Thursday, February 26, 2015

Wildlife trip to Tadoba on 15-16-17 May 2015

The raised stress levels due to work & commute; the pollution that is no longer just felt but is visible; and many more are the things that every city dweller strives to get away from! Join us at Nisarga Bhraman as we head out to explore the Jungle of Tadoba in Chandrapur, Maharashtra.

Nisarga Bhraman invite you all for a wildlife tour to Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve on 15th May 2015.

Duration: 3D / 2N
Date: 15th May to 17th May 2015



About Tadoba:

Tadoba Tiger reserve borrows its name from the local Tribal lord Taru. Legend has it that lord Taru was killed in a fight with a Tiger. The people from adjoining villages held a procession in honor of the lord until the government banned the procession ever since the forest was declared a Tiger Reserve.

The forest is famous for carnivore animals such as Tiger, Leopard, Bears, Wild Dogs and Hyenas. It also has a rich population of Gaur i.e Wild Oxe. The forest is spread over 625 sq. km. Of the total 625 sq. km, Tadoba National Park constitues 116.55 sq. km. which was created in the year 1955. Rest of the area is called the Reserve.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Turtle Festival 2015 at Velas, Ratnagiri

Nisarga Bhraman has arranged a family tour to the Velas Beach to attend the Turtle Fest 2015 organised by Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra, Chiplun. One can enjoy watching hatchlings of Olive Redlay Turtle. The tour also includes visit to the Bankot Fort, Velas Beach and Harihareshwar Temple. The place is also a good spot for bird photography. Stay will be in the typical village house.

Batch 1: 7 - 8 March 2015

Batch 2: 14 - 15 March 2015

Photo By: Hemant Naik
About the Place:

Velas: Velas is a birthplace of Shri Nana Phadanvis, one of the great prominant personality in Maratha History. The village is situated near the Bankot Bay. Shri Bhairi Rameshwar Temple, Shri Mahalakshmi Temple and a residence of Shri Nana Phadanvis are places to see in the village. The Velas beach is one of the popular breeding site of Olive Ridley Turtles which is an endangered species of marine turtles. Nests are preserved and protected and then hatchlings are released in the sea. The work is carried out by the trust - Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra, Chipalun.

Bankot Fort: 

Situated on the bank of Veshvi - Bagmandala Creek, this was the first residency of the British Raj in Southern Konkan. The fort of Himmatgad, now popularly known as Bankot from the name of nearby village. The main entrance of the fort is north-facing with a well sculpted arch and carvings. Watch guards dug out (Devdya) align on both sides of the Mahadarwaja with some pits being dug out in the right Devdi. On the left, there are steps leading towards Nagarkhana while there is an underground storey and a tunnel on the right. A Maruti idol in the centre stands deserted now. On the west, there is a small entrance (Darwaja) leading to a Bastion on the exterior of the fortifications. A deep well (now dry and filled) occupied the centre of this bastion earlier and the adjacent water tanks too are dry and obsolete now. One can leave the Buruj via a small exit that leads to the surrounding moat and a beautiful “Revni” lying nearby.

We invite you all enthusists to attend the festival and contribute towards the preservation of the olive ridley turtles.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Beas Kund Trek

Nisarga Bhraman has organized a trek to Beas Kund near Manali on 21st April 2015.

A place of historical significance, Beas Kund is one of the most beautiful places in the Dhauladhar range of the mighty Himalayas. Besides being regarded as sacred, Beas Kund is where the river Beas originates from and offer spectacular views of the nearby located Shitidhar, Ladakhi, Friendship and Hanuman Tibba peaks. One of the most alluring treks in the Kullu region, the trail offers panoramic views of the Pir Pangal range as well, and follows the banks of the river Beas. This is one of the most popular short treks through the Solang valley and takes you through an expanse of picturesque mountain landscapes. Beas Kund area might be full of snow at the time of this trek. This trek is enjoyable and easy going trek, suitable for people for all age groups with no prior trekking experience required to join in.





Age Group: 16 Years and above.


Group Size: 30 Trekkers only

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Lakeside Camping at Salter, Lonavala on 31st January 2015

Nisarga Bhraman invites you to Car/ Bike ride & camping near Lonavala on 31st January & 1February 2015.

Place: Saltar Lake (Ambay Valley)
Ride: ~ 200 km
Meeting Point: Lonavala @ 2:00 pm near Kumar resort




Around 50 km drive from Lonavala will take us to the camp site, we will pitch up the tents on the bank, followed by cleaning activity and introduction. Campfire and barbeque will add to the flavor of star gazing.
Next day post breakfast we will start our journey back to town.