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The Great Himalayan National Park

The Great Himalayan National Park

in Himachal Pradesh, Nature, North India, Trekking, Valley, Water falls, Wildlife Sanctuary | 0 comments

The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) is located in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh, India. Area covered by this park is 754.4 sq.kms. In 1999, it was declared as National Park. Other name of this park is Jawarhalal Nehru Great Himalayan Park.   What to see in The Great Himalayan National Park: Park: This is one of the attractions of the park. Trekking at this place is the major attraction. Ecozone: This area contains villages. At this place state Government of Himachal Pradesh developed several programmes. Villagers of this place create alternative sources of economic well being.  This is the best place for craft creation, viewing local crafts, cultural tours, religious pilgrimages, wildlife viewing, and bird watching. Other attractions of this place are sacred groves, viewing local architecture, attending village festival, fishing, climbing, rafting, Siund Saran Ghat Seri Pashi village, Gushaini Tinder Village, Neuli Manu Temple, Neuli Shangarh Loop. Park Treks: Visitors have to take permission from park official for safety purpose. Major trekking routes are Neuli to Shakti, Shakti to Campsite, Shakti to Dehl, Dehl to Jogni, Dehl to Guntrao, Guntrao to Shilt, Shilt to Gushaini. Through trekking visitors can reach to several valley’s such as Sainj Valley, Sainj – Tirthan Valley, Jiwa Nala to Parvati River Valley. Birds: This is one of the important parts of the park. 209 species of birds can be seen here. Major attractions of the bird are Golden Eagles, Himalayan Griffon Vultures, Lammergeyers etc. Along with them plenty of migratory birds can also be seen here. Animals: 31 species of animals can be seen here.  These 31 species belongs to 6 orders. They are Lagomorpha, Rodentia, Insctivora, Artiodactyle, Carnivora, Primates. Major attractions are Snow leopard, Himalayan Musk deer etc.   What to see around The Great Himalayan National Park: Chandrakhani Pass: This valley is 3600 meter above the sea level. It is the best place for trekking. It is located 42kms away from the park. Raghunath Temple: It was believed that Lord Rama worshiped Lord Raghunath in this place. Local believes that Lord Raghunath is the protector of this valley. Temple was built by King Jagat Singh in 1650 AD. Pahari and Pyramidal styles can be seen here. It is located 31kms away...

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Bal Samand Lake Palace

Bal Samand Lake Palace

in Architecture, Jodhpur, Nature, North India, Palace, Rajasthan, Wildlife Sanctuary | 0 comments

Bal Samand Lake Palace is located in Rajasthan, India. It is situated between Jodhpur and Mandore Road. Jodhpur is 5kms away from Bal Samand Lake Palace.   What to see at Bal Samand Lake Palace: This palace is famous for Rajput Architectural style. Bal Samand Lake palace situated at Bal Samand Lake. This is the artificial lake created in 13th century. It was created as a reservoir which supplies drinking water to the city. This lake was built by Balak Rao Parihar. It is surrounded by lush green gardens. In this garden visitors can see trees like plum, guava, pomegranate, Papaya, Mango. Plenty of animals and birds can be seen here.   Bal Samand Lake Palace was built as summer palace. Currently it is acting as heritage hotel. At this place visitors can see charming palace suites. Major attractions are Lake View restaurant, Kebab konner, Garden Restaurant. At this place, several activities conduct. Those activities are Village safari, Horse safari, Horse riding, Royal Horse Buggy Ride, Lawn Croquet, cycling and Yoga.   What to see around Bal Samand Lake Palace: Maha Mandir Temple: Architecture of this temple is the major attraction of this temple. It was supported by 84 pillars. Pillars were decorated with several designs. Pictures of several Yogasanas can also be seen here. It is located 7kms away from the Palace. Mehrangarh Fort: In India, this is one of the largest forts. Within the fort there are several palaces. Most famous palaces of the fort were Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Moti Mahal, Daulat Khana, Sileh Khana. Major attractions of this fort are impressive armoury, furniture, costumes, instruments, folk music, miniature paintings, royal cradles, howdas, and collection of palanquins.  It is located 9kms away from the Palace. Jaswant Thada: It was built in 19th century. White marble was used in the construction of Jaswant Thada. At this place visitors can see several portraits of Jodhpur rulers. It is located 9kms away from the Palace. Government Museum: It is located in the middle of Umaid Public Garden. This museum is famous for miniature paintings, local arts & crafts, textiles and ornaments. Other attractions of this museum are images of Jain Tirthankars, manuscripts, portraits of rulers. It is located 10kms...

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Hemis National Park

Hemis National Park

in Buddhist Monestery, Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Nature, North India, Trekking, Wildlife Sanctuary | 0 comments

Hemis National Park is located in Ladakh Region, Jammu and Kashmir, India. In South Asia this is the largest national park.  Area covered by this park is 4400 Sq.kms.   What to see at Hemis National Park: This is the home place to 73 birds and 16 species of mammals. Hemis protects the endangered animals such as red fox, Eurasian brown, Tibetan Wolf, Asiatic ibex, Leopards.  Small mammals can also be seen here such as Himalayan mouse hare, mountain weasel, Himalayan Marmot.   This is the best place for bird watchers also. Major attractions of this place are Fire Fronted Serin, Himalayan Snowcock, Red Billed Chough; Fork tailed Swift, Chukar, Snowfinch, Streaked Rose finch, Leaf Warbler, Robin Accentor, and Brown Accentor. Visitors can enjoy pollution free environment. Within the confines of this park, 6 villages exist. These villages were Chilling, Urutse, Shingo, Sku, Kaya, Rumbak. Within the park, visitors can see several   chortens and gompas.   One of the notable monasteries is Hemis Monastery. Trekking and camping activities takes place in this park. Park boundaries are Zanskar River and Indus River. Scenic beauty of this park also attracts several visitors.   What to see around Hemis National Park: Leh Palace: In 17th century this was acted as royal residence. Victory on the top of the Namgyal hill is another attraction. This tower was built as a mark of victory over Ballti Kashmir armies. Nubra Valley: It is high altitude desert which is well known for its beauty. This valley separates Karakoram and Ladakh. Shanti Stupa: It has white domed monument with backdrop of brown mountains. Stok:  This is famous for its Buddhist Monastery. It also acts as gateway for several trekking activities. This is located 14kms away from Leh. Magnetic Hill: Due to magnetic force of the hill cars will be pulled upwards. It is 27kms away from Leh. Mangyu Monastery: Major attractions of this monastery are paintings of mandalas, and rare thangkas. Rizong Monastery: It looks like fortress. This gompa belongs to Gelukpa order of Buddhism. War Museum: Other name is wall of fame. This museum showcases the war effort and Sacrifice of the Indian Army in its war against Pakistan. Sankar Gompa:  This place is famous...

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Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore National Park

in Jeep Safari, Nature, North India, Rajasthan, Valley, Wildlife Sanctuary | 0 comments

Ranthambore National Park is the largest national park in Rajasthan. In 1955, this was established as Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary by Government of India.  In 1973 it was declared as Project Tiger Reserve. In 1980, it became national park.  This sanctuary is known for its tigers. In this place, tigers can be seen even during the day time. Other major attractions of this place are Leopard, Chital, Wild Boar, Nilgai, Hyena, Sambar, Sloth bear. This is home place to huge variety of reptiles, birds, Plants and trees.   What to see at Ranthambore National Park: Bakaula: Thickly forest region of this park is known as Bakaula Region. It consists of water holes, many small poles, and dense forests. National park at this region is having plenty of wildlife. Major attraction of this place is Tigresses with young cubs. Other attractions of this place are birds and small animals such as monkeys, Squirrels etc. Lakarda Anantpura: This area is located at northern region of the park. Sloth bears are the major attraction of this place. Ant hills can be seen here. These hills are favourite to the bears. Sometimes hyenas can be seen here. Raj Bagh Ruins: By seeing this place, visitors will get an idea that this is not only a national park but also a reminder of the past events. At this place visitors can see stone structures such as domes, Palace outhouses; arches and steps give the area an aura. This type of place cannot be seen anywhere in the world. Malik Talao: In 3 lakes of the park, it is the smallest lake. Different kind of birds can be seen here. Crocodiles are the major attractions of this lake. This is the best place to see the hunting of Kingfisher for small fishes. Rajbagh Talao: This is the picturesque place of the 3 lakes. Huge number of birds and animals come to this place for feeding. Birds riding the dears can be seen here while they were having their food. Padam Talao: It is the largest lake in the park. In the season water lilies are the major attraction of this lake. During the morning and before sunset plenty of animals come to this place.  ...

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Tsomoriri : India’s Highest Brackish Water Lake

Tsomoriri : India’s Highest Brackish Water Lake

in History, Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Nature, North India, Wildlife Sanctuary | 0 comments

Tsomoriri is a lake in Changthang in Jammu and Kashmir. This lake has an altitude of 4595m. In Trans Himalayan Bio geographic region, it is the largest of the high altitude lakes. On the western side of this lake Zanskar is situated, on the eastern side Tibet and on the other side’s Ladakh is situated. In India it is the highest brackish water lake.   What to see at Tsomoriri: This is accessible only during the summer season. In all other seasons’ snow is bounded at this place. Changthang Plateau is the home to several snowky peaks.  These snow peaks feeds the lakes. Springs also fee this lake. Majorly two streams feed this lake. One stream comes from southwest and other comes from north. Until 1959, salt used to extract from the lake by the locals. Nature of this lake is oligotrophic and alkaline.   An interesting story says by the local regarding the name of the lake. Once Tsomo nun crossing the lake on the yak, which started to drown but she managed to make her way to the shore. After reaching the shore, Tsomo shouted as ri ri which means come here. From then onwards, name of this lake became Tsomoriri.  This place is famous for Avifauna and Flora. According to the survey conducted in July 1996, 14 water birds and 24 normal birds are seen here. Major attractions of this place are Black necked Cranes, bar headed geese, Brown headed Gulls, etc. Major fauna attractions are Lynx, Bharal, Tibetan Ass, Great Tibetan sheep, etc.   What to see around Tsomoriri: Zanskar River: Area of this river converted into U shape due to the glaciers. It originates at the north slope of the Great Himalayas. Zanskar Valley:  This valley is famous for flora. Other attractions of this valley are meadows, streams, Drang Drung Glacier. Trekking conducts here. Penzella Pass: In the Zanskar Range, it is one of the important grounds. This separates suru valley from Zanskar. Along with suru Valley this also separates the Zanskar from other parts of the Ladakh. Commonly seen animals of this place are Marmots and brown Bears. Shagma Karphu:  This place is famous for maintaining peaks, Zanskar Valley, sunset and sunrise. Buddhist...

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Tso Kar

Tso Kar

in Jammu & Kashmir, Jeep Safari, Ladakh, Nature, North India, Wildlife Sanctuary | 0 comments

Tso Kar is a fluctuating salt lake in Rapshu of Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India. This lake is famous for its depth and size. In 3 high altitude alpine lakes, this is the smallest lake. Other high altitude lakes are Tsomoriri and Pangong Tso. Tsomoriri is India’s highest brackish water lake. Tso Kar is one of the best places for natural lovers. It is well known for its scenic beauty.   What to see at Tso Kar: This is one of the best places for bird watchers. Main attraction of this place is black necked cranes. These birds come to this lake to lay eggs. These cranes are known for their fidelity. Wingspan of this bird is 8feet. When it is flying it looks so beautiful with the backdrop of green plains and snow covered mountains. Other common birds of this place are great crested grebe, bar headed geese, Brahmin ducks.   At this place plenty of wild animals can be seen. Visitors of this place say that, this is the best place to see Kiangs. These animals live in large groups. Other animals of this place are  steppe marmots, foxes, Tibetan Wolves, Tibetan Gazelles.   What to see near Tso Kar: Hot water Springs:  Around this lake visitors can found hot water springs. People believe that this water is having medicinal properties. This water will be helpful to cure skin diseases. Changla Pass: In the world, this is the third highest motorable road. It is situated on the way to Leh from Pangong Tso. Tsomoriri: This Lake is known for its scenic beauty. It is high altitude lake which is situated at north side of the Ladakh. In the Ladakh region, Tsomoriri and Pangong Tso are famous high altitude lakes in Ladakh.  In the eastern side of this lake Tibet is located and on the western side of the lake visitors can see Zanskar. Namshang la Gompa: It is located 38kms away from this lake. It connects Indus Valley and Tsomoriri. It is one of the Buddhist monasteries which are located in Ladakh region. Lungalacha La: This is a mountain pass along the Leh Manali highway. It can be traversed cross country by moving along the nala on...

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