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Kaziranga National Park

Posted by Travenjo Tours and Cabs on January 18, 2022

 
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Kaziranga National Park:

The most sought-after National park in the country is Kaziranga National Park. Kaziranga can be described as a place where nature can be seen at its most natural with a variety of colors. It's also the location where nature and man come together. The highly regarded nationwide park of India is situated in the northeast region of India. It is situated within the Nagaon district. Nagaon district in The Assam state. It is located in Assam. Let's take a look back at 1904, the year in which this incredible refuge for animals was established. The park was declared as a National Park a little over the 68-year mark.

History Of Kaziranga National Park:

 

It is vital to know that the park has two-thirds of the threatened Indian rhinoceros with one horn. As of 2015, the population of rhinos in the park reached 2401. In 2006 the park was designated as a critically endangered Tiger reserve. This means that it has the highest concentration of tigers anywhere on earth. This park hosts huge numbers of elephants as well as wild water buffaloes, as well as swamp deer. Kaziranga will be a forest reserve and wildlife sanctuary from 1908 until 1950. Birdlife International Society has designated Kaziranga Park as an important bird habitat due to the fact that it houses numerous species of birds migrating as well as resident species. The sanctuary is located along the banks of the river Brahmaputra and hosts four types of plants. There's a mix of deciduous and humid, and semi-evergreen tropical forests that have tall grasses that measure tall, open rainforest with 41 29, 29 with 11% of short grasses, and the rest is covered by rivers and water bodies. The park's incredible diversity of fauna and flora makes it more beautiful.

How to Access Kaziranga National Park:

Road -You are able to reach Kaziranga by getting to Guwahati Airport from where you are able to take taxis from Guwahati taxi to Kaziranga CabsThe main entrance to Kaziranga park is located in a small Kohora village. It is situated along the National Highway NH 37. It connects Kohora with the major Assam cities such as Guwahati and Tezpur. Or, via state transport buses, private-owned minibusses, and buses. Local transportation is also available to connect Kohora with other cities. Guwahati, Jorhat, and other cities are connected via roads, rails, and airways that connect all areas in the nation. You can visit them and then use a taxi or the public bus service to transport them to the national park.

By Air, The closest airfields near the park include Guwahati International Airport (97 km) and Jorhat Airport (217 km, 217 km, 217 km, 97 km). Both airports are well-maintained and have roads connecting both with parks. Guwahati's Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport is the ideal alternative for travelers coming from anywhere in India or outside the country. You can hire taxis or cabs for straight access to the Park. You can also take the express bus (or privately-owned buses) to reach the park. This is cheaper than a taxi ride or a taxi.

With Train, The nearest railway station to Kaziranga's Kaziranga Park, Furkating, is about 75 kilometers away. There are many trains that connect the station to major railway stations like Guwahati as well as Kolkata, New Delhi, and many others. Tourists are also able to use nearby railway stations such as Guwahati Railway Station as well as Jorhat Railway Station located at approximately 90 km and 240 km. Two of the railway stations listed in the above list are Northeast railway's major stations. There is also the option to travel via roads to the park by hiring taxis cabs or bus services from the two railway stations.

Wildlife Safari at the Kaziranga National Park:

Kaziranga National Park is a highlight of most people's Kaziranga trip. There are plenty of things to do. You can explore the area by jeep safari, or in a modern SUV. Kaziranga National Park protects one of the largest threatened species of wildlife around the globe. It includes mammals, animals, and birds. There is the possibility of seeing an array of species in this region such as ones belonging to the Indian Rhinoceros and Indian Elephant, Wild Buffalo, Wild Boars, Sambar, Macaque as well as Indian Leopard, Black Bear and a range of different birds. This area is home to many species of birds that migrate, making it an ideal place to watch birds. Kaziranga National Park also houses the Tiger Reserve that is home to the endangered Great Bengal Tiger. The Park also provides the opportunity to ride on an elephant

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Jungle Safari in Jim Corbett National Park Guide

Posted by Deependra Dobriyal on May 09, 2021

 
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Spend your time in the wilderness of Corbett National Park very closely via Jeep and Canter safari. The park has huge popularity for jungle safari among tourists. Jim Corbett is the best option for everyone who loves to explore the fascinating wildlife and flora of a particular jungle. This handy guide will help you in finding out the zones, timings, cost, best season and how to book your safari in Jim Corbett National Park.

 

Types of Safari in Corbett National Park:

One can book two types of Safari in Jim Corbett National Park:

  • Jeep Safari – Riding in an open- gypsy in the jungle is popular as Jeep Safari. Jeep is a small vehicle that can accommodate 6 Adults & 2 kids at a time. Jeep Safari booking is available in Bijrani, Jhirna, Dhela, Durga Devi and Sitabani zones of Jim Corbett. To book a Dhikala jeep safari, booking a night stay in the Dhikala zone is mandatory. Book your jeep safari tour here.
  • Canter Safari – Another great way to explore Jim Corbett National Park is through Canter Safari. Canter is a larger vehicle usually of a bus size that can accommodate 16 people at once. If your group is bigger than 6-8 people, booking a canter safari in Jim Corbett is better. “Dhikala” is the only zone available for canter safari booking at Jim Corbett.

What are the charges for booking Jim Corbett Safari?

 

The cost of jungle safari varies as per Vehicle – jeep or canter and nationality. Charges include permit, guide fees, driver and jeep/ canter cost. For prices, see the chart below.

Vehicle Type Indian Nationals Foreign Nationals
Jeep Safari Rs 4500 per jeep Rs 9000 per jeep
Canter Safari Rs 1500 per person Rs 3200 per person

TIMINGS:

 

The enticing wilderness and wildlife of Jim Corbett can be explored and enjoyed twice a day. The best time for the safari in Corbett Park is from “November to June” as the majority of the zones are open during these months.

How to Book:

To online book your Jim Corbett safari, you need to visit the official website of Jim Corbett National Park. And follow these steps.

STEP 1 – 

  1. Complete the registration on the Jim Corbett official website by filling in the requirements- ID Proof Type and number, DOB, your name, contact number, email id, and a passport size photograph.
  2. Set your password and click on “Submit”. You’ve registered successfully now.
  3. Sign in to your account and you will be on the Corbett national park booking portal.
  4. For booking your jungle safari, the option is found on the right side of the webpage. Choose your safari zone and date.
  5. On the next page, you’ll see the availability of safari.
  6. Select the one which is available and accept all the terms & conditions.
  7. In the next step select the number of adults and children in the group and proceed by entering the details of Adults & children i.e., gender, age, ID proof number & phone no. Also, you have to upload a photo of the group leader. (can be the person who is making the booking).
  8. Click on proceed and you’ll be on the last step i.e., the payment page after checking all details, make the payment and booking for a safari will be confirmed.

Article Source: https://indiathrills.com/safari-booking-in-jim-corbett-national-park/

 

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Jim Corbett park useful information

Posted by Lokesh Kaushik on March 13, 2021

 
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Jim Corbett is a national park located near to Ramnagar town in Uttrakhand. It is one of the most popular national park in India when it comes to Tiger sighting, as there around more than 250 Tigers as per recent census of 2020. Tourists are allowed to opt for Morning/Evening jungle safaris inside the deep forest area and it is the only Tiger reserve in India which allows people to stay even inside the forest area at the government run forest rest houses.

Flora at the park

There are more than 450 types of species of plants have been recorded in the reserve. As per the reports around 65 to 70% of Corbett area is dominated by Sal forests. The famous zone Dhikala is well known for its vast Grassland area which is favourite spot of sighting the Elephant herds.

Fauna at the park

Corbett Tiger reserve is home to around 500 resident and migratory birds species, some famous ones are Serpent Eagle, Red junglefowl, Parakeet, Kingfisher, Asian Paradise flycatcher etc. Royal Bengal Tiger is the king of the Jungle here and many other cat species can also be spotted i.e Leopard, jungle cat & fishing cat. The mammals include Elephants, Barking deer, Sambhar deer, Hog deer, Chital, Sloth and himalayan black bears, mongoose, fox and many more. Dhikala grassland is the famous area of the park to spot the herds of Elephants.

The park is to home to reptiles and famous species are India marsh Crocodile, Gharial, King Cobra, Python, Viper, monitor Lizard and Tortoise.

Safari zones in Jim Corbett

There are total 8 zones in Jim Corbett Tiger reserve as of now which are available to tourists for day safaris. These are Bijrani, Dhikala, Jhirna, Dhela, Garjia, Durga devi, Pakhro and Sonanadi. Except Pakhro and Sonanadi all other zones are close to Ramnagar and these 2 zones (Pakhro and Sonanadi) can be visited from Kotdwar near to Lansdowne.

Type of safaris and availability in various zones.

Dhikala– There are 2 types of safari options available at this zone. One is canter which is used for morning/evening safaris and available for all tourists as per the availablity, and second option is jeep safari which is available only for those tourists who make the booking at government run forest rest house.

Total– 4 canters are available for safaris in morning and in afternoon as well. Each canter has 16 seats so total 64 tourists can visit the park in morning and exact number of pax in afternoon.

12 years and above are considered as adults and full seat fare will be applicable for them. Children 6 to 11 years old can travel with adults at approx half of the adult cost. A maximum of 6 adults and 2 children (6 to 11 years old) can travel in one permit.

Dhikala day safaris are open for tourists from 15th November to 14th of June every year.

Bijrani– Only jeep safari option is available for tourists to visit the park. There are 30 jeeps in morning and 30 jeeps in afternoon available for tourists. Maximum of 6 adults and 2 children (6 to 11 years old) can travel in one jeep. This zone is open for toursits from 15th October to 30th June every year.

Jhirna– Jeep safari is the only option of visiting the park and there are 30 jeeps in morning and 30 jeeps in afternoon available for tourists. Maximum of 6 adults and 2 children (6 to 11 years old) can travel in one jeep. This zone is open through out year, however, forest department does not operate safaris on rainy days.

Dhela– Jeep safari is the only option of visiting the park. And, there are 15 jeeps in morning and 15 jeeps in afternoon available for tourists. Maximum of 6 adults and 2 children (6 to 11 years old) can travel in one jeep. This zone is open through out the year, however, government does not operate safaris on rainy days.

Durga devi– At this zone Jeep safari is the only option of visiting the park. And, there are 10 jeeps in morning and 10 jeeps in afternoon available for tourists. Maximum of 6 adults and 2 children (6 to 11 years old) can travel in one jeep. This zone is open for tourists from 15th October to 15th June every year.

Garjia– Only jeep safari option is available for tourists to visit the park. There are 30 jeeps in morning and 30 jeeps in afternoon available for tourists. Maximum of 6 adults and 2 children (6 to 11 years old) can travel in one jeep. This zone is open for toursits from 15th October to 30th June every year.

Pakhro– At this zone Jeep safari is the only option of visiting the park and there are 10 jeeps in morning and 10 jeeps in afternoon available for tourists. Maximum of 6 adults and 2 children (6 to 11 years old) can travel in one jeep. This zone is open for toursits from 15th October to 15th June every year.

Sonanadi– This zone Jeep safari is the only option of visiting the park and, there are 15 jeeps in morning and 15 jeeps in afternoon available for tourists. Maximum of 6 adults and 2 children (6 to 11 years old) can travel in one jeep. This zone is open for toursits from 15th October to 15th June every year.

Important points-
Jeep safari in Jim Corbett is not shared with other guests in any of the zone. One full jeep safari cost consists of Permit/Forest guide and gypsy hire cost.
Safari permits are non refundable and non amendable.
It is suggestible to book safari prior minimum 30 days of actual safari date in order to avoid non-availability.
During summer morning safaris start at 6:00 AM and last entry time can be upto 7:00 AM, and afternoon safaris start at 2:30 PM and last entry time can be upto 3:30 PM.
During winter morning safaris start at 7:00 AM and last entry time can be upto 7:45 AM, and afternoon safaris start at 1:30 PM and last entry time can be upto 2:30 PM.
Canter safari starts at 6:00 AM for morning shift and 12:30 PM for afternoon shift during summer.
Canter safari starts at 6:30 AM for morning shift and 12:00 PM for afternoon shift during winter
Suggestible to carry Binoculars. However, you can rent it out from the safari entry gate as well.
Always book safari prior to resort booking or make sure that sufficient gypsies are available as safari permit are always in high demand and might go sold out any time.
Jeep safari duration varies between 3 to 3 hours 30 minutes, where as, canter safari duration is 5 hours approximately.
Canter is a 16 seater mini bus (open from sides for view and covered from top).
Food, liquor, smoking not allowed inside the Tiger reserve.
ID proof is mandatory for booking and for the entry as well at the Tiger reserve. Pan card is acceptable.
Tourists can travel with infants as there is no restriction from the forest department for Jim corbett jeep safari.
Forest department does not allow pet inside the Tiger reserve during jungle safari.
During winter it is too cold inside the Tiger reserve, hence always carry gloves, enough sweaters/jackets etc.
There are plenty of private resorts available around the park, where as government run forest rest houses are inside the deep forest area. Suitable for wildlife lovers and photographers.
Canteen facility is available at Bijrani and Dhikala zone for tourists during day safaris.

We hope that you will find the above article about Jim corbett jeep safari informative and relevant. Please feel free to ask anything.

Thanks and Regards
Lokesh Kaushik
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Eravikulam National park

Posted by Susan Sharma on November 19, 2019

 
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Forest guard Pazhaniswamy posted at Eravikulam National Park has been sending me interesting photos of the flora and fauna of Eravikulam National Park, Kerala.  As a guard accompanying tourists in the tourist bus which takes day tourists into the Park, Pazhani is in a position to observe the Park flora and fauna on a daily basis and he makes sure that his mobile clicks document the unusual visitors, seasonal flowers and other interesting tidbits.

 

Here is a sample of the photos he has been sending me.  Pazhani can be contacted at +918281931335

 

 

Fauna clicked by Pazhaniswamy

 

 

Chameleon

Green vine snake

 

Herd of Nilgiri Tahr

 

Malabar Pit Viper

 

 

Nilgiri tahr

 

Flora clicked by Pazhaniswamy

 

 

 

 

 

Can anyone give the names of these flora?

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Kaziranga National Park

Posted by kundal roy on June 17, 2018

 
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Famous for highest density of one horned Rhinos. Also known as the place of Big 5 this park is also famous for different migratory Birds tribal villages lush green Tea estates.. The river dolphins are the famous attraction of this Area. There are four ranges in this park. The central western Ghrakati and the Agrotali range. Out of this the western range is best know for Jeep and Elephant safari. Safari timings 5 Am and 530 Am .Duration 2 hours. This is advisable to go for Jeep Safari in the evening and Elephant safaris in the morning.  For further details you can follow the below given link.http://kamakshitours.com

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BANDHAVGARH TIGER RESERVE - DEFINITELY THE BEST OF ALL

Posted by Varun Sharma on March 05, 2016

 
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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. 

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Ravishing Ranthambore

Posted by samanvay bhutani on December 28, 2015

 
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Dear Readers,

Thank you for turning up and reading my article.

My love for wildlife was merely an accident. I along with a few friends just landed up at Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur Distt. Rajasthan India. This was a very unusual trip for me since i have always loved luxury and relaxing holidays, but little did i knew that once i enter the forest we lovingly call as Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, I went all Gaga over this place.
  I hardly knew what i was doing there except for looking at a few deer roam around and a few birds here and there and then to my surprise i was asked to sit back tight as the gypsy caught with unusual adrenaline and flew it seemed like i was on the last ride of my life.
 For good two minutes i was rather angry for being there all covered by dust and splashes but than it all came to a halt and in a split second it changed my outlook for wildlife forever, A gigantic roar from across the bushes was enough to send chill down to the spine and lips sealed i looked to the other side of waters(Rajbagh Lake) and it was a sight to behold and treasure a female tigress(T-19) aka Krishna showed up frowning towards the maddened rush of gypsy and canters, As a few hundred eyes were lit up seeing the beast walk around the bushes and what happened next was a mere dream.

The light started to fade away and as the tigress walked away followed by 3 beautiful cubs and what more could you ask for. The light almost giving up as i stood admiring the beautiful relationship of the mother and her 3 adorable cubs who walked beside her in a straight line unaware of surroundings and soon disappeared in the habitat i now know as Malik Talab at Zone no. 3 of RNP.

Amidst the hustle bustle of my daily life coming into a jungle where i could literally hear myself breath,inhaling that fresh crisp air that brought peace to my mind, a feeling of a different world, a glimpse of a relation of a mother and baby which wasn't too different from real life human relations and that was the point RNP became a addiction and a wonderful 2nd home to me, I visit almost every month familiar to every Zone(1-10) and very familiar to almost all named tigers, May it be courageous story of T-16(Machli) or the Ravishing T-24(Ustaad) or the hunkT-72(Sultan) and many family like names to me now.

 Do love Nature, Protect Wildlife, Respect Animals and pledge to help make earth a better place for all to live in..!

Love
Samanvay


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Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

Posted by Sudeep Sarkar on February 08, 2014

 
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My trip was nice because I saw 2 tigers Sultan and T24 in my morning and evening safari respectively

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kaziranga

Posted by sunny singh bhatti on August 28, 2013

 
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hey there people I would like to share a trip report about Wildospher its a adventure tour organizer. I went with these guys and what an experience these guys actually showed me kaziranga Tiger in some remote area of the forest I must say they know the forest pretty well beautiful birds all around they took me so close that I can click my pictures from any angle same with the rhinos aswell Wildospher is the best I recommend u people to go with them they even do the untouched forest neora national park I been with them even there they made me do a foot safari and i saw marble cat clouded leopard and leopard while I was on a foot safari these guys are blessed I must say. the experience and the hospitality is just great, there are many more things that they offer for a adventure outdoors rafting is again one of there specialty. contact then on there mail sunny.globeib@gmail.com or facebook page www.facebook.com/wildospher .get in touch with them for some stunning experience for adventure. 

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Melghat Tiger Reserve Patrolling program by Chaatak Nature Conservation Society, Varangaon dist.Jalgaon, Maharashtra.

Posted by anil mahajan on June 20, 2013

 
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Chaatak Nature Conservation Society, Varangaon dist.Jalgaon, Maharashtra.
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