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10 Reasons to Visit the magnificent Komodo National Park

The Komodo National Park rests majestically between the lush islands of Sumbawa and Flores. It engulfs around 29 islands apart from the three major ones. One would nothing but be bewildered at how beautifully mother nature has conformed itself to the contours of the magnificent Komodo Natural Park. From diverse terrain, luxuriant tropical rain forests, Pristine beaches, to a smorgasbord of flora and fauna, the Komodo National Park has a lot that will take you off your feet. At the fore of this wonderland is a door to the fantasy and imagination land, the most dreaded thought of the seafarers of olden times of encountering dragons becomes true as the Park houses a significant population of the feared beast, the Komodo Dragon.

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Location: Sign Board of Komodo National Park.
Date: March 12, 2015.

With the entire natural world fitted into this 2000 km squared park, no wonder the park was proclaimed a World heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. The crystal blue waters with the interspersed verdure draws people to the island. The overwhelmingly stunning beauty of the park combined with the flora and fauna that is hard to find in a single place stands among the many reasons why you should visit the magnificent Komodo National Park.

There is more to the list of reasons of visiting this striking and nature rich park, so let’s get cracking!

The Remarkable Pink Beach

 

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Location: Coral on Pink sand at the Pink Beach in Komodo National Park.
Date: February 4, 2016.

At every step of the Komodo National Park you are to find something that will take away your breath. For the beach lovers, you will be amazed and find your eye balls out of their sockets while gaping at the astounding pink beach. The Pink beach got its name due to the regression of the red corals on the floor of the unspoilt white sands that gives off pink colour. The Pink beach, or the Pantai Merah is one of the seven beaches that have a pint hint in them.

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Location: Pink Sand and Blue Water at Pink Beach in Komodo National Park.
Date: June 14, 2015.

You will lose yourself amidst the verdure of the green hills, the turquoise waters, the deep blue skies and the coruscating pink sand. There are a number of recreational sports that can add on to the exciting journey like snorkeling and diving. The underwater wildlife will equally baffle you.

Trek up the Padar Island

Padar Island with its picturesque and verdant landscape will leave you gaping. It is perfect for the hikers to stroll through the breezy lush terrain and capture some memorable moments. Perched on top of the many grassy hills you will witness the green, gorgeous expanse with a blend of white and blue hues. The 2 to 3 hours tramp would be awarded with a stunning view of gleaming beaches. You can stock up on bundles of photographs to show around.

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Location: Padar Island.
Date: May 13, 2014.

Fable Turns to Fact with Komodo dragons

 

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Location: Komodo Dragon, Komodo Island.
Date: April 5, 2015.

According to conventional wisdom whenever one set off to strange lands that were miles away people used to fear encountering beasts and tried best to circumvent any trouble to scary paths. But today with the Komodo National Park, visiting these fearful species is the reason to travel to the park. The Komodo dragons have their abode on Komodo and Rinca islands. People get curious and eager to see the largest lizards to be found on the planet. Not least, these terrifying creatures exude a dangerous charisma for veteran predators.

Glimpse Of paradise below the Waves

Diving beneath the cascading water into the azure blue waters you will behold the sight of world’s richest marine environment. People with a flair for both diving and science around the world visit the national park in their quest of astonishing biodiversity. Along with a galore of diving sites, the world beneath brims of various flora and fauna.

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Location: Blue-green Damselfish hover above a coral reef, Komodo National Park, Indonesia.
Date: September 9, 2017.

The nutrients that nourish the tropical fish and other marine life come through the currents, whirlpools, and riptides from the pits of the Indian Ocean. The around 100 diving sites comprise of both challenging to close the shore shallow sites. Since, the string currents carry with them all sorts of sea mammals it is always advised to get experienced diving operators to accompany you who know all sorts of safety measures.

Touch of Tradition on Mesa Island

The cultural and traditional hunters can satiate their hunger on Mesa Island. The Bajau people can be seen carrying out their daily life chores, so you can learn and see closely how the people lead their life. With a population of 1500 residents you can only imagine the clean and natural environment with people using ancient methods for the most trivial of task. The visible contrast in the lives of the Bajau people is intriguing to know and see.

Kanawa Island Offers Snorkeling

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Location: Snorkeling in turquoise water, Kanawa Island, Komodo National Park.
Date: April 17, 2014.

An array of water sports is offered in the Komodo National Park. The Kanawa island is one such place to treat your water sports appetite. The crystal-clear waters remarkably reveal the life beneath. Even before the unfolding of the underwater adventure you can feel the adrenaline rush with the beautiful and spellbinding view from above. The vibrant schools of tropical fish, unique marine fauna and corals will mesmerize you. Away from the technology run and fed world this place is pure heaven.

Breathtaking Sunset at Kalong Island

 

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Location: Bats leaving at sunset, Komodo National Park.
Date: September 5, 2017.

The name of the island signifies the main attraction of the island, the flying fox bats. The gripping sunset scene has the thousands of these flying bats as the highlight of the time. Visitors enthusiastically wait for dusk to watch the fluttering bats migrate from the island and fly off into the setting suns direction. The memory of the majestic scene is lasting.

A smorgasbord of Land and Sea Creatures

The Komodo dragons are not the only entity in the Komodo National Park. The national park houses various other species. The intriguing animals are free to enjoy their habitat as they please. you will fall short of counting with only the more than 40 species of bird. From horses, wild boars, bats, to rats there is no animal that doesn’t comes without variety.

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Location: Clown fish in the waters of Komodo Island.
Date: April 20, 2013.

A similar situation prevails in marine. Dolphins, turtles, sharks, whales, stingrays and a lot more creatures reside under the waters.

The Climate and landscape

Komodo National Park experiences dry climate with barely any rainfall for 8 months. The monsoon rainfall however leaves it mark on the area. The temperatures are seen to rise during the dry season to about 40 degrees. The dry climate makes the terrain rough sticking to only grass, shrubs, orchids, and trees. On the other hand, the marine area is vivacious and rich. The park comes in the area of the Asia Pacific Coral Triangle which explains the thriving population beneath.

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Location: View from Kanawa Island.
Date: May 5, 2015.

Easy on Pockets for Such an Exceptional Beauty

Komodo National Park sports all in one place. There is nothing you can’t get to experience. What adds to the already charming place is its cost effectiveness. Apart from few of the famous spots the overall place is affordable for a wide range of economic circumstances.

The Komodo National Park is a complete wonder to marvel at. Plan your next vacation to this amazing spot and I bet you will enjoy every moment of the time spent there!

 

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