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Rajaji National Park

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Rajaji National Park is one of northern India’s major protected area (wildlife reserve) and spreads over an area of 820.42 sq km. The park is a magnificent ecosystem nestled in the foothills of Shiwalik ranges. It exhibits the Shiwalik ecosystem and rich bio- diversity of flora and fauna. Most forest types are Shiwalik sal forests, riverine forests, broad–leaved mixed forests, scrubland and grassland. Rajaji National Park is a paradise for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts; the ecosystem of the park is adorned with elephants, tigers, leopards, deer, antelope and goat antelope. It possesses as many as 23 species of mammals and 315 bird species. This area is the North Western Limit of Asian elephants.

Charges:

  • Rs. 1500.00 each for Indian delegates
  • USD 30.00 each foreign delegates
  • Same charges will apply for each accompanying person.

Date: April 06, 2016 (one day from 8.30 AM to 8.00 PM)

Schedule: It is proposed to start at 8.30 AM from Forest Research Institute, Dehradun (the conference venue). On the way it is proposed to have panoramic view of the Shiwalik sal forests, riverine forests, broad–leaved mixed forests, scrubland and grassland on Dehradun-Rishikesh highway passing through foot hills of Shiwalik ranges. We will reach Rajaji National Park around Noon time for lunch at a restaurant in Cheella. After lunch it is proposed to visit Rajaji National Park, Cheella which houses unique flora and fauna having elephants, tigers, leopards, deer, antelope and goat antelope. It possesses as many as 23 species of mammals and 315 bird species. Park area opens for visitors at 2:30 PM and we will visit park during permitted time. We will depart at 5.30 PM for return to Forest Research Institute, Dehradun.

General Information:

  1. Tourist is advised to carry Binoculars and camera.
  2. Weather will be pleasant to warm so only light clothings with full sleeves shirts alongwith sneakers or woodland shoes are advisable.
  3. Please do not carry any prohibited items such as weapon, alcohol etc.
  4. Try to be well informed about the routes and the place you are going to visit.
  5. Do not disturb the local culture, local atmosphere as well as wildlife.
  6. For video and movie there are separate fee charged by Rajaji National Park.
  7. The conference tour will be conducted only if the number of delegates is twenty five.

The last date to register for in conference tour is February 28, 2016.

Dhanaulti

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Dhanaulti is a hill station at an altitude of 2286m on Dehradun –MussoorieChamba highway. It is known for its quaint environment amidst the wet temperate forests of deodar (Cedrus deodara), Blue Pine (Pinus wallichiana), Rhododendron (Rhododendron arboreum) and oaks (Quercus leucotrichophora and Q. floribunda). The nearby forests and surrounding is embedded with beautiful ornamental shrubs and herbs like; Rosa brunoni, Clematis spp., snake lily, etc. This is a desirable tourist place during spring and summer and life here is extremely relaxed with nature being the main attraction. The place also has successful venture of ecotourism as there is a well maintained Eco-park and a series of bamboo huts maintained by Forest Department, Uttarakhand. Eco-park is situated between majestic stands of deodar and displays beautiful part of wild forest and educates visitors about importance of flora and fauna. Nearest railway station and airport to reach this place is Dehradun and by road Dhanaulti is a 60 km. Road journey is through beautiful forests with different forest types. Immediately after Dehradun city, there is a Wet Sal forest primarily occupied by Shorea robusta followed by  Mixed Deciduous Sub-tropical forest and Sub tropical Pine forest (Chirpine) between stretch of 15-40 km, which are further replaced by Quercus leucotrichophora (Ban oak), Cupressus torulosa (Surai) and Rhododendron.

Charges:

  • Rs. 1500.00 each for each Indian delegate
  • USD 22.00 each for foreign delegate
  • Same charges will apply for each accompanying person.

Date: April 06, 2016 (one day from 8.30 AM to 8.00 PM)

Schedule: It is proposed to start at 8.30 AM from the conference venue. So we request tour participants to report at 8:15 AM. We will reach Dehradun zoo at 9.30 AM and visit zoo for an hour. This is a small zoo situated in sal (Shorea robusta) forest with some wild animals such as leopard, different species of deers and some birds. We will depart from zoo at 10:45 AM to fire station control room at Suakholi. We will reach Suakholi around 11.30 AM where we will get an idea about the forest fire management around Mussoorie forests. This place has a panoramic view of Pinus roxurghii and Quercus leucotrichophora forest.   We will reach Dhanaulti around 1:00 PM and have lunch at a restaurant. After lunch, it is proposed to visit Dhanaulti Eco-park and interact with the executive members of eco development committee to have an exposure of ecotourism activities undertaken by them.   This Eco-park also was carved in natural forest of deodar (Cedrus deodara), Blue pine (Pinus wallichiana), buransh (Rhododendron arboreum) and oaks (Quercus leucotrichophora and Q. floribunda). We will depart at 5.30 PM for return to Forest Research Institute, Dehradun.

General Information:

  1. Tourist is advised to carry Binoculars and camera.
  2. Weather would be pleasant to warm so only light clothings with full sleeves shirts along with sneakers or woodland shoes are advisable.
  3. Please do not carry any prohibited items such as weapon, alcohol etc.
  4. Try to be well informed about the routes and the place you are going to visit.
  5. Do not disturb the local culture, local atmosphere as well as wildlife.
  6. The conference tour will be conducted only if the number of delegates is twenty five.
  7. The last date to register for in conference tour is February 28, 2016.