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Monday, October 12, 2009

Discover Indian Wildlife, its forests and its national parks!!

Here is a quick table that links to my experiences at various national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, forests in India. In short, Indian Wildlife at your finger tips.
Sorted in alphabetical order. First by ‘State’ and then by ‘Name of Wildlife Sanctuary’. 

A tusker in MAST at Nagarhole National Park

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Baratang Forest Reserve Baratang Island Tropical Rainforests, Mangrove Forests, Limestone Caves, Mangrove Swamps, Mud Volcanoes Forests of Baratang Island

Mangrove Swamps of Baratang Island

Tropical Trek that leads to the world’s largest limestone caves

Inside the world’s largest limestone caves

Boat Cruise through Mangrove Swamps of Baratang Island

Tropical Rainforests and Mangrove Forests – A Beautiful co-existence

The world of mangroves

Mud Volcanoes of Baratang Island
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park Wandoor, South Andaman Coral Reefs, Marine Life, Sea Shells, Flying Fish, Snorkelling, Scuba Diving Photography at Marine National Park, Andaman Islands, India

Jolly Buoy Island – Coral Paradise in the Andamans

Snorkelling at Jolly Buoy Island

Virgin Beaches of Jolly Buoy Island

Hermit Crabs have a field day at Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park’s Jolly Buoy Island

Mangroves and Tropical Rainforests of Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Andaman Islands, India

Sign on the water
Ross Island National Park 30 minutes boat ride from Port Blair Ferar Beach, Tropical Hikes, Deer, Peafowl, Banyan Trees and its giant roots, Indian Political History Hike by the cliff of Ross Island

Ferar Beach – Some Postcard views

Ferar beach – Tucked in Solitude

The Magic of coconut trees at Ross Island

Church in ruins at ROSS Island

Dilapidated structures of the pre-independence era at Ross Island present some stunning views…

The banyan takeover at Ross Island

Approaching ROSS Island…

Gazing at coconut trees…


Arunachal Pradesh

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary Near Tenga, West Kameng District Birding (especially small birds), Bugul Lev Chikla, Beautiful Nuthatch, Elephants, Snow Leopard, Red Panda Birds of Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, North East India

Lama Birding Camp: The den for birdwatching in Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India

Stripe Throated Yuhina at Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

Green Tailed Sunbird – A Silhouette Shot!

White-Tailed Nuthatch from Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, North East India

Rufus Vented Yuhina from Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

Beautiful Sibia from Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, North East India

Chestnut Tailed Milna from Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India

Yellow Cheeked Tit from Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

Stripe Throated Yuhina from Western Arunachal Pradesh’s Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

Fall Colours from Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

Jeep Track inside Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary


Assam

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Hoolongopar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary 30 kilometres from Jorhat Hoolock Gibbon, Capped Langaur, Pig-Tailed Macaque Your search for India’s only APE ends at Hoolongopar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam, North East India

Capped Langaur from Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam, North East India

Scarlet Minivet

Hill Myna from Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam

Western Hoolock Gibbon in Pictures!
Kaziranga National Park Between Guwahati and Jorhat One Horned Rhinoceros, Asian Elephant, Birding, Hoolock Gibbon, Royal Bengal Tiger Wild Grass Resort – The Place to stay at Kaziranga National Park for a memorable Wildlife Experience!!

Kaziranga’s Most Popular!!

Alexandrine Parakeets from Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India

The Art of Balance

Wildlife Series from Kaziranga National Park, Assam, North East India

A Blurry Photo – Black Necked Crane in Flight

Birds of Kaziranga National Park, Assam, North East India

Wildlife Photography: Proud Antlers of a Barasingha (Swamp Deer)
Nameri National Park Near Tezpur, Sonitpur District Great Hornbill, Water Birds, Elephant A Princely Jungle Moment!

Wildlife and Birding at Nameri National Park, Assam, North East India

Grey-Capped Pygmy Woodpecker

Great Hornbill in Pictures

Malayan Giant Squirrel from Nameri National Park, Assam, India

Red Vented Bulbul

Green-billed Malkoha from Nameri National Park

Countryside Elephant Watchtower at Assam, North East India

Great Cormorants from Nameri National Park

Nameri Eco Camp – The Angling, Birding and Wildlife Den at Nameri National Park


Goa

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Mollem National Park Eastern border of Goa with Karnataka on NH 4A Giant Spiders Goa’s Wild Side


Gujarat

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Gir National Park Junagadh district of Saurashtra Asiatic Lion Home of the Asiatic Lion
Little Rann of Kutch Spread over five districts of Surendranagar, Banaskantha, Patan, Kutch and Rajkot Asiatic Wild Ass, Flamingos, Migratory Birds Lesser Flamingos’ love Little Rann of Kutch

Wild Ass Sanctuary
Velavadar National Park Bhal region of Saurashtra Blackbuck, Wolf, Migratory Birds The blackbuck lives here

A birdwatcher’s haven


Himachal Pradesh

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Great Himalayan National Park Seraj Tehsil of Kullu District Snow Leopard, Monal Pheasant, Western Tragopan, Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan tahr Trekking in the Great Himalayan National Park
Pong Dam Wetlands Kangra District Migratory Birds (Waterfowl) A hidden gem in Kangra for bird watching


Jammu and Kashmir

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Hemis High Altitude National Park Ladakh Kiang, Yak, Ibex, Himalayan Tahr Motorcycle Ride to the top of the world – Khardung La, Ladakh


Karnataka

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Bheemeshwari Forests Mandya District, Near Bangalore Cauvery, Mahseer Fish, Fishing, Angling, Fresh water Crocodile Weekend Camping by the River Cauvery at Bheemeshwari in Karnataka, India
Dubare Reserve Forest Coorg Elephant, Mahseer Fish Camping by the River Cauvery at Dubare in Coorg, Karnataka, India
Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve Tumkur District Blackbuck, Wolf, Harrier, Indian Courser Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve at Maidenahalli-A Fantastic Wildlife Zone close to Bangalore

Wildlife Photography: Blackbuck Series from Maidenahalli
Kabini National Park Hunsur District Elephant, Leopard, Tiger, Birding Indian Roller – Karnataka’s State Bird

Hanuman Langaur from Nagarhole National Park

Wildlife Photography: Spotted Deer at Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka, India

Black Crowned Night Heron at Kabini National Park

Jungle Overdrive Weekend Getaway – Kabini National Park, Karnataka, India

Wildlife Photography: Wild Dogs (Dhole) from Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka, India

Reflections in the Wild
Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary Kodachadri Hills Lion Tailed Macaque, Birds endemic to Western Ghats, Trekking Backpacking through the Western Ghats – Day 6: Mangalore – Kollur – Kodachadri Forests

Backpacking through the Western Ghats – Day 7 and 8: Kodachadri Hills
Nagarhole Tiger Reserve Coorg Leopard, Tiger, Elephant, Bear, Birds Cafe Mocha – A stroll in a coffee estate at Kutta in Coorg, Karnataka, India

Hanuman Langaur from Nagarhole National Park

Wildlife Photography: Spotted Deer at Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka, India

Jungle Overdrive Weekend Getaway – Kabini National Park, Karnataka, India

Wildlife Photography: Wild Dogs (Dhole) from Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka, India

Reflections in the Wild


Kerala

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Eravikulam National Park Idukki District Nilgiri Tahr The Nilgiri Tahr lives on…
Parambikulam Tiger Reserve Palakkad District Tiger, Elephant, Gaur On the jumbo trail
Periyar Tiger Reserve Thekkady Tiger, Elephant, Gaur Jungle Cruise at Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady, Kerala, India

Ripples in GREEN!!

Wildlife Sighting during a cruise at Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerala, India!!
Silent Valley National Park Palakkad District Lion Tailed Macaque, Nilgiri Langaur Silent Valley National Park is not really silent
Vazhachal Forest Chalakudy District Elephants, Birds endemic to the Western Ghats, Vazhachal Falls, Athirapally Falls Valparai to Athirapally: One of the top tropical motorcycle routes in India

Poringalkuthu Reservoir: Nestled in the tropical rainforests of Vazhachal, Kerala

Athirapally Falls: The Niagara of Kerala


Madhya Pradesh

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve Shahdol District Tiger In tiger territory
Ken Gharial Sanctuary Chattarpur District Gharial A fragile and vulnerable ecosystem
Pench Tiger Reserve Seoni District Tiger Following the scent of a tiger



Maharashtra

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve Chandrapur District Tiger Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve: A very different national park!!

Serai Tiger: Tadoba’s Tented Wildlife Camp


Rajasthan

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary aka Keoladeo Ghana National Park Bharatpur Migratory Birds A Bird Watcher’s dream come true
Desert National Park Jaisalmer and Barmer Districts Great Indian Bustard, Houbara, Desert Fox, Chinkara In search of the Great Indian Bustard
Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary Mount Abu Birds Rajasthan’s hill abode
Ranthambore Tiger Reserve Sawai Madhopur District Tiger In an antique land
Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary Udaipur Langaurs, Birds Udaipur – the city of palaces


Sikkim

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Himalayan Zoological Park Bulbulay (Near Gangtok) Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Orchids, Himalayan Bear Purple Flowers from Sikkim

Snow Leopard makes me trigger happy

Red Panda – Sikkim’s State Animal

Tibetan Wolf

Himalayan Bear
Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary Kyongnosla, East Sikkim Alpine Vegetation, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Tahr Fall Colours at Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary

Scenic Kyongnosla Market enroute to Nathu La
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary North Sikkim Rhododendrons, Primula, Poppies, Iris, and other flora Yumthang – Valley of Flowers in North Sikkim, India


Tamil Nadu

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Anaimalai Tiger Reserve (Top Slip) Pollachi District Tiger, Elephant, Gaur, Hornbill Of Elephants, Gaurs, Tigers and hornbills

Anaimalai Tiger Reserve (Valparai) Pollachi District Leopard, Gaur, Hornbill, Lion Tailed Macaque, Elephant Valparai…the unsung hill station of India

Monica Garden Tea Bungalow: A Colonial Holiday House at Valparai

Malabar Grey Hornbill at Monica Garden Tea Bungalow, Valparai
Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve Tirunelveli District Tiger Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve and its mighty waterfalls
Kodaikanal Reserve Forest Nilgiri Mountains and Palani Hills Birds and Orchids endemic to the Western Ghats, Elephants Trekking the Nilgiri Mountains from Kodaikanal to Munnar in Heavy Rains!!


Uttarakhand

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Corbett Tiger Reserve Hilly Districts of Nainital, Almora and Pauri Garhwal Royal Bengal Tiger, Great Asian Elephant, Gharial, Python, Cobra, Rich Bird Life (Terrestrial and Migratory during winter months) Corbett Tiger Reserve – India’s National Park


West Bengal 

Name of the Wildlife Sanctuary Location in India Go for Links to my posts on this blog
Singalila National Park Darjeeling District Singalila Range Trek, Views of Mount Everest and Kangchendzonga, Red Panda, Rhododendrons Darjeeling – the true queen of hill stations in India
Sunderban Tiger Reserve Lower Part of the Ganges Delta Royal Bengal Tiger, Saltwater Crocodile, River Terrapin, Olive Ridley Turtle, Birds, Mangroves Of Man-eating tigers, mangrove forests and the largest estuarine delta in the world

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