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Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala

Kerala is a perfect example of how flora and fauna can exist together and bring about the ideal location for all tourists and all nature lovers. Kerala is home to many sanctuaries and national parks as there is no dearth of greenery here. The Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is one such example of a green paradise. Situated on the rain shadow region of the Western Ghats this is a hub of a variety of flora and fauna and is a great locale for wildlife enthusiasts. The flora here includes the very unique dry thorn forests and also the deciduous kind of vegetation that is very typical here. Then of course you have the grasslands and the riparian types with the rugged rocks and cliffs which form a major landscape here. Then the small hillocks and the stretches of plains make a perfect living place  [...]

Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Located in the hills of the Vindhyas in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India, lies a beautiful expanse of lovely surroundings - The Bandhavgarh National Park. Spanning over an area of around 400 square kilometers, this national park has a main area of around 105 sq km, and then a buffer area of around 400 sq km. The terrain here is mainly rocky and is replete with ridges with an undulating terrain of forest land. There is a huge area of meadows which make the Bandhavgarh National Park, the paradise that it is. Famous as a tiger hub, this is a great place for wildlife and is ideally the wildlife paradise in this part of the world. This was earlier the hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa in olden days. Today it is the centre of the Royal Bengal Tiger and the White Tigers. The White tiger  [...]

Mallakhamb An art to cherish

Mallakhamb An art to cherish

As the very name suggests, Mallakhamb is an art that is normally used by wrestlers to showcase their prowess in this sport. This is a pole that is used by them to practice their abilities in their game called KUSTI. These days the trend has changed and there is a special identity for each art. This sport requires a lot of speed, concentration and flexibility. This is the only sport that is played against the pull of gravitation. History of this sport goes back to the time when the wrestlers used to exercise on wooden poles. This art dates back to the 12th century in the Manasholas which was written by Chalukya in the year 1153. This then got revived sometime in the 19th century by the physical instructor Balambhatta Dada who used to coach Bajirao Peshwa Ii. There were lot of efforts that  [...]

Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary

Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary

Why is Kerala called God's Own Country? Well, if you have been there you would know why, and if you haven’t been there then make it a point to go there to know why. While you are in the pristine surroundings of God's blessings, here, in Kerala, you would encounter some of the best wildlife zones in this part of the world. The Parambikulam wildlife Sanctuary is one of these discoveries of travel in Kerala. Set amidst the luscious green surroundings of the Nelliampathy hills in Kerala and the Annamalai Hills of Tamil Nadu, the sanctuary gives you the best diversity of flora and fauna. Spanning over an area of 285square kilometers, this wildlife haven is a living paradise with the innumerable streams gurgling by and the undulating terrain only contributing to the already existent beauty. With  [...]

Peppara wildlife Sanctuary

Peppara wildlife Sanctuary

Have you ever wanted to feel the best of surroundings amidst the lap of nature? And have you ever felt like being ensconced in the lovely ambience of greenery and wild animals? If yes, then just pack your bags and head towards God's own country – Kerala and get entangled in the wild beauty of the Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary. This area with the densest of forests and the best kind of natural surroundings  is a great wildlife destination in India. The Peppara dam that has been built on the River Kamarana is a part of this region which was declared a sanctuary in the year 1983. This dam helped in increasing the supply of water to the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram and the suburbs in and around the city. This wildlife sanctuary is joined with the Palode reserve which spans over an area  [...]

Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Situated in the southeastern portion of the Western Ghats, the Neyyar reservoir is a greatly navigable land that spreads over 9 square kilometer. With the best kind of vegetation that varies from wet grasslands to evergreen plantations, the whole area of this sanctuary is a greatly inhabited wildlife zone. This is the place where the River Neyyar drains and also has the rivers Kallar and Mullayar draining here. The vegetation of the forests varies from grasslands to evergreen and it depends on the altitude here. This wildlife sanctuary is the place where there is a diversity of flora and fauna and where you would get the ideal natural surroundings. A perfect surrounding for all nature enthusiasts this is the place where wildlife lovers would find a great haven for their passionate pursuits.  [...]

Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary

Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary

Situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Thallassery region there is a small paradise of greenery near Kannur in Kerala. This Indian wildlife heaven spans over an area of around 55 sq km and is found on the Western Ghat slopes and is also a wildlife zone in the northernmost part of the state of Kerala. The highest peak of this region is the Katti Betta which rises to a height of around 1145m. A perfect wildlife paradise this is a great place to visit in this part of India. The elevation here varies from a height of 60 metres to 1145 metres. With Thallassery as the nearest station, this sanctuary Karipur International Airport in Kozhikode is the nearest airport. The Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary has a plethora of flora and fauna and is a great representation of the biodiversity of Western  [...]

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Kerala Travel Pleasures

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Kerala Travel Pleasures

With its pleasant climate and a salubrious atmosphere, the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautiful paradise in the state of Kerala in India. With the Lakkidi dale ensconced in between the hills of the taluk of Vythiri, the Wayanad district has today become a great tourist attraction in this part of Kerala in India. The flora and fauna here is very typical of those found in the western ghats of the Indian subcontinent. The cool climate and the evergreen plantations give a lot of reason for the place to be a heavenly abode for all the tourists who visit this place. With the best plantations of coffee, the Wayanad wildlife region has the most fascinating surroundings and a perfect ambience. Rose wood, mullumurikku, anjili and caussia are other plants that are found here in plenty. The silver  [...]

Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary

Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary

Located in God’s own country Kerala, Idukki is a place which is full of natural beauty and green surroundings. Idukki is home to the Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary which spreads over an area of around 77 square kilometres in the taluks of the Thodupuzha and Udumpanchola of the district of Idukki. At a height of around 450 to 748 m above the sea level, the Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary has a great forest land between the Rivers Periyar and Cheruthoni. With the scenic background it has and the pristine ambience it exudes, the Idukki sanctuary is like a canopy of verdant expanse on a heavenly land. The deciduous and the evergreen forests dominate the area and the total experience here is exotic, ecstatic and adventurous. Boat rides along the sanctuary are a great excitement for the tourist who comes  [...]

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Located in the southern part of India in the state of Karnataka, the Ranganathittu bird sanctuary is a beautiful haven for bird lovers and a perfect delight for naturalists. With the River Kaveri flowing by, there is a group of six islets here which abound in the aquatic insects during the rainy season. Ranganathittu is thus a favourite nesting place for all birds. It was in the year 1940, that it got the position of a bird sanctuary thanks to the efforts of Dr.Salim Ali the famous ornithologist. Today this is a blessing for all wildlife lovers and occupies a great place in the hearts of all those bird watching enthusiasts. With around 2,080 foreign tourists and 2, 02,417 domestic tourists, the sanctuary is today slowly growing in popularity and fame. The sanctuary has the best climate suited  [...]

Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary Attractions and travel guide

Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary Attractions and travel guide

Situated in the beautiful state of Karnataka in India, Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary comes with the best wildlife experience and offers the most to the person coming here with a lot of adventure in mind. Around 485kms from Bangalore, the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is a great haven for all wildlife enthusiasts and can be reached from Goa which is around 125 kms from here and from Hubli which is 75 km away from this place. Karwar is more than 93 kms from Dandeli and thus the sanctuary is the fulcrum of many regions around and is a great spot to visit. With the most serene and calm settings, this wildlife sanctuary is a great habitat for most of the rare animals and birds that remain here protected and untouched by the vagaries of tourist travels. This is an unexplored treasure in Karnataka and  [...]

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