One Horned Rhino-Its Sorry State

As we all know One Horned Rhino is found only in Assam,India.It is kind of Pride not only to¬†Assam but to whole of India,but as you all know the kind of sorry state they are going through…on the verge of extinction because of only few who just in the name of few bucks don’t care to kill them.

Just 10-12 days has passed in 2015 and 3 rhinos has been killed,what a shameful act.And we as citizen of Assam and India just don’t care enough..

Don’t talk about our leaders,The Assam Government just don’t care and never will…Even the Central Govt. have put a blind eye towards it.

No one seems to care and in no time they will be History… ūüė¶

If by any chance our Prime Minister happens to go through this,I would just like to request him to take necessary and stern steps to Save Our Pride-The One Horned Rhino.

One Horned Rhino

One Horned Rhino

 

 

Pride of Assam-One Horned Rhino

On 1st January 2015,Me and My Family decided to visit Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary…It was my wish to visit and to take a close look at The World Famous One Horned Rhino…And here’s what I got.

One Horned Rhino

                                                                  One Horned Rhino

Some Rare and Endangered Species found In Assam

As I am so in Love with Wild Animals and Coming from a Place like Assam admiring Nature makes much more sense I guess..So When I see the Wild getting depleted day by day I can’t stop myself but think how Humans have become cruel day by day then again I realize we Human now-a-days don’t even care for other Humans and the Question of caring animals doesn’t make any sense…What Say?

*Click on the image for better view.
*Captions in the Cartoon Strip has number read accordingly(Suggested By One of my Blogging Friend Nirav)

Endangered Species

Endangered Species

Here I give the list of some Rare and Endangered Wild Animals found exclusively in Assam and Other Parts of North -East India¬†though some are also found in very small quantity in other parts of India…

*Image Courtesy-Google(I had no Camera at that Time.. ūüė¶ )

  1. One Horned Rhino-Being the fifth largest land animal their population has depleted to just 3500 and around 2500 of them is found in Assam.Best Place to see them–Kaziranga National Park.

    One horned Rhino

    One horned Rhino

  2. Bengal Tigers-These Endangered Species is our National Animals though native of Sunderbans in West Bengal,these are largely found in Assam also.Best Place to see them–Manas National Park.

    Bengal Tiger

    Bengal Tiger

  3. Hoolock Gibbon-Generally found in the entire North East India,their main concentration is in Assam.Best Place to see them-Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary.

    Hoolock Gibbon

    Hoolock Gibbon

  4. Gee’s golden Langur-Simply the¬†Golden langur, is an¬†Old World monkey¬†found in a small region of¬†western Assam¬†and in the neighboring foothills of the¬†Black Mountains¬†of¬†Bhutan.¬†It is one of the most endangered primate species of India.Best place to get a Glimpse of them-Umananda Temple,Guwahati

    Golden Langur

    Golden Langur

  5. Pygmy Hog-An endangered species of small wild pig family,the smallest and rarest Pig,it was found in India,Nepal and Bhutan but slowly with time they are now confined only to Assam with a population of around 250.Best place to see them-Manas National Park.Pygmy Hog
  6. Hispid Hare-Commonly Known as Assam Rabbit,these creatures look so cute, a rare and threatened species that lives amid tall grasslands,their population is relatively low.Best Place to see them-Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary.

    Hispad Hare

    Hispid Hare

  7. Assam Roofed Turtle-A rare species of Turtles found in Assam .Best Place to see them-Diphlu River,Kaziranga National Park.

    Assam Roofed Turtle

    Assam Roofed Turtle

  8. Rufous-necked Hornbill-A species of Hornbill generally found in North Eastern India.They have become endangered as their numbers are gradually decreasing around 10000 distributed over entire North East India.Best Place to see them-Manas National Park,Assam and Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh.

    Rufous Hornbill

    Rufous Hornbill

  9. White-winged Duck-The Largest species of Duck,generally live in stagnant or slow-flowing natural and artificial wetlands, within or adjacent to evergreen,deciduous or swamp forests,on which it depends for roosting and nesting,usually in tree-holes.Best Place to see them-Nameri National Park,Assam

    white-winged-duck

    White Winged Duck

  10. Bengal Slow Loris-The Bengal slow loris is nocturnal and arboreal, occurring in both evergreen and deciduous forests. It prefers rainforests with dense canopies, and its presence in its native habitat indicates a healthy ecosystem.,It is the only nocturnal primate found in the northeast Indian states-Manas National Park and Kaziranga National Park,Assam.

    Slow Loris

    Slow Loris

So What do you think about these Creatures,aren’t precious enough to be saved…By the Way all the above Species are included in the Endangered List of IUCN(International Union for Conservation of Nature)

North East India-Nagaland

Now it’s time we move on from Mizoram and get closer to another naturally beautiful state of NE India-Nagaland.It lies in the far-east of North East bordering with Assam,Arunachal Pradesh,Manipur and International Borders with Myanmar.

The Capital of Nagaland is Kohima.It is known for its virgin beauty and the amazing views of the Naga Hills.The place holds historical importance as the site of the battle between the British and Japanese troops during the World War II.The main important and largest city of Nagaland is Dimapur which is also the commercial capital of Nagaland,all business flows in and out through Dimapur.

Dimapur and Kohima is very well connected by roads from Guwahati,By Rail from Guwahati to Dimapur and by air from Kolkata and Dibrugarh to Dimapur which has the only Airport of Nagaland.I insist tourist going from Guwahati to Nagaland take the roads as to enjoy the Natural and Exhilarating Views,I am sure you all will love it.

Here is the list of Main attractions of Nagaland:-

1.Naga Heritage Village:-Situated about 12 kilometers from Kohima at Kisima,the Naga Heritage Village offers a panorama of nature, cheerful and hospitality of people.The objective of the Heritage Village is to protect and preserve all ethnic cultural heritages by establishing a common management approach and comprehensive data base for perpetuation and maintenance for promotion of tourism. It also aims to uphold and sustain the distinct identity of dialects, customs and traditions of all the ethnic tribes of Nagaland.Hornbill Festival,an important Naga festival is held here in December every year.

Naga Heritage Village

Naga Heritage Village

2.Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary:-At a distance of 37 Km from Dimapur and 111 km from Kohima,this sanctuary is home to various animals including some rare species of birds. The sanctuary is a large collection of bird and is rich with varied wealth of flora & fauna.

Intanki WildLife Sanctuary

Intanki WildLife Sanctuary

3.Shilloi Lake:-The most prominent tourist attraction in the Phek district,Shilloi Lake is a beautiful,mesmerising water body shaped as a footprint.The enchanting location of the lake makes a visit to it worthwhile. Located on the lower slopes of the Patkai Range bordering Myanmar, the lake has an area of 0.25 to 0.30 sq. km.The depth of the lake is 4 metres.

Shilloi Lake

Shilloi Lake

4.Dzukou Valley and Japfu Peak:-Japfu peak standing at a height of 3048 m above sea level is the second highest peak in Nagaland.This peak is situated at 15 km distance towards south of Kohima and is the main attraction for many trekking parties and enthusiasts.The¬†Dz√ľkou Valley¬†is¬†located at the border of Nagaland¬†and¬†Manipur.This valley is well known for its natural beauty,seasonal flowers and the overall flora and fauna.

Duzkoa Valley

Duzkoa Valley

5.Kohima War Cemetery:-Kohima has a large cemetery of 1,420 Allied war dead maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.The cemetery lies on the slopes of Garrison Hill which mark as a tribute to the soldiers died in the Battle of Kohima during Second World War.

Kohima War Cemetery

Kohima War Cemetery

6.Khonoma Village:-At a distance of around 20 kms know as the Green Village in India as the Naga People residing here don’t hurt or cut trees.With greenery and nice people all around this is a must visit for Nature Lover’s.

Khonoma

Khonoma

7.Kohima Museum:-The Kohima Museum was set up with an aim to provide the visitors a glimpse of the diverse tribal habitats and cultures.The museum houses some of the rarest artifacts belonging to the different tribes inhabiting the state.The sixteen tribal groups that make up the tribes of Nagaland are represented amongst the others.The clan motifs,colorful traditional dresses,dialect,practices and traditions are displayed at the museum.

Kohima Museum

Kohima Museum

8.Mount Tiyi:-Located in Wokha town,the mount,more clearly defined as a large hill,stands at 1969.91 meters above sea level.It is well known for its fabulous lushness,the colorful Rhododendron flowers and the robust variety of bird and plant species.

Rhododendrons in Mount tiyi

Rhododendrons in Mount tiyi

9.Doyang River:- Doyang River is one of the largest and most prominent rivers in Nagaland which flows through the Wokha district about 21 kilometers from the town. It is also known as the Dzu or Dzulu by the local tribes.

Doyang

Doyang

10.Totsu Wozhu Lake:-Located in the south of Phiru-Shaki area of Wokha this lake is much larger than other lakes and covers an area of one acre.Tourist visiting the lake can also find various hill fishes.

11.Langpangkong Range:-The Langpangkong caves are located in the Langpangkong mountain range of Nagaland.It is in the valley of Dikhu and Tzula rivers in the Mokokchung district of Nagaland.

12.Changkikong Range:-This is a parallel Range east of Japukong Range. Changki village was said to be founded by a man named Changki, and so the Range too was named after him as Changkikong.Located in Mokokchung district of Nagaland.

13.Ongpangkong:-It is the southernmost range forming an irregular boundary of the Ao area with that of the Lothas and Semas to the south and with the Sangtams to the east.It is called Ongpangkong as the land is higher and cooler than the other ranges. (Ongpang means higher).Located in Mokokchung district of Nagaland.

14.Kachari Ruins:-Kachari ruins are situated in Dimapur, the ancient Kachari capital. It is one of the important sites of megalithic culture. Most of the ruins appear to be contemporaneous with the Kachari civilization.

Kachari Ruins

Kachari Ruins

15.Triple Falls:-Located in Dimapur is another picturesque place that will catch your fancy is Triple Fall,the water cascades from a height of about 280 feet and forms a natural pool.The picture-perfect place is a treat to trekkers.The village is transformed as a tourist resort,you can rejuvenate your energies while relaxing amongst the salubrious surroundings.

16.Nagaland Science Centre:-Located in Dimapur,promotes¬†the idea ‚Äėdiscover science in action‚Äô through its innovation and noble theme park.The science centre was started by the state government as an initiative to make science interesting,playful and informal. There are different galleries in the Nagaland Science Centre and each one of them have equipment based on themes.

Nagaland Science Centre

Nagaland Science Centre

17.Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary:-The Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary in Kiphire district is ideal for nature lovers and animal enthusiasts.The sanctuary is considered to be an abode for many wildlife animals such as leopards,tigers,wild buffaloes,hoolock gibbons and mithun. Hornbill,the most popular bird in Nagaland is also abundantly found in the Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary.It is easily accessible from Kohima and Dimapur by Road.

Hornbill

Hornbill

18.Veda Peak:-Also,known as Pak Koi,Veda Peak is the highest peak of the Mon district in Nagaland.Situated approximately 70 kilometres from the district headquarters,you will experience a picturesque view of the mountains and the rivers from Veda Peak which will surely mesmerize you.You can view the mighty Brahmaputra and the Chindwin rivers from the peak on a clear day.

Mon

Mon

Best time to visit Nagaland is between October to May and during this period you can also the popular ¬†festival of Nagaland ‘The Hornbill Festival’,Hornbill being the most admired bird of Nagaland.The festival is held in the month of December.

Hornbill Festival

Hornbill Festival

Before embarking on a journey to Nagaland, acquiring the entry permit is a must. Domestic tourists should obtain the Inner Line permit issued by the authorities mentioned below. Permit fee is INR 6 per applicant.Foreigners to register themselves at the local Foreigners Registration Officer (FRO) of the district they visit within 24 hours of their arrival. However, the the citizens of Pakistan, Bangladesh and China still need to apply for PAP/ RAP from Home Ministry to visit Nagaland.This is a temporary change in effect for one year.The RAP/PAP application process is included below for those tourists who may still be affected by the previous rules.For more information visit here.It is best to get the Permit from the Nagaland House in Delhi, Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi(Ph: +91 11 23012296)

P.S.:-Image Credits goes to the Google and People who uploaded them

Man vs Wild

With all the recent cruelty on Wildlife I guess our future generation will never know that there exist a term “Wildlife” and this makes me very sad.

“The quicker we humans learn that saving open space and wildlife is critical to our welfare and quality of life, maybe we’ll start thinking of doing something about it.”-Jim Fowler

The above quote really depicts the message very well as what we Humans are upto and what we should do,I am happy that there are technological advancement around us but at the same time all these advancements are made at the cost of Nature which does not go well with me,what I believe is that there should be sustainable ways in which we carry on our development without overlooking the Wildlife or the Natural resources.

Likewise the crime on the society is on the rise sameway the cruelty on Wildlife and Natural Resource is also on the rise but we fail to notice that as we are only focused on our development and how can we make our life better.But,let me remind you Nature and Human Development goes hand in hand and without nature being gracious enough to us we are just helpless.

To illustrate how Wild animals feel,I have made this Cartoon to convey the message on their behalf as they can’t speak out their pain at all.Hope all like it and gets the message clearly.. ūüôā

It also remind me “The Law of the Wild Says-Kill only when you are Hungry” and I am very much sure that the day is sure to come when these Wild will be Hungry for the Land,for their Nature and we Human will pay the price…

Man vs Wild

Man vs Wild

North East India-Mizoram

It’s been a long time and I am still in Meghalaya.So in this ¬†post lets get out of Meghalaya and look for other visual treat in Mizoram,another NE state know as the¬†land of rolling hills, valleys, rivers and lakes.

Mizoram has lot more to offer for the nature lovers,the land of hill people(Mizo People).The Capital City of Mizoram is Aizawl and the main important centre in Mizoram.The Official language is Mizo but English and Hindi is also widely spoken.Mizoram a well connected by Rail,Roads and Air.It is at a distance of around 490ms from Guwahati and 390kms from Shillong.

There is a lot more to see in MIzoram rather than describing them in words though I will cover the important tourist places of MIzoram,it is not limited to only the ones covered in the post.So lets visit Mizoram.

1.Aizawl:-The capital city of Mizoram,situated at about 1132 meters above sea level. It is a beautiful and bustling 112 years old city set on ridges of steep hills.At an altitude of 4,000 ft above sea level,the highlighting characteristics of the region is timber houses positioned between profusion of flowers.
The Main attractions in Aizawl includes the State Museum on Mcdonald Hill known as Zarkawt,Bara Bazar the main shopping center of Aizawl in Dawrpui Veng locality,Reiek a tourist resort,Durtlang Hills,Hmuifang a mountain,Berawtlang Tourist Complex,Baktawng Village,

Aizawl City

Aizawl City

Reiek

Reiek

Solomon Temple

Solomon Temple

Durtlang Hill

Durtlang Hill

Humifang Resort

Humifang Resort

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.Tam Dil:-Situated at a distance of 85 kms from Aizawl,it is a tranquil lake. Choose to pedal a boat through the placid waters or just relax. The nearby jungle has a plethora of flora and fauna.This is also a fish farm and serves as a picnic spot.

Tam Dil

Tam Dil

 

 

 

 

 

3.Champhai:-¬†Champhai,a bustling commercial town at the Indo-Myanmar border,is a beautiful place that offers plenty to tourist attraction.Storehouse of¬†of ancient relics, monuments and memorials connected with legends and folklores this town is situated at a distance of about 192 ¬†kms from Aizawl also known as ‘Fruit and Rice¬† Bowl Of Mizoram’ because of the enormous production of Rice and Grapes and the town has many Vineyards,Orchids,Rice fields etc

Places to see in Champhai are Murlen National Park,Rih Dil a heart shaped lake,Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary,Palak Wildlife Sanctuary,Lamsial Puk a cave,Mizo Hlakungpui Mual,Thasiama Seno Neihna.

Champhai Rice Fields

Champhai Rice Fields

Vineyards

Vineyards

Thasiama Seno Neihna

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Hlakungpui Mual

LamSial Puk

LamSial Puk

Rih Dil

Rih Dil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.Lwangtlai:-It comprises of mainly hilly region. However, in the western side of the district there are dense forests.The place has splendid natural beauty in form of exotic landscapes of lush green hills stretching away to the horizon. The important places of interest include:Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary,Blue Mountain-It is the highest mountain peak in Mizoram. It is a highly revered peak,Phawngpui.

Phawngpui

Phawngpui

Ngengpui

Ngengpui

 

 

 

 

 

5.Sibuta Lung:-Sibuta Lung is a memorial stone found at Tachhip village, 20 Km from Aizawl town. Sibuta Lung was raised by a Palian chief about 300 years ago. The memorial Sibuta Lung offer a story of jilted love and lust for revenge.

SIbuta Lung

SIbuta Lung

 

 

 

 

 

6.Thenzawl:-A census town located in the middle of Mizoram,important for Mizo Traditional handloom Industry and a beautiful town located 45 kms from Aizawl.The main attractions here are Vantawng Falls-13th Highest fall in India,Chawngchilhi Puk,Tuirihiaua waterfall,Thenzawl Deer Park.

Chawngchilhi

Chawngchilhi

Vantawng Water Falls

Vantawng Water Falls

 

 

 

 

 

7.Lunglei:-The second largest town after Aizawl located 165 kms from Aizawl.It is also know a ‘bridge of Rock’ because of the bridge like rock found in the riverine area around Nghasih – a small tributary of the river Tlawng.Places to visit here includes Zobawk Sports Academy,Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary,Saikuti Hall,Kawmzawl Park,Thuamluaia Mual.

Khawnglung

Khawnglung

Saikuti Hall

Saikuti Hall

 

 

 

 

 

Best time to visit Mizoram is between October to March and the climate is mild, comfortable in summer and never freezing during winter,So you can enjoy Mizoram throughout the year.And when you are in Mizoram do give Zawlaidi,a Mizo Wine a try.

The Best way to get Mizoram is by Road from Guwahati or Shillong as the journey will let you through many exhilarating sceneries.It is also well connected by Rail and Airways also with being the nearest Railways Station in Silchar,Assam and from there it takes about 6-7 hours to Aizawl and Lunglei has an Airport,which is well connected with Kolkata and Guwahati.

As for permit requirement to visit Mizoram,Indian tourists need an Inner Line Permit. This is available from any Mizoram House.It’s also available at Lenpui Airport,for tourists arriving by flight.For Foreign Tourist a Restricted Area Permit (RAP),and must travel in groups of four or more people,or a married couple.They’ll only be allowed to stay for 10 days,and visit limited areas.It’s best to get the RAP from Delhi Mizoram House (Circular Road,Chankyapuri,New Delhi.Ph: +91 11 3016408. +91 11 6440954).

P.S.:-Image Credits goes to the Google and People who uploaded them