Canberra, the capital city of Australia, is a planned city with plenty of open spaces and is very safe. Though most tourists think it is not really worth visiting after the glitz and glamour of Sydney, the garden city of Australia is definitely worth a trip. It is the cultural capital of Australia and has several museums. In September the city hosts a festival known as Floriade which welcomes spring and is one of the attractions in Canberra. Continue Reading
Zambia shares its wonder Victoria Falls with its neighbor Zimbabwe. But Zambia is also a beautiful safari land. The country has 14 large animal parks and safaris are combined according to the mode of transportation chosen – SUV or mini-van, horseback or even canoe or elephant. The opportunities for walking safaris are particularly remarkable. The national parks of Kafue, Lochinvar, Sioma Ngwezi, South Luangwa, North Luangwa, Lower Zambezi, and Kazanka are the most famous parks to visit during a trip to Zambia. Continue Reading
Valletta is a city that changes constantly. It is like a modern city trapped in medieval fortifications.
There is a really striking feature in Valletta, which sums up the relationship between the old and the new in a fascinating way – Porta Reale, the gateway to the city.
This main gate of the city has been rebuilt many times over the past few centuries. The last creation of the architect Renzo Piano has just ended in 2014. The attraction consists of Valletta’s high steel blades which plunge into the clear sky on a hot summer day. Continue Reading
For lovers of altitude and adventure, Colorado is a real Eldorado to visit during a trip in the American West! Mountain towns invite adventure lovers with all kinds of sports and outdoor activities – hiking, canyon climbing, rafting, winter sports.
Driving through tree-lined parks and along state roads are the best way to get to know the amazing attractions and Colorado attractions. The remaining traces of the cultures that once flourished in this region and the ancient dinosaurs that once roamed the earth can be better understood by visiting some of the national parks and monuments. Continue Reading
South India is surrounded by natural settings. With the mountain ranges of Eastern and Western Ghats and the seas and Indian ocean, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and the union territories, the region of South India is home to many National Parks. Some national parks of Karnataka and Kerala are:
National parks in Kerala and Karnataka
Bandipur National Park, Karnataka:
Belonging to the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve of Tamil Nadu, Bandipur National Park is one of the largest protected areas in South India. This tiger reserve forest is popular for its wildlife and flora and fauna.
Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka:
Nagarhole is also a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and has an impressive population of tigers, elephants and Indian bison. Nagarhole is an enchanting park with terrific scenery as it is located in the foothills of the Western Ghats and is filled with streams, waterfalls, valleys and hills.
Kudremukh National Park, Karnataka:
Located around 100 kilometres from Chikmagalur town, Kudremukh National Park is the second largest wildlife protected area in South India. It is very popular for its bio-diversity.
Bannerghatta National Park, Karnataka:
Bannerghatta National Park is frequented by tourists for its many attractions. It is ideal for trekking, has a butterfly park, a snake house, a safari park and an aquarium.
Periyar National Park, Kerala:
This national park and wildlife sanctuary in Kerala is both a tiger and elephant reserve. Also known as Thekkady National Park, it is spread high up in the Cardamom and Pandalam Hills.
Silent Valley National park, Kerala:
Situated in the heart of the Nilgiri International Biosphere Reserve of South India, the park protects the Nilgiri Langur, Wood pigeon, Malabar Giant Squirrel and Lion-tailed Macaques which is an endangered species.
Eravikulam National Park, Kerala:
Located along the Western Ghats, this wild forest and wild life park is a World Heritage Site. It is home to around 26 species of mammals, many amphibians and a great many species of birds.
Mathikettan Shola National Park, Kerala:
Mathikettan Shola National Park is a part of the Cardamom Hill Reserve. It has a number of endemic animals and plants and offers a good opportunity to explore the Shola forest area of Southern India.