Monday, February 6, 2017

INDIA ~ Periyar National Park - UNESCO ~

...Great postcard nr2 from this Indian National Park... one of the "fun" things about collecting National Parks is that there are so many different kind of wonderful views of the same parkツ... Thanks Pdokt!!

The Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve is situated high in the ranges of the Western Ghats, in south Indian state of Kerala - known as the God's Own Country.. Periyar wildlife sanctuary in Kerala has a scenic lake at the heart of the sanctuary. Formed with the building of a dam in 1895, this reservoir runs around the contours of the wooded hills, providing water to the local wildlife through out the year.

From Backside postcard:
The Nilgai is the largest Asian Antelope. It is one of the most commonly seen, wild mammals of central and northern India, often seen in farmland or scrub forest. The mature male appears ox-like and is also known as the blue bull. Nilgai are diurnal and tend to form single-sex herds outside of the breeding season. Herds are not of fixed composition, with individuals joining and rejoining through the year. Female herds typically contain three to six adults, together with their calves, whereas bulls form herds of two to 18 individuals.

Periyar National Park is part of the UNESCO WHS Western Ghats since 2012.


Exotic Birds
(Issued 05-12-2016)

Zoological Survey of India
(Issued 03-12-2015)

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