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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Indian Tiger Tour Safari Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh having the highest concentration of tigers at any park in India. It is situated in In Madhya Pradesh state, almost 200 kilometers (124 miles) north east of Jabalpur. The nearest village is Tala, which is the access point of the park.

The park features dense green valleys and rocky hill terrain, with an ancient fort built on 800 meter (2,624 foot) high cliffs. It's a relatively small park, with an area of 105 square kilometers (65 square miles) that’s open to tourists. Bandhavgarh was first declared as a National Park in 1968, largely due to the efforts made by Maharaja Martand Singh of rewa.

This national park contains a wide variety of habitats and high density of game, including a large number of tigers. Over half the area is covered by sal forests and there are stretches of bamboo and grassland. With two renowned tourist attractions, namely Bandhavgarh Fort and Bandhavgarh National Park, Bandhavgarh has got its prominence in the tourist map of India. It is one of the important cities in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh State in India. This famous picnic spot lies between the eastern region of Satpura ranges and the Vindhyan hilly regions.

In this park there is an ancient Bandhavgarh fort and caves, dug into the sandstone of the fort, have inscriptions dating from the 1st century BC. Bandhavgarh also has 250 various bird species. Few more animals of Bandhavgarh are porcupine, blackbucks, small Indian civet, ratel, lesser bandicoot rat, palm squirrel, hyena and jungle cat. Bandhavgarh has reptile population as cobras, karaits, rat snakes, lizards, pythons and turtles. The primate two species found in the park are the rhesus macaque and famous Hanuman Langur. 

Reaching in  Bandhavgarh national park is very simple Air Deccan flys directly to Jabalpur from Delhi, then it’s around 4-5 hours by road from there to Bandhavgarh. Alternatively, Bandhavgarh can also be reached by rail from India’s major cities. The nearest train stations are Umaria, 45 minutes away, and Katni, around 2.5 hours away.

Best  time for visiting this nationa park is March and April, when the temperature increases and the tigers come out to cool themselves in the grass or by a watering hole. May and June are also good months for tiger sightings, except the weather is very hot at this time. Try to avoid peak months from December to January, and March during the Indian Holi festival, as it's extremely busy. Expect the winter to be very cold.

Major Wildlife Attractions – Bandhavgarh Once a hunting reserve of the royal family of Rewa in more recent times, This is also the site where the fanmous White Tigers of Rewa were discovered.Wandering through the Bandhavgarh national park on an Elephant Back, the chances of seeing a tiger are quite good. Among the other wildlife attractions include, Nilgai, Chausingha, Chital, Chinkara, Wild Boar and sometimes a Fox or Jackal.

Bandhavgarh Entry Fee will be separated by paid for jeep hire and jeep entry. 2010 rates are 2,230 rupees entry per jeep for foreign tourists, and 1,230 rupees per jeep for Indian tourists. Jeeps can have up to six people. Jeep hire is around 1,500 rupees per trip. Jeeps can be hired at Tala Gate, at the commencement of the safari.

If you really want to see Tigers, bears, dears, leopards, jackals, and birds not as for distance then you visit at least one time Bandhavgarh National Park. 

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Best Tigers Place In Asia Kanha National Park

This Nation Park is situated in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, having area about 1,945 sq km and altitude about 600-900 m above sea level .How many of you have seen a tiger before? Most of the answers will be ambiguous because everyone wants to see a tiger. Then where can one spot TIGER? Well, even if there are circuses and zoo's all over India, there's some kind of a thrill you experiences when all of a sudden you came across a TIGER roaming freely in the wilderness of its natural habitat: the fields and forests of India.

The romance of the Kanha National Park has not reduced over time-it is still as beautiful.  The park was created in 1955 by a special law and, since then, it has dedicated itself in preserving a variety of animal species. If one were to point to the middle of India, chances are he will pick out the forests of the Banjar and the Halon valley, the two forming the western and eastern halves of the Kanha Tiger Reserve, which have long been famous for their wide diversity of wildlife.

Today Kanha is among the few most scenic and beautiful wildlife reserves in Asia. This 'Tiger Country' is the ideal home for both predator and prey. Located of this national park in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh India, Kanha national park cum Tiger reserve extends over an area.

In this nationa park the main wildlife attractions is tiger, bison, gaur, sambhar, chital, more pictures.... barasingha, barking deer, black deer, black buck, chousingha, nilgai, mouse deer, sloth bear, jackal fox, porcupine, hyena, jungle cat, python, pea fowl, hare, monkey, mongoose, and leopard. The birds species in the park include storks, teals, pintails, pond herons, egrets, peacock, pea fowl, jungle fowl, spur fowl, partridges, quails, ring doves, spotted parakeets, green pigeons, rock pigeons, cuckoos, papihas, rollers, bee-eater, hoopoes, drongos, warblers, kingfishers, woodpeckers, finches, orioles, owls, and fly catchers.

If one animal species were to represent Kanha, it would probably be the barasingha, or the swamp deer. The barasinghas at Kanha are unique, being the hard ground variety, which populate the large open tracts of grass amidst the forests of teak and bamboo. The barasingha was faced with extinction but some desperate measures including the fencing-off of some animals helped save them and again the air in Kanha bugle with their rutting calls.

In this national park climate is in summers are hot and humid with a maximum and minimum temperature of 40.6°C and 23.9°C. Winters are pleasant with an average maximum and minimum temperature of 23.9°C and 11.1°C, respectively. The annual average rainfall is 152 cm. The park is closed from July to mid-October during monsoon.

If you really want to seeing tiger and barasinghas not as for distance so you visit Kanha National Park

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tiger Population In India

The tiger population is precariously low around 1400 cats survive. This number is also suggestive of large scale plundering of tiger habitats in India which still continues. Both habitat destruction and hunting has contributed to the sad plight of the tigers in India. There was a drastic fall in the tiger population by the seventies. The Project Tiger initiated to conserve the endangered species achieved success albeit for a short time. The scheme controls barely 2 /3 percent of the country’s forest habitats – protected areas wild life.

Tigers being tigers are not seen sometimes and that is very disappointing. Hence avoid festivals, holidays, Saturday and Sunday, And a day or two after that. Rains, large number of tourists, seasonal burning, etc can have a negative impact on your safari and tiger sighting.

Panna and Sariska are live examples of the tiger reserves administration can be defined as lackadaisical absolutely non committal in approach to save the wilderness and its inhabitants. Most of the tiger reserves are now pockets of survival isolated islands of natural habitats for prime species.

The subcontinent was full of tigers before 20th century. But expanding population and need for agricultural land decimated the big cat’s habitat national park. This was associated with large scale hunting in India. There was a drastic fall in the tiger population by the seventies. India is in a state of quandary since the leaders perceive large scale industrialization as solution for economic development and prosperity for the poverty ridden masses. Habitat conservation and industrialization are an antithesis and intrusion in pristine lands is deadly.

The land comprises of gravels and by all means is infertile, there may be exceptions but the land owners are very poor. The dependence of large herds of livestock especially cattle is another menace. Since we cannot utilize beef for food in India the holding population of old animals is unfeasible and puts further pressure on the ecosystem.

Creation of corridors seems unfeasible in absence of strong political will. The greatest fear is of inbreeding and some instances have been recorded as in Bandhavgarh. Most of the tiger reserves are now pockets of survival isolated islands of natural habitats for prime species.
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