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Palamau Tiger Reserve

George Thiruvilakalayil George

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Palamau Tiger Reserve is the lone tiger reserve (where Tigers are spotted recently) in the state of Jharkhand and is one among the nine original tiger reserves in India.

Palamau Tiger Reserve is spread over an area of 1,129.93 square kilometers (436 sq miles) in Latehar and Garhwa Districts and was declared as a Tiger reserve in 1974. Core area of the Tiger reserve is spread over 414.93 square kilo meters and the buffer area consists of 650 square kilo meters. Palamau Tiger Reserve is part of the Famous Betla National Park and is a Project Tiger reserve for Bengal tigers.

Apart from Tigers, Palamau Tiger Reserve has Elephants, Leopards, Sambars, Gaurs and Wild Dogs.

One male Tiger and five female Tiger are there in Palamau Tiger Reserve, as per the 2012 counting (undertaken using DNA to prevent over-counting). As per the 1974 count, there were 50 Tigers in the Tiger Reserve. As per 2007 count, there were 17 Tigers. As per Forest department, the core area of the Tiger reserve is inaccessible due to difficult terrain and the Naxalite presence and hence an accurate count is not possible.

North Koel River, a sub-tributary of Ganga River, runs through the Palamau Tiger Reserve. Over 140 species of birds are sighted in the Palamau reserve forests. Two white vultures were spotted in the Tiger reserve at Palamau in 2013, after a gap of nearly 10 years.

How do I go to Palamau Tiger Reserve?

Palamau Tiger Reserve near Latehar can be reached by taking National Highway 39. It takes around one and a half hours to travel from Latehar to the tiger reserve to cover the 65 kilometers distance by road.

Satpura National Park

George Thiruvilakalayil George

Travel Related Blog Writer at touristinindia.com
George Thiruvilakalyil George is a blog writer. George is an expert on Local Business Citations, having created thousands of Local Citations for clients in USA, Australia, India, etc. George is also a web site designer with around 2 decades of experience. George started working on web related technologies from early 1996, immediately after internet access was introduced in 5 cities of India in August 1995.

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Satpura National Park
Satpura Hills at Satpura National Park. Photo Source : Creative commons Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Satpura National Park is a National park of India with an area of around 524 square kilometers situated at Satpura Mountain Ranges in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh state.

Satpura National Park is different from other wildlife parks of India in offering various wildlife watch options. Boat safari, Elephant safari, Jeep safari, Walking safari, etc, are some among these options.

Along with the nearby Pachmarhi Bori Sanctuary, Satpura National Park; is one among the national parks in India; covers an area of 1427 square kilometers and forms Satpura Tiger reserve.

Satpura National Park, one of the national parks in India, is rich in Flora and Fauna. There are around 1300 plant species inside the National park. Fauna includes Black buck (unique to this area), Indian Giant squirrel (specialty of this park), Indian Bison(Gaur), Leopards, Tigers, Wild boar, Wild dog, Spotted Dear, Sloth bear, Sambhar, Four-Horned Antelopes, Smooth Otter, Porcupine, Pangolin, Marsh crocodiles, Languars, etc.

How do I go to Satpura National Park?

Jabalpur – Hoshangabad road connects the Satpura Wildlife National Park of India with the nearby cities.

Sohagpur (SGP) is the nearest railway station at 18 kilometers distance on the Howrah-Mumbai Railway line. Other nearby railway stations on the same railway line includes Pipariya (PPI) at 40 kilometers, Hoshangabad (HBD) at 45 kilometers and Itarsi Junction (ET) at 65 kilometers distance.

The nearest airport to Satpura Wild Life National Park is at Bhopal with IATA code BHO; at around 200 kilometers distance from the Wild Life Park. Another nearby airport, Jabalpur Airport with IATA code JLR, is at around 260 kilometers distance from this world famous Wild-Life Park.

Which is the ideal time to visit Satpura National Park?

The Park is closed from 01st July to 16th October, every year. You may visit the National Park from 17th October to 30th June.

Is accommodation available at Satpura National Park?

Forsyth Lodge is one of the best resorts at Bijakhori village. Denwa Backwater Escape Resort is a 12 room, countryside living style themed wildlife cottages, on the banks of Denwa river, spread over an area of around 10 acres, near to Madhai village. There are other resorts also in and around the Satpura National Park.

Mudumalai National Park

George Thiruvilakalayil George

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George Thiruvilakalyil George is a blog writer. George is an expert on Local Business Citations, having created thousands of Local Citations for clients in USA, Australia, India, etc. George is also a web site designer with around 2 decades of experience. George started working on web related technologies from early 1996, immediately after internet access was introduced in 5 cities of India in August 1995.

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Mudumalai National Park
Forest elephant at Mudumalai National Park (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On the northwestern side of the Nilgriri hills in Nilgiri district of Tamilnadu, India, lies the Mudumalai National Park. It was declared as a Tiger Reserve in 2007 by Government of Tamilnadu after giving 1 million Indian Rupees as compensation to 350 families who lived there in the core area of the tiger reserve. Come and see Incredible India at Mudumalai and surrounding states.

Mudumalai wild life sanctuary is home to many wild animals. Several vulnerable species and endangered species are found in Indian wild Life Sanctuaries. Those endangered birds of India found at Mudumalai Wild Life Sanctuary includes critically endangered species Indian White-Rumped Vulture and long-billed vulture.

Mudumalai National Park is surrounded by many other Indian wild life sanctuaries in nearby states. There are around 48 tigers in the reserve as per last data available. 50 species of fishes and 55 species of mammals which is 39 per cent of Indian mammal population are found in the area.

Mudumalai National Park is rich is flora and fauna and these areas have tropical climatic conditions.

Where is Mudumalai National Park situated?

Mudumalai National Park or Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary is on the Otty – Mysore road, on National Highway NH 67, on border  areas of Karnataka.

There are two routes to select while going to Mysore from Ooty.  One goes through Gudallur town which is around 45 kilometers longer than the Masinagudi route. This route starts at around 7 kilometers from Ooty and is safer than the other route. This route is through Pykara lake (near Ooty) and Gudallur town and this road joins the other route at Theppakkadu on NH 67

The second route which starts at around 7 kilometers from Ooty and which goes through very steep Ghat sections with 36 hairpin bends. This road passes through Masinagudi and joins the first route at Theppakkadu. Then it is NH 67. Only expert drivers should take this route.

Once you cross the bridge on the border of Tamilnadu, the same forests are part of  Bandipur Wildlife sanctuary which is also called Bandipur National Park. Around 8 km from the border is the safari point where you can go for an Elephant Safari in Bandipur National Park.

Where can I stay on a visit to Mudumalai National Park?

Mudumalai wild life sanctuary and nearby Bandipur Wild Life Sanctuaries are famous weekend getaways for the nearby residents of Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Kerala states. This has resulted in many leading hotels and resorts establishing their properties at both of these wild life sanctuaries. Nijaguna Residency is 3 star hotel at Chamarajanagar near Bandipur. There are many cheap motels and cheap hotels offering rooms for the budget conscious tourists. Many hotels and resorts give discounted hotel rooms in off-peak season.

Bandipur National Park

George Thiruvilakalayil George

Travel Related Blog Writer at touristinindia.com
George Thiruvilakalyil George is a blog writer. George is an expert on Local Business Citations, having created thousands of Local Citations for clients in USA, Australia, India, etc. George is also a web site designer with around 2 decades of experience. George started working on web related technologies from early 1996, immediately after internet access was introduced in 5 cities of India in August 1995.

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Bandipur National Park
Peacock At Bandipur National park

Bandipur National Park
an Elephant at Bandipur National park

Bandipur National Park or Bandipur wildlife sanctuary is in the state of Karnataka in India. It is declared as a tiger reserve and a tiger reserve under ‘Project Tiger’. It is one of the most beautiful animal sanctuaries in India.

Bandipur Park is spread across around 900 square kilometers in Western Ghats and is home to many of India’s endangered species. Kabini, Moyar and Nugu Rivers enrich the park. 

Elephant Safari is available to tourists here which gives a rare view of the wild life from top of this majestic animal. You never know what comes across your safari! This safari may help you to spot the good things in life.

Wildlife National Park in Bandipur is rich in flora like teak, rosewood, sandalwood, giant clumping bamboo etc.It is also has many flowering plants, medicinal plants and fruiting trees and shrubs.

Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary is rich in Fauna with rare and endangered species of animals like tigers, Indian elephants, four horned antelopes etc. Many species of mammals and  butterflies are also found here.

Peafowl, grey jungle fowl, drongos, honey buzzards, Indian vultures, red headed vultures, changeable hawk eagles, crested serpent eagles are are among the 200 species of birds found among the Bandipur birds.

Reptile species include Indian rock pythons, vipers, spectacled cobra, muggers, monitor lizards, Indian pond terrapin, Indian chameleon, flying lizards. Many ant species are found in Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary.

Unlike other Wildlife Sanctuaries, there are no human settlement inside the Bandipur wildlife sanctuary. Waynad Sanctuary, Mudumalai National Park and Nagarhole National Park are nearby wildlife sanctuaries to Bandipur National Park. These three parks together with Bandipur National Park forms the “Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve“, largest such biosphere in India.

How to reach Bandipur National Park

National Park Bandipur is around 80 Kilometers from Mysore towards Ooty. As tourist vehicles hit a lot of wild animals, there is a ban on travel by vehicle at night.