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About this book
About this book
India and Nepal have established a number of national parks and sanctuaries to protect and nurture animals such as the tiger, elephant, gaur, muntjac, cheetal and sambar, and its colourful birdlife, insects and flowers. This guide gives practical information on how and when to visit, as well as providing a pictorial view.
Foreword; Introduction; Map of the region; Western Himalaya; Kashmir: Dachigam; Himachal: Great Himalayan; Uttar Pradesh: Corbett - Dudwa; North-Eastern Himalaya Assam: Manas (World Heritage Site) - Kaziranga; Arunachal: Namdapha; Tripura: Dampa Meghalaya: Balphakram; Manipur: Kaibul Lamjao; North-West Bengal: Buxa - Gorumara - Jaldapara; Gangetic India; Bihar: Palamau; Orissa: Simlipal Central India Madhya Pradesh: Kanha - Bandhavgarh - Pench - Madhav; Maharashtra: Melghat - Tadoba; Semi-Desert India; Rajasthan: Ranthambhore - Sariska - Keoladeo; Coastal India; Southern West Bengal: Sundarban Gujarat: Gir - Dhangadhgra; Goa: Bhagwan Mahabir; Eastern Orissa: Chilka - Bhitarkanika; Andaman: Middle Button; Southern Peninsular India; Karnataka: Bandipur - Nagarhole - Ranganathitoo; Tamilnadu: Mudumalai - Kalakad-Mudenthurai - Vedanthangal; Kerala: Periyar; Andhra: Nagarjuna Sagar Srisailam; Nepal; Solu-Khumbu: Sagarmatha - Royal Chitwan; Useful Addresses; Planning a Visit; Index; Credits and Acknowledgements (176)
Biswajit Roy Chowdhury, founder secretary of the Nature, Environment and Wildlife Society (NEWS) of India, and government-appointed pug-mark specialist, has written several books on the wildlife of India, including a recent book on wildlife tourism for the National Book Trust. Buroshiva Dasgupta, political journalist, is on the governing body of NEWS, along with Indira Bhattacharya who is also part of India's foremost green publication, Environ. All three are specialists in the fields of environmental awareness and the protection and preservation of India's natural heritage.