September 17, 2018
As natural beauty is the favourite escape from the hectic world, I too choose to go for Ecotourism for peace and tranquility experience that it offers. While searching for an ideal eco tourism spot, I happenend to come across Kerala that has the most number
of unperturbed natural areas. I picked up Periyar among the various options that the state offered. The scenic beauty of Periyar is beyond description. This place has a man-made lake built centuries back, the Periyar National Park, Tiger Reserve and Elephant
reserve. I enjoyed exploring the wildlife admist the tribal folks. Staying in tree-houses, thatched cottages and tents made my trip truly authentic and a memorable one. I must say if you too wish going for Ecotourism,
Kerala tour packages have got much to offer. These trips are worth visiting and you feel energised and recharged totally.
June 30, 2018
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.
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.
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June 05, 2018
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.
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June 05, 2018
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
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June 05, 2018
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
June 05, 2018
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.
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May 30, 2018
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.”
March 20, 2018
The Jammu and Kashmir Medicinal Plants Introduction Centre's 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
January 02, 2018
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
October 11, 2017
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.