Wildlife vacations during the Indian Monsoon season
Rains bring about a whole deal of romance even to the animal kingdom. Do not dampen your holiday spirits and check out these monsoon wildlife vacation options.
Written By Anushka Bhakta
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Rains have a special connection with India. From the hill stations of Maharashtra to those of Meghalaya, the rain drops lend the country a beautiful charm.
The monsoon season brings with it a bout of romance not just for us humans, but also for the animals. It is the breeding season for most of the Indian mammals. We know that most of you would love to experience such beauty of the nature and bask in the bosom of the wildlife sanctuaries.
Here are the three national parks that you should just not miss out during the monsoon season.
RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK, RAJASTHAN
Ranthambore National Park is one of the largest and most renowned national park in North India. The park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district in south east Rajasthan, which is about 130km from Jaipur. It used to be the major hunting grounds of Maharajas of Jaipur and today its terrains attract a large number of wildlife tourists and gains the attention of many photographers.
Best time to visit this place is during the monsoons as it welcomes its visitors with its lushious greenary and fresh cool breeze. This season is ideal for exploring the wildlife as it easier to spot various insects and reptiles taking shelter under the trees. There are high chances of spotting tigers during this season. Although during monsoons only three zones of Ranthambore is accessible.
It is considered as heritage sites as its pictorial ruins mark the wildlife park. This park is purely a bliss to every wildlife lovers during the monsoon season.
GOBIND SAGAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, HIMACHAL
Gobind Sagar Wildlife Sanctuary, Himachal Pradesh is managed by the Bhakra Management Board and is joined to the Naina Devi Temple. It is accessible during the months of July to September. The sanctuary is based on the banks of Govind sagarlake on which lies the largest dam of the nation the Bakhra Nangal Dam. It occupies an area of 170km and possess a variety range of Birds. It has a diverse species of flaura and fauna. Best time to visit this place is during monsoons as many insects reptiles and birds are easily spotted.
DACHIGAM NATIONAL PARK, JAMMU AND KASHMIR
Dachigam National Park is located about 22km from Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. The name Dachigam stands for “ten villages” in memory of the 10 villages relocated to create this park. The park is only 141 sq. Km. It was initially established to ensure clean water supply to the city of Srinagar but in 1981 it was declared as a national park. This place is best know for the Kashmiri Stag, Hangul.
The park is the home to a possible number of endanger Hangul. Himalayan Black Bear are visble in the lower Dachigam. Long tailed marmots are seen in the upper Dachigam and mouse hare are active throughout the year. Other wildlife include leopar, jackel, red fox, himalayan weasel and common palm civet. 145 species of birds are there including blue magpie and lammergeier.
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