Photography

Calendar 2019

Posted by Susan Sharma on November 02, 2018

 
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Hi friends,

We have been using digital calendars for long, but don't you miss the look and feel of a printed calendar hanging above your desktop?

 

For those who do,  IndianWildlifeClub is offering a wall calendar with twelve high resolution photographs selected from Garhwal Himalayas, Kashmir Himalayas and the Alps region of Switzerland.

 

The photographs are printed on high quality glossy paper 13"x 10"with a calendar to match each picture.   You can buy a calendar for Rs 475/- only (including postage anywhere in India)

 

Buy this calendar online at wildscapes.net

Order 1 calendar here

 

Order 2 calendars here

 

Order 5 calendars here

 

Order 10 calendars here

 

 

We can customize the calendars for your organization if you place an order for 50 or more calendars.  You may contact susan_sharma@hotmail.com for more details

 

Place your order NOW!   Your order will help us to continue working for the cause of nature and wildlife conservation.  

Volunteering

Volunteers needed for Koyna Chandoli Rewilding Project

Posted by Susan Sharma on October 27, 2018

 
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WRCS(Wildlife Resarch and Conservation Society) is looking for volunteers for their rewilding project of the Koyna Chandoli Corridor for elephant movement (and other wildlife).

For details please read

Koyna Chandoli Project

Bird Sanctuaries

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Posted by Susan Sharma on October 26, 2018

 
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Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is now known as Keoladeo National Park. The 29 square km park’s woods and man-made wetlands protect over 350 species of migratory and resident birds, including herons, cormorants and eagles.  It is also a World Heritage Site.

 

During the month of October, when this video was made, the resident birds are breeding. November onwards, the migratory birds start arriving.

 

As the park lies on the Central Asian Flyway of the Asia Pacific Global Migratory

Flyway, it is a staging / wintering ground for a large number of migratory waterfowls. The rare Siberian cranes used to winter in this park but this central population is now extinct. The last Siberian Crane was seen here in 2002.

 

The sanctuary was created 250 years ago and is named after a Keoladeo (Shiva) temple within its boundaries. The park was a hunting ground for the Maharajas of Bharatpur, a tradition dating back to 1850, and duck shoots were organised yearly in honour of the British viceroys.

 

Video  Susan Sharma

Music   Chris_Zabriskie_-_03_-_Theres_Probably_No_Time

 

Watch this film at 

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

 

https://youtu.be/wsarA-A6uFU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travel

Attractions on the Hyderabad-Bangalore Route – Self Drive Road Trip

Posted by Avyaya on October 25, 2018

 
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Hyderabad to Bangalore via the NH44 is a grand 580-km route through the heart of the Deccan. On the way, there are many cultural and natural delights that curious travellers can partake in. The best way to do this is on one’s own terms. With self drive cars, travellers have total control of the itinerary and pace of the journey and they can enjoy the following detours on this famous route.

Anantapur and Gooty Fort          

360 kms south of Hyderabad, Anantapur is one of the major urban hubs on this route. It is famous for its ISKON temple and its iconic Clock Tower, an intersection in the middle of the city. The ruins of the Gooty Fort are an important historical site in the Anantapur district. The fort has been passed through the hands of many dynasties, including the Chalukyas and the Vijayanagara Empire. There have been many battles in this site and eventually, it fell in the hands of Hyder Ali, and finally the British East India Company. A trek to the summit is a nice adventure that can be interspersed in the road trip. Highlights include an old Narasimha Temple and the old fort bastions that offer great views.

Temples of Lepakshi

Closer to Bangalore, one can pause at Lepakshi and admire its magnificent temples, perfect examples of the intricacies and fundamental designs of architecture from the glory days of the Vijayanagara empire. Cut from a single stone block, the Nandi statue is one of the most recognizable sculptures of Lepakshi and the adjoining Veerabhadra Temple is known for its paintings and carved walls and pillars. The temple is close to 600 years old and other points of interest here are the sculpture of Naaga, the serpent, and a giant footprint that deities believe is that of the monkey-god Hanuman.

Nandi Hills

Before entering the city limits of Bangalore, 60 kms north, one can enjoy a detour into the winding roads and pristine climes of Nandi Hills. The hills loom at over 1500 metres above sea level and travellers can enjoy dramatic views of the surrounding landscapes. Nandi Hills has firm historical importance – it is home to the summer palace of Tipu Sultan, one of the most famous warrior kings of India. It is also a major spot for hiking and bird watching. One can hop off the car and enjoy a little nature trail before completing the last leg of the journey.

What do travellers like when on a long trip? Privacy, security, and space would be on top of the list. More and more people are choosing self drive cars in Hyderabad as an option for their intercity transit. With app-based platforms like Zoomcar, one can choose from a wide range of cars and take advantage of affordable plans. 24/7 on-road support adds more convenience to the entire trip. This makes it is a favourite for long trips – other popular routes include Bangalore to Goa.

The journey from Hyderabad to Bangalore can become an event in itself. Get behind the wheel and indulge in the delights of the route.

 

General

Car rentals in Ahmedabad

Posted by Avyaya on October 24, 2018

 
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Which Car rentals in Ahmedabad provides the best service?

Bird Sanctuaries

Sarahan-a sanctuary for mountain birds

Posted by Susan Sharma on October 12, 2018

 
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Mountain pheasants are seen in the Himalayan region.  In India they occur in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and J&K. Neighboring countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan also have some.   Pheasants are the Winged guardians of Mountainscapes. Pheasants are the species of birds to which our national bird, the peacock, belongs.

 

Pheasants are  an indicator species for the health of our mountains. About a third of all the pheasants in the world are found in India. While many pheasants have been reduced to birds for captive breeding (like the jungle fowl) or as game birds in the US and Europe, several parts of Asia still have the wild population. Seeing a tragopan in the wild can be compared only to seeing a tiger in the wild for the first time. The round black-bordered white spots or ocelli on the tragopan's feathers make it look like the King of Birds studded with diamonds all over.  No wonder the local names for the tragopan are "Jewar" and "Sonalu".  The tragopan is the state bird of Himachal Pradesh.

 

The beautiful monal pheasant, 'the bird of nine colours', is the state bird for nd Uttarakhand and Nepal.  Monal feathers used to adorn the Kinnaur Caps of wealthy persons. Now their use is banned officially.

 

The birds cannot  be viewed as game birds as most of the Western community does but these birds are the  winged guardians of our mountainscapes. The pheasants are more than just beautiful birds, for they also have scientific value for environmentalists and ecologists. Years of research have shown that Himalayan pheasants are mostly found in moist, temperate forests where there is a thriving community of oak trees. Oaks are important in ecological terms because they grow only in forests that are mature with plenty of healthy undergrowth in the form of vibrant grasses and bushes and a wide array of specialized tree species.  After establishing the close link between oak trees and pheasants, ecologists have reached the conclusion that a fall in pheasant population mirrors an adverse change in the mature forest habitat.

 

The hills and valleys of the Himalayan ranges are the only areas left in the world where these exotic birds species still exist in their natural surroundings. Western Tragopan, Himalayan Monal, Cheer, Koklass and Khaleej - the mountainscapes exist because they exist.  Anyone living in the mountains will vouch for the Himalayan Monal whose calls warn the ground dwelling animals like musk deer, tahr and bear of approaching hunters /poachers. It is high time we removed the tag of game birds from pheasants.

 

See our short film

Sarahan-a Sanctuary for mountain birds

https://youtu.be/6xZtmM0uIZg

Environmental Education

How can I change an address?

Posted by Charandeep on October 12, 2018

 
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A change of address notification have to always be submitted to the nearby check in office whilst permanently moving from one condominium to every other or whilst transient residence at any other cope with lasts for extra than 3 months. The records are routinely also sent to many different agencies the very best way to trade your cope with is through our website. You can log in to the service the use of online bank credentials.  apply new pan card

Events

Wedding planner in Udaipur

Posted by Eventgurus on October 10, 2018

 
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Event Gurus is a full-time innovative and creative Wedding Planner in Udaipur and Event Management Company. While managing destination weddings in Udaipur has been our forte, we have managed corporate events in Rajasthan for corporate houses across the globe.

Event Gurus is a passionate team of event designers based in Udaipur & Mumbai. Established in 2012, Event Gurus is a full-fledged event management company, striving to create unparalleled event experiences. Our expertise transcends industries. From Auto, IT, and Retail to Financial Services, Tourism and F&B, we have made our mark as a company that exceeds expectations. We understand that one size doesn't fit all, and that is why your events are tailor-made to your requirements.

 

Event Gurus is the best destination wedding planner in Udaipur. With our skilled team, we have planned & executed destination weddings in Goa, Jaipur, Pushkar too. From Venue Selection to Guest Management, we offer all the wedding services in Udaipur at affordable cost with world class management.

Travel

Himachal Pradesh tour packages Information Available Online

Posted by Odysseytravels Odysseytravels on October 10, 2018

 
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Himachal Pradesh tour package enterprise offers fabulous attraction like natural beauty, mountains coated with snow, wildlife forests, journey sports, journey sites and far additional. 

https://www.odysseytravels.net/destinations/himachal-pradesh-holiday-packages.aspx

 

Bird Watching

Why the Bulbul built a nest at our doorstep

Posted by Susan Sharma on October 06, 2018

 
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Why did the bulbul choose a tree at the entrance to our house to build a nest?  Well, here is the story.

 

Our garden has feral cats, shikras and tree pies visiting regularly.  Needless to say all three are predators of birds.  The bulbul perceived less threat from the occupants of the house.

I Watched the parent birds and chick through the camera sitting in my house comfortably. Visitors to our house never noticed the nest, so the chick hatched successfully and grew into a handsome bulbul.  

 

 

An organic garden which is not manicured, but left to grow naturally.  That is the secret of attracting birds and butterflies into your garden. For me the pleasure of gardening is complete when I see it come alive with bird chirpings.

 

Please share the video if you like it.  Please also tell  what you think about the video.  Here is the link to the video.

 

https://youtu.be/csI7uur4mt8

 

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