Adventures at Matheran Hill Station
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Matheran is a Hill Station located near Mumbai, Karjat.   It is located 800 meters above sea level in the Jambol Forest of Maharashtra.  It was found by Hugh Poynts Malet in May 1850.  It spreads over an area of 8 square kilometers in Sahyadri Mountains.  It is one of the best places to spend a two-day holiday if you are in Mumbai or in the vicinity of Mumbai or its suburbs.  To reach Matheran,  [...]

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Torres del Paine: It’s a Pleasure

Posted on November 26, 2010 | Adventure TravelNo Comment


Torres del Paine National Park is separated from a fair distance from Santiago, which is the capital of Chile. The geography toward the south of the country is uneven. The climate, too, is not consistent. This makes Torres del Paine National Park a worthy place to visit. Adventure lovers will keep begging for more.

The weather at Torres del Paine National Park can get rough. During summer days, the winds reach top speeds. Rain is not very frequent. In addition, do not expect snow storms.

You can reach Torres del Paine National Park from three points: Puerto Sarmiento, Amarga Lagoon, and Azul Lagoon. There are seven centers for day-care, which are home to outdoor tours and activities.

Torres del Paine National Park is universally renowned to be a beautiful nature spot. It seems that the hands of man have not touched its pristine beauty. The lakes, flora, and fauna have made the park ideal for ecotourism and outdoor activities and adventures.

Torres del Paine National Park is home to four floral communities. Pre-Andean Scrub is one of them. It grows near the Sarmiento Lake. Great Jump and Nordenskjold are the other regions. The flora is known to adapt to the cold and drought conditions. It comprises of shrubs, calafate and muddy bushes. Magallanico Forest Deciduous is composed of lengas, which appear in two varieties: capachitos and orquideas. They lie in close proximity to the Azul and Amargo lagoons.

The most common wildlife species that inhabit the Torres del Paine National Park include guanacos, nandues, condors, pumas and foxes. There are umpteen, diverse species of birds. The lakes and lagoons are their home.

Guanacos are the most common and most famous species found in Torres del Paine National Park. They inhabit the region of Puerto Sarmiento. There are plenty of aquatic bird species, including black-neck swan, pimpollo, huala, and tagua.

There are numerous excursion footpaths to cross Torres del Paine National Park. These are safe and secure. It is ideal for tourists who wish to walk and photograph the scenic locales. There are plenty of opportunities to go kayaking, hiking, trekking, and rafting.

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