Monthly Archives: February 2015

Nahargarh Fort – An Uphill Historical Retreat

Rajasthan tour packages

The biggest state in India, Rajasthan often figures at the top of the list of North India tour places that one would want to visit on a trip to India. The sprawling Thar Desert with the Camel rides and Safari rides, the imposing Mount Abu, the pink city of Jaipur, the lip-smacking Rajasthani cuisine, the colorful handicraft and pilgrimage opportunities make Rajasthan a hotspot for tourists. The city is home to a number of majestic Forts, palaces that are architectural marvels and various historical monuments that date back centuries. Rajasthan tour packages offered by various tour operators across India provide itineraries including visits to all the note-worthy places in Rajasthan.

Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort

Rajasthan has got forts and palaces aplenty earning the North western state of India the name, Royal land. Nahargarh Fort is one of the three major forts in the pink city of Jaipur along with Ajmer Fort and the Jaigarh Fort. The smallest of the three, Nahargarh was originally built in 1734 and extended in 1868. Situated on the Aravalli hill ridge, this fort overlooks the city of Jaipur and forms an impressive Northern backdrop of the capital city of Rajasthan.

The Fort is easily accessible from Jaipur by buses or cars. From Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort is a nine kilometer steep climb. One can either choose to walk all the way up to the fort or hire a vehicle to drive you to the top. The winding roads along the way are well paved and maintained. The hill offers excellent views of the Man Sagar Lake and a mesmerizing view of the Jal Mahal Palace. The Madhavendra Bhawan Palace is situated near the fort and it also houses the Nahargarh Sanctuary.

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary – Explore the sanctuary with several species

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

India is a country that along with its diverse cultural heritage also boasts of rich wildlife reserves. It has hundreds of wildlife sanctuaries and National parks that protect the region’s rich and beautiful flora and fauna. Ranging from the majestic Royal Bengal tigers (India’s most prized wild animal), beautiful peacocks, wild elephants, wild bears, bison, deer, jungle cats etc., a seriously diverse variety of wildlife have the Indian sanctuaries as their homes.

An increasing human population and rapid urban developments are resulting in deforestation which in turn endangers the life of wild animals all over the planet. But in India, severe measures are taken for the conservation of these wild life sanctuaries and thus offering natural habitat to the animals to live naturally.

India Tour Packages

Almost all Indian states have wildlife sanctuaries with each of the sanctuaries famous for housing a variety of famous wild animal and even endangered species. These sanctuaries are in the process of conserving and protecting these endangered species. India tour packages offered by travel companies and wildlife tour operators across India offer a range of specialized India wildlife tour.

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the lesser known but very interesting reserve forests, spread over an area of thirty eight Km². is located in the Morigaon district of Assam, 50 Km east of Guwahati in the North Eastern part of India. This wildlife sanctuary boasts of the highest density of Rhinoceros and is home to the great Indian one-horned rhinos that are one of the endangered species. This is one of the three most important rhinos reserves in India; the other two being Kaziranga National Park and Manas Wildlife Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is also deemed ideal for lovers of bird-watching. Apart from rhinoceros, the sanctuary has wild animals such as leopards, civet cat, Asiatic buffalos, wild bear etc.

Wildlife Tour

As a routine this wildlife sanctuary closes in the month of May before the onset of the monsoon season and reopens after the end of rains. The sanctuary offers tourists attractive services for wildlife viewing such as jeep safaris, elephant rides and boating in the Haduk water body. Visitors from all around the world come to India to see these amazing wild rhinos.

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