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This Island Park In Udaipur Is Too Stunning To Be Missed!

Posted by Udaipur Rides on June 30, 2018

 
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Situated amidst the mighty Aravalli Range, Udaipur City of Rajasthan is a natural wonder and its beauty isn't unknown to the world either! Thanks to its dazzling lakes and picturesque gardens, it has won itself the title of Kashmir Of The West.

Being a tourist's paradise, there are numerous visiting points in Udaipur Rajasthan and the island park - Nehru Garden one more jewel in the scintillating city of Udaipur.

Named after the Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, the park opened for public on 14th November 1967 and since then has been beckoning many tourists.

The surreal boat ride to reach this oval island is amusing itself and the magic increases once you step inside. With lush green gardens and a spectrum of vivid flora and the breath taking view of the glaring Fateh Sagar Lake, it's an absolute eye candy for any visitor. A walk down the flower beds and the solicitous vibe of the staggering lily pond is unmatchable.

Nehru park udaipur

We highly recommend you to visit this oval island park if you're planning a trip to the Lakecity.

Visiting Time:  Monday - Sunday  9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Entry Fee: 15- 30 INR per person (for Indian visitors),  60 - 125 INR per person ( for foreign visitors)

How To Reach: Browse through the list of several taxi services in Udaipur Rajasthan to reach to the Fateh Sagar Lake from where you can take a boat ride to reach the Nehru Garden.

Book Udaipur Darshan Taxi Here: 

http://www.udaipurrides.com/tourpackage/book-taxi-udaipur-sightseeing

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Interesting Facts About Chittorgarh Fort You Didn’t Know!

Posted by Udaipur Rides on June 05, 2018

 
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Perched up high above on a hilltop, the fort of Chittorgarh is an epitome of Rajputi strength and valor. Echoing off the Rajputi gallant and luxury of the bygone era, the fort is also associated with the infamous Jauhar of Rani Padmini.  But apart from this, there are several other fascinating facts that might ignite up the curious traveler in you.

•    The Largest Fort In India In Terms Of Area

Comprising of 65 historic built structures including 4 palaces, 19 significant temples, 4 memorials and several water bodies, the fort of Chittorgarh is the largest fort in India area wise. Located on top of a rock-strewn plateau, it has 305 hectares of a component site, with a buffer zone of 427 hectares. This grand citadel of glory is approximately 2km in length and is 155 m wide.

•    Constructed By A Mauryan Ruler

Built in the 7th century AD by the Mauryans, the fort gets its name from the Mauryan ruler, Chitrangda Mori.

Read full article here:   

http://www.udaipurrides.com/blog/travel/interesting-facts-about-chittorgarh-fort-you-didnt-know

For more visit:

http://www.udaipurrides.com/

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Dzukou Valley Expeditions

Posted by Rohan Abraham on June 05, 2018

 
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On popular request, we have designed two expeditions to Dzukou valley. 

One in June and one in July. 

These will be a 2-night camping stay at the valley.  Expect a mix of clear sunny skies, cloudy weather as well as the odd spell of rain.

June 15 – 17, 2018
July 13 – 15, 2018


This package includes overnight camping, all meals and guide.

Book your spot here
Watch this clip to know more about Dzukou valley
Or check out this link to read more about Dzukou valley

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Walk Nagaland - S04E01

Posted by Rohan Abraham on June 05, 2018

 
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It’s back! Walk Nagaland is back. 

After a rather long period of silence, we have revived our social walks through the country side of Nagaland.

On June 09, 2018, we are walking (most likely in the rain) from Kohima from Khonoma village.  An approximate distance of 18 km.  This walk is going to be one of the easier ones.

Once we reach Khonoma, we have organised a dinner at a local morung where we have organised a short cultural performance as well.

If you are interested, click on this link to know more.  
Not sure what Walk Nagaland is all about? Watch this short clip

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The August Dzukou Rain Festival

Posted by Rohan Abraham on June 05, 2018

 
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August 2018 – If you can’t make it in June or July, join us in August while we set up camp at Dzukou Valley.  The festival will be a ten-day long affair with music and dance, food and rice beer set under the clear skies of the valley.

We have short photography tours of the region along with nature walks to explore every inch of the valley.


Never been to Dzukou Valley? See this short clip. 

Join us for a night, two nights or more while we set up shop up in Dzukou Valley.
Click here to know more

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Thai elephant camp pioneering elephant-friendly tourism in Thailand

Posted by Shashwat Raj on May 30, 2018

 
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Government of India should look at replicating this model in the country – World Animal Protection


30 May 2018: Happy Elephant Care Valley, in Chiang Mai, Thailand is about to embark on a landmark agreement to transition to become a truly elephant-friendly venue. This move will end all contact between tourists and elephants at the camp, to meet the growing demand for responsible elephant experiences.


The transformation of the venue is pioneered by World Animal Protection as part of a coalition of leaders in the travel industry, including TUI Group, The Travel Corporation, Intrepid Group, G Adventures, EXO Travel, Thomas Cook Group, and others.


Elephants in many venues across Thailand still offer rides that are the result of elephants suffering a cruel and intensive training process.  A 2017 KANTAR global study showed the number of people who find elephant riding acceptable has dropped by 9% (from 53% to 44%) in just three years. The research also showed that eight out of ten (80%) of tourists would prefer to see elephants in their natural environment, proving elephant-friendly tourism is on the rise.


In India there are around 3000 elephants in captivity and are being used for entertainment purposes such as rides at Amer Fort in Jaipur. Elephants are wild animals and not for our entertainment.


Happy Elephant Care Valley is a ground breaking development for both elephants and tourists. It will be a very real example of an attraction where tourists can see elephants behaving naturally and freely as part of a herd. It will demonstrate that elephant-friendly experiences are possible, without forcing cruel interactions with people. We hope it paves the way for creation of similar facilities in India and brings about a change in the attitude of tour operators and tourist demand for elephant rides. This is replicable and doable in our country and we urge the Indian government to engage other stakeholders to come up with a sustainable solution like this and help protect elephants from abuse,” said Gajender K Sharma, India Country Director at World Animal Protection.

 

The elephants at Happy Elephant Care Valley were previously from farms and riding camps, and until recently it was possible for close interaction between tourists and the elephants, being able to ride, bathe and feed elephants at the venue. This stopped when the travel industry coalition presented a business case demonstrating the rise of elephant-friendly tourism. The transition will see the elephants free to behave as they would in the wild; free to roam the valley, bathing in mud, dust, water or grazing as tourists experience the wonder, standing at a safe distance.


Steve McIvor, CEO at World Animal Protection, said:


“With the support of the world’s leading travel companies, this agreement is a significant milestone for World Animal Protection. It will show that high welfare venues for elephants can be commercially viable for elephant camp owners - encouraging them to value and care for their animals.”

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Eco-tour to Kashmir

Posted by Sheikh Gulzaar on March 20, 2018

 
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The Jammu and Kashmir Medicinal Plants Introduction Centre'Herb Garden plays a central role in the education of our students. Botanical medicine students study and cultivate a variety of medicinal plants throughout their life cycle. Many of these plants are harvested at their seasonal peak for creating medicinal tinctures and salves. Nutrition classes use the cultivated culinary herbs and organic vegetables in the instition's whole-food kitchen lab. The garden is designed, cultivated and managed by students and volunteers under the guidance of the garden manager and assistant garden manager with a combined total over 21 years of experience.
More details at : http://jkmpic.blogspot.in

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kiwi cultivation in Kashmir

Posted by Sheikh Gulzaar on January 02, 2018

 
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Growers in Kashmir  are getting into kiwifruit in a diversification move away from the traditional apple crops of the region. 

Kiwis were introduced to the region in the 1950s, but only recently has interest in exotic crops created a viable demand for it. 

Currently only green kiwifruits are in production, but there are plans to introduce golden varieties also.

A farmer in South Kashmir area of  Pulwama district, Mahmood Khan, who had taken up cultivation of exotic fruits more than a decade back, said, "We started growing kiwi on experimental basis some 9 years ago. There were hardly any buyers for it then. But our patience has paid off, as now, the demand for it has risen in fruit markets of  India, Pakistan, Gulf, and other middle-east countries. It fetches good returns in local market also and tourists also like to buy these."

More details at : 
http://jkmpic.blogspot.in/2017/11/kiwi-plantation-in-uttarakhand-india.html

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Herbal Garden Tour,Kashmir

Posted by Sheikh Gulzaar on October 11, 2017

 
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High Altitude Himalayan Herbal Garden 

Mr. O.P. Sharma, Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat social activist from Budgam ,Dr. Farooq Ahmad Bhat from Awantipora,Mohd Aslam Dar Botany Scholar from Tral ,Noor ul Amin, Sheikh Gulzar is a 2nd-generation, herbalist, author, botanist & journalist, Ms.Sheikh Masarat Gulzar and students Scholars from SKUAST ,Chadoora accompanied the resource persons and plant experts to acquaint themselves with lesser known plants like aromatic lemon family Gas plant Dictamnus albus ,High altitude highly traded aromatic Kuth Saussurea costus ,aromatic umbellifer Chohore ,Chora Angelica glauca roots used as spice and quite decorative Kasmir Mallow Sazposh Lavatera cashmeriana growing in the local plant repository being maintained by Mr. M. Yousuf Bhat.

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Budget Tour to Kanha National Park

Posted by Uday on September 02, 2016

 
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The charisma of tiger is unparalleled, especially whence right through the childhood the animal has been a mythical figure always prevalent in your thoughts.  As you grow up the tiger becomes real, bigger and bigger, and you yearn to see it..at least once in lifetime.   

Please show me the tiger at least once that is what tourists from far off land say to me as a naturalist guide. “I promise my best,” is all that I can say.” 

I do not wish guests from far away to go away without seeing the tiger. For some it could one and only trip due to time, cost constraints and other places on the wishlist.  But let me tell you, in spite of all my efforts some tourists do go back without seeing the elusive big cat. It is impossible to beat the tiger every time come what people say.  But among the few unlucky ones many are able to come back or some have seen the tiger elsewhere.  That gives me solace. 

Not all inbound or Indian tourists are rich but they still yearn to see the tiger and all the wonderful animals.But for many budget tour is the only recourse to this wonderful experience.  So here is how we will make possible this tiger safari. 

Kanha National Park is a biodiversity hub and amazing terrain full of enchanting landscapes. You just lose your amid the magical and esoteric surroundings. 

Photography amateur or professional will store your memory for ever. Only professional filming equipments that are charged whence they carry special permission to make a documentary. Hence do not carry one if you are not making a film.     

You can travel to Jabaplur by  overnight rails which are not as pricey as the flights.  Also travel by local bus from the nearest destination Jabalpur to Kanha, bus ride though uncomfortable cost much less. I do it many times whence on assignments and am still fighting fit. He!He!       

If you look for accommodation online, you will find luxury hotels, a stay in one of these cost a nose. Hence search for budget hotels and you will find a few.

Nevertheless since on budget you will not be traveling on holidays and the busy New Year period, so you arrive here and get an accommodation in the hotel that suits your purse.  

Usually economy hotels have their own restaurant, but there are independent ones which offer a cheaper fare as well. The food is good, only you have to eat it hot..the curries I mean. Even on economy do not drink local water since you do not have immunity to local pathogens. Drink mineral water which is well sanitized.       

To make an expedition in park, both in the morning and evening, you need to book gate entry or ticket as it is called in general lingo. The State Government of Madhya Pradesh has made some changes in the reservation system at Kanha...in fact in all the popular reserves that are within.

Hence on budget stay reserve your ticked early on the booking system at MP Online website. This site is owned by MP Government since only it can issue a permit. Kanha is under the jurisdiction of the MP State Government. 

Whence confirming the ticket online book the single ticket. In this category you have to pay only for yourself presuming you are traveling solo. Other tourists will automatically be enrolled till the figure reaches six. Hence in this case the permit/ticket cost will be shared.

You need to hire an open jeep for excursions each time. On single ticket you need not worry since the jeep hire would be divided equally among all riders. 

Another option  if you have missed it online you approach the current window at the gate. This issue current tickets that are available under its twenty percent quota plus those which have not been booked or cancelled online.  At the current window you can opt for sharing the excursion and jeep ride.  This will fetch your cost down further.  I am sure you will be able to enjoy the park in less money.      

Whence online for Kanha accommodation booking you can ask the hotel management to get the ticket for you. This will save you lot of trouble. The hotelier naturally will do a good job for all prerequisites.    

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