Archive for the ‘Asia’

  • Jim Corbett National Park, India

    Posted in Asia | April 19, 2011
    Dedicated to the conservation of the most extinct tiger genus called the Bengal Tiger who is also admired the most, the Jim Corbett National Park is the most ancient park of India, which is now almost 75-years old. It has been named so because of the India-born hunter of the same name who later became a conservationist in the repentance of his cruel killings. Nestled today under the shades of the Lower Himalayas, the park actually stretches in the very famous Nainital region of the newly made Uttarakhand state in the north east direction of the country. With its more than 450 plant types as well as 600 animal species, this major eco-tourism spot has been the best weekend gateway of the tourists since the past few decades where not only animals  [...]
  • Chitwan National Park, Nepal

    Posted in Asia | April 1, 2011
    Regarded among the Nepal’s wealthiest as well as healthiest natural wonders, the Chitwan National Park engulfs over 930 sq. km. of the south central Nepal, the inner Terai’s subtropical lowlands to be specific. With the status of the World Heritage Site and the honor of being the first national park of the country, the site since long has remained the third best highlight after Kathmandu valley and trekking. Being so huge, the picture-perfect nature reserve is the home of water marshes, sal forest, and waving grassland. To its north as well as west, the river network of Narayani-Rapti draws a perfect frontier for the human villages, while the east encompasses the Parsa Wildlife Reserve and the south is loaded with the Valmiki National Park  [...]
  • Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal

    Posted in Asia | February 22, 2011
    Regarded as the world’s highest national park, the Sagarmatha National Park is the home of the highest point on Earth called Mount Everest that itself is known as ‘Sagarmatha = Sky for Sagar and head for Matha’. Therefore, it is obvious that this park is perched as high as on 3000 meters whose most of the landscape is a rocky deep terrain as well as steep gorges of the high Himalayas. Because of the rising height, the Sagarmatha National Park boasts four different climatic zones: a forested lower zone, the upper alpine zone, a zone of alpine scrub, and the Arctic zone without any foliage. Depending on the altitude, you get to see the different and diverse mammals and birds. The park flanks some of the tallest peaks in the world making  [...]
  • Kanha National Park, India

    Posted in Asia | August 26, 2010
    Kanha National Park is also a tiger reserve in India. Nestled in the Balaghat and Mandla districts of Madhya Pradesh, this area was formerly divided into two different sanctuaries – Banjar and Hallon which measured around 300,000 sq meters and 250,000 square meters respectively. Kanha National Park, as it is known today, was created in the year 1995, on the 1st of June.  In its present day state, it stretches over around 940,000 square meters.  It has a surrounding buffer zone which measures around 10,067,000 square meters. The neighboring Phen Sanctuary which covers around 110,000 square meters also is connected to the National Park. The park is said to have a significant sprinkling of the Royal Bengal Tiger, sloth bears, the Indian Wild  [...]
  • Giant Fishes of Mekong face extinction

    Posted in Asia | August 19, 2010
    Around 50 million years ago, a collision somewhere in Asia caused for the might Mekong River to be born. The river emerges from the towering and vast mountain ranges that surround the Tibetan plateau; and it then begins its ever-so-long descent into the Greater Mekong region that lies in South East Asia; and this is exactly where it gets its name from. The length of this river is a whopping 4,800,000 meters.  The Mekong River begins in the Tibetan plateau and it runs through the entire stretch of Yunnan, Thailand and Cambodia. It then, eventually, disperses itself in the South China Sea. This River is the longest in the Southeast Asia. This River ends up fostering a number of different species; and is home to many more species than you’ll  [...]
  • Into the National Park of Ranthambore

    Posted in Asia | August 10, 2010
    The Ranthambore National Park is known to be one of the most amazing and one of the most interesting places to visit in North India. This park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district in the southeastern part of Rajasthan and is almost about 130 kms from Jaipur. About the park The Park was formerly considered to be one of the foremost grounds for hunting. The Maharajas of Jaipur would frequent this park and this is how this National Park was considered to be one of the major National Parks in the country. The Park Today The Park today stands as an interesting and a tourist friendly location in India. This park is known to be one of the most amazing destinations to visit in India. Apart, from the several forts and fortresses in Rajasthan, this  [...]
  • The Rann of Kutch

    Posted in Asia | August 3, 2010
    With a name that hides the true nature of its bounty, the Little Rann of Kutch is far more than its name suggests. Unique and teeming with flora and fauna, it is the only place on earth for you will find the rare chestnut colored Asiatic Wild Ass, but that is not the only thing entirely unique to it. It is a mix of sights and scenes that have to be seen to be believed, and the entire region is ripe for anyone looking to explore further inland and make discoveries that will surprise. It is the sort of haven a backpacker craves, nature at its most austere and open. The very location of the wildlife park, in the Thar Desert province, might suggest that the place is desolate and devoid of any life, but nothing could be further from the truth. Any  [...]
  • Pench National Park – good place to see Langurs in their way

    Posted in Asia | July 20, 2010
    Pench National Park – Location: In the regions of Seoni as well as Chhindwara districts, this is located in the southern provinces of Madhya Pradesh. In addition the nearest located airport is Nagpur, almost at a distance of 93 kms (around 58 miles) from this park. Moreover the township of Seoni, almost at a distance of 19 km (around 12 miles) away, has the nearest railhead to this park. Pench National Park – Climate: The months of summer are scorching (the maximum temperature is around 43°C; 110°F) whilst the months of winter are exceptionally cold (the minimum temperature is around 4°C; 39°F). Best time to visit Pench National Park: Even though the months of summer are extremely hot, the span between March and June, is regarded  [...]
  • Keoladeo Ghana National Park – boasting its extensive range of birds

    Posted in Asia | July 6, 2010
    Officially identified as the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, this Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary encompasses a total land area of almost 29 sq kms. This park was originally created through the Maharaja of Bharatpur during the early 19th century, since he wished for saving his township from the disastrous flood water. The huge dam that he had constructed left behind a melancholy, which was afterward transformed into Bharatpur Lake. This lake served as the hunting preserve meant for the Maharaja of Bharatpur for quiet for a while before it was been lastly declared as a National Park in 1982. Keoladeo Ghana National Park was been declared as a world heritage site in the year 1985 by UNESCO. Keoladeo Ghana National Park Attractions Flora This 29 sq km  [...]
  • Guindy National Park – an abode to the Blackbuck in South India

    Posted in Asia | June 11, 2010
    Guindy National Park is protected region of Tamil Nadu, which located in South India, in Chennai, moreover is regarded as one of the smallest National Parks of India as well as one of the dreadfully few national parks that are situated surrounded by a city. This park is an expansion of the grounds that surrounds Raj Bhavan, which is the official residence for the Governor of Tamilnadu. This park enlarges deep inside the estate of the governor and encloses beautiful forests, lakes, scrub lands, and streams. Guindy National Park – Flora This park has a thorn forest and dry evergreen scrub, grasslands as well as water-bodies with more than 350 kinds of plants, which includes shrubs, herbs, climbers, and grasses as well as more than 24 kinds  [...]