Photo Of The Day – Hooded Pitta (Pitta sordida)
Manas National Park / Wildlife

Photo Of The Day – Hooded Pitta (Pitta sordida)

The Hooded Pitta (Pitta sordida) is a beautiful passerine bird, common in eastern and southeastern Asia, photographed above in the thick woodlands of Manas National Park, Assam. They occupy forests and cultivated plantations. Both the male and female of the species look almost identical, and like other birds where there is no visible difference between the sexes, both parents contribute to the … Continue reading

Wildlife Tourism in Assam
Assam / Dibru-Saikhowa National Park / Everything else / Kaziranga National Park / Manas National Park

Wildlife Tourism in Assam

Assam is a north-eastern state of India with its capital at Dispur (a suburb of Guwahati City) and can be aptly described as “the land of the red river and blue hills”. Known as one of the richest biodiversity zones in the world, it consists of tropical rainforests, deciduous forests, riverine grasslands, bamboo orchards and … Continue reading

6 Things To Do In And Around Guwahati City | Travel Guide
Everything else / Guwahati / Manas National Park

6 Things To Do In And Around Guwahati City | Travel Guide

Guwahati, situated on the banks of the river Brahmaputra, is northeastern India’s biggest city and serves as a doorway to the region; due to it’s western most location. Bustling and hectic at times, the city is the heart of commerce in the region and accordingly has all the modern amenities which are almost at par … Continue reading

Eco-tourism in North-East India – 3 Responsible Destinations
Assam / Everything else / Kaziranga National Park / Manas National Park / Mawlynnong

Eco-tourism in North-East India – 3 Responsible Destinations

Northeast India is one of India’s secrets, a remote unexplored land rich in biodiversity and indigenous cultures. Filled with rain-forests, Himalayan mountains and hills, tourism in the region is a delicate affair which revolves around environment and cultures, creating a mutually benefiting relationship of sorts. Three delightful destinations where ecotourism has flourished are –   … Continue reading

Photo Of The Day ~ Skulls And Bones
Landscape / Manas National Park / Photo Of The Day / Wildlife

Photo Of The Day ~ Skulls And Bones

The above photograph, taken at the magnificent grasslands of Manas National Park in the state of Assam in Northeastern India, reminds me of the cycle of life. Life is born and then life ceases to exist. All that’s left are bones and skulls, which eventually disappear too. For a wildlife tour of Manas National Park, … Continue reading

Photo Of The Day ~ Return Of The Wild
Assam / Conservation / Landscape / Manas National Park / Photo Of The Day

Photo Of The Day ~ Return Of The Wild

Manas National Park in Assam, India, was once booming with wildlife diversity. So much so, that it in the 1980′s, it was considered as one of the most important Eco-regions of the world, and was named by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. But then, came the disastrous 90′s, and Assam witnessed a decade of darkness – … Continue reading

Dams pose a threat to Kaziranga and Manas
Conservation / Kaziranga National Park / Literature Stuff / Manas National Park

Dams pose a threat to Kaziranga and Manas

GUWAHATI: The officials of Aaranyak, city-based biodiversity conservation NGO, feel thatUNESCO should take cognizance of the impact of large dams in Arunachal Pradesh andBhutan on the state’s world heritage sites, Kaziranga national park and Manas national park. “Unless sincere efforts are made to check the large number of ecologically harmful and unsustainable dams in Eastern Himalayas, it … Continue reading

A journey into the Manas Tiger Reserve and National Park
Assam / Literature Stuff / Manas National Park / Travel Tales

A journey into the Manas Tiger Reserve and National Park

The tremendous diversity in flora and fauna has given rise to numerous National Park’s in Assam. Among them is a lesser known area of incredible bio-diversity, which because of its conservation efforts in the 70′s and 80′s had been given the prestige of being named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. But came … Continue reading