful journey. The rooms are tastefully adorned with all the modern amenities and promise to serve you the delicious cuisines.

After visiting Kaziranga National Park, I could realize that a trip to wildlife sanctuary is one of its kind experiences.

India Wildlife Tour

Posted on March 17th, 2011 by Sanjog  |  Comments Off

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The fascination of my heart towards wildlife made me plan India wildlife tour. I along with some of my friends decided to cover some of the National Parks and wildlife sanctuaries of India. We short listed the following wildlife destinations- Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandhavgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Panna National Park and Sundarbans wildlife sanctuary.

Since we were going to some of the finest and popular wildlife destinations of India I had high expectations. I had always cherished a desire to visit all the famous wildlife sanctuaries and national parks of India and here was my chance to visit at least a few.

Well, almost all our wildlife safaris went great and we could sight a wide variety of wildlife species such as lion, leopard, jungle cat, ratel, hyena, porcupine, crocodile, wolf, wild dog, caracal, hyena, Chinkara and nilgai. The guides were also good and experienced and acquainted us with valuable information about the wildlife destinations and their enchanting creatures. In all the wildlife destinations we were booked in the guest houses inside the forests which in itself was a great experience.  We got perfect opportunity to experience the wilderness.

Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, Gujarat

It is the only natural habitat of the pure Asiatic Lions and was established to protect the last wild population of Lion outside the African regions. Located in Gujarat, this Park boasts of around 300 Asiatic lions. It also has around 210 leopards. Its landscape is also picturesque. It has three water reserves where a variety of water birds can be sighted.

Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh

This national park is famous for its Royal Bengal Tigers. Located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, this park is known for housing the highest tiger population in India. At present the park has around 50 tigers and a variety of other wildlife species. Bandhavgarh is also known as the White Tiger Jungle as white tigers were discovered in the jungles of Bandhavgarh. However in the last 50 years no white tiger has been spotted here. The park also has an ancient fort which is worth a visit.

Panna National Park, Madhya Pradesh

It is another famous wildlife destination of Madhya Pradesh. It is a Tiger Reserve attracting tourists from far and wide. Panna is the district in which Panna National Park is located. This place is also known for its diamonds. There are around 200 bird species found inside this park.

Sundarbans wildlife sanctuary

It is a National Park, Tiger Reserve, Biosphere Reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Sundarbans delta in the state of West Bengal. The region of this park is densely covered by mangrove forests. It provides shelter to a variety of animals, birds, reptiles and salt water crocodile. It boasts of around 200 Royal Bengal Tigers.

A visit to all these wildlife destinations was an overwhelming experience for us. I came back home with my own record of golden memories which I will cherish for the rest of my life. Each of the above wildlife destinations had its own wonderful attractions to offer. I was overwhelmed, overwhelmed to the hilt.

Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary – World Heritage Site

Posted on August 27th, 2009 by Pooja Chaudhary  |  Comments Off

Kaziranga National Park is a World Heritage Site, which I personally think must be visited at least once. But

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fortunately this was my second visit to the Park and this time my expectations were also higher than before. The memories of my past visit to the Park are still fresh, just like the Park. The Park is no less than a paradise for wildlife lovers as one can witness a variety of wildlife such as leopard, Asiatic Water Buffalo, Royal Bengal Tiger, Great Indian One-horned Rhinoceros, Wild Elephant, Python and a range of resident and migratory birds.

I was booked in Aranya Lodge, managed by Assam Tourism located in close vicinity to the Park. The views of gorgeous green patches and brown vegetation were awesome. I opted for Jeep safari. From my past experience I knew that the Park is divided into four ranges – Burapahar, Baguri, Central and Eastern and the Central range is the most promising region for wildlife sighting. With less time in my hands, I decided to explore the central range and the Baguri range (known for birds).

Sprawling over an area of 429 sq km, the Park’s landscape mainly consists of

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tall and short grasses, dense tropical moist broadleaf-forest, swamp and rivers. As we moved into the Park we spotted a herd of hog deer. As we moved further we saw a herd of elephants with young calves. It was a kodak moment. Next, we were greeted with the sights of Bar-headed Geese feasting on something. The next sight was simply overwhelming. A python was relishing his catch. Our next interesting sight was the sight of sunbathing tortoises.

We ventured deep into the forest in the Baguri Range where the sights of several beautiful birds were waiting for us. I was elated to see Pond herons, Open-bill Storks, Cormorants, Fish Eagles, Black-necked stork, Pied Kingfishers and many other bird species. While exploring this range we saw Great Indian Hornbill, Water Buffalo, Great Indian One-horned Rhinoceros. While on our way back to the lodge, Ramesh told me stories about Rhinos and Wild Elephants running after tourists. So it is adviced not to get down from safari vehicles for shots from a close quarter.

Although my visit to the Park had ended but the memories were flashing in my mind at a lightning speed.