April 10, 2010

Tiger's New Generation in Indian Tiger Reserves

New generation of Tigers were registering their presence in Tiger Reserves of India. About 117 Tiger Cubs born in 9 Tiger Reserves of India since beginning of year 2009. Among them 34 cubs are from Kanha & Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserves of Central India. Kanha Tiger Reserves has registered highest number of cubs i.e., 22 in last 15 months. Tiger Reserves under this category are as follows:
Kanha = 22
Bandhavgarh = 12
Pench = 10
Ranthambore = 10
Tadoba = 13
Dhudhwa = 16
Nagarhole = 10
Bandipore = 12
Nagarjuna-sagar = 12

It has been observed that tourist arrival in the months of March & April, 2010 has been increased and easy tiger sighting has also been registered during park safari. Due to presence of tiger cubs, chances of tiger sighting of various age groups are bright in these days. Morning from 6:30 to 8:30 most of the tiger sightings has been registered, similarly in Evening from 17:00hrs to 18:15hrs most of the tiger sightings has been registered recently in Kanha & Bandhavgarh National Parks.

Thank you,
Sunil Kumar Dubey

April 1, 2010

Human Society Vs Cat Family

On 28/March/2010, a leopard fell in trap laid by poacher in Panna National Park. Leopard struggled but failed to survive. On 30/March/2010, a tigress killed a girl in Bandhavgarh forest. If we compare both the incidences, it seems cat family has taken revenge after lost of one of their family member. Both the incidences are unfortunate but if we compare it with the intention behind incident, we can easily conclude that intention of human society is malicious. Tigress in Bandhavgarh fores was in search of food for its cubs but unfortunately girl reach the site and killed. In case of Panna forest, poacher laid trap with malafide intention.

Khajuraho - Varanasi Link Train on the track

Train between Khajuraho - Varanasi: Bundelkhand link Express running from 31/March/2010

Train Number: 1107A
Train Running Days: Departure from Khajuraho: Tuesday, Friday,Sunday

Journey Duration: 11:50 Hours
Schedule as per main stations
Khajuraho 23:00
Mahoba 00:30
Banda 02:15
Chitrakot 03:50
Manikpur JN 04:35
Allahabad JN 06:45
Varanasi JN 10:50.

Train Number: 1108A
Train Running Days: Departure from Varanasi: Monday,Thursday,Saturday

Journey Duration: 12:35 Hours
Schedule as per main stations
Varanasi JN 17:10
Allahabad JN 22:00
Manikpur JN 00:25
Chitakot 01:01
Banda 02:25
Mahoba 03:25
Khajuraho 05:45.

Coaches Class :- 02nd AC / 03rd AC / Sleeper

As per earlier announcement, train was scheduled to start from 01/Nov/2009 but due to some reasons, it was delayed. Finally now train service has been started and it is a welcome initiative. Khajuraho - Varanasi Train Service will definitely improve connectivity between these two much popular tourist destinations. Tourists usually opt to visit Varanasi or Bandhavgarh as connecting destination to Khajuraho. So far most of the visitors prefers Flight service to travel between them and in case of flight cancellation, only available option was to travel a distance of approx. 400km by car which usually takes 8-10 hours hectic journey. Train option is good for those who cannot afford flight fare and wish to travel comfortably. As most of the time, train will travel in night, it will save time and will not pose problem in scheduling tour program.