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Nature of India - national parks and reserves for active recreation

Shri Dharmaraya Swamy Temple India covers an area of ​​the Indian subcontinent in southern Asia. The country shares borders with China, Nepal, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Myanmar, and Bhutan. From one side, the shores of India are washed by the waters of the Bay of Bengal, and from the other, by the Arabian Sea. About 60% of the state’s territory is mountainous. The territory of India is separated into seven natural landscape zones. On the north of the country are the Himalayan and Karakoram peaks, stretching from the west to the east. To the south, there is the Indo-Gangetic plain, the Indian desert, the southern plateau, the east and west coasts, and a group of islands in the Indian Ocean. The largest rivers in India, which are the Ganges, the Indus, and the Brahmaputra, flow into the Bay of Bengal, originating in the Himalayas. The highest point of India is Mount Kangchenjunga. The country has a tropical climate. Indian landscape is diverse. Here you can find swamps, tropical and mangrove forests, flood meadows, deserts, and glaciers.
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One of the most famous national parks in India is Ranthambore National Park. It is located in the Rajasthan state. In 1957, the park was a nature reserve, but 24 years later it turned into a national park. Ranthambore covers an area of ​​1,334 square kilometers and has become the best place in the whole of India where you can see tigers in their natural habitat. There is a big fortress on the territory of the park, which was built in the 10th century. There are many ruins of ancient buildings, scattered among the jungle. During your visit to the park, you can go on safari which is held here twice a day. There is a unique opportunity for you to see how tigers hunt or care for their offspring.
The main task of Kaziranga National Park, which was created about a century ago, was to preserve a population of horned rhinos. The park was created by the efforts of the wife of the Indian Viceroy’s House in Assam. Kaziranga occupies an area of ​​668 square kilometers and is very popular among tourists. The population of horned rhinos is only 750 species in the whole of India. However, thanks to the efforts of Kaziranga employees, the population stopped to decline and in the near future, there is hope for an increase. In addition to rhinos, the fauna of the park is represented by Bengal cats, elephants, tigers, bears and a large number of birds. A lot of them can be seen in Kaziranga during the migration period. You can move around the park on elephants or by the means of special equipment. Other types of transport simply get stuck in the swampy soil. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Another park called “Manas” has borders with the Kaziranga National Park. Here flows the Kaziranga’s River. It received its name in honor of the goddess of snakes. “Manas” is located right on the border of India and neighboring Bhutan. The inhabitants of the park can freely cross the state border, which is the river separating the park. “Manas” is located in the foothills of the Himalayas, which makes this place charming and unique. The snow-white peaks look very beautiful in contrast with the lush greenery of the national park. The park is inhabited by tigers, rhinos, and a number of rare birds. If you are lucky enough, you will be able to see rare swamp deer. You can move around Manas either by jeeps or elephants, and this will give a special touch to your visit to Manas.
Mumbai Skyline In 2005, the “Nanda Devi National Park” and the “Valley of Flowers National Park”, united and became a single national park. It is located in the western Himalayas and is included in the list of UNESCO heritage sites. The park is super popular among tourists because of the Skeleton Lake (Roopkund) located on its territory. In the 20th century, a large number of human remains, pack of animal’s remains, different things and objects, were found on the shore of the lake. It was later discovered that an expedition died here. The cause of death was a storm, which is the size of a tennis ball. Apart from that, the park attracts climbers with its glaciers sited at an altitude of 6000 meters. During the monsoon season in the Flower Valley, bloom more than 500 kinds of flowers. A flower carpet of incredible beauty covers an area of ​​approximately 20,000 square meters. By the way, about 40 of these plants are medicinal herbs.
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On the island of Chorao in the Goa state there is a unique bird sanctuary named after Salim Ali, the famous ornithologist from India. The island is washed by the Mandovi and Mapusa rivers. The reserve has become a habitat for more than 400 species of birds. Most of the birds fly on Chorao in October, when they arrive here for the winter period. Lots of different birds can be seen here up until March when they fly away to their native lands. The territory of the reserve is a combination of moorland and mangrove forests, that is why there are no paths on the island and it can only be explored from boats. In addition to birds, during an excursion here you can see crocodiles, but for this, you have to ask a guide to lead a group around their habitats.
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Famous places and sights of India

Carved Pillars Shravanabelagola

From the series “The Most Mysterious Constructions of the Planet”
The tourists who want to see the unique buildings in India can visit the city of Shravanabelagola. There are several remarkable temples, whose main jewelery is the beautiful carved columns. The shape of the columns is peculiar. They were created more than a thousand years ago, when there were no lathes and chisels.

Today it is no problem to make a column out of the stone. How, however, has succeeded in man from the 10th to 12th centuries, and what mysteries of the stonework they knew, remains unknown. Every day, the ancient temples of Shravanabelagola receive the countless tourists who strive to personally touch the incredibly beautiful and narrow columns with perfectly polished surfaces and wonderful patterns.

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North Sentinel Island

From the series “The Most Inaccessible Spots of the Planet”
In the world, there is a strange place, on the bottom of which modern man has never entered during the last decades. It is North Sentinel Island. This island is located in the Gulf of Bengal and belongs officially to the territory of India. In reality, however, it is a very isolated territory. The way to the island is actually not so difficult, up to it can be reached both by the waterway, and by the air.

The landing on the island is nevertheless impossible - all foreign guests are encountered by the flaming tribe of the native inhabitants. It is dangerous to get close to the island. The curious researchers can be hit by toxic arrows or throwing spikes. Despite the good accessibility, North Sentinel Island remains one of the least explored places on earth.

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Malaysia Shares Its 2020 Tourist Arrivals Data

ASEAN countries (short-haul market) were the biggest source market for Malaysia, accounting for 68.1% of tourist arrivals (2.9 million). East Asia and South Asia (medium-haul market) had a share of 20.1% or 870 thousand arrivals, and the long-haul market had the smallest share of 11.8% or 512 thousand arrivals. The top ten source countries for Malaysia are the following: Singapore, Indonesia, China, Thailand, India, Brunei, South Korea, Japan, Australia, and Vietnam. Read this

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Cultural sights in regions of India

Ahmedabad
Textile manufacturing remains one of the main industries in Ahmedabad. Some of the oldest and most famous textile factories in India are open here. They produce various fabric types. Calico, an interesting thematic museum, is dedicated to the history and development of textile manufacturing in the city. Some of its exhibits are very valuable, for example, fabrics produced more than five centuries ago. At the time, all fabrics were made by hand. The museum also exhibits old weaving equipment … Read more
Agra
Jama Masjid is a fabulous mosque that is located in the historic part of Delhi. This is one of the most precious religious landmarks in the city. The construction of the mosque was finished in 1656. Jama Masjid is a precious attraction of the Mughal period. The mosque is built from sienna-colored limestone and has skillfully made marble cupolas. The shrine’s walls are covered with quotes from the Quran. Intricate details made from rare types of marble complete the unique design of the … Read more
Amritsar
Of course, there are old Hindu temples in the city, and Mandir Mata Lal Devi is one of the most famous and attractive. Absolutely everyone can visit this temple. Mandir Mata Lal Devi has an interesting and attractive design. Perfectly crafted mirror mosaics, traditional Indian woodwork, and numerous sculptures of Hindu gods decorate the temple. Many elements of décor have been unchanged for more than a century. This old temple is made in a cave, and all of its halls were carved into the … Read more
New Delhi
Recently the fort was reequipped into the Museum of Art which is devoted to cultural traditions and customs as well as art of Mogul folks. A popular hiking destination among tourists is the Connaught Place which locates a bright and remarkable market. The Place is surrounded with a high colonnade which gives the visitors of the spot a heavenly chill in the hottest days. Another remarkable spot of tourist interest is Jantar Mantar observatory dating back to the 18th century. A few centuries ago … Read more
Bombay
Opposite to the Gateway to India monument tourists will find the same impressive architectural construction being the Taj Mahal Palace which is now home to a luxurious hotel. The Palace was built in the beginning of the 20th century. At present the palace appears in its initial look. Its frontage features original and unique decoration. The palace is crowned with huge majestic cupolas. The tourist exploration tour should necessarily run through the Mani Bhavan palace. In the first part of … Read more
Bangalore
Bangalore is also home to several unique natural attractions, the most famous of which is Lake Ulsur. Every day the lake is visited by thousands of tourists who want to make a walk along the picturesque shore or enjoy a boat ride, during which they can slowly examine the local beauty. Travelers, who arrive in Bangalore in late August, are very lucky as they can visit the festival of Ganesh. The holiday in honor of the god of wisdom is held annually. All major celebrations are primary located on … Read more
Chennai
Not far from the fort there is St. Mary's Church that is the oldest church in India. It was built in the second half of the 17th century; over the years many ceremonies have been held there with the participation of high-rank officials. Those who are fond of excursions are recommended to visit the Government Museum, which is considered one of the most important and interesting in India. Its collection is simply amazing; museum visitors will have an opportunity to see unique geological, … Read more
Goa
Travelers that are interested in the history of Goa are certainly recommended to have a stroll through the ruins of Vijayanagar. This archaeological site is located near Hampi; it consists of large-scale ruins of the ancient city, the former capital of a large empire. According to scientists, at least 500 thousand people have lived in the city until the 15th century. Vacationers can see large-scale markets as well as stroll through residential areas. Vijayanagar was completely looted and … Read more

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