Komodo National Park, Indonesia
Labuan Bajo in east Indonesia is the hub for trips for an encounter with the legendary giant reptiles – the Komodo dragons that inhabit Komodo Island and Rinca Island. Endemic to the region, there are many interesting stories associated with these dragons which are known to be the largest lizards on the planet. These lizards have lived in perfect harmony with human beings who inhabit Komodo Island. The people here are descendents of former convicts. Visitors have an option of choosing the long, medium or short trail. Either way they do get to see quite a few of these amazing reptiles in the national park. All the walks end at the rangers’ canteen which interestingly is one of the favourite haunts of the Komodo dragon, which turns up here sometimes to get food.