Zoological parks in India (TR)

Zoological parks in India (TR)

Zoological park or Zoo is considered to preserve the varied species in cities so that it can help educational purposes and also entertain people to visit and know about the animals and birds that can otherwise be only seen in text books or in visual media. In this blog, I will highlight today about few popular zoos in India.

Aringnar Anna Zoological park, Chennai : 

Also known as Vandalur Zoo, this is considered to be the largest zoo in all South east Asia. Its spread across 602 acres and has attained excellence in the Conservation Breeding Programme for endangered species and creating awareness about the conservation of natural resources. The zoo has lot of open space for the animals to move around and also has well equipped staffs to maintain and fulfill their needs. Battery cars are introduced to move around the zoo.

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Alipore Zoo , Kolkata :

This is the oldest zoo in India and is main attraction of the city Kolkata in West Bengal. This zoo hosts 108 rare animal species like red kangaroo, giant squirrel etc.

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Nandan Kannan Zoological Park, Bhubaneshwar:

Situated by Kanjia lake, this zoo attracts tourists for the wonderful location for panoramic landscape and animals are residing on same place. It is the house of 1580 animals, 512 birds, 634 mammals and 134 reptiles. This zoo is the national heritage of India.

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Nehru Zoological park, Hyderabad :

This was the first zoo in India to display animals in open moated enclosures. The zoo is spread across 380 acres and bicycles are provided for the visitors to roam around the zoo. Currently this zoo is displaying animals belonging to 140 species numbering 1334.

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P.S : With this I complete the AtoZChallenge and hope it had been interesting one.

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Yercaud (TR)

Yercaud is the popular hill station in Salem district of Tamilnadu. Yercuad means Lake forest which indicated the thic forest along with lakes. It is also known as Jewel of south. Coffee and oranges are grown in abundance.

Highlights:

Yercaud botanical garden
Big lake
Killiyur falls
Karadiyur view point
Tipperary view point
Bears cave
Arthurs seat
Servarayan temple
Coffee estates

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St. Xavier’s mortal remains (TR)

There was a little confusion from day one of this challenge on which place to write about when ‘X’ turns up. In India there are only two places that starts with the letter ‘X’ but do not have any significance to speak about.

I came to know about the Church of Bom Jesus and about St. Francis Xavier’s holy remains or the Apostle.of Indies that is residing here.

About the church, its a UNESCO’s World heritage site and is the most famous church in Goa. The church has stood majestically for past 408 years. It has a elaborate gilded altar that stretches from floor to ceiling looks grandeur. Aprat from that it has a simple interior structure.

St.Francis Xavier’s died on an island while travelling to continental China and his body was first taken to Portuguese Malacca and couple of years later shipped to Goa as his will to rest in GOA. Its said that his body was fresh as buried and the person who fetched the body seems to have cut a piece and blood oozed out as in a lively body. The reason about it remains mystery. His mortal remains is now kept in a silver casket and is kept for display once in every ten years on his death anniversary. The church also contains paintings that explains the life of St. Francis Xavier.

Every year on 3rd December ‘Feast of St. Xavier’ is celebrated and huge crowd gathers for the same.

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Wayanad (TR)

Wayanad is a district is Kerala which is a popular honeymoon destination. It is a  location which would bring every soul close to nature. The cloud hitting mountains, natural waterfalls, greenery landscape – Does this look filmy? The place is actually so.

Highlights:
Chempara peak
Soochipara waterfalls
Pookode lake
Lakkidi view point
Meenmutty waterfalls
Phantom rock
Kuruva island
Banasur sagar dam
Edakkal caves
Pakshipathalam bird sanctuary
Wayanad wildlife sanctuary

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Varanasi (TR)

Varanasi (TR)

Varanasi can be called as “Spiritul capital of India” which is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh in the banks of river Ganges. As per hinduism, if you die at Varanasi or if the ash of yours is washed in the river Ganges you shall attain mukthi or the heavenly abode. The city is considered to be very sacred.

Highlights:

  • Kashi Vishwanath temple
  • Kathwala temple
  • New vishwanath temple
  • Hanuman temple
  • Tulsi manas temple
  • Alamgir mosque
  • Dasaswamedh ghat
  • Hanuman Ghat
  • Assi ghat
  • Manikarnika ghat
  • Manmandir ghat
  • Shivala ghat
  • Harishchandra ghat
  • Tulsi ghat
  • Darbhanga ghat
  • Scindia ghat
  • Ahilbhai ghat
  • Rana Mahal ghat
  • Gyan Vapi well
  • Ramnagar fort
  • Activities : Attend Ganga aarthi,Holy dips, Boating, shopping

 

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Udaipur (TR)

Udaipur (TR)

Udaipur is a city in Rajasthan that is built by Rajput rulers and was their capital. The city is amazingly constructed with artificial lakes, beautiful palaces adding more beauty to the scenic locations.

Highlights:

  • City Palace of Udaipur
  • Lake palace
  • Monsoon palace
  • Shiv Nivas palace
  • Lake pichola
  • Fateh Sagar lake
  • Saheliyon ki bari
  • Jag Mandir
  • Jagdish temple
  • Bharatiya Lok kala museum
  • Baghore ki haveli
  • Ambrai ghat
  • Moti magri
  • Shilpgram
  • Vintage classic car museum
  • Khumbalgarh fort
  • Mansapurna karni ropeway
  • Dhebar lake
  • Ghulab bagh and zoo

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Trichy and Thanjavur (TR)

Trichy and Thanjavur (TR)

If you have been following my A to Z challenge, I would have wrote about places in India which are famous hill stations, forts, archaeologically best, forests etc but I was worried that I haven’t wrote about my state TamilNadu. You might think that why I didnt take TamilNadu for the alphabet “T”. It would have been very vast to cover. So I thought to highlight locations around my native where I studied (Thanjavur) and  where I spent my holidays in my grandpa’s and aunt’s home (Trichy).

Trichy or Tiruchirapalli and Thanjavur are famous for lot of hindu temples, archaeological  and ancient monuments.

Highlights:

  • Srirangam Ranganathar temple , Trichy
  • Rockfort Ganesha temple, Trichy
  • Thiruanaikovil, Trichy
  • Kallanai dam, Trichy
  • Mokkumbu , Trichy
  • Puliyancholai falls, Trichy
  • St. Joseph’s church, Trichy
  • Vekkaliamman temple, Trichy
  • Samayapuram temple, Trichy
  • Rail musuem , Trichy
  • Brahadeeshwarar temple, Thanjavur
  • Thanjavur palace, Thanjavur
  • Saraswati Mahal Library, Thanjavur
  • Gangai Konda Cholapuram, Thanjavur
  • Manora fort, Thanjavur
  • Sivagangai park, Thanjavur
  • Sangeetha Mahal, Thanjavur
  • Thirunallar temple, Thanjavur
  • Swami malai temple, Thanjavur
  • Alangudi temple, Thanjavur
  • Punnainallur mariamman temple, Thanjavur

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