April 14, 2016
.....what most agencies in the government are silent on are the pressures of a developing economy on tiger habitats within the country. Most tiger corridors that are vital for the big cat to move out and colonize other areas are under immense threat, such
as Kanha-Pench in Madhya Pradesh or the road that has destroyed the link from Kaziranga to Karbi Anglong in Assam.
All of these corridors are under siege from projects to build highways, canals and thermal power plants. If India’s tiger reserves were kept well-connected through a network of corridors, then lakhs of rupees would not have to be spent on reintroduction
programmes. Tigers would naturally recolonize other areas meant for them. But that’s the elephant in the room that everyone wants to ignore......
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April 13, 2016
Rajasthan, a term when someone speaks of we get ideas like
Amber fort and other royal castles. But not many know that Rajasthan also has a strong wildlife tourism which the state offers by its National Parks, State Zoo's and safari tours (elephant)
So today we (me and my friends from Chetarm Voyages who assist travelers in
exploring Rajasthan with their tour packages) share some amazing destinations which a wildlife lover would love to see.
1. Ranthambore National Park tour
Open all year except the rainy days,
Ranthambore national park is a heaven for wildlife travelers to explore the forest which has largest tiger population in India, Leopards, Nilgai, Sambar deer, Chinkara, Jackals, Black bucks and more more.
The national park very well connected with popular urban cities like New Delhi (a 4 hour train ride), Jaipur (a 2-3 hour train ride), Kota, Agra etc. As we can tell by experience that travelers who buytour
packages to visit Jaipur from us are also interested to visit Ranthambore as they just require one extra day.
Ranthambore National Park also has some other tourist attractions like the Ranthambore Fort which got famous after a few documentaries done by Discovery channel and there also also some local famous temples of Ganpathi where one can visit for god’s blessing.
2. Desert National Park of Thar
Thar or thar desert is 18th largest oasis if the world and it comes in both Rajasthan (India) and Pakistan side. But the one in India has develop a unique national park which is a dry desert area but surprisingly contains vast variety of
birds and fossils of dinosaurs dates almost 6 million years.
The Thar Desert National Park comes in Jaisalmer district which currently is a hot tourist destination (Hot weather and hot as per tourist numbers). The city of Jaisalmer offers such un-touched heritage like old havelies, massive forts that travelers love to
explore Jaisalmer. We know as because as per our number 60% of people planning to visit Rajasthan wants to look at thedetails of our Jaisalmer holiday tour package.
3. Other National Parks of Rajasthan.
So of the major parks have been discussed but still Rajasthan has many other parks like -
- Sariska National Park, Alwar
- Sita Mata Sanctuary, Pratapgarh
- Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary , Bharatpur
- Keladevi Wildlife Sanctuary, Karauli
- Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Kumbhalgarh
- National Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary, Kota
- Darrah Sanctuary, Kota
- Mount Abu Sanctuary, Mount Abu
Making a total of 10 wildlife national Parks in Rajasthan. And the best time to explore these attractions in September to March as they weather is quite calm in these months.
April 13, 2016
Well the term wildlife mostly brings jungle and green regions in our mind as famous wildlife parks in India are Ranthambore National Park, Jim Corbett National park etc and they all have one thing in common. They are all forest area.
But today I want to share my experience of India's only desert wildlife national park. Its Desert National Park at Sam
The national park is like 20% of complete Sam sand dune area and thats comes to a figure of 3162 sq Km. The desert national park is mostly made up of craggy rocks and sand dunes but one will be surprised to see the type of birds visible in the park.
At the park one can see Short-toed eagles, falcons, vultures, buzzards and kestrel plus the park also have fossils of dinosaurs which ate almost 6-7 million year old and plants which are 180 million year old.
Sam regions nowadays has become a popular tourist destination for travelers seeking adventure activities like paragliding, quad bikes and all of these are offered by locals who have created many desert camps in Sam. Some notables ones are Royal Desert Camp,
Rajputana Desert Tents Jaisalmer and Maharaja Camps.
Plus travelers can also enjoy musical programs in these camps like Rajasthani folk dance and also taste local prepared cuisine.
Just 45 kms from Sam we have the city of Jaisalmer which is also referred as the golden city of India as the Jaisalmer fort, which was once the home of Jaisalmer royalty is made up of yellow sand rocks and it shines when sunlight comes on it.
For more information of Jaisalmer once can check this list by https://www.tripadvisor.in/Attractions-g297667-Activities-Jaisalmer_Rajasthan.html
April 11, 2016
Hi to all. I am Pratap Singh from Jaipur and I operate a small
cab firm name Rajputana Cabs which assist travelers in exploring Jaipur & complete state of Rajasthan by
renting cars in Jaipur, offering
taxi from Jaipur to Ajmer & complete state. As this is my 1st post on Indian Wildlife Club, I have chosen Eco-tour as the category as I want to share amazing destinations near Jaipur and
in whole Rajasthan where one can go and enjoy a family or friend wildlife eco-tour. Along with this I also want to share the advantages locals (who live near or in the wildlife regions) gets which return favor the natural state of these National Parks.
So 1st those destinations which one can choose for Safari.
1. Elephant Safari at Nahargarh Sanctuary Jaipur - Every one knows about the elephant ride of Amber fort in Jaipur but not all know that there is a small forest sanctuary in Jaipur which is now famous for Elephant safari.
Its Nahargarh Sanctuary and here one can enjoy a 2-3 hour elephant ride of the park and also gather lots of information about the life of Indian elephants.
This small imitative of elephant safari started in 2009 and now its welcoming more than 500 travelers every day to enjoy this small trip which in return has given jobs to many elephant owners and especially to old elephants which were tagged as retired from
Amber fort duty.
2. Ranthambore National Park - Almost every wildlife enthusiast knows about the tigers national park of Ranthambore and especially the media attention of a man eating tiger name Ustad. If not thencheck
this link from Indian express.
Keep man eaters apart Ranthambore has become a global renown Tiger national park which is rated as the best sanctuary of Tigers in India. At Ranthambore many photographers were able to take fine images of Tiger able to hunt in water which even featured in TV
documentaries of National Geographic. Here is the youtube version of the movie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDGNFdu37k4
And there are some wildlife destinations in Rajasthan but no one gets more attention these 2. But stil they are worth seeing and the best way to do that is by visiting the royal state of Rajasthan.
April 05, 2016
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April 04, 2016
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March 26, 2016
March 22, 2016
Wildlife photography has different charm accompanied by related benefits and drawbacks, read some and be prepared accordingly
for a jungle tour ahead
Benefits and drawbacks of wildlife photography
It is really tedious to become a wildlife photographer. Just getting a SLR in hand is not sufficient for making one a good photographer. One must possess skills as well as creativity
required for capturing top candid moments.Taking photography of wildlife is the trickiest of all. Although currently it is not much in demand,
wildlife photography does hold some benefits and drawbacks, let’s read on and find these.
Benefits of wildlife photography
It makes one understand and blend with Mother Natur
The photography relates one’s life with animals that are living in the forest
It can easily be completed in bendable hours
It permits one to closely watch the way animals stay alive in jungle
It is the perfect hobby which provides a complete mind recreation
The photography and the money invested in it is never a waste. The reason behind this is all digital photos can easily be edited as well as deleted depending on the requirement
No extra cost is needed for processing and filling
The job of wildlife photography is really required in channels for instance Discovery and Animal Planet
Wildlife photography possesses the prospective of fetching money only when it is done in a professional manner. This is done by people who have interest of capturing photos of
wildlife in India.
It permits one to capture wildlife moments which are quite precious and can be shared with friends and all.
When people book
wildlife holiday package to any India tiger reserve, they usually do keep a camera that will help them capture such moments which are truly priceless.
There is threat of getting wounded by wild animals
In some situation wildlife photography taken in an
Tiger reserves of India
may be quite an annoyance to wild animals
One cannot shoot best moments during night time
In monsoon seasons, it really becomes very complicated to shoot best wildlife photographs
The competition in the wildlife photography is really high
One has to be stretchy and alert throughout the day
For any holiday in India especially a wildlife holiday, photography is an inevitable part of it. Thus if you are too ready for a wildlife safari tour then you must be prepared
accordingly after reading the plus and minus point as mentioned.
March 22, 2016
Taking a jeep safari in Tadoba National Park is like spending few days in an ambience where there is zero
pollution level and moreover it also offers a chance of meeting wild animals who are our wildlife
companion. Book Accommodation Tadoba tiger king Resort
Taking a jeep safari in Tadoba National Park is the most feasible option for those who want to discover
the beauty of the Tadoba National park. This jeep safari is no less than Tadoba jungle safari which takes
one in discovering the wilderness of Tadoba National Park. Jeep safari is indeed the safest way exploring
the national park since it keeps one away from all kinds of threat that comes with animals of the park
including tigers and other animals. The jeep safari is the best option to explore the park, however
wandering all alone can expose one to threats which may possibly occur.
The jeep safari gives one the chance of viewing the topography which is really liked by adventure lovers.
Although it is impossible for one to travel the entire forest and spot maximum animals but wandering in
the forest on feet is really tiring and risky as well.
Experienced guides who have experience in organizing such safari tours, they give guests a chance for
enjoying wildlife safari where guests can stare at the wild fauna and flora while sitting in the jeep. Who
ever chooses safari ride experiences the game view which are memories that will last for lifetime.
During this India wildlife safari a tourist can easily take seven to eight persons along with her/him.
These tourists will be escorted by trained guides who will accompany them throughout the journey
making them aware about the beauty of Tadoba which is simply amazing.
These trained guides are organized by renowned resort in tadoba who accompany the driver and guests
to take the jeep to a desired location in the forest.
These guides ensure that guests are far away from any possible threat and throughout the journey they are
conscientious enough for reacting to any unexpected danger. This type of safari tour where everything is
properly planned and arranged makes one experience the tour in the best possible manner. Such tour
makes one feel the thrill of wildlife which so far they have only heard and or read.
Tadoba National Park, the national park near Nagpur is the largest and most famous national park in
Maharashtra. The flora and fauna of this park is truly amazing, offers a complete relaxation zone to those
who need a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Spending few days in this national park is no less
than health tonic for the body, mind and soul. One not only gets a chance to see tigers in India but also
gift oneself a chance to spend few days in the arms on Mother Nature where the ambience has zero
pollution level. The jeep safari in this national park is taking a joy ride and meeting wildlife companion
who are responsible for the survival of human beings.
March 05, 2016
Post visiting more than 56 wildlife sanctuaries, Bandhavgarh just pulls me back as an elastic. What people think is that Bandhavgarh has the maximum number of tigers which is not the fact, however, Bandhavgarh has the highest tiger sighting ratio in Asia
currently. Reason for this is that with the Pachpedi (Buffer Zone) opening up to the tourist along with the popular Magadhi, Khitauli and Tala Core Zones - the number of tigers in the tourist limits has increased to almost 20-30. Nowadays, atleast 2 times
in a week the tigers or leopards show up in the buffer. Moreover, because these cats have become a bit tooo used to the gypsy and the villagers / tribals - they hardly care even if the whole gang of tourist crowd around with their gypsy for sometimes even
more than an hour- which is obviously not correct. Magadhi definitely holds the fort currently in best sighting. Tala, though known as the premium zone - comparatively has lesser sighting than magadhi. Khitauli has 2-3 tigers but extremely shy ones so the
if the sighting happens - it probably is the best but thats a big IF.
In the past 5 months, i have seen tigers and leopards more than 25 times in this jungle and i must say that this is definitely an amazing forest to be in as it is not so dense and full of Sal.
For me - it is Bandhavgarh.