A more fascinating phenomenon
It was late September and monsoon season had been in full force for nearly two months. Despite the leeches, slippery slopes and relentless rain, it was the perfect time of year to witness the unparalleled beauty of India’s Western Ghats. The incessant downpour brought the barren and rocky landscape to life in a vivid shade of green; fresh grass covered nearly every inch of the usually bleak scenerymiris spa hk .
A Unesco World Heritage Site and one of the world’s eight biodiversity hotspots, the Western Ghats are among the planet’s richest rainforests, supporting a plethora of endemic flora and fauna. Stretching 1,600km along India’s west coast, from the state of Gujarat to the southern region of Kerala, the Ghats are home to tigers, leopards, the elusive black panther and the world’s largest population of wild Asian elephants. New animal species were discovered as recently as December 2014. But these are just some of the reserve’s more well-known treasures. A more fascinating phenomenon was in store for us later that night spa 香港 .
Deep inside the jungle, a mixture of sweat and rain was trickling down my face as I scrambled through a damp, narrow gorge. Our afternoon hike to the small tribal hamlet of Ahupe had extended late into the evening, hindered by the heavy showers. Night was falling, and when we switched off our torches to wait for the rest of the group, a faint green glow emanated from the ground around us. Astounded, our eyes adjusted to the dark. We could see small patches of fluorescent light shining through the night. The forest was glowmiris spaing!
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