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Vishal Sabharwal

Colours of Nature Photographer: Vishal Sabharwal +919811383827 www.coloursofnature.in


Marchula With the onset of monsoons Marchula seems to offer a serene getaway in contrast to Dhikuli with Corbett Tiger reserve out of bounds for visitors during the rains. With a handful of well spread out resorts it never really gives a sense of being over-crowded. While offering perfect tranquility & rejuvenating nature walks, one can also get buzzing with adventure sports like rafting, river crossing, ATV rides and a variety of indoor sports. Seasonal sports include angling on the Ram Ganga River too. Hotels/Resorts: Riverine Retreat Corbett's Aura Corbett Ramganga Resort Corbett Haven Solluna Resort Mahaseer Fishing Camp Address: Vanghat, Marchula, Distt. Almohra, UA Distance from New Delhi: 320kms Distance from nearest railway station Ram Nagar: 50kms

Riverine Retreat

Corbett Haven with surrounding views of Marchula

Angling at the Ram Ganga river

Trekking around Vanghat


Bharatpur A year round treat for birders. One can expect to see various species of migratory birds along with summer visitors & resident birds. Spread over 29 sq km, this Bird Reserve offers well defined walking routes where one can also hire a rickshaw for the day. Better even are the ‘off the beaten tracks’ with awe inspiring colourful birds in their natural habitat. A pair of good binoculars is a must to closely observe behavior of birds, whic h always is a treat. Open year round. Keoladeo National Reserve locally known as Ghana, and is a mosaic of dry grasslands, woodlands, woodland swamps, and wetlands. These diverse habitats are home to 366 bird species, 379 floral species, 50 species of fish, 13 species of snakes, 5 species of lizards, 7 amphibian species,7 turtle species, and a variety of other invertebrates. Bharatpur also offers interesting crowded market places and the Lohagarh Fort. There are several good hotels/resorts in and around the park, catering to every budget to pick from. Distance from New Delhi: 190kms by road New Delhi – Bharatpur is connected by train Jaipur – Bharatpur 180kms by road Bharatpur – Ranthambore 200kms by road Bharatpur – Agra 55kms by road

Spotted Owlet (Athene brama)

Rickshaw ride at Keoladeo National Reserve

Intermediate Egrets with Turtles

Golden jackal (Canis aureus)


Sultanpur A convenient weekend getaway from Delhi, Sultanpur is a National Park for our feathered friends along with several mammals. Spread over 14.3 sq kms, it has a lake right in the center with a nature walk around it. With hundreds of resident birds to be found here it also attracts numerous migratory and visiting birds. Hotel: Rosy Pelican run by (HTDC) Haryana Tourism Development Corporation New Delhi – Sultanpur 50kms by road Gurgaon – Sultanpur 22kms by road

Lake at Sultanpur

Grey Bushchat female (Saxicola ferreus)

Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis)

Heard of Blue-bull Antelope

Nature walk at Sultanpur


Shillong Scotland of the East as it’s popularly known does indeed stand up to its reputation. The hills surrounding Shillong, i.e. East Khasi hills seem alive with life every month of the year, especially during the monsoons. Housing the wettest place on Earth- Cherrapunjee; it does receive lots of rain, which almost is magical to witness here.

Mawsmai caves near Cherrapunji

Dain Thlen Falls Cherrapunji

Living-root bridge at Cherrapunjee Bamboo tree-house at Mawlynnong - Asia's cleanest village

Shad Suk Mynsiem, thanksgiving dance of the Khasi people Khasi Sacred Groves at Mawphlang

Umiam Lake (Barapani)


Kaziranga National Park, Assam Popularly known for its inhabitant population of the Indian Rhinoceros/Great One-horned Rhinoceros.

Elephant-back Safari

Indian Rhinoceros

Spotted Owlet

Tusker

Tea-picker at Kaziranga Purple Swamphen

Hog Deer

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