Thursday, October 7, 2010

Ken Gharial Sanctuary

At a distance of 24 kms from Khajuraho is Ken Gharial Sanctuary situated at the confluence of the Ken and the Khudar rivers. The river passes through areas which is rich in 3 varieties of stones like Bauxite, Granite and Lime.

The Sanctuary gets its name from the Gharial, the very rare species of crocodiles. They are characterized by their exceedingly elongated and unbelievably slender snouts. Unfortunately we missed the Gharials as we were late in spite of reaching the place before 9:30 a.m. In the sanctuary they come out of the river and stay on the rocky river bed during early mornings usually.

One can also see here beautiful Raneh Water Falls.

57 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic captures and what a beautiful, rugged place! Awesome! Hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend, Rajesh!

Sylvia

joo said...

Not only architecture but also nature is so beautiful in your country Rajesh!

clairz said...

How interesting! Of course, I would only like to see these creatures from a distance...

Tricia said...

Beautiful views there! WoW!

Dharma Shots said...

Glad to see these nature photos.

Kcalpesh said...

Lovely places Rajesh!! Nice captures!!

Pixellicious Photos

Pearl Maple said...

Fabulous photos, a huge view of the sky and amazing views of an amazing peice of geography

Joe Todd said...

Looks like a "wild area" but very beautiful

Mridula said...

That is really beautiful.

kavita said...

I have never heard of this sanctuary before.This place looks amazingly beautiful.I clicked enlarged the pictures ...the collage is very nice.

Titania said...

I love this landscape, the colours of the stone and natural habitat of animals. It is truly very beautiful.

Mark Kreider said...

Very amazing works of nature!

Spiderdama said...

Love this rocky landscape! Your picture is great.
Wish you a blessed evening:-)

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Bellissimo posto !

JM said...

Amazing sceneries! Wish I had visited this place...

ewok1993 said...

beautiful natural wonders.

Carver said...

Those are interesting and beautiful rock formations.

George said...

I'm sorry you missed the Gharial -- they would have been interesting to see. But the scenery you did see is beautiful. Thanks for sharing this with us.

eden said...

What a beautiful place! Lovely photos. Thank you for sharing.

Kay L. Davies said...

I saw a TV show about those crocodiles. Too bad you missed them, but your photos are lovely.

Kay, Alberta

Lakshmi said...

one more reason to visit MP..lovely

magiceye said...

wonderful images

LadyFi said...

It would have been lovely to see those rare crocs. But I think you have captured lots of other beauties instead!

NatureFootstep said...

I was not aware you had a place likt that in India. Thanks for showing.

Jeevan said...

I have seen the gharial crocodiles in madras crocodile bank. Tts great to see such nature formation which looks like the stone quarries!

ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಭಟ್ಟ said...

A must see place. donno when i get a chance:(

Rambling Round said...

Rugged and amazing to see!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Excellent and unique landscape!

Trotter said...

Wow! Fabulous!

Missing you at Blogtrotter Two!!

Viola said...

Such gigantic rocks!! Wow! And I can see the sky is blue.. :)

Zuzana said...

This is breath taking! What a stunning natural wonder, that inspires awe and respect. Nature is always magical...
Thank you for sharing a piece of your lovely country with us.;)
xoxo

Francisca said...

That's some very rugged terrain you've captured, Rajesh. Would love to drive through there.

pramod said...

great blog , nice pics,

cat said...

Gorgeous shots!

Pietro said...

Amazing views, really a wonderful place!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

Hope you can visit my camera critter post too. Have a safe weekend!

SandyCarlson said...

What an incredibly beautiful place.

V Rakesh said...

Brilliant post! Didn't know such a place existed, until now!

Wren said...

I'm so enjoying seeing India through your eyes. Even if I'm lucky enough to visit the country some day, I won't have time to see all the wonderful scenes you've presented.

Trotter said...

Hi Rajesh! Came back to see it again!! Awesome!!

I’m going to be offline working in a «remote» location next week, but left you in a new destination in Blogtrotter Two... Enjoy and have a great week!

Pooch Morning Glory said...

wow that is so beautiful.. too bad you missed the crocs.
~laura

Linda said...

Such a rugged lanscape, and that hot, hazy sky above it completes the atmposphere.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Awesome photography!!!

Snap said...

Beautiful landscape. The Gharials have a spectacular place to live.

Vee said...

While I see no crocodiles, I do see some lovely, graceful creatures in the grass.

Dishesdone said...

Beautiful views! Although seeing the crocodiles would make me nervous!

A Garden of Threads said...

Stunning views. The mosaic is wonderful.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'd love to see the crocodile (your picture) sometime, but the ruggedly beautiful scenery is well worth looking at without them -- what a wonderful journey for you.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful views and scenery! I love the waterfalls. Wonderful mosaics and photos.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

The terrain looks very rugged there but picturesque too.

Rajesh said...

Thanks for appreciating the beautiful nature.

Stranger said...

Fantastic shots and beautiful narration

Rajesh said...

Thank you for the appreciation.

Arpana said...

Rugged landscape with reptiles!The sharpness of snaps are really good.

Mohinee said...

Unbelievable! :)

Arti said...

Oh.. This is beautiful... The collage is awesome...
Gives a feel of the place!

Rajesh said...

Thank you for the appreciation.