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Indian Cheetah

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Reintroduction in India The  Cheetah is the fastest land animal on earth. The word “cheetah” is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘chitraka’, meaning “speckled”. Asiatic Cheetah Once upon a time, the Asiatic Cheetah (a different sub specie from its African Read more ›

Travel India Sariska Tiger Reserve

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Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar, Rajasthan has been in the news for the past four years – unfortunately for the wrong reasons. Sariska Tiger Reserve The Sariska Tiger Reserve (866 sq. kms.) was originally a hunting preserve of the Kings Read more ›

Travel India Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary

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the largest mass nesting site of Olive Ridley turtle in the world Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary is the only marine sanctuary in Orissa (Eastern India). This Sanctuary is extremely important because it is the largest mass nesting site of the Olive Read more ›

Travel India Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary

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 ……….Save the               Leopard                                                                                                 Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary The Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Thane district. It is 90 kms, or one and a half hours drive, from Mumbai. It covers an area of 355 sq. kms. – more Read more ›

Travel India The Great Indian Bustard

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                                          ……….. on the brink of                         extinction                                                The Great Indian Bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps) is a highly endangered, ground dwelling bird. In fact, it is the most endangered member of the bustard family in the world; and has disappeared Read more ›

Travel India Kanha National Park

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                     Backdrop of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book You can imagine the beauty and fascination of Kanha National Park by the fact that Kanha National Park was the backdrop of Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Jungle Book’. Today, Kanha National Park is one of Read more ›

Travel India Rishikesh

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                                                      Gateway to the Himalayas                                                      Rishikesh is a picturesque holy city on the banks of the Ganga or Ganges River at the foothills of the Himalayas. Rishikesh and its surroundings are ideal for Vedic learning, yoga, spiritual meditation Read more ›

Travel India Point Calimere

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      Unique Wildlife Sanctuary According to the Ramayana, Lord Ram himself stood at this point and carried out reconnaissance of Ravana’s kingdom in Sri Lanka just 48 kms. away. A stone slab at Ramarpatham (meaning Rama’s feet), the highest point Read more ›

Travel India Ranthambore – the land of the Tiger

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An Amalgam of Antiquity and Nature How about a vacation under the shadows of one of the oldest fort in India – with tigers for company at breakfast and tea ? Ranthambore is the place I selected. History The magnificent Read more ›

Travel India Dandeli – An idyllic forest destination in India

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  Dandeli a little known unique destination in South India Dandeli is a little known, rustic hamlet, near the borders of Maharashtra and Goa in North Karnataka in South India. Dandeli is the gate way into the dense virgin forests Read more ›

Travel India Sunderban – Journey to nowhere

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  Land of the Royal Bengal Tiger Largest Delta in the World The two great rivers, Ganges 2,510 km. (1,560 miles) and Brahmaputra 2,900 km. (1,800 miles), are born in the snowy peaks of the Himalayas. On the last lap Read more ›