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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Guest Post: Discover the Natural Beauty of Hidden India through its Magnificent Forest Trails

Forest trails in India can offer a simple walk through breath taking wildlife reserves in the forest regions of the country, or real exploration adventures, trekking through natural and pristine environments.

There is no better way to unveil the beauty of the flora and fauna that is hidden within the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. You can make the most of these treks through the forest trails by choosing to be accompanied by a naturalist guide who can help you spot the various species of wildlife and appreciate their natural habitat and diversity as well as recognizing each individual species.

Although forest trails are the ideal way to explore and discover the natural treasures within the Indian forests and parks, there are certain precautions all trekkers must keep in mind when venturing along the trails. First of all you should be well equipped with a good pair of trekking shoes and thick socks. Next, always take a wind jacket or waterproof with you as well as a thick waterproof jumper, gloves and cap, for the weather in these forest regions can be very unpredictable. If you are trekking for several days always take a ground sheet and a sleeping bag with you.

When you pack your backpack make sure you include plenty of water, enough canned food and glucose food such as chocolate or dried fruits to provide enough energy for the trek as well as any other equipment you may need for longer treks and overnight camping. When you venture along the forest trails be it for one day or several days you should always be fully equipped in order to make this experience as enjoyable as possible.

Amongst the main regions for the best forest trails in India you will find the Gir National Park in Gujarat, the Jim Corbett National Park in Uttaranchal, the Periyar National Park in Kerala, the Kaziranga National Park in Assam, the Manas Tiger Reserve in Assam, the Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh, the B.R. Hills Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka, the Keibul Lamjao National Park in Manipur, the Namdhapha National Park, the Velvadhar National Park in Gujarat amongst many others.

These numerous Indian forests and wildlife sanctuaries stretch for thousands of square kilometres throughout the many regions in India and offer an extensive array of wildlife and amazing natural habitats. Each park and nature reserve boasts a specific type and variety of species typical to that region as well as protected wildlife such as tigers in India’s Project Tiger Reserves.

One of the best areas to spot the rare and endangered species is in Gujarat within the Gir Forests, home of the Asian lions. In the North Eastern state of Assam and the national parks of Kaziranga and Manas you may be lucky enough to spot the one horned rhinos, which now counts amongst one of the endangered species of our planet.

The region of Uttaranchal features an ideal climate and an area of varied landscape offering the perfect site for nature walks and hikes. The region boasts high alpine fields and snow covered areas of thick tropical rainforests in the Terai region, as well as sprawling deciduous forests in the Himalayan region. Within these diversified environments many different and unique forms of wildlife can be seen offering a rich natural habitat to plants and animals of all kinds.

Situated in the south within the state of Kerala is the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, which is estimated as one of the best in India if you wish to observe the elephant communities and take advantage of the spectacular photographic conditions. Other animals inhabit the sanctuary, including Tigers, Spotted Deer, Bison, Gaur and many others. The National Parks of Keibul Lamjao in Manipur, the Dachigam and the Velavadar in Gujarat also harbour endangered species such as the Thamin Deer, the Kashmir Stag and the Blackbuck.

The Arunachal forests feature a rare natural environment boasting the only surviving rain forests in India that cover more than sixty percent of the state’s natural forested area. For trekking and rainforest trails you should head for the Namdapha National Park where you can venture through the rare beauty of these rainforests offering a panoply of wildlife specimens that are unique to this environment.

India is a haven for those who have a passion for trekking in natural and preserved environments offering forest trails and rare wildlife unlike any other in the world.

Author Bio:
Alina is a travel author who has written many articles that keeps on guiding the travellers throughout the world. Angelina herself is an avid traveller who has travelled more than 22 countries. She also talks about travel options like Cheap tickets istanbul that explains how tourists can minimize the cost of their travel fares.



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