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Posts from the ‘National Parks’ Category

  • November 24, 2014
    Travel photos: White Sands Monument, United States

    Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world’s great natural wonders – the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world’s largest gypsum dunefield. White Sands National Monument preserves a major portion of this unique dunefield, […]


  • May 9, 2014
    Exploring natural splendor of Chapada Diamantina

    By: Naresh Shah – Mumbai, India From Salvador a comfortable six hours bus ride operated by Real Expresso took us to Lençóis (Bahia), a pretty little town with colorful houses on cobblestone streets. Lençóis serves as an excellent “base camp” to explore the Parque Nacional da Chapada Diamantina, a park enriched with valleys, caves, and […]


  • December 2, 2013
    A rare event – Grand Canyon covered in “clouds”

    Our reader Anand Rane captured these pictures of the Grand Canyon covered in “clouds”. According to park ranger Erin Whittaker, told the MailOnline that this is “a once in a lifetime event,” that happened two times in only three days. The canyon gave us a second rare inversion in three days. Freezing fog dominated yesterday […]


  • October 11, 2013
    Grand Canyon National Park re-opens amidst U.S. Government shutdown

    Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona negotiated an agreement with the U.S. Department of Interior to reopen Grand Canyon National Park using state and local funds amid the ongoing federal government shutdown. Being the crucial driver of revenue for the state, this has been a focus for the Governor since the U.S. government shutdown last week. […]


  • September 17, 2013
    Wildlife sanctuaries’ financial status demands more visitors

    India is a home to many wildlife sanctuaries. These wildlife sanctuaries make the country a paradise for a nature lover. There are about 515 wildlife sanctuaries in India among which 43 are declared as the tiger reserves under the Project Tiger. Some of the wildlife sanctuaries are distinctively named as bird-sanctuary as they are conserving […]


  • June 28, 2013
    Caution: Virus converting tigers into man-eaters at Sunderban

    Conservation of the tigers has always been an area of major concern in India. Earlier it was the loss of habitat and poachers’ attack that threatened the conservationists, but now a virus is giving a tough time to the communities working for the welfare of wildlife. CDV, Canine Distemper Virus is reported to be a […]


  • May 22, 2013
    Lioness at Gir sets a record – gives birth to 5 cubs

    Asiatic Loins fall under the list of endangered species. It is the Gir Forest National Park that stands alone as the abode of these big cats. Recently, the rapidly declining number of Asiatic Loins turned up as the matter of big concern. But fortunately, just at the right time a miracle at Gir brought a […]


  • January 31, 2013
    Visit the Grand Canyon virtually on Google Imagery

    The Grand Canyon is a majestic place and if you have never visited before then now you can, by just a click of your mouse. Google Maps launched a panoramic imagery of one of the world’s most spectacular national monuments. Whether you are planning a hike or just wondering the history behind the canyon, head […]


  • February 13, 2012
    National Park Foundation reveals romantic national park getaways (U.S. only)

    Washington, D.C. – With Valentine’s Day upon us and President’s Day long weekend fast approaching, February is the perfect time to plan a romantic activity or getaway in one of America’s nearly 400 national parks. In fact, on Monday, February 20 all parks are free to visitors. So, whether you only have an evening or […]


  • January 10, 2012
    National Parks across U.S. offer free admission on MLK weekend

    To celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the U.S. government is offering free admission to all 397 of its national parks from January 14 to 16. Many of America’s national parks have direct ties with Dr. King and the civil rights movement: Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Georgia, the Selma to […]


  • September 8, 2011
    Increase in Kenya’s park fees

    Visitors to Kenya’s national parks now pay US$80 per person, per day to enter into the prime national parks across the country, up from the discontinued low and shoulder season tariffs of US$60. “Our recovery is still ongoing; there are many factors out there which can set us back this year. We are ahead in […]


  • August 11, 2011
    Statue of Liberty to close for a year starting Oct 29, 2011

    Update: October 25, 2012 – Statue of Liberty opens after a year of repairs & renovations After 9/11 attacks the crown of the Statue of Liberty was closed for public until President Obama opened it on July 4, 2009. Now, the monument will close for a year starting October 29, 2011, a day after its […]