|Mahesh Khan - Quite and Dense Forest|
Mahesh khan is located in dense forest, the oak, pine, bamboo, cedar, rhododendron and other conifers make the walk delightfully beautiful and refreshing. The undergrowth is as fascinating with varieties of fern and moss breaking through the rich soil. The forest gets thicker as you walk further. The trickle of fresh water streams enriches the habitat. You can often spy wildlife around the streams. A host of birdlife inhabits this world. An absolute dream for a birdwatcher, this walk is a must.
Mahesh Khan is near Bhowali, 20 km from Nainital. Maheshkhan is situated in quite and dense forest and this FRH built by Bristishers which is more than a century old is recently renovated. Mahesh khan is located in dense forest approx 5 km inside the bhowali ramgarh road. There is chained gate at mahesh khan jungle road entry point and mahesh khan FRH is far away. Permission is needed for entry as this area is under Forest Department.
Recently Seventy one different species of birds were identified at a three-day bird-watching camp that concluded at Mahesh khan in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Organised by the eco-tourism wing of the Forest Department of Uttarakhand, the camp was aimed to generate awareness about birds amongst forest personnel and rural tourism practitioners and to develop bird watching skills.
The participants spotted koklass pheasant, ultramarine flycatcher, maroon oriole, black-faced warbler, mountain bulbul, cukoo and nine species of woodpeckers. Mahesh khan has bird richness and is rated as one of the five best forests in India.
Maheshkhan is amongst the 25 destinations being promoted in Uttarakhand by the ecotourism wing of the Forest Department. Apart from the heritage Forest Rest House, which recently completed 100 years, the ecotourism complex has six bamboo huts and a dining hall. Overlooking the Forest Rest House is Tagore Point, the place where Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore penned some poems for his Nobel prize winning masterpiece Geetanjali. This spot is now a major attraction for visitors, particularly Bengali tourists.
How To Reach Mahesh Khan
Mahesh Khan is only 9 kms away from Bhowali and the distance between Nainital is 20 kms. The distance from Haldwani 40 kms.
Birds in Nainital District
The unique avian fauna of Nainital District includes red-billed blue magpie, kingfishers, blue-throated and brown-headed barbets, lineated barbet, golden-throated barbet, crimson-fronted barbet, coppersmith Barbet plum-headed parakeet, slaty-headed Parakeet, chestnut bellied rock thrush, titmouse, babblers, jungle Owlet, fish eagle, pied woodpecker, brown-capped pygmy woodpecker, grey-capped pygmy woodpecker, brown-fronted woodpecker, stripe-breasted woodpecker, yellow-crowned woodpecker, rufous-bellied woodpecker, crimson-breasted woodpecker, Himalayan woodpecker, lesser yellownape woodpecker, greater yellow-naped woodpecker, streak-throated woodpecker, grey-headed woodpecker, scaly-bellied woodpecker, common flameback woodpecker, Indian tree pies, blue whistling-thrush, lammergeier, Himalayan Griffon, crested serpent eagle, flycatchers, cheer pheasants, Kalij pheasant, Koklas pheasants, dollarbird, leaf birds, flowerpecker, purple sunbird, brown headed stork-billed kingfisher, stork-billed kingfisher, crested kingfisher, white-throated kingfisher, pied kingfisher, common kingfisher, blue-eared kingfisher, Himalayan kingfisher, Mrs. Gould’s sunbird, green-tailed sunbird, black-throated sunbird, black-breasted sunbird, Crimson sunbird, fire-tailed sunbird, thick-billed flowerpecker, plain-leaf flowerpecker, fire-breasted flowerpecker, russet Sparrow, rufous Babbler, black-headed Jay, scaly-breasted wren-Babbler, black-capped sibia, blue whistling thrush, finches, mountain hawk eagle, black eagle, eurasian jay, white-rumped needletail, black-headed jay, black-lored, black-throated tits, black bulbul, ashy-throated warblers, black-chinned babbler, rufous-breasted accentor, red-billed blue magpie, grey-winged blackbird, Eurasian griffon, common buzzard, black-chinned babbler, pink-browed rosefinch, common wood pigeon, slaty-headed parakeet, laughingthrush, chestnut-tailed minla, lemon-rumped warblers, and many more.
Biological Diversity of Nainital District
Nainital District is unique for its biodiversity and ecological amplitude. It has more than 1000 species of resident and migratory birds, 20 species of mammals, over 525 species of butterflies and over 11,000 species of moths, beetles, bugs and other insects. The flora covers a wide and diverse range of plants ranging from Bryophytes, orchids, rare climbing plants, ferns, lichens, fungi, medicinal herbs and shrubs. Each individual lake has its own unique Diatom index. The Trophic Diatom Index uses the composition of freshwater diatom assemblages to assess water quality and ecological status.
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