Archive for January, 2014

Sukhna Lake, Wetland & Wildlife Sanctuary

January 29, 20143 Comments

Sukhna Lake is a man-made lake that was created by building a stone-cum-earthen embankment to block the flow of water of the Sukhna Choe that originates in the Shivalik Hills to the north of Chandigarh. The 42 feet high rockfill earth dam was completed in 1958 to create a kidney-shaped lake, 1.52 KM long and […]

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Taroba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR)

January 20, 20144 Comments

It was a chilly cloud-covered morning of early January and dawn was yet to break as the Gypsys queued up for entry at the Moharli gate of the Taroba-Andhari Tiger Reserve. The open-top Gypsys used for the jeep-safaris are modified to allow three rows of front-facing seats. One has to grab the side rails and […]

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Man-eater of Morni

January 7, 20140 Comments

Man-leopard conflicts in the Morni hills are rare and have been generally restricted over the decades to the occasional cattle-lifting by these cunning, spotted-felines. The laid-back hill dwellers residing in the remote hamlets of Morni ilaqa, have over the centuries, resigned themselves to bearing such losses. The cattle-lifting incidents typically receive little attention from either […]

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