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Paaro , Tigress Marking Dhikala

A tigress who is setting the bars of indian wildlife photography in corbett national park to the top.

She is bold,beautiful and is very cunning the way she charges the vehicles to make them understand that she is the queen on this jungle.

Images to speak the rest………

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Corbett Saga

The story that has to be showed in a bollywood movie. The trio saga of corbett sambha male with beautifull tigress of Dhikala, named paaro (mother of two 6 months old cubs).

The saga of love in the wild is till date a mystery unfold.

These images will showcase the story.

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RAJAJI NATIONAL PARK

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One of the most beautiful reserves to the east of Haridwar, Rajaji National Park locates in Pauri Garhwal, Dehradun and Haridwar districts of Uttarakhand. Spread over 820.42 sq. km. of area, the park embraces the Shivaliks, in the vicinity of Himalayan foothills. It’s a haven for the nature and adventure lovers, who visit here to enjoy the real wildlife. It is located in transition zone between moderate western Himalaya and central Himalaya, which increases the species diversity and the viewing forecast. The park has large number of birds species like White-naped Woodpecker, Greater Scaup, Black-bellied Tern, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, Great Hornbill, Black-necked Stork, Northern Goshawk, Yellow-billed Blue Magpie, Snowy-browed Flycatcher, Scaly Thrush, Pale-footed Bush Warbler, Tytler’s Leaf Warbler, Rusty-flanked Treecreeper, Green Avadavat and Reed Bunting.

History

Rajaji National Park was founded in the year 1983 by merging three sanctuaries named as Rajaji (1948) Motichur (1964) and Chilla (1977), after the name of well-known statesman and freedom fighter Sri C. Rajgopalachariya, who was popular as ‘Rajaji’. He was the first and last Governor General of independent India.

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Flora in Rajaji National Park

Flora in Rajaji National Park is snuggled between the Indo-Gangetic plains and the Shivalik ranges and Riverine vegetation, broadleaved deciduous forests, grasslands, scrub land and pine forests make the array of flora at these parks. Verdant jungles are home to vibrant wildlife in this park.

Some popular floras found in this park include:

  • Amaltas (Cassia fistula)
  • Rohini (Malollotus philippinensis)
  • Palash (Butea monosperma)
  • Shisham (Dalbergia sissoo)
  • Sal (Shorea robusta)
  • Sandan (Ougeinia Oojeinensis)
  • Khair (Acacia catechu)
  • Arjun (Terminalia arjuna)
  • Baans (Dendrocalamus strictus)
  • Semul (Bombax ceiba)
  • Chamaror, (Ehretia laevis)
  • Aonla (Emblica officinalis)
  • Ber (Ziziphus mauritiana)
  • Chilla (Casearia tomentosa)
  • Bel (Aegle Marmelos)
  • Kachnar (Bauhienia variegata)

Fauna in Rajaji National Park

The park has the biggest population of elephants and tigers. Other species of wild animals include:

  • Bengal Tiger
  • Asian Elephanta
  • Jungle Cat
  • Leopard
  • Goral
  • Striped Hyena
  • Indian Hare
  • Himalayan Black Bear
  • Sloth Bear
  • Jackal
  • King Cobra
  • Barking Deer
  • Sambhar
  • Rhesus macaque
  • Wild boar
  • Indian Porcupine
  • Python
  • Indian langur
  • Monitor lizard

In addition, there are also some primates that include the Hanuman Langur and the Rhesus Macaque. Small mammals that are mostly found in park are the Indian Hare and the Indian Porcupine. Reptiles in Rajaji include Indian Cobra Pythons, Common Krait, King Cobra, and the Monitor Lizard. There are approx. 315 bird species that give a big visual treat to visitors. Peacock is found in abundance. Large number of butterflies and small birds are also observed that simply add beauty to this region. Some species of birds include Babbler, Rusty cheeked Scimitar, Chestnut-tailed Starling, Golden-spectacled Warbler, Drongo Cuckoo, Brown Hawk-Owl, Great Hornbill, Slaty Headed Parakeets, Red Jungle Fowl, Crested Kingfishers, Lineted Barbet, Black Hooded Oriole, Finches, Khaleej Pheasant, Thrushes and many more.

To thrill and experience the wilderness and the richness of species, one has to visit this place and explore the Shiwalik and Himalayan Ranges in Rajaji National Park.

Safari Activities and Timings in Rajaji National Park

Get full adventure and wildlife at this park! Elephant Safari in Rajaji is one of the best way to explore the striking forest, which is abode to approx. 500 wild elephants and a herd of deer, jackals, wild boar, leopards, bears and large number of birds. Jeep Safari is also available there to explore the wildlife of forest.

Nearest Attractions in Rajaji

Some nearest tourist attractions that are well connected from the national park include:

Haridwar- Only 9 Km away from Rajaji, this pilgrimage town is one of the beautiful places where Lord Krishna left his footprint on rock and filled with many holy temples. The place is very popular for Kumbh Mela, in which people from all over the world come to take a dip in holy water.

Rishikesh– The city is only 18 km from Rajaji, situated in the foothills of northern himalyas in India. It is popular as ‘The Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas’ and enclosed by three districts named as Tehri Garhwal, Pauri Garhwal and Haridwar.

How to Reach

The Park is having several gates and easily accessible from Haridwar, Rishikesh, Mussoorie and Dehradun. Saharanpur, which is well connected by train to other cities of India, is also a point to reach the Mohand area of the Park within an hour by road.

By Air- The nearest airport is Jolly Grant in Dehradun (35km). From Jolly Grant Airport, daily 55 minutes flight from Delhi is available.

By Rail– The nearest railway station is Haridwar (24 Km), Rishikesh (18 Km) and Dehradun (56 Km).

By Road– The nearest route by bus or car is Delhi (220 km) and Lucknow (510 km) to reach the park. While, Chilla is only 8 Km far from Haridwar Railway Station that is very well connected to main cities and 24 Km from Rishikesh.


Endangered Snow Leopards Found in Six Valleys of Uttarakhand

The Forest Department of Uttarakhand is said to have found the evidence of Snow Leopards inhabiting in six valleys of the state. As per Hindustan Times report, the department had conducted a 15-day survey in June 2015, in which traces of the endangered species of Snow Leopard were found in six out of 16 valleys in Uttarakhand.

According to Digvijay Singh Khati, thirty-nine pieces of evidences, including dropping and scats have been found and they will soon be sent for DNA analysis to determine the number of Snow Leopards in the region. Khati further stated that the state is hopeful with the findings; Uttarakhand is likely to be covered under the Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Programme that includes 12 range countries, where this elusive big cat is found. “Through this project, we would be able to do better habitat management of the species” said Khati. It is to be noted that in 2013, 12 range countries, including India, Russia, Afghanistan, China, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, signed up for “Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Programme” in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

The traces of Snow Leopards were earlier recorded on camera traps in Gangotri and Nanda Devi. It is worth noting that Uttarakhand is among the five states, including Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh, where snow leopards have been spotted. However, the absence of a population map of the animals in state created a hurdle for its inclusion in the Project Snow Leopard launched by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change in 2009. In order to qualify, potential states had to identify the animal’s habitats and draft management plans, which the state was unable to perform. However, Uttarakhand this time has proceeded meticulously with professional approach and is hopeful to be included in Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Programme.

According to WWF India, there remain as less as 4000 Snow Leopards in the world with only 500 in India.

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The Two Most Amazing Safari Destinations in Africa

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Africa is a dream destination in every sense as here nestles magnificent wildlife animals and extraordinary scenic beauty. People travel length and breadth of every destination but nothing can beat the mesmerizing beauty of Africa. It offers a wealth of safari holiday opportunities and a tailor made safari provides the tourists a chance to explore all these opportunities to the full. Africa’s top safari destinations include wildlife parks in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and Gabon. However, the two Serengeti national parks in Tanzania and Masai Mara reserve in Kenya are the most largest and beautiful.

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National ParkSerengeti national park is located in Tanzania and offers the most amazing experience for every tourist. It is one of the most magnificent park where one can witness beautiful plants and millions of animals. The grasslands make the place fantastic for spotting lion kills as one can easily watch the whole spectacle clearly. Moreover, one can even enjoy wildlife safari tour in the beautiful atmosphere of migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra. The Grumeti River inside the park is the home to some of the largest Nile crocodiles in the world.

Masai Mara Reserve

Masai Mara reserve remains the best wildlife destinations Africa and the most visited with rolling grasslands and beautiful acacia woodland. Kenya is one of the Africa’s most popular safari destinations and it is the most popular wildlife park in Kenya. The best time to witness the incredible migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from July to October. The millions of wildebeest moving together make the ground vibrate. Masai mara has the largest densities of lion in the world. Driving over its boundless savannahs, you will find yourself around zebra, topi or perhaps a herd of elephants.

About the migration

wildebeest-crossing-mara51The migration of wildebeest is amazing, if there is a safari one must go on, then Serengeti and Masai Mara are the best. Nowehere in the world, one can see the movement of animals as immense as here. In the peak season, over two million animals migrate. They cross the Mara River where crocodiles will prey on them. It is the most amazing moment to see the animals cross the river saving their life.

So, if you love safari tour then book safari online or book a holiday package in Africa and ensure that you have the best time of your life.

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Wildlife safari in India – 5 best safari destinations you must visit

Wildlife of India

India, the land of variety of flora and fauna has always enthralled people from different countries. Every year, numerous tourists visit India, for the impeccable wildlife destinations in India. For a wildlife getaway, far from the noise of the horns and tall concrete building, India is the perfect destination. There are more than 99 national parks, 40 tiger reserves and 450 wildlife sanctuaries where nestle wide variety of flora and fauna. Every nook and cornet of India embraces rich wildlife. Mentioned below are the top five places for an unforgettable wildlife safari.

Kaziranga national park

The one horned rhinoceros have attracted many people to the northeast part of the country. Kaziranga national park, situated in Assam, spread across 429.69 square kilometers has the largest population of one horned rhinoceros. Along with the giant rhinos, one can get a glimpse of elephants, bears, panthers and various other pretty birds.

Sunderban national park

Sunderban national park is located in West Bengal. The mangroves of the sunderban are famous for watching a tiger swimming in the water. Yes, if you have never heard of it, then it is the time to travel to the beautiful forest. The best time to visit the park in October to April as you can easily get a glimpse of the amphibian tigers.

Jim Corbett National Park

Tiger Safari in IndiaJim Corbett National Park always tops the list when it comes to jungle safari in India. It is the best destination far from the crowd, but near the capital. People who have ever thought of adding a safari trip to their wish list ensures to visit Jim Corbett. Known for the presence of magnificent striped royal Bengal tiger, the beautiful national park is visited by many domestic as well as international tourists. Other than tiger, one can come across tusker elephants, peacock, crocodile and many more. Safari booking in jim Corbett can be done online.

Ranthambore national park

Ranthambore national park is stretched across 1334 kilometers and known for the presence of tigers. Tigers are the main attractions, though one can even get glimpse of sloth bears, wild boars, sambar, and many more other species. Many wildlife photographers come from different corners of the world to get beautiful pictures of tigers resting in their natural habitat.

Gir national park

Gir national park is one of the most well known national parks and home to the populace of Asiatic Lions. Along with the lions, the park inhabits 32 species of mammals, 300 species of birds and 26 species of reptiles. Hence, it is bestowed with rich biodiversity and responsible for increasing number of visitors in the park. The best time to visit the national park is from October to May.

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Dhikala Forest Rest Houses

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Dhikala forest lodge

There are 4 forest lodges at Corbett Dhikala Zone which provide accommodation facilities to the visitors through the operational seasons.

  • Dhikala Forest Lodge
  • Gairal Forest Lodge
  • Sarapduli Forest Lodge
  • Sultan Forest Lodge
  • Only Dhikala lodge has fixed electricity line. Electricity in all the other rest houses are provided by solar panels.
  • Restaurant / Canteen – Dhikala and Gairal lodges offer canteen with buffet meals. Other lodges provide kitchen facility with room attendants.
  • Location – All the lodges in dhikala zone have excellent location and offers a wonderful view of forests and provides a rich and unique experience.
  • Safety – All the rest house except sultan are covered with solar wire fencing to keep away the animals entering the forest lodges.

Accomodation details of the Forest Rest Houses at Dhikala Zone

Dhikala FRH: Dhikala Forest Lodge has 25 rooms & 2 dormitory with 12 beds in each dormitory. 25 rooms are further divided into 5 categories. Old Forest Rest House – 5 rooms, New Forest Rest House – 4 rooms, Annexe – 7 rooms, Hutment – 6 rooms and Cabin – 3 rooms

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Gairal New FRH

Gairal FRH: Gairal Forest Lodge has 6 rooms & 1 dormitory of 8 beds. 6 rooms are further divided into 2 categories. Old Forest Rest House & New Forest Rest House. Old Forest Rest House – 2 rooms and New Forest Rest House – 4 rooms

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Sarapduli FRH: has 2 standard rooms & 1 dormitory of 3 beds. Due to the proximity to the river in front, movement of tiger & elephant are more at Sarapduli forest lodge. For bird watchers & to see crocodiles, Sarapduli forest lodge is the best place.

Sultan FRH: Sultan FRH has 2 standard rooms. Sultan forest lodge is the first lodge you will come across, when you drive from Dhangari gate to Dhikala Lodge.