Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wandur National Park Adventures

Established in 1983, Wandur National Park also known as Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is spread over 12 islands in Andaman and Nicobar which lies in the Bay of Bengal.Just 30 km away from Port Blair, Wandur is ranked amongst the best marine parks in the world. Tropical climate is prevalent in Wandur with rainy season from May to September and November to December.

Marine Life:

Tourists and visitors do get amazed by the marine life which is found in and around Wandur National Park. You are sure to experience a different world altogether once you take a plunge inside the crystal clear waters of Wandur. Amazing variety of fish from yellow butterfly fish, green parrot fish, silver jack to blue damsels can easily be found here. About 135 coral reefs exist at this place from over 1000 which are found worldwide.Coral reef which can frequently be found all over the park include Brain, Antler, Finger, Vase , Plate and Leather coral.


This park is thick in vegetation making it a natural habitat for wild animals.

A large variety of animals can be spotted at Wandur from Andaman wild pigs to bats to spotted dear to civets and more.Reptiles like day gecko, king cobra, krait and pit vipers can also be found here. The beaches at Wandur are filled with varied turtles from the largest in the world the Leatherback to Hawksbill to Olive ridleys the smallest of them to Green turtles. This park also boasts of a crocodile sanctuary where several estuarine crocodiles can be spotted bathing in the sun.Exquisite birds like Roseate Tern, Black-napped Tern, and Sooty Tern do find a habitat at this wildlife sanctuary. Coconut crabs also find a breeding ground on the beaches of Wandur.

Recreational Activities:

Andaman Water Sports Complex: Once you are at this sports complex you will surely be amazed by the number of activities that are in store for the visitors.From aqua-sports like Windsurfing to Sail-boating to Water-skiing to Speed boats you name it and theyve got it. An amusement park is also situated here offering rollercoaster rides, pleasure rides along with fun filled activities for the young ones at the Childrens Traffic Park.

Snorkeling: This island park is one of the best snorkeling destinations as you can explore the under-water marine life by taking a plunge into the clear waters and view the rarest varieties of corals.

Camping: Camping facilities are also available at the park where tourists can view the beautiful seas while enjoying the sun, enjoy the breeze at the pristine beaches and view the sunset in the evening.

Scuba Diving: Wandur is the ultimate scuba diving destination where you get the ultimate experience of under-water marine life.You get to explore large varieties of coral reefs, rare and beautiful fishes and the mysterious under-water world once you take a plunge into the crystal clear waters of this park.

Trekking: You can explore Mother Nature at its best by just trekking through the dense forests of this beautiful island park.There are various trekking routes but the best is from Mt.Harriet to Madhuban.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Adventure Tourism Canada

If you are courageous enough to face dangers and are more than willing to explore new places, adventure tourism is the right choice to spend your vacations. Adventure tourism takes you to places where one is about to come across with the unexpected. One such place that can offer you with historical places, scenic beauty and true adventure would be Cincinnati, a city in the State of Ohio, United States of America. It is an unusual vacationing spot, and you will be able to reside in Cincinnati apartments. Cincinnati apartment rental is very nominal and it provides tourists with good quality service and living.

With several types of tourism prevailing worldwide, adventure tourism has its own niche. It is a fast growing sector of tourism and is making a trend worldwide for adventure traveling. People, especially tourists, prefer it over beach resort holidays. Adventure tourism adds the X-factor to your vacation holiday. Imagine riding a horse or cycling through some wine country or wandering in the deserts or walking through the deepest valleys of the Earth. Whatever experience you plan, it will be more than an adventure; it can be a life long memory to cherish.

Adventure tourism, adventure travel, or adventure holidays, dependent upon which term you wish to employ, can mean anything from trekking deep into the heart of the Ecuadorean Rainforest to finding oneself on the side of a mountain in any six of the seven continents.

For some this might seem a little too close to hard work, or maybe even a dangerous way of spending what is traditionally a time for relaxation, but then there are those that enjoy life on the edge and the irrefutable thrill and adrenalin rush that it brings.

But this isn't to say that those assumptions are correct. Of course, there will always be a certain amount of risk in anything you do - just driving to the airport entails a risk - but these types of holidays will be organised by professionals with experienced and qualified teams who've spent time assessing every possible outcome and implementing strenuous safeguards to ensure that safety always comes first.

There is a considerable increase in the tourism for disabled people around the globe. Some travel companies are in the process of developing tours, specially keeping the disable people in mind. They are also considering specific locations that might be restricted for tourism to such people only. British Columbia, Vancouver and Canada have already started organizing such kinds of tourisms. This kind of travel costs a whopping $ 13 billion in the northern part of America on annual basis.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Ayers Rock Adventure

Ayers rock is one of the seven wonders of the natural world, having been slowly sculpted over the last 55 million years. It is 986 ft high and is made entirely from sandstone, but the visible rock is in fact just a small part of a rock that sinks almost 2500ft into the ground.

The name is in fact a name from the earlier part of this century, with its original and present name officially being Uluru. However, the name is likely to stick around for a very long time. The rock itself is located in central Australia, and is around 280 miles by road from the nearest large town, Alice Springs.

Ayers rock is a national icon of Australia, if perhaps second to the Kangaroo. However, it is a world famous landmark and has obtained a UNESCO world heritage site status. Car hire in Ayers rock is very worthwhile, as there are many special viewing areas accessible by road which allow easy access to the many caves, springs and ancient paintings.

Ayers rock car hire viewing areas are also carefully positioned to give you the best views, and if you stay for sunrise or sunset you'll notice how the colors magically change with the different color lights hitting it.

If you do decide on car hire in Ayers rock make sure you are suitably equipped. UV levels are extremely high most of the time, and temperatures have been known to hit 45°C in the peak of the summer, and dip as low as -5 °C on the harshest winter nights.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Adventure sports in Manali

Adventure sports are the foremost thing which click into mind when we visit Kullu – Manali in Himachal Pradesh. Manali is not only famous for its scenic delight but also for its extraordinary scope of adventure activities. Sports enthusiasts and adventure lovers should visit at least once during a year, because they can have a lot of fun frilled and thunderous time during their visit.

Adventure activity is limited not only to one frame of particular activity but it is related to various diversified activities right from Zorbing to Rafting and Angling to Paragliding. But People visit Manali basically for various trekking routes available here and the most famous them of all is Chandratal lake trek and Chandrakhani – Malana trek.

Chandratal is a glacial lake at 14600 feet above sea level which is located between Rohtang pass and Kunzum passes.

It is a full day drive to the lake from Manali. People should carry along there own equipments, fooding etc because there is no habitation along the way. People can camp along the Chandratal lake which is approx. 14kms. in circumference. The Chandra river flows next too the lake. First day's trek is of 20 kms.in which one have to pass the little island type riverine known as Samudra Tapu, night camp will be at Topkogongma, one has to cross it next day early in the morning as it is too swollen ice melt streams along the way in the afternoon time. Third day you have to cross Baralacha  glacier which is the sorc of Chandra river, this day will be more enjoyable and more then gentle. Finally reaching on this day to Baralacha pass at 16400 ft. above sea le el.  After this trek you will reach on Manali – Leh road, much easier to came back from here onwards by hiring a car etc.

The second most interesting trek is Chandrakhani – Malana trek.

In which one had pass through Beas Valley to Parbati Valley going through Malana village known to be a oldest democratic village of the world. The trek will begin from Rumsu which 6kms. above Naggar village. Climbing from Rumsu through dense forests of cedar, spruce and oaks. One can have fascinating view of Pir Panjal valley from there. First day halt will be at Chaklani at 3300 mtr. below the chandrakhani pass. Chandrakhani is one of the most beautiful Passes in the state of Himachal Pradesh with wide snow covered slopes leading up to it and a thick carpet of birch, spruce and bhojpatra  on chich ancient manuscripts were used to written upon. Beyond the pass lies legendary village of Malana ruled by Devta Jamlu. People obey Jamlu devta by heart and soul and inspires total obedience. Malana is having its own unique culture, custom and religion. Third day trek will take to till Rasol village and then to Chalal. Final day trek will be of only 2 kms. through Parbati and crossing over a bridge at Kasol village, the road will lead you to Bhuntar in Kullu valley from there onwards people can go towards Mandi- Chandigarh, can came back to Kullu-Manali or can board into Plane at Bhuntar airport.

If people want have much more fun then they can opt for white water rafting at Pirdi or can head towards Great Himalayan National Park which is approximately 25kms. from Bhuntar for Tirthan – Sainj trek. For this trek one has to take permission from the forest department at Shamshi just 1km. from Bhuntar.

More fun and more excitement is awaiting at Kullu-Manali, choices are numerous but the decision has to be taken by your adventurous and fun craving body and mind.