Tag Archives: Animals

Chitwan National Park – Postcards from Nepal: e-Book

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The Chitwan National Park was completely wild and a hunting ground of the Rana rulers until the 1950s. Guest lists included royalty and Who’s Who from Europe and India. The area was inhabited in pockets by the Tharus who had built a resistance to malaria, endemic to the region. In the 1950s, vast swathes of the forest were cleared to eradicate malaria and to settle people from the hills seeking better economic opportunities. However, such a large and sudden influx of people, mostly those who had not known how to live in harmony with the forest and its residents, led to greater man-animal conflicts. Poaching rose sharply – the number of rhinos declined from 800 to under 200, and tiger population also dipped dramatically.

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Manas National Park, Assam in India: e-Book

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Manas National Park in Assam is one of the richest and most beautiful of protected forests in India, and home to the maximum number of endangered animal species anywhere in the country. It is a designated reserve for the Tiger, the Rhinoceros and the Elephant – but spotting any is no less than a treasure hunt.

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Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat in India: e-Book

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What do you do when you see miles of unbroken surface of dark silt, all bare and without a sign of life? You will no doubt be tempted to step on the gas in your SUV, hoping to catch the horizon. Do so by all means, kick mountains of dust with your tyres, and feel the thrill of driving in the Little Rann of Kutch – just mind the wildlife though!

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Ranthambhore National Park, Rajasthan in India: e-Book

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Looking the tiger in the eye

Ranthambhore is one of the few forest reserves in India where tigers still prowl – with a high probability of sightings. Especially in the summer months, when animals tend to laze around scarce water pools.

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Kaziranga National Park, Assam in India: e-Book

E-Book: Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India

Is Kaziranga the best national park in India? Most wildlife enthusiasts would answer with a resounding yes. The reserve is no less than a carnival of animals and birds living amidst forests, tall grasses, reeds, marshes and shallow pools. It was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.

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