Thursday, 26 December 2013

What wildlife travellers can do to conserve wildlife?

India is an extremely diverse country, with landscapes varying from humid jungles and tropical rainforest to arid deserts and the mighty mountains. The variety of landscapes here accommodate and suit the thriving of an extraordinary wildlife, including tigers, lions, elephants, leopards, monkeys, rhinos, antelope, crocodiles, many reptile species and a kaleidoscopic variety of birdlife. In terms of numbers, India hosts some of the richest biodiversity in the world, including 397 mammal species, 1250 bird species, 460 reptile species, 240 species of amphibians and 2546 kinds of fish. The huge numbers here demonstrate the highest count of wildlife for any country in the world. The country has to its credit many national parks and wildlife reserves that protect such treasured wildlife from threats.
These wildlife reserves and national parks play a bigger role than just protecting wildlife. They offer wildlife enthusiasts and tourists an opportunity to witness rare and exotic wild species in their natural habitats. This eco friendly tourism initiative allows them to venture within jungles and witness the exotic wildlife. But this jungle safari does not just end with the spotting of wild species. It has a bigger cause and motive. This experiential journey is an enriching way to gain a new perspective about animals and contributes to the coexistence of mankind and wildlife.
Wildlife travellers have a big responsibility on their shoulders during a jungle tour to India. They observe the wild world, interpret their actions, capture them on camera and travel responsibly without disturbing the fragile flora and fauna. This way encourages tourists to adopt responsible practices while traveling through the forests. It is a duty of every wildlife tourist to throw no garbage in highly sensitive parks and sanctuaries.
Even during a jeep safari to a national park, tourists should make sure to obey the directions of wildlife guide. They are experts who know the forests from inside out and each of their direction is for tourist’s safety. Even when they see an exotic animal, it is prescribed not to make any noise like shout or howl. This is done to prevent disturbance for the wild species.

The traveller blogs and photographing wildlife species is also a great initiative to create awareness and restore wildlife. Being in close with nature, such travellers can convey their heartfelt feelings and contribute their bit towards wildlife conservation. During an India jungle tour, these travellers can also experience the best of nature and mankind in complete harmony. They can also opt for special India wildlife tour packages to receive the best of eco friendly tours in the country. 

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Spot The Wildlife In India Through India Jungle Tour

India is a home to thriving wildlife. Here, one can find a variety of wild animals, birds, amphibians and other species easily. This incredible wealth of wildlife makes India a favoured destination among masses. Also, this forms a prominent reason why wildlife enthusiasts visit the country. Tourists come here to observe the rich flora and fauna of the country and feel awed with their presence.
To cater to such tourists, Incredible India has created special regions dedicated to nurture and protect the wild species. There are numerous National parks, wildlife sanctuaries and bio-reserves that protect the diversity of wildlife based on its unique fauna and flora. At present, there are 89 national parks, 13 Bio reserves and 400+ wildlife sanctuaries across India that offer the most adventurous and awe-inspiring experience to the wildlife lovers.
The national parks and wildlife sanctuaries are the protected habitats for the wild, declared by the government of India as per the regulations from The World Conservation Union. The main aim of creating these separate natural ecosystems is to preserve the wildlife through conservation. Though the inherent essence is the same, still there are differences and similarities between a national park and a wildlife sanctuary, which we will follow below.
A wildlife sanctuary is a declared protected area, away from human interference. Tucked between dense jungles, this sanctuary doesn’t permit human activity. In fact, the premise of this wildlife reserve park doesn’t permit hunting of animals, thereby contributing to their conservation. Similarly, the trees within the location also come under the same protection act. But, tourists can surely come within the sanctuary premises for research, educational, inspirational, and recreational purposes.
The national park is also a protected area, having a defined boundary. The area under the national park is also a protected area which ensures safeguarding of the wildlife through certain rules. A visitor in order to visit the park needs permission in the form of ticket. Also, the visitors can only view the wildlife within the Jeep or other vehicle through defined trails and are not allowed to step down for any reason. Photography is permitted here but research and educational work can only be done with a prior permission. Not floral wealth can be sourced from here as it comes under governmental scrutiny. All these regulations make sure that the natural habitats of the wild fauna and flora are conserved with a minimum human interference.

The result of which is budding forests and blooming fauna like tigers, elephants, tigers, rhinoceros, leopards, birds, etc. Your visit to the India jungles also contributes to the conservation of precious wild species by generating awareness about the beauty and the wonder of rich India jungle tours and wildlife. 

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Wildlife Resorts – Escape to the Wild Side of India

India Wildlife Tour
Wildlife attracts a lot of tourists to India. In fact, many of the tourists yearn to have a glimpse of striped tigers, Asiatic Lions, elephants, peacocks, musk deer and the list is endless. Their appetite for thrills and adventurous encounters with the wild is the intrinsic element why tourists escape to the Indian wild side. For such travellers who want to have full fledged wildlife experience beyond early morning and sunset safaris can book their spot within the wildlife resorts of the country. Usually, these resorts have a plush accommodation within the national parks and sanctuaries and provide the finest of experiences in the wilderness. There are a number of preferred wildlife resorts throughout the country that even make the India a thriving host for wildlife adventurers.
In north India, there are many a famous wildlife parks boasting equally famous wildlife resorts of the region. Jim Corbett Park in the foothills of Uttaranchal harbours 50 + mammal species, 580 species of birds and around 25 species of reptiles. Along with this, the destination also holds a large number of resorts to bring the travellers really close to the natural habitats of wild species. Some of the famous accommodation options located near the dense jungles of Corbett national park are Quality Inn Corbett Jungle Resort, Claridges Corbett Hideaway, Corbett Ramganga Resort, Camp Forktail Creek, etc. Staying within these jungle accommodations allow the travellers to stay amidst the surreal natural wilderness and indulge in exciting escapades of nature.

Towards west in Rajasthan’s semi arid forests, there is Ranthambore national park where the mighty tigers rule the den. Located in the ancient scrubby zone of Aravalis, this park hosts an exotic range of mammals, birds and reptiles. Ranthambore wildlife resorts in the close proximity of the concentrated park provide travellers a rich opportunity to stay up close with the faunal heritage of the region. Some of the famous resorts and lodges at Ranthambore are Tiger Den Resort, Tiger Moon Resort, Hammir Wildlife Resort, Sawai Madhopur Lodge and Sher Bagh Resort.
Wildlife Resorts in India
In the extreme opposite of Ranthambore rests Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO recognized world heritage site famous as the home for one horned rhinoceroses. Hosting the world’s 1/3rd population of rhinos in its periphery, this natural location is also a prominent base for spotting rich wildlife and enjoying lots of recreational and adventure activities. In terms of accommodation, the destination hosts prominent Kaziranga Wildlife Resorts including Wildlife Grass Lodge, Kaziranga Resort, Aranya Tourist Lodge and Bonhabi Resort.
Towards South, there are bountiful stretches of forests that provide thriving habitats to the flourishing wildlife. One such destination renowned for wildlife in the region is Periyar. One of the most crowd pulling sanctuaries of the UNESCO recognized Western Ghats, this location is bestowed with dense forests, lake and an enchanting blend of animals, birds and reptiles. Spotting herds of elephants is the main attraction here. Owing to the large inflow of tourists, there are many of the wildlife resorts located in close proximity of the park. Some of them are Spice Village, Taj Garden Retreat, Aranya Nivas, Lake Palace and Cardamom County Resort.

Besides the above mentioned locations, there are many other wildlife resorts across the country that provides the travellers an exciting opportunity to stay up close with the treasured flora and fauna of the country. Also, they allow the travellers to enjoy the recreational and adventure activities with the world class hospitality. In fact, they are a perfect escape to the country’s wild side.

Monday, 21 October 2013

India Jungles – Hosting a Protected Wealth of Wildlife

The Indian landmass is one of the 12 mega-biodiversity regions of the world.  Being a home to a little more than 7 % of the world’s total animal species, Indian jungles protect the bio-diverse wildlife of the country. This is one great reason why the country hosts six of the natural world heritage sites. Let us present these naturally bestowed Indian jungles.
Jungles of Assam host two prominent wildlife sanctuaries. The first, Kaziranga National Park is one of the last regions in eastern India bestowed with the world's largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses, the state animal of Assam. Apart from rhinos, the dense spread of forest in Kaziranga also hosts as home to many mammals, including tigers, elephants, panthers bears, and thousands of birds.
The second recognized world wildlife spread in Assam is Manas Wildlife Sanctuary. Located on the foothills of the Himalayas, this wild spread features alluvial grasslands, tropical forests and a great variety of wildlife including tiger, Indian rhinoceros, hog and Indian elephant.
Towards the extreme east of the country, there is another wildlife heaven known as Sundarbans National Park. The world’s largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans is shared between the two countries of India and Bangladesh. More of the wildlife concentrated zone belongs to the buffer zone in India. The wildlife cover here includes endangered species like Bengal tigers, birds, water mammals and crocodiles.
The next recognized world heritage site belongs to Rajasthan’s Keoladeo National Park. Formerly a royal duck-hunting reserve, this is now a major ornithologist’s delight. In winters, this sanctuary hosts as many as 364 species of birds that come from distant regions like China, Afghanistan and Siberia to the jungles of Keoladeo and spend their winters here. This sanctuary is also famous as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.
Nanda Devi National Park in west Himalayan zone of Uttarakhand hosts the natural wealth of flora and fauna together. This natural stretch is bedecked with rare and endangered species including snow leopard, the Asiatic black bear, brown bear and blue sheep.
The next amongst the natural world heritage sites, Western Ghats is the most recently recognized heritage sites of the country. Older than the Himalayas, Western Ghats jungles feature rare forest ecosystems that influence the Indian monsoon weather pattern. These forests regulate the tropical climate of the region and present the classic specimen of monsoon system on the earth. These Indian jungles also host the rich biological diversity and are a home to 325 globally threatened flora, fauna, amphibian, birds, reptiles and fish species. Certainly, it is the boon to India.

Apart from these recognized forests, there are numerous jungles in India, far and wide, that host the colourful and creative mix of wildlife in the country. A wildlife adventurer and enthusiast cannot miss out the thrills of jungle tour packages to India. Conceptualized keeping in mind the interests of the adventurers and conservationalists, these wildlife tour packages presents the clear picture of the exotic animals and endangered species of the country. 

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Jungles of India – The Lively Mix of Wild Heritage

India along with Africa boasts one of the largest and the last remaining concentrations of wildlife on this planet. Gifted with a diverse wildlife cover, these two regions are best known as wildlife destinations of the world. India alone features over 80 National Parks and 400 Sanctuaries covering across 4.5% of this large country. This has clearly differentiated the country from the rest of the world, as no single nation has so many protected parks and sanctuaries especially for wildlife.
The widespread wild cover across the nation is one of its greatest wealth and natural heritage. And the highly concentrated buffer zones here form a plentiful abode for the wildlife. The country supports over 500 mammal species and 1200 kinds of birds. This rich wild family here is also an interesting reason why tourists avail the Indian Jungle Safari. This is a sensitized way to understand the wild animals without disturbing them or their habitats. A kind of an eco friendly tour, such a journey is an experiential one, allowing tourists to garner the elusive sightings of the rare wild animals. And if luck and light are on their side, they can even capture them and the rare moment of life in the form of photographs.
The majestic tigers can be spotted in the wild lands of the Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in abundance. But that doesn’t mean the tigers are rare in other wild forests. There are many wildlife sanctuaries and project tiger reserves throughout the country that easily accommodate the tigers in their periphery. So, it can be said that a wildlife tour package in this country will surely guarantee tiger sightings. If not tiger sightings, a wildlife enthusiast can spot the footprints of the wild cat.
Besides tigers, there are a number of fascinating animals which thrive in the Indian jungles. These include many kinds of antelopes and deer like black bucks present in the forests of the west, Chinkara in the deserts of Rajasthan, swamp deer in the east India, etc. Also, there are spotted deer or ‘Chital’ present in the country, adding on to the lucrative wild cover of the country.
In the cool mountainous forest zones of the country, one can find mountain goats in the form of the Himalayan Tahr in the Himalayas, Nilgiri Tahr in the Western Ghats and Yak in Eastern Himalayan belt.  Elephants can also be spotted throughout the country, but their largest concentration can be seen in the green forests of Western Ghats in South India.

There is more to wildlife in the country than just the few of the above mentioned species. To find more about the country’s rich wildlife, a wildlife enthusiast needs to know about a number of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in the country. Only then, a wildlife tourist can actually select the national parks to be included during their India Jungle tour

Thursday, 29 August 2013

India Jungle Tours – Discover the Exclusive Wild Richness

Jungles in India are always seen with an aura of mystique and mystery. Shrouded with dense forests, these jungles are a world where abundant wildlife thrives in perfect harmony with the natural surroundings. This is because of the differential climate conditions in the country that accommodate the plenty of flora and fauna.
The sheer wonderments here contain the finest wildlife bounties in different directions. There are tigers in the north and central India, black bucks in the west, one horned rhinoceroses in the north-east, tigers and
turtles in the east, Nilgiri tahrs and elephants in the south; adding on to the varied wild cover of the country.
Not a single forest in the country is same as the other. During the wild expeditions, an enthusiast can come across one or the many of rare animal species, thanks to the bestowed wildlife cover. Besides the wild population, it’s the presence of medicinal herbs, flora and other natural wonders that have attracted the mankind to the forests since antiquity. The visitors, fascinated with the endowed forests always made it a mission to venture the forests of the country. These brave-hearts ventured into these fierce jungles to satiate their demands. Some royals in the past too made it a point to begin hunting expeditions for their entertainment whereas the local hunters shot the wild for their livelihood.
This continuous hunting has surely reduced the numbers of the untamed. As a result, many of them got extinct due to continuous threats. But now it’s not the case. The country has realized that the presence of these wild bounties is as important as the mankind itself. Imagine if all the wild species go extinct. The mankind will also become extinct. Now, no world can envisage this crisis situation. To divert this possibility, India has taken strong steps to protect the wildlife of the country. It has created protected National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries and Bird Sanctuaries to protect these wild species.
To encourage the wild cover, the country has even started wild jungle tours and jungle safaris. During these special interest tours, a visitor or a tourist gets to visit the buffer zones of identified forests in a responsible way. This special jungle tour also contributes to the preservation of the wild species. This way, a wildlife traveller gets a chance to cherish and respect the existence of the wild habitats.
This enlightening excursion allows the adventurers to sit in a jeep or atop an elephant safari to view the bestowed forested land and the thriving population therein. During the time spent inside the buffer zone, the travellers can see the striped stalkers – tigers, lions, musk deers, Nilgiri tahrs, Asian elephants, etc, in their natural habitats.

India Jungle tours offer a great way to visit the exclusive national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and bird sanctuaries. And promote the equable ecosystem based on mutual respect and harmony through the exclusive wildlife tour packages.