Saturday, April 6, 2013
(N25°17'59.7" and E78°8'3.1") is situated in Shivpuri district, Madhya Pradesh State, India. Currently, the diameter of the structure is estimated at 11 km based on field observations. . (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhala_crater)
We were not aware about the Ramgarh crater till last year; we were just surfing on the Google map and found this amazing geographical feature. Ramgarh crater is a 3 km wide potential meteor crater located in Rajasthan, India. If confirmed, this would be the largest crater in India making Lonar crater in Maharashtra second largest (Source - Wikipedia).
It was a year back, when we were searching the path of tiger T-35 to Sultanpur (kota), who dispersed from Ranthambhore and I found this crater which is hardly 60 km (crow flies distance from qualji area) from the Ranthambhore tiger reserve area. we think we should share some picture of this crater with you. We do not know how this was created and what is the geographical and geological significance of this crater but it is surely a worthwhile experience seeing it ! Look up on the Google map for this site just type the
Also many sites open once we type Ramgarh crater on Google...
Just search the above mentioned GPS location to find this wonderful site.
Picture from outside the crater by the author
Dhonk forest on the hills
An age old temple in the centre of crater
Jogi of the crater
THE CURIOUS RING STRUCTURE OF RAMGARH IN VINDHYANS 0F RAJASTHAN http://www.portal.gsi.gov.in/portal/page?_pageid=127,787831&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL
On regional scale the area forms part of Kota plateau. The Ramgarh ring structure forms a pronounced 150 to 200 m geomorphic high in the form of circular hill with an elevation of 440 m above MSL. It has raised rim and a circular depression in its centre forming a plain with average elevation of 260 m above MSL. The surrounding plain is 240 m above MSL. The diameter of the ring structure is 3.2 km. A small river, located in the southwestern opening of the hill, forms part of the drainage of south to north flowing Paarvati River located 4 km in the west. A number of small rills and gulleys with radial/ centripetal drainage towards the centre are developed in the area.
There are so many people who did wonderful work on this. The site should be promoted a tourists destination………
Friday, April 5, 2013
Keshuprura is very scenic rock art site and have good rock paintings. I found 2 lion like paintings here in two different rock shelters.
Horse rider and dog killing an adult wild pig (no pattern on the skin). Three piglet (with pattern on the skin) following the mother. In the same panel we found a lion like animal art.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Such series of events occurred in tehsil Pratapgarh situated in southern Rajasthan on the border of Madhya Pradesh. Dharmendra Khandal, field biologist Tiger Watch was specially invited to aid in the case. He formed a team with – accomplished photographer Mr Aditya Singh and botanist Mr Amit Kotia. Do not know how much they were able to help in the situation but they did document the events that occurred in the place. I try to take you through their account in this strange situation...
Habitat of the site
Every evening the police and forest department would patrol the area
The police department team was patrolling the area with guns as if looking for a wanted dacoit in the area
There was big activity for edible gum collection from the tree Anogesis letifolia (dhawada tree) in this area. This was the gum resin which was collected over the years by small children in the village, earlier boys would go for the collection but after the leopard attacks, parents started to send girl children. Here too evident gender discrimination can be seen, risking a boys life was not an option....
The village folks would sometimes be seen plotting against the animal but the situation was so tense after the death of the nine kids that any thing to catch the leopard was looked at as help not conspiracy
It was a calm and quiet place with peaceful people but big population