This wildlife sanctuary is 125 kms away from Nagpur. The Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary was notified in 1980. It covers an undulating terrain of the Gaikhuri hills, an offshoot of the Satpuda range. This picturesque Nagzira wildlife sanctuary is blessed with abundant vegetation and is the natural habitat of 34 species of mammals, 166 species of reptiles and 4 species of amphibians. A wide variety of insects, ants and butterflies also abound in these forests. Nagzira wildlife habitat consists mostly of tigers, panthers, bison, sambar, Nilgai, chital, wild boar, sloth bears and wild dogs. Navegaon National Park (50km), Itiadoh dam (65km), the Tibetan camp at Gothangaon (60 km) and Pratapgad (70 km) are the other tourist attractions in close proximity to the sanctuary.
Monday, 8 August 2011
Sewagram is a small village, located about 8 km from Wardha. Mahatma Gandhi set up his ashram in the outskirts of the village when barely 1,000 people lived there. Seth Jamnalal Bajaj of Wardha, a disciple of Mahatma Gandhi, made available to the ashram about 300 acres (1.2 km2) of land. The small homes which were built in the ashram for Gandhi and Kasturba, and his followers were similar to the typical village homes. The ashram employed some harijans in the common kitchen to break the caste barrier. Also, there is Vinoba Bhave's Param Dham Ashram located on the banks of Dhaam river. Sewagram is home to the first rural medical college in India, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences and an engineering college.
Kanha National Park is Kipling country and the nearby forests were the setting for the "Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling. It's an outstanding national park and wildlife reserve of Central India, noted for its last remaining population of the hard-ground race of the Swamp Deer (approximately 380). Spotting wild animals is always a matter of luck, but Kanha is so rich in wildlife that the odds are titled in your favour. Most people are keener to meet Kanha's most famous citizen: the Tiger. There are a healthy numbers of the Tiger found over here, which may be seen during the day, and is one of the best places left to see them.
There are 175 varieties of birds in Kanha National Park. So if you happen to be bird watcher, look forward to a full spotting itinerary. The terrain inside the park is varied, nonetheless enjoyable. Bamboo forests flow into Sal forests and meadows. There are herds of spotted deer to be seen with smaller herds of spotted deer to be seen with smaller herds of beautiful antelope, the black buck. With a little luck, you could also spot the timorous barking deer. It's snapping warns other denizens of the forest that a predator is around. There is also a very strong possibility that you will see the rare Barasingha, the Swamp Deer. Once there were only 66 of these in Kanha, but careful conservation and management raised their population to over 400.
It was at Kanha that the eminent zoologist George Schaller undertook the first ever-scientific study of the tiger. Another landmark at Kanha is the preservation of the 'hard ground' Barasingha. This was achieved by extending the grasslands, relocating villages and by increasing habitat. Kanha has two main valleys, Halon in the east and Banjar in the west, and the grassy 'maidans' (often old village sites), dotted with clumps of forest harbour large numbers of herbivores. The hills offer support sizeable plateaus (locally called 'Dadars') and the characterized by extensive grasslands and scant trees. These 'Dadars' are much favoured by Gaur and Four-horned Antelope. The forests are deciduous, the main tree being the Sal, and there are large stands of bamboo. Higher up the slopes the forests tend to become dense and mixed with Haldu and Bija trees. Birds in the park include the Painted Partridge, Shaheen Falcon and Golden Oriole.
Friday, 5 August 2011
The Bandhavgarh National Park is located within the district of Sahdol in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Bandhavgarh National Park consists of a core area of 105 sq km and a buffer area of approximately 400 sq km of topography varies between steep ridges, undulating, forest and open meadows. Bandhavgarh National Park is known for the Royal Bengal Tigers. The density of the Tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India.
Bandhavgarh National Park as an unspoilt national habitat for a variety of wildlife peculiar to the area. These include gaur (Indian bison), sloth bear, leopard, porcupine, wild boar, sambhar and spotted deer, among others and of course, THE TIGER.
Cenin considers the welfare of its customer as their main objective. Thus we advice that the best time to visit the park, keeping all aspects in mind, is between December and February but it is the warmer months of April, May and June that are best for tiger and leopard sightings. During the summer months, most of the animals are seen around the few precious water bodies not yet vaporized by the intense heat.
Park entry times vary according to season, depending mainly on the time of sunrise and sunset. Traveling within the park is possible in three ways. The first possibility is your own transport, preferably a 4-wheel drive. It is however necessary to take along an authorized guide. The second option are the numerous authorized 4-wheel drives run by the locals, which are available from the hotels and rest houses you would be staying at. The third, and probably the best option, is an elephant ride. These should be booked in advance to avoid disappointments.
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Wednesday, 3 August 2011
With a breathtaking view of the hills in the background with a waterfall rushing down and an array of Jain temples in the valley. Muktagiri is approximately 230 kms away from Nagpur. Muktagiri is not just a destination for Jain devotees but a must see destination for other tourists. Muktagiri Siddha Kshetra is situated in the lap of the ‘Satpuda’ Mountain range and it is surrounded by beautiful natural vegetation. It is ancient Siddha & Atishaya Kshetra. It’s another name is also ‘Mendhagiri’ or ‘Medhrgiri’. Muktagiri is place of attainment of Nirvan and about 3 & half crores of ‘Muniraj’ (Saints) have done meditation and attained salvation from here.
How this place named ‘Muktagiri’: - It is said that at the time when Samavsharan of 10th Teerthankar Bhagwan Sheetalnath arrived here, there was shower of pearls (Moti, Mukta). It is because of this shower of pearls the name of this holy place became Muktagiri. The Samavsharan of 10th Teerthankar Bhagwan Sheetalnath also arrived here and so it became sacred by footsteps of Bhagwan Sheetalnath. Many miracles do happen here from time to time. As per the records available at Muktagiri Sansthan the entire Temples and Dharamshala was maintained / and manage from 200 years by Kalamkar Family residing at Sultanpur (Achalpur). In 1923 Late. Shri. Nathusa Pasusa Kalamkar purchase the entire range of Satpuda Hill where these 52 Digambhar Jain Temple where build from Mr. Khaparde who was holding the malgujari and collecting a surcharge from Jain devotee’s coming for worship. Then Nathusa Pasusa built Dharamshala and Mahavir Temple on the foothill of the holy place. In 1956 the public trust was formed and still today all the entire management is look after from Kalamkar Family. This holy place has given a complete face-lift after 1980 when 108 Shri. Vidyasagar Maharaj completed a chaturmas at “Muktagiri”.
Friday, 22 July 2011
All the eight Ashta - Vinayaks of Vidharbha region come together in this exclusive Ashta Vinayak circuit. Invoke the blessings of the Lord of good beginnings and the remover of all obstacles whilst also enjoying the beautiful countryside as you traverse from Nagpur through Adasa, Ramtek, Mendha, Paoni, Bhadravati, Kalamb, Keljhar and back to Nagpur.
Explore this legendary city like never before with a mix of history, nature, religion and science. Start from the Zero Milestone - the geographical centre of the country, head on to view the magnificent colonial architecture of RBI, Vidhan Bhavan, GPO, Old Secretariat Building, the tranquil and expansive Telangkhedi lake, twin temples of Lord Kartikeya and Lord Balaji on Seminary Hills, the Stupa at Deekshabhoomi and the Raman Science Centre. Tour also includes a visit to the famous Adasa temple ( one of the ashta Vinayaks of Vidarbha), the famous Mahalaxmi temple at Koradi and at the Vitthal Rukmini Temple, known as Pandharpur of Vidharbha at Dhapewada.