Archive for the 'Adventure Tourism' Category

Tour core tiger areas but don’t build: Supreme Court

As Hindustan Times reported: Tourists can hope to see tigers in their natural habitat once again as the Supreme Court Wednesday softened stand, saying it wasn’t averse to “regulated tourism” in the core areas of reserves. “It’s the raised construction inside core areas and not tourists who harm tigers. Is it necessary that 100 vehicles […]

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

The forgotten Silk Route – Jelep La

This article is contributed by Korak Basu, holidayhomeindia expresses its sincere gratitude to Mr. Basu East Sikkim is a place of virgin beauty. Most of us are unaware of the rich flora and fauna and wildlife of this region. So there we were- a group of enthusiastic travel-men ready to trace the forgotten silk route […]

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

National Park Status for Jaldapara

The Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to famous one horned Rhino and many other varied and endangered willife species has bagged the status of a “national park” as issued in a notification by the Union Forest and Environment Ministry. The State Wildlife advisory board had sent the proposal to the central Wildlife advisory board […]

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Corbett peace disturbed.

The irresponsible attitude of some tourists visiting Corbett National Park created chaos when a group of them thrashed a jeep driver and a guide who protested when they were flouting park regulations. Police had to resort to firing bullets in the air to disperse a crowd of guides and locals who roughed up the tourists […]

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Opening of core areas in wildlife parks to tourists

Speaking at the ‘Billy Arjan Singh Memorial Convention’, organised by NGO Tiger and Terrain on the noted wildlife enthusiast’s first death anniversary here, Salman Khurshid, Union Minister for Corporate and Minority Affairs said that opening of core areas to tourists would go a long way in curbing poaching. He, however, noted that “entry to core […]

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve

Tadoba Andheri Tiger Project is one of the famous Tiger reserves in India. The Tadoba National Park is among the India’s 28 Project Tiger Reserve with an area of  623 sq.kms. It is the oldest National Park of Maharashtra situated in the Chandrapur district. Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve includes Tadoba National Park and Andhari wildlife Sanctuary. Tadoba […]

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Zuluk-Pedong-Aritar-Jelep La-Chumbi Valley-Nathula-Gangtok

Zuluk, with the magnificent Kanchenjungha with its mighty range, a very rich and dense flora and fauna, chirps of innumerable never-seen-before species of birs, sloopy green mountain cultivation, the famous Jeep-La pass leading to Tibet – This are the features that build a place called Zuluk. Located at 10,000ft, Zuluk is a tiny hamlet in […]

Monday, December 6th, 2010

West Bengal Elephant population on the rise

The Indian Elephant, Elephas maximus indicus, is one of four subspecies of the Asian Elephant, the largest population of which is found in India. This subspecies is also found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Laos, Peninsular Malaysia, Burma/Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam. The other three subspecies of the Asian Elephant are the Sumatran Elephant […]

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Chilka Lake – Bird Watcher’s Paradise

Chilka lake is the largest salt water coastal lagoon in Asia and 2nd largest in world. This lake is spread in the eastern coastal area India in three districts of Orissa state namely Puri, Ganjam & Khurda. Chilka is the largest watering ground in the Indian Sub-continent for the migratory birds which flock here each […]

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Rafting in Indus River

Originating in the Tibetan plateau in the sorrounding areas of Lake Mansarovar in Western part of Tibet Autonomous Region, the Indus river runs a course through the Ladakh district of Jammu and Kashmir and then enters Northern Areas (Gilgit-Baltistan) of Pakistan. The river, locally known as the Singhe Khababs (out of Lion’s mouth), while flowing […]

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Rafting in Rishikesh

Well, to start with, lets look into the definitions of Rafting and its evolution. Wiki says “A raft is any structure, with a flat top, that floats on water. It is the most basic of boat design, characterized by the absence of a hull. Instead, rafts are kept afloat using any combination of buoyant materials […]

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Dzongri – Goechala – Lake Samiti

Flanked by Nepal on its west, Bhutan on the east and Tibet on the north, Sikkim, despite being a little state in the Eastern Himalayas, stands tall in terms of height. Mount Khangchendzonga, third highest peak in the world and tallest in India with the height of 8598 mts adds feather to its hat. Sikkim […]

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Andaman & Nicobar Islands – At a glance

The allure or these islands of the marigold sun, strung along the aquamarine waters of the Bay of Bengal, weaves a magical spell, even after millennia of upheavals, both natural and man-made. An integral part of mountainous landmass running from Myanmar to the outer reaches of Indonesia, they were strangely enough bypassed by the main […]

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Biker’s community

Bikers sometimes dreams about covering routes like Manali Leh or Simla-Sangla-Kalpa-Nako-Kaza-Rohtang-Manali. There are several such routes which are fancied by biker-travel lovers, some are yet to be explored. While covering Badrinath route, I witnessed a lot of bikers from different parts of Punjab, Haryna and Delhi riding to Hemkund Sahib. 60kph is a bikers community […]

Monday, August 17th, 2009