Encounter With Wild Animals At Chitwan National Park

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I wanted to celebrate my birthday with wild animals. So I decided to explore Nepal’s famous Chitwan National Park, which is also a World Heritage Site.
When I reached the area the climate was hot and humid. With a group of tourists, I crossed Rapti river to reach the main entrance of the Park. Our jeep accommodated eight people including the guide. Our bumpy ride began with pin-drop silence. For good 30 minutes, we did not notice any animals. Just wild trees, flora and fauna.

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Everyone was curious including me whether we will be able to spot anything in the park. Finally, we managed to see couple of rhinos and deers. Besides, we came across colorful birds and langurs, much to the delight of my co-travelers.

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There was a Crocodile Breeding Center in side the park, which I skipped deliberately. It took around five hours to complete the whole trip.

I stayed at Sauraha Village because of easy access to the park. The whole area is replete with hotels, resorts, cafes and bars. So advance booking is not required even in peak season. I stayed at a small hotel and the owner arranged everything for me, including the safari trip to the park.

Besides, many tour operators provide other activities such as bird watching, hiking and cycling. Two days are enough to explore the whole place. In the evening, the place becomes more lively and soothing. I reached Chitwan from Kathmandu via a deluxe bus. It took approximately five hours to reach here. If you are an avid wildlife photographer do carry a zoom lens. Also do not forget to carry sunscreen lotion, hat and water bottle.

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Hope, You Are OK

This gentle and innocent animal somehow managed to come out from his abode (Chitwan National Park). I was having my breakfast at a roadside tea stall when I heard some noise. I immediately took out my DSLR from my bag and captured his beauty.

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When Bangkok Surprises You

With a hot and humid weather, I had no option but to search for a place full of greenery. During my online search, Google suggested me a nearby place called Santichaiprakan Park, which is close to Khao San road.

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The park impressed me after an overview and I decided to visit the place.

I approached a tul tuk guy and paid him 40 bhat.

Located on Phra Athit road, Santichaiprakan Park is full of greenery, though not big in terms of area.

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One can fully explore the park in just 20 minutes.

The park, situated in the eastern part of Chao Phraya River, offers some scintillating views of the sunset.

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And near the vicinity of the park one can find beautiful Phra Sumen Fort, which was constructed during the end of the 18th century to protect the city from foreign invasions.

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While returning from this place I stumbled upon a cute coffee shop and had some nice warm coffee.

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Devanahalli’s Vibrant Venugopala Swamy Temple

There are too many temples be it ancient or modern in Karnataka. And One is bound to encounter with a temple in every nook and corner of a street in the state. These incredible temples entice me to explore more and more amazing structures in our country.

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While driving on the Bellary road on NH – 7, me and my friend were unexpectedly stumbled upon an ancient temple. We had planned to explore Devanahalli Fort but we changed our mind due to hot sunny day. Instead, we visited Sri Venugopala Swamy temple, dedicated to a form of the Hindu God Vishnu.

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Located in Devanahalli town, the temple is quite small but its ambiance is serene and vibrant.

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The temple, built in the Dravidian style of architecture, is a protected monument under the Karnataka state division of the Archaeological Survey of India.

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Apart from Venugopala temple, one can also find a number of other temples in the town. So do not limit yourself to this temple as this town houses a number of outstanding places of worship.

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