Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park
The Darjeeling Zoo is also known as the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park to honor the ex- governor of West Bengal, Padmaja Naidu. This is a beautiful zoo where you can find some of the high altitutde animals as well as some endangered species of animals too. The zoo is in the Birch Hill area which is presently known as the Jawahar Parvat. Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had dedicated the zoo in the honor of Padmaja Naidu who was also a poet and the daughter of the famous freedom fighter Sarojini Naidu. This is one of the best zoos in the world and is the first recipient of the International award of "The Earth Heroes 2014". This is an award given away by the Royal Bank of Scotland. The reason this zoo was chosen among more than 300 zoos all over the world is that it has successfully conserved and looked after Himalayan Animals and also those which are of the Alpine Region. You will find the endangered species such as Red Panda, Snow leopard and Tibetian Wolf here among many others. There are also a number of Siberian Togers and Yaks here. Very old herbs, shrubs, climbers, medicinal plants and orchids cover most of the zoo and you will also find trees such as birch and aldar here. There is a huge aviary too where very bautiful birds find home. The birds conserved here include Rose ringed Parakeets, Ring Necked Pheasants, Himalayan Mynahs, Blue- Gold Mackaws and others. There are steps on many sides inside the zoo and these are for the ones in search of extra adventures. Beyond these steps are the area which are home to H8imalayan bears, Sambhar deer, Blue Sheep. tahr, barking deer, goral and Musk Deer. They roam about openly ball around and thus a trained guide is a must when you opt for these places. The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is also closeby.
This park was built by Maharaja Sayaji Rao III in the year 1879 and it was named after him. The local people also call this park the Kamati Baug and it is just on the banks of the river but also in the middle of the town. The location is such that you can reach this place from any part of the town. This park has soft green grasses, fountains, 2 museums, a flower clock and also an operational toy train. You need at least an hour and a half to finish exploring each and every part in detail and then can enjoy the light and sound shows in the evening.
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Mysore Zoo
This beautiful zoo was established in the year 1892 by Raja Chamarajendra Wodeyar who is also said to be one of the main architects of the Mysore City. The original name of this zoo was thus Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens. The zoo covers a large area and the animals are protected in a way that they have ample amount of space to roam about freely and feel close to nature. The Karanji Lake inside the zoo at present was taken over by the zoo authorities to increase the charm of this zoo as well as provide visitors with a little more. The Karanji Lake is thus a perfect place for boating and bird watching. Early hours of the day are when you will enjoy the most here with the beautiful views of gorgeous animals and also a peaceful experience with very less crowds. Regular programs and educational events such as insect exhibitions are organized here and a tour to this zoo is not only entertaining but also educative.
Nandankanan Zoological Park
The name of this park means the garden of the heavens. This has been declared as a sanctuary and is spread over the Chandaka Forest. The Kanjia Lake is also a part of this park. This park and sanctuary is mainly known for the variety of tigers here, especially the Royal Bengal Tiger and the white tigers. wildlife safaris are the main attractions here and guides and proper security facilities are also available to take care of all the tourists.
Himalayan Zoological Park
Set up in 1991, Himalayan Zoological Park is the first zoological park of its kind in the North-Eastern area of India. The Park fulfills the impression of cutting edge zoo, where the creatures are kept in imitated regular conditions. The Park has been set up, to safeguard the untamed life, without irritating the animals and keeping them in their normal habitat. Situated in Bulbuley, Himalayan Zoological Park is at a separation of 3 kms from Gangtok. At a height of 5,840ft (1,780 mtrs), the Zoological Park additionally tenders a mind blowing perspective of Mt. Khangchendzonga. This Park sprawls in a territory of 205 hectares in the bumpy terrain. The Government of Sikkim under the Department of Forest, Environment & Wildlife is controlling the power of Himalayan Zoological Park. The powers are additionally wanting to keep, the Himalayan species of creatures and flying creatures that are found in high terrains.
As the capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur lives up to all the expectations where enriched history and culture is concerned. Also known as the Pink City this is the place that sees millions of tourists every year from around the globe. In simple words, Jaipur is the gateway to the beautiful and enthralling Rajasthan. The city of Jaipur might be chaotic in nature but it brings out the essence of this colourful place to a great extent. Another eye-catching factor about Jaipur are the innumerable palaces and forts surrounding it. Till today, there are quite a number of royal families who reside in Jaipur. When we come to the attractions here, there is countless number of places to see and explore. From amazing street shopping to great architecture of the palaces, there is so much you can make a part of your memories when here.
High Altitude Zoo
It was time to experience some wildlife. Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo is a high altitude zoo situated on the Sher Ka Danda hill at a height of 2,100 metres (6,900 ft) above sea-level. The only High Altitude Zoo in north India, besides those in Darjeeling and Sikkim. AMAZING! Isn't it?
Like someone said, “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us”. This so very apt for I.T sector's Labors like us to disconnect the world to reconnect to LIFE. A weekend getaway for Hyderabad can be any place near but I personally identify Vizag for my retreat. I might have been to this place many a time before but it keeps surprising me every time. Here is my take on the Port city of Andhra Pradesh .
Kolkata Zoo & Zoological Garden
The meter starts running. Standard yellow cab. And off we go. Destination Mumbai. Reason aplenty.Its raining.Howrah station is it's usual self, passengers scattered all over and waiting for their trains to arrive and take them outstation, somewhere possibly nice. I'm waiting, as well... Our train's called Duranto, which in Bengali means fast and the train is actually 68 km an hour fast, taking you to Mumbai in little over a day's time span. The staff is friendly and our coupe is chilled out, making the atmosphere travel friendly. We just had lunch rounded off with vanilla ice cream. Snooze time, it is!!
Sakkarbaug Zoological Gardens
Sakkarbaug zoological park is opposite to this restaurant. One can find almost all animals found in mainland India with detailed description printed on boards. There is a museum, an aquarium , snakes enclosure and safari in mini bus.We spotted white tiger, leopard, lion,black bucks, birds .What we missed in Gir, we found them here albeit in enclosures.
Arignar Anna Zoological Park
The first zoo in India was created in the year 1855 in the city of chennai which was then known as Madras. This was later shifted to become a part of the Vandalur Wildlife Reserve. This is a park which conserves animals in a way that they feel safe and feel at home. They are not trapped or used for any kind of entertainment purpose at all. They are just free to roam around anywhere and the tourists are taken out on jeep safarais by expert guides around the reserve. The Arignar Anna Zoological Park is just a small part of the whole wildlife reserve and the chimpanzees here are fun to watch when they do funny activities.
The capital city of Nagaland, this lies on the North- Eastern border of India sharing boundaries with the neighbouring country of Burma. Tucked in the Himalayan Ranges, Kohima is filled with natural beauty and a pleasant climate throughout the year. Unlike many parts of the state, Kohima is much developed and is not filled with tribal people who are still untouched by the modern civilization. There are museums and art galleries in Kohima and this is one of the most visited places in the whole state. There are a number of places for adventure sports and rustic beauty as well for nature and photography lovers. You can visit this city the whole year and find it equally beautiful everytime. The main occupation here is agriculture and this is also the maximum contributor towards the state's economy. Government and other jobs make for the rest of the population of this city. The city is at a height of about 1500 m above sea level.