Monday, December 28, 2015

Video of Ducks in Manda Zoo Jammu

Duck is the common name for a large number of species in the Anatidae family of waterfowl which also includes swans and geese. The ducks are divided among several subfamilies in the family Anatidae; they do not represent a monophyletic group (the group of all descendants of a single common ancestral species) but a form taxon, since swans and geese are not considered ducks. Ducks are mostly aquatic birds, mostly smaller than the swans and geese, and may be found in both fresh water and sea water.

Nature lovers and wildlife trekkers can enjoy unique diversity of trees like Tinish Tree, Ougeinia oojeinensis (Sannan in Dogri), Tree of Sadness, Nyctanthes arbor tristis (Koori in Dogri), Toothbrush Tree, Acacia modesta (Phulaai), Beaded Pod Tree, Acacia nilotica, Black Cutch Tree, Acacia catechu (Kher in Dogri), Frywood Tree, Albizia lebbeck (Sareen in Dogri), Indian Gooseberry, Emblica officinalis (Aami in Dogri), Wild Krishan Kadamb, Mitragyna parvifolia (Kaim in Dogri), Wild Persimmon Tree (Rajain in Dogri), False Quinine Tree, Hymenodictyon excelsum (Kunaina in Dogri), Parrot Tree, Butea monosperma (Palaah in Dogri), Drumstick Tree, Moringa oleifera (Sohaanjana in Dogri), Buffalo Horn Tree, Oroxylum indicum (Taatra, Marinjan in Dogri), White Teak, Gmelina arborea (Chitti Kanseer in Dogri), Java Plum, Syzygium cuminii (Dhallan in Dogri), Wood Apple Tree, Aegle marmelos (Bill Pattri in Dogri), Monkey Face Tree, Mallotus philippensis (Kamilla in Dogri), Wild Heliotrope Tree, Ehretia laevis (Chamrode in Dogri), Popcorn Tree, Sapium sebiferum (Makhan in Dogri), Garlic Pear Tree, Crataeva adansonii (Baarna in Dogri), Chacolate Twig Tree, Elaeodendron glaucum (Ganger, Gangeda, Marindu in Dogri), Agnimanth Tree, Premna latifolia (Kali Kanseer in Dogri), Nettle Tree, Trema politoria (Dand Koochan in Dogri), Indian Coral Tree, Erythrina indica (Thubb in Dogri), Cluster Fig Tree, Ficus racemosa (Rumbal in Dogri), Red Cedar Tree, Toona ciliata (Tun in Dogri), Indian Ash Tree, Lannea coromandelica (Kaimbal, Gadhambal in Dogri), Silk Cotton Tree, Bombax ceiba (Simbal in Dogri), Curry leaf Tree, Murraya koenigii (Drounkal in Dogri), Golden Shower Tree, Cassia fistula (Karangal, Karoungal in Dogri), Hoop Tree, Pride of India, Melia azedarach (Dhraink in Dogri), Wild Flueggea, Securinega virosa (Raathal in Dogri), Wild Kydia, Kydia calycina (Pullah in Dogri), Easter Tree, Holarrhaena pubescens (Kogad in Dogri) and others.

Manda Zoo has attractive assembelage of butterflies like Peacock Pansy (Mor Phanfadi in Dogri),Blue Pansy (Neeli Phanfadi) ,Grass Yellow, Lime Butterfly (Nimbu Phanfadi in Dogri), Sailor, Plain Tiger, waterfowl including Mallard, Coot (Tikkri), Spotbilled duck, Barheaded geese (Rajhans) , elegant peafowls (Mor, Myura), Cinerous vulture (Gridh), Barn Owls (Ulloo), Eagles, Parakeets, Barking deer (Kakkad), Hog deer (Paada in Dogri), Sambar, Cheetal , Neelgai (Goond in Dogri), Porcupine (Seyh in Dogri) , Himalayan Black Bear (Haput in Kashmiri, Richh in Dogri), Leopard (Chitra, Mirg in Dogri), Pangolin (Sarkhal, Salla in Dogri). Python (Sangani in Dogri), Monitor Lizard (Gho in Dogri), Black Partridge (Kala Teetar), Grey Partridge is also seen in the wildlife sanctuary. Exotic birds like Turkey and Emu are also seen in Manda zoo. Among other attractive birds, Paradise flycatcher (Poon chiri in Dogri, Doodhraj), Scarlet Minivet (Surkholi in Dogri, Rajlal, Bulalchashm in Hindi ), Tailor bird (Darjainu, Darzi), Jungle Babblers (Farol, Sod, Dadder in Dogri), Scarlet sunbird (Lal Angaarta in Dogri), Purple sunbird (Angaarta, Shakarkhora in Urdu), Indian Grey Hornbill (Doaa in Dogri, Dhanesh in Hindi), Green Pigeon (Preu in Dogri, Hariyal in Hindi), Fan flycatcher (Pakhi Phatoonu in Dogri), Barbets (Kudroo in Dogri, Basanta in Hindi), Hawk Cuckoo (Papeeha), Bulbuls (Peenja in Dogri) , Weaver bird (Baregdu in Dogri, Baya in Hindi) with their sweet melodies and artistic nesting behaviour add further thrill and charm to the nature walk in the wilderness around .
Role of Manda zoo and Wildlife sanctuary need to be further diversified under Ecotourism with scope for students of schools and colleges to enjoy nature and visit innovative green stalls having focus on ethnic cusines like Kalaadi kulcha, Alu khameera, Tinbru chutteny, Tarad achaar, Sohanjana achaar, Guaalmada, Katraid sabzi, local folk healers with herbal products like Jyotishmati oil, Kamarkass, Nazposh sherbet, Kachnar halwa, Vidarikand churn, Meda lakkadi, Tinbru datum, Amara, kamarakh fruits, herbal shampoos, cosmetics for sale, wildlife researchers to tell tree tales and conservation strategies, heritage story tellers to talk about historical myths and facts, nature photographers to display nature’s grandeur and artists to present colourful landscapes in Basohli and Kangada paintings, dramatists and musicians to present skits and songs on Dogra /Kashmiri /Ladakhi culture and reflect on manifestations in the wonders of nature.

Video of Tiger In Manda Zoo Jammu

The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest cat species, reaching a total body length of up to 3.38 m (11.1 ft) over curves and exceptionally weighing up to 388.7 kg (857 lb) in the wild. Its most recognizable feature is a pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside. The species is classified in the genus Panthera with the lion, leopard, jaguar and snow leopard. Tigers are apex predators, primarily preying on ungulates such as deer and bovids. They are territorial and generally solitary but social animals, often requiring large contiguous areas of habitat that support their prey requirements. This, coupled with the fact that they are indigenous to some of the more densely populated places on Earth, has caused significant conflicts with humans.


Zoos and Wildlife protected areas around the world are being looked upon as centers for imparting education and spreading awareness about wild animals and plants with their habitat concerns and conservation scenario .With urban concrete conglomerations fast stretching out in all corners, such spaces are a boon for the city dwellers. A visit to Zoo can be a picnic for fun but it provides a ready made large captive audience for spreading awareness about conservation and wildlife issues .

Ramnagar wildlife sanctuary and Manda Zoo near Jammu is not only morning walker’s paradise and abode for wildlife researchers but it has a great potential in spreading green consciousness among visitors under Eco tourism as well. Manda has unique assemblage of dry deciduous trees and shrubs as well as subtropical animals to attract nature lovers. It is the only green lung located near Jammu city overlooking river Tawi as an ideal locale for studying and enjoying nature .

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Company recognizes Nexus Tours travel suppliers

Nexus Tours, tour operator and organizer of business tours, tourism providers recognized for their contributions to the development of the sector, during his usual event "Suppliers awards 2015".

Among the winners stand Penny Markt providers Caribbean Caribbean Parks, Seaquariu, Dolphin Island, Outback Adventures, Dreams Saona Tours Point, all tourist destinations Puerto Plata and Punta Cana.

They also received special appreciation for cooperation, "Punta Cana International Airport," carrier of the year award and the award for Supplier of the Year was awarded to "Ocean Adventures".

At the ceremony, the director of Naxus Tours, Jose Aparicio, highlighted the support received from suppliers, being fundamental to the organization and dynamism with which services are offered to travelers.

"We are very proud of the different teams that work hard to provide travelers with memorable and fun experiences in their holidays, and this can not be achieved without the support of all of you who make up the group of suppliers with whom we work closely "Aparicio said.

For his part, Ruben Gutierrez, director of NexusTours, expressed his pride for the great work and achievements in the Dominican Republic led by Aparicio, and highlighted the technical and human values ​​that have allowed to position the company as one of the largest managers of tourist services in 13 countries and 34 destinations.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Mughal Road in Jammu Kashmir

At last, the good day for the historic Mughal Road is about to dawn after remaining in oblivion for so many centuries. The road which the Mughal emperors used for visiting Kashmir remained a fair weather road for the reason that the six kilometer long stretch between Jazna and Chata Paani remained snow bound and impassable. However, the need of an alternative link to Kashmir was a priority because the existing link from Jammu to Srinagar via Ramban has become worn out. Actually, the mountains over which the Mughal Road passes and enters Kashmir valley at Hirpura, are of solid rock and do not succumb to landslides with even a small rain and snow.

The Chief Minister had recently taken up the issue of declaring this link road as National Highway, which meant that if accepted, it would be given the status along with other National Highways and thus its construction and maintenance would be in accordance with the norm set forth for National Highways. We learn that the Ministry of Surface Transport has reacted favourably to the suggestion of the Chief Minister and has asked the State Government to submit a status report on this project.  The Centre has now sought detailed proposal including projected cost, approach roads, total length of the road, and construction of tunnel, wayside facilities and steps to make it all weather road etc. The State Government has already made the details available and it is expected that the Chief Minister will personally hand over the status report to the Union Minister of Surface Transport. Estimated cost of this highway is in the neighborhood of 2500 crore rupees out of which 1800 crore rupees will have to be spent on the six kilometer long tunnel. With the making of this tunnel, the Mughal Road will qualify for the status of National Highway.

Once this road is declared National Highway, immense benefits will accrue to the border districts of Rajouri and Poonch through which this road passes maximally. It will give new life to trade and commerce of the entire region. It will be far more dependable than the existing NH-I particularly during winter months. Once the Mughal Road becomes the National Highway, link roads will also get full attention like Rajouri-Surankot link and Bufliaz-Poonch link. There is every possibility of the Union Ministry of Surface Transport reacting very favourably to the proposal.