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Valley of Flower National Park

Valley of Flower National Park

in Chamoli district, Hill station, History, Nature, North India, Trekking, Valley, Water falls, Wildlife Sanctuary | 0 comments

Valley of Flower National Park is located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. British Mountaineers RL Holdsworth, Eric Shipton and Frank S Smythe lost their way while they were returning after successful expedition of Mt.Kamet. When they were in search of the way they found this valley which was full of flowers. All are attracted towards the beauty of this place and they named this place as Valley of Flower. Later, Book was released by Frank S Symthe in the name of Valley of the Flowers.   What to see in Valley of the Flowers: This Park is the second core zone of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. In 1982, this was declared as National park. Valley is one of the best places for natural lovers, botanists and adventure lovers. This park is known for meadows of endemic alpine flowers and different variety of flora. It is the home to rare and endangered animals such as Blue Sheep, Red Fox, Brown Bear, Musk Deer, Snow Leopard, Black bear.   When the snow starts melting during the end of May, this valley is accessible. At that time very little number of flowers can be seen. Major attraction in the month of June is beautiful and watching huge glaciers and waterfalls in the Valley of flowers. Till mid July, lot of flowers blooming. More than 650 varieties of flowers can be seen here. Maximum number of flowers can be seen between mid July and Mid of August. Plants start drying in the month of September.   What to see around Valley of Flowers: Badrinath: It is one of the holy places for Hindu Devotes. Badrinath along with Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri is known as Chota Char Dham. It is cradled in Nar Narayan mountain ranges. It is located 7kms away from this park. Hemkund Sahib: It is located 24kms away from this  park. For Sikhs there are 508 important pilgrim places in India. It is one of those pilgrim places. This is the highest gurudwara of Sikh community. It is situated in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Govindghat: This is the starting point for trekking to valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib. It is located 17kms away from Valley of Flowers. This is the...

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Dachigam National Park

Dachigam National Park

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

Dachigam National Park is located in Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated 22kms away from Srinagar.  Name of the park stands for 10 villages. To create the game preserve at this place, 10 villages of this place were relocated. Earlier it was under the control of Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir. Since 1910, this area comes under protected area. In 1981 it was declared as National Park. Flora and Fauna are the major attractions of this park.   What to see in Dachigam National Park: Flora: This Park consists of plenty of broad leaf species. At the mountain face, visitors can see waterfalls, meadows, alpine pastures, scrub vegetation with deep gullies. Grass lands and Meadows always filled with different type of beautiful flowers. But during the winter season this attraction cannot be seen. Lower region of the park is famous for Fish Population at Marsar Lake. Fauna:  Major animal that can be seen in this park is Kashmir stag. Other species live in this park are Hill Fox, Jackal, Himalayan Black Bear, Leopard Cat, Himalayan Grey Langur, Himalayan Serow, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Yellow throated Marten etc. Major birds that can be seen in this park are Woodpecker, Pygmy Owlet, Minivet, Golden Oriole, Himalayan Monal, Black Bulbul, Cinnamon Sparrow, Chough, Koklass Pheasant etc.   What to see around Dachigam National Park: Dal Lake: Deodar tree is major attractions in this place. Near the lake a small Shiva Mandir is located. Base camp for the trekkers is organised here. People believe that if they take a dip in the lake they will be blessed by Lord Shiva. Jama Masjid: This is oldest mosque of Srinagar. This was destroyed and reconstructed several times. Ancient mughal architecture style can be seen on this mosque. 370 pillars can be seen in this masjid. Rainwari: This is surrounding by beautiful mountains. Gurudwara in this place was constructed by Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji. He was the 6th guru of Sikh. Nagin Lake: This is also known as Jewel in the Ring. Major attractions of this lake are Shikaras and House Boats. Shankaracharya Temple: This was constructed by the son of Emperor Ashoka in 200 BC. It is located on the top of the hill Shankaracharya hill....

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Sariska Tiger Reserve

Sariska Tiger Reserve

in Fort, History, Jeep Safari, Mahabharata, Mughal, North India, Pandavas, Rajasthan, Temple, Wildlife Sanctuary | 0 comments

Sariska Tiger Reserve is an Indian National Park. It is located in Alwar district of Rajasthan, India. In 1955, it was declared as Wildlife reserve and in 1978, this national park attained the status of Tiger Reserve. This is the part of Aravalli Ranges. Bengal Tigers is the major attraction of this reserve. In the world this is the first reserve where the relocation of tigers has been done successfully.   What to see in Sariska Tiger Reserve: Kankwadi Fort: It is one of the attractions of the tiger reserve. This fort belongs to 16th century. It was built by Jai Singh II. For the succession of the throne, Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb briefly imposed his brother Dara Shikoh in this fort. Pandupol: In the centre of the reserve, visitors can find Pandupol. This was the retreat to the Pandavas. It is located on the hill of the reserve. Hanuman Temple: This temple also can be seen at Pandupol. This temple is acting as a source of problem to wildlife, due to heavy traffic problem. Nilkanth Temples: These temples are other attractions of this reserve. These temples are built by Bargujars. These temples are built between 8th to 13th centuries. Tal Briksh: It is located to the north of the reserve. This place is famous for warm water springs. Wild Life:  Apart from Bengal Tigers, several other wild animals can also be seen here. These animals include Tiger, Jackal, Hyena, Cat, Wild Dog, and Leopard. Plenty of Rhesus Monkeys can be seen here. Other major species of this sanctuary are Langur,  Wild Boar, Chausingha, Nilgai, Chitel, Sambar. Along with animals several birds can also be seen here. Some major bird attractions of this place are Great Indian Horned Owl, Crested Serpent Eagle, Golden Beaked Wood Pecker, Tree Pie, Sand Grouse, Bush Quali, Grey partridge, Peafowl etc.   What to see around Sariska Tiger Reserve: Naldeshwar Shrine: Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple belongs to 18th century. Dense greenery around the temple looks so beautiful. This temple is located in the highway between Sariska and Alwar which is 25kms away from the park. Bathrihari: It is located 11kms away from the park. This place is always busy with the...

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Lake Pichola

Lake Pichola

in History, Rajasthan, Wildlife Sanctuary | 0 comments

Lake Pichola is one of the famous lakes in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. It is an artificial lake created in 1362AD. Main of this lake is to meet the drinking needs as well as irrigation needs of the city people. 4 Islands are situated on the lake. Scenic charm to the surroundings of the lake attracts most of the visitors towards this lake. Maharana Udai Singh also impressed with this lake and founded the city Udaipur. Lake is surrounded by hills, bathing Ghats, temples and Palaces. Boat riding is the major attractions of this lake.   What to see in Lake Pichole: Jag Niwas: It is the luxurious hotel consists of 83 rooms. This hotel gives the best view of the lake. Jag Mandir: This is also known as Lake Garden Palace. Construction of this palace started in 1551 by Maharana Amar Singh. Completed in 1652 by Maharan Jagat       Singh I. This Palace used as a summer resort to the royal families Mohan Mandir: From this place King would watch the annual Gangaur festival celebrations. Arsi Vilas: This was established by Maharan’s of Udaipur to enjoy the sunset on the lake. It is famous for Bird Sanctuary. Different variety of birds can be seen here namely Kingfisher, Cormorants, terns, egrets, Coots, Tufted ducks.   What to see around Lake Pichola: Fateh Sagar Lake: It is an artificial Lake constructed in 1678 by Maharana. It is one of the 4 lakes of Udaipur. Other 3 are Jaisamand Lake, Udai Sagar Lake, and Lake Pichola. It consists of 3 Islands – One Island has Nehru Park, a restaurant and a Zoo. Other Island has Water Jet fountain and Public Park and Udaipur Solar Observatory is using the third Island. It is 4kms away from Pichola. Udai Sagar Lake:  To have plenty of water supplies to the Kingdom this was established by Maharana Udai Singh. Most memorable experience is boating during the sunset season. It is 16kms away from the Pichola. Dhebar Lake: In India this is the largest artificial lake and in Asia this is the second largest lake. In this lake 3 Islands are situated. One of the famous Islands is Hawa Mahal. Lake was built by Rana Jai Singh. It...

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Tal Chapper Sanctuary

Tal Chapper Sanctuary

in Black Buck, Churu district, Jeep Safari, Nature, North India, Temple, Trekking, Water Sports, Wildlife Sanctuary | 0 comments

Tal Chapper Sanctuary is located in Churu district of Northern Rajasthan in India. Major attraction of this place is black bucks and different variety of birds. Area covered by this sanctuary is 719 hectares. Earlier this place was used as hunting place of Royal family of Bikaner. This sanctuary is named after the village Chapper which is located very near to this sanctuary.   What to see in Tal Chapper Sanctuary: Tal Means plane land in Rajasthan. Visitors can see flat tract of Land. This land can be broken by only Prosopis and Acasia Trees. Major attraction of this sanctuary is Black Bucks. Highest number of blackbucks can be seen here. Nearly 500 to 700 blackbucks form as single herd. Along with Blackbucks visitors can also see Chinkara, Jackal, Neelgai, black naped hare, jungle cat, desert fox etc.   This sanctuary is not only famous for animals but also home town to several migratory birds. Nearly 122 species of birds can be seen in this sanctuary. Few are sparrows, short toed eagle, tawny eagle, eastern imperial eagles, Harriers.   Along with flora and fauna, visitors of this sanctuary can see a special type of grass which is known as Mothiya. Mothiya is the Rajasthani word which means pearl. Seed of this grass looks like pearl. So it was named as Mothiya. Taste of this seeds is so sweet. Every one enjoy in eating this seed including birds and blackbucks.   Several adventurous sports conduct here such as water sports, camping, Trekking, Bicycling, Kite Flying, Golf, Polo and Para sailing. For the shopping lovers also this is the best place. Several handicrafts or wonders of gems and stones and colourful textiles with gold and silver thread settings can be purchased from here.   What to see around Tal Chapper Sanctuary:       Sthanan Temple: It is located just 3kms away from the sanctuary. Major attraction of this place is temple of Sthanan. Ratangarh fort: It is located 44kms away from the sanctuary. This is situated on Agra Bikaner highway. It was built in 1820 by Bikaner Ratan Singh. Currently this fort is using for government offices. Salasar Balaji Temple: It is located 37kms away from the sanctuary. This temple is dedicated to...

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Taj-ul-Masajid

Taj-ul-Masajid

in Bhopal, History, Madhya Pradesh, Masjid, Musuem, Wildlife Sanctuary | 0 comments

Taj-ul-Masajid is a mosque situated in Bhopal, India. In Asia this is one of the largest mosques. During the day time Islamic school is running in this mosque. Smallest Mosque in Asia is Dhaadi Siddi Ki Maszid. This is located very near to Taj-ul-Masajid. Other name of this mosque is Crown of Mosques. It was constructed by Nawab Shah Jahan Begum. She was the wife of Baqi Mohammed Khan.   What to see in Taj-ul-Masajid:  Taj-ul-Masajid is so attractive with pillars and marble flooring. This masjid look like Mughal architecture Jama Masjid in Delhi and some of the features look like  Badshahi Mosque of Lahore. Eleven recessed arches can be seen in Quibla hall of Prayer hall. Mosque is so attractive with pink colour. This mosque is the dream of Sultan Shah Jahan Begum. Area covered by this mosque is 23,312 Sq.feet. Other interesting thing in this temple is this mosque is having separate chamber for the woman to offer prayers in the mosque. In General woman are not allowed to enter into the mosque. It is having two huge 18 stored minarets.  This mosque is having magnificent hallways, marble flooring, and 3 spherical domes. Prayer hall is holding 27 ceilings. Out of 27 ceiling, 16 are decorated with ornate design which looks so beautiful.   What to see around Taj-ul-Masajid: Bharat Bhawan: It is multi art complex. This is the best place for exploration and innovation of visual, Vocal and Performing arts. It is a thrieving centre for contemporary arts. It is located 3kms away from Taj-ul-Masjid. Birla Museum: It is an archaeological museum established in 1971. Artefacts belongs to prehistoric period are placed here. Tools used by Palaeolithic and Neolithic man are placed here. Terracotta belongs to 2nd and 6th century BC and stone sculpture belongs to 7th century are also placed here. It is located 4kms away from Taj-ul-masajid. Upper Lake: Other names are Big Lake and Bada Talaab. This is oldest manmade lake in India. It is believed that King Bhoj’s skin disease cured by this lake. Water sports are most famous here. It is located 8kms away from Taj-ul-Masajid. Lower Lake / Chota Talaab: It is connected with upper lake. Water sports are most...

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