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Explore diverse wildlife during vacation in the queen of hills

By Laeti, 06/10/2013 - 05:04

Lying at the foothills of Nilgiri Mountains, Ooty also known as Ootacamund or Udhagamandalam, is an extremely well-known hill station of South India. Honored as the Queen of Hills, this hill town is flocked by a large number of tourists, every year. Because of its pleasant climate throughout the year, Ooty is popular with honeymooners and families on a holiday.

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Nikko National Park

Just 125km from Tokyo you come across one of Japan's most beautiful natural experiences, Nikko National Park. Towering forests, cascading waterfalls, peaceful plateaus and serene lakes are surrounded by ancient bridges, temples and shrines, combining the unparalleled beauties of nature with some of the most pristine and decorative ornaments Japanese heritage. It as an absolute must for any green traveller looking for scenery and quietude.

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Yasuni National Park - Ecuador

Towards the north east of Ecuador sits the Yasuni National Park. At nearly 10,000 square kilometres the park is renowned for being one of the most biologically diverse areas on the planet. Any eco tourist with a love for fauna and flora will not be disappointed as Yasuni has an abundance of both to be enjoyed. It is said that almost half of all mammal species that live in the amazon make their home at Yasuni National Park.

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Jarabacoa - The Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic has been blessed with numerous national parks, area of outstanding beauty and protected areas. As such it can be a little confusing knowing which area to visit when planning a vacation to the country.

Located in the beautiful mountains of Cordirella sits Jarabacoa, one of the most idyllic spots in the country and the birth place of Dominican Republic eco-tourism.

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Korup national park - Cameroon

Any eco tourist planning a trip to Cameroon will not be disappointed with the wonderful array of flora and fauna that can be found. Cameroon is a beautiful country with many national parks worth visiting, however, today we are going to concentrate on Korup.

At over 120,000 square kilometres the Korup national park is regarded as one of the most stunning tropical forests in the world. Nature lovers will be astonished by the virtual plethora of amazing wildlife that calls Korup home.

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Ulu Temburong National Park

For eco tourists who enjoy a touch of adventure when they go travelling the Ulu Temburong National Park in Brunei is just the thing. Located in the Temburong district of Brunei the park covers an area of over 500 square kilometres and is only accessible by boat.

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Jigme Dorji National Park

Located in the Gasa district of Bhutan sits the Jigme Dorji National Park. The second largest national park in the country it stretches well over 4000 square kilometres and has a huge variety of different species of fauna, flora and birdlife.

Any eco-tourist visiting the park will probably be most taken with its amazing biological diversity. The park itself houses a virtual plethora of endangered species and is a must see location for green travellers with a love for wildlife.

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Chiquibul National Park

Any green traveller considering visiting South America should make a note of Belize. The country has numerous national parks worth seeing and enjoying with Chiquibul being the grandest of all.

Sitting on the west of Belize along the border with Guatemala this national park encompasses the Mayan mountains and circles the Mayan city of Caracol.

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