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Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park is a group of islands – Rinca, Komodo and Padar – in the middle of the Indonesian archipelago. Other smaller islands surround these three major ones. What’s fascinating about all of them is that they’re of volcanic origin.

Komodo National Park Indonesia
Image Courtesy: Robert Scales used under the Creative Commons Licence

Found at the crossroads of two mainland plates, the Komodo National Park constitutes the “shatter belt” inside the Wallacea Biogeographical Region between the Australian and Sunda biological systems. From the grass-forest savanna to the tropical deciduous backwoods and semi cloud timberland, a visit to the Park can leave you mesmerised.

The park is a must-visit for wildlife enthusiasts in particular. Its flora and fauna are by and large the same as that found all through the Indo-Pacific zone. However, there is no denying their beauty, and the excitement they can spark in you.

The most extraordinary resident of the Komodo National Park is the Komodo Lizard, more commonly known as the Komodo Dragon. This reptile is the largest of its species and has been the subject of much fascination worldwide for its appearance and its name.

The orange-footed scour fowl and the Timor deer are also found inside the emarald green shelters of the Komodo National Park. This wildlife is enough incentive to take along your camera. In addition to this, the rich coral reefs of Komodo host an extraordinary range of animals which are a sight to behold with your own eyes. The ebbs and flows of the ocean hugging the reefs are home to ocean turtles, whales, dolphins and dugongs.

A trip to the Komodo National Park is a thrilling experience. Do not miss out.

komodo dragon - Komodo National Park Indonesia
Image Courtesy: Adhi Rachdian used under the Creative Commons Licence

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