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Guide of 5 National Parks in India

Tourists can travel to various parks and enjoy the rich animal, plant and avian population. There are plenty of wildlife tours that are geared for showing the tourists the best that the country has to offer.

India has a rich biodiversity and has hundreds of national parks that are spread across the country. Tourists can travel to various parks and enjoy the rich animal, plant and avian population. There are plenty of wildlife tours that are geared for showing the tourists the best that the country has to offer. Many of the parks also have their own hotels and lodges that offer excellent opportunities to lovers of wildlife. During the winter seasons, migratory birds from Northern Europe and Russia also visit many national parks such as Sariska in Rajasthan state.

India is famous for its tigers, unfortunately only about a 1433 tigers remain, since they are being increasingly poached. The Government has launched a major promotional campaign to make people aware of the dangers of poaching and to protect the tigers that are fast disappearing.

The top five national parks that should be visited by tourists in India are

Sunderbans National Park

This is one of the largest mangrove jungles in Asia and the world and has a healthy population of tigers also. Spread over 54 islands, part of the mangrove forests also host to a number of marine species. Take a leisurely tour of the forests at Sunderbans jungle camp with a boat and enjoy the view and the occasional sight of the tigers as they are extremely shy.

Bandhavgarh National Park

The national Park located in Madhya Pradesh also has the highest concentration of tigers and the park is open from dawn till sunset. The park can be accessed on jeep and on Elephant back. Accommodation in hotels around the Park is many and range from cheap to very luxurious. It also has sloth bears, jackals and many species of deers and birds.

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Himalayas Travel Guide in Himachal Pradesh, India

The physiographic of Himachal Pradesh in Indian Himalayas is portrayed with an intricate mosaic of hills, valleys, magnificent mountain ranges of soaring heights and snow clad peaks having altitude ranging from 450 mts to 6500 mts above sea level,The white snow covered mountain ranges witness increase in its elevation from south west to north west providing the most important physiographic cahracteristics of the state. The five finger like divisions of the state from South to the North are:-

Shivalik or the outer Himalayas:

These are the outermost hills of the state of the state stretching across its Southern boundary from East to West to an average altitude of 650 mts. The Shivaliks provide which from a source of valuable information to the geologists. The Shivalik are densely forested and house a large variety of flora and fauna. The predominant plant /timber species are sal (Shorea Robustra) and other broad leafed forest. The predominant animals special include, tiger, leopard, bear, cheetal, sanbhar etc.

The important towns which are situated amongst the Shivaliks include Paonta, Nahan, Nalagarh, Kunihar, Una and Hamirpur.

Lesser Himalayas:

These range are also known as lower Himalayas, occupying the Central part of Himalayas. The average height of these range is 2400 mts. These slopes are covered with dense tropical forests giving way to alpine and coniferous as you go up. It is interesting to note that nature has drawn lines across various altitude to demarcate these forests. For example from an altitude of 1200 mts. to 1800 mts. Chair and Pine are the dominant special. Where as from 1800 mts. to 2400 mts. Deodars dominant the flora along with Rhododendrons, Oaks and blue pines. Fir and spruce replace the skyline as you move upto 3200 mts. Lesser Himalayas boast of the finest Hill Stations in the country like Shimla, Manali, Chamba, Dalhousie, Dharamshala etc., having an elevation between 1500mts to 2300 mts.+

Dhauladhar Range:

One of the most fascinating and striking feature of Himalayas, which breaks away from the great Himalayan Range at Badrinath is “The White Range”- Dhauladhar. It event the the Himachal along with Baspa river in kinnaur Distt., and forms the magnificent back drop of the kangra valley. Dhauladhar is considered a Granite body and literally means “Greyish White”. Its general elevation varies from 3000 mts. to 4500 mts. It stretches in the North of Shimla from East to West and terminates in the South West part at Dalhousie. The range rises abruptly upto 3600 mts. for distance fo 11 kms in Kangra valley. All the three major river of Himachal Paradise i.e. Satluj, Beas and Ravi cut Dhauldhar Range antecedent to their debenture in to the tropical Zone.

In Shimla District, we find rapid changes in their elevation pattern, resulting in irregularities in the ridges and river courses. The abrupt thrusts from the South have formed ridges like Shimla, Chail and Sabathu resulting in the narrowing of river valley of Satluj and other neighbouring Streams.

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India Wildlife Safari and Adventure Tour Guide

India is a country that is full of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Various nature lovers and wildlife adventure tour seekers visit India from different parts of the world to explore the world of different animals. The voice of elephants, peacock dance, the roar of tiger and walk of animal is an amazing experience. The vast heritage of India comprises of more than four hundred wildlife sanctuaries and seven hundred national parks.

Such sanctuaries are also essential for the protection of endangers animals like Asiatic animals, Leopard, Lion, the Bengal Tiger and Siberian crane. The Himalayan region is full of animals like Panther, Deer, Elephant, Wild Buffalo, Wild Ass, Porcupine and Snow Leopards. For wildlife tour in India, one can go to various wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. The Ranthambore national park is known for big population of endangered royal Bengal tigers and species of birds, mammals, reptiles, trees and plants. Jeep and elephant safari attracts people the most. For perfect wildlife holidays, the Corbett national park situated in Uttrakhand is the best destination.

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Top 10 Family Camping Spots in Summer Vacation

vFamily camping and nature go together like the perverbial horse and carriage. Having one without the other leaves the experience somewhat incomplete.

Families that flock to campgrounds nearly always choose this adventure holidays as a means to get closer to nature. The National Wildlife Federation released (in unnumbered order) its Top Ten Great Places to see America’s Wildlife. Family campers in Maine, Pennsylvania, Florida, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Montana can view wildlife up close at the NWF’s top ten locations.

American Bison-southwestern Oklahoma’s Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. The bison, or buffalo, which once roamed the wild west in the millions, numbers 650 in this refuge. Nearby campers may drive the roads available throughout the refuge to view this sturdy breed. Texas longhorn cattle and wild elk are also present.

Bald Eagle-Acadia National Park in Maine. The bald eagle, our nation’s symbol, has replenished itself through national recovery programs. Acadia is a family camping birdwatchers haven. A national park record 300 bird species may be scene at Park Loop Road and the outer islands.

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