Ladakh is the land of high passes blessed with natural beauty any other place in the world would envy. In ancient times it was an important outpost in the important silk route trade. Much of that richness esp. in culture and heritage is still very much reflective in the present day Ladakh.
Not much else needs to be said about Ladakh. A landscape vastly different from anything imaginable. Though so much has been talked and written about it that most people have an idea of the place, yet nothing can prepare you for what to expect the moment the door of the aircraft opens and this land opens its arms to you.
While Garhwal region of the Himalayas is known for its tremendous beauty at high altitude, Kumaon is known for its beauty at lower altitudes thanks to the lush and unbroken greenery, tall oak and pine trees and dense forests. That makes is a perfect getaway for a weekend or short durations.
Mukteshwar is perfect because it isn’t too remote, yet feels almost like you have the entire landscape to yourself. The apple orchards and in the distance, views of some of the most prominent ranges in the greater Himalayas are a stunner- Mt Trishul, Mt Nanda Devi, Mt Pancha Chuli form a beautiful backdrop.
Ranthambore National Park: Experience the Wild
Ranthambore National Park is located in Sawai Madhopur, about 130 kms from Jaipur. It is one of the biggest and most renowned national park in northern India where you can see the majestic tigers in their natural habitat, they can be easily spotted even during the daytime over here. The sanctuary is home to variety of flora and fauna, some of the major wild animals which are present in this sanctuary are leopards, nilgais, wild boars, sambars, hyenas, sloth bears, grey langur, rhesus macaque and chital. One of the largest banyan trees in India can be found here.Read More »
Wayanad which literally means the land of paddy fields, it is the 12th district of Kerala consisting of Mananthavady, Sulthan Bathery and Vythiri Taluks. It is a picturesque plateau situated among the mountains of the Western Ghats on the eastern portion of North Kerala. Wayanad is known for its dense forests and wild animals. It is also considered to be one of the major producers of pepper, cardamom, coffee, tea, spices and rubber.Read More »
Photography Workshop in Kumaon Hills
Rustik Travel with its partners is conducting a photography workshop in the picturesque locale of Mukteshwar in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Mukteshwar is a further 40 km from Nainital and is a perfect place for nature, bird and night photography. Prominent snow capped mountains of the Himalayas including Trishul, Chaukhamba, Pancha Chuli offer stunning view. This contrasting with the dense green of the forests and deep blue of the skies is a paradise for someone who loves to compose that perfect photograph. The night skies are typically crystal clear and perfect for those long exposures. Not to mention the flora and fauna.Read More »
Jungle Safari in Nepal
The tropical jungles of the Nepal Terai preserve some of the best wildlife habitat in the subcontinent. Chitwan national park, Bardiya national park, Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve and Parsa wildlife reserve are the most common for jungle safaris and other wildlife activities. There are a lot of exciting things to do in these safaris – jungle safari on elephant back, 4 WD vehicle safari, jungle walk, bird watching, watching elephant bathing, and visiting the elephant breeding centre and so on.Read More »