If anybody knows Assam in India, it’s all because of Rhinos residing at Kaziranga National Park and other neighboring sanctuaries. The land of unending tea estates, Bihu- the cultural folk dance and silk sarees, Assam is a state that reflects the true east-Indian charisma along with its natural beauty localizing everywhere specifically at its great sanctuaries. Being fertile and flourished with the mighty Brahmaputra, the river; that also sometimes causes massive destruction during monsoons, the sanctuaries like Kaziranga, Manas, Nameri and Rajiv Gandhi National Park prove to be the true producer of re-generation and resettling of life. All credit goes to the locals and the forest officials of the area that the rehabilitation efforts bring effective colors to the area keeping in the mind about the natural conservation.
Every year, the state witness massive downpours all around the region, bringing great natural and economical losses; but cheers to the high-spirited lives of the Assamese (including the innocent rhinos) that they re-establish their normal life back. One such incidence of Manas National Park has really opened everyone’s mouth in surprise and pleasure; when a three month old calf called Ganga was being rescued during the annual floods in Kaziranga in 14th July, 2004 by the forest department. She was severely injured, dehydrated and traumatized and lost her mother too. But the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation’s (CWRC) veterinarian took active actions in rescuing her and bringing her the best possible treatments by shifting her to CWRC near Kaziranga for hand-raising and rehabilitation. While she was admitted, she had severe respiratory problems and muscular fatigue and was kept under intensive care at the CWRC and was successfully treated. Continue reading
Ranthambore National Park is the name that has been in the public eye since 1991 when it was being enlarged by including Sawai Man Singh and Keladevi Sanctuary; and was considered as the most popularized reserve under the Tiger Project in Sawai Madhopur area in Rajasthan. The area which was once only allowed for the Maharajas of Jaipur bringing them to the hunting grounds to play with their chivalry acts and hunting braveries is today the charm of many wildlife experts and photographers.
Interestingly, Ranthambore has a special figure on the mind of many wildlife enthusiasts and the main reason behind its supreme fame is the presence of most popular tigers. The tigers of Ranthambore that show most unusual behavior and human like acts attract tremendous tiger lovers all around the vicinity in a thirst to catch their enigmatic movements and behaviors. Continue reading
Mount Abu, the only hill station in Rajasthan at the highest peak of the Aravalis has best reasons to make a sure-shot visit. Where the winters are so pleasant to enjoy the weather at its extremes; summers too bring too many fascinations for the Rajasthanis to have a great escape from the scorching moments. And when we discuss about summers and that too in Mount Abu, the next best idea to enjoy summer in Mount Abu is through the famous summer festival held every year during the months of May or June on the occasion of Buddh Poornima. This three days festival is all about getting closure to the pure Rajasthani and Gujarati culture at its best form. Continue reading
World’s second largest country after China, India is the top-notch nation to be known for the traditional bliss and colorful cultures. The vibrancy of this incredible nation can be impressively found at different locations and destinations; and incredibly at its distinct tribal regions which are still remain unexplored to greater extent. The tribes of India, which are untouched with the modern way of living, are locally termed as “Adivasi”. Unmatchable, the people are still living the way they used to centuries old years ago are still found untouched, unexplored in their crude form and highlights the tribal attractions and features in their handicrafts, music, occupation, festivals and much more.
So, let’s explore the incredible tribal part of India which is unique and still plays an important role in India not only with respect to population but as the traditional aspect of India. Some of the major tribes in India are: Continue reading
Bounded with rugged hills on three sides and comprised of three majestic forts, Nahargarh, Jaigarh and Amer, Jaipur is a wonderful tourist destination in India. The city mesmerizes the tourists with its rare heritage charm. Popularly known as Pink City, Jaipur boasts of different palaces and forts that enhance its grandeur and make its culture lively & vibrant. Jaipur is rarely planned as it is designed by a Bengali architect that displays right blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Everything of this royal city has been organized in a planned way from roads to streets and from markets to lanes. Witness an unusual splendor in each aspect of Jaipur and visit its tourist destinations that are proficiently built by skilled architects of that era. To reach this culturally rich and beautiful city, look for cheap air tickets and book as soon as possible.
Hawa Mahal: It is one of the most recognized monuments of Jaipur that features a 5-storied eye-catching semi-octagonal architecture. It features 953 windows with over hanging latticed balconies called Jharokhas. Initially, this monument was built for the royal ladies with a purpose to watch the processions and other activities of the street. At present, it features a museum displaying past and present of Jaipur.
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