Assam Trip : Kaziranga Part II

On our final visit to reserve forest in the afternoon, we entered Kaziranga through the Bagori gate, on the western side.  Forest Office Armed Guard Accompanying Tourists We were told, this side of the park had mostly rhinos. Elephants stayed mostly on the eastern side of the park. We saw one lonely elephant at one point. But... Continue Reading →

Assam Trip, Kaziranga Part I

Kaziranga park is spread over an area of 858 square kilometres. The park has five entry points. One is northern gate on the other side of Brahmaputra. The side we were on, had four gates. One central gate known as Kohora gate. On the eastern side there is Agoratali gate. On the western side, there... Continue Reading →

Assam Trip : Manas National Park

Manas National Park is situated by the side of Manas river. This river originates from Bhutan and merges in Brahmaputra. At the gate of Manas, one has to pay entry fee and show necessary documents for identification. In our case, this process was taken care by travel agency. One  guard armed with a 0.303 rifle... Continue Reading →

Assam Trip : Towards Manas

After encounter with langurs and after taking a fall on paddy field,  we were on the national highway number 37 moving towards Manas from Kakoijana. We moved through Barpeta town. Barpeta is a typical Indian small town. It has grown on either sides of Barpeta railway station. It is chaotic, it is unregulated, there is... Continue Reading →

Assam Trip : Jogigopha and Naranaryan Setu

After lunch at Nigambhola tribal village, we left for Jogigopha town. This is the place where Naranaryan Setu connects Pancharatna town of Goalpara district to Jogigopha town of Bogaiganon district. Tourists visit Jogigopha to watch sun setting on the western horizon over Brahmaputra river.    The name Jogigopha comes from "Yogi" pronounced "Jogi" in local... Continue Reading →

Assam Trip : Kakoijana Reserve Forest

After spending a night at Astha Nature Resort, we started our journey towards Manas National Park. Our first stop on the way was Kakoijana Reserve Forest. This forest in Bongaigaon district is the habitat of endangered golden langurs. I was told, there are hardly 60 left in the reserve. As we were reaching the reserve, I... Continue Reading →

Assam Trip, Astha Nature Reserve

Reason for first moving westward from Guahati was  to see golden langurs at Kakoijana Reserve and to visit Manas National Park. As per our tour plan, we crossed Brahmaputra river at Pancharatna town of Goalpara district to arrive at Jogigopha town in Bongaigaon district. We moved on eastwards towards Abhayapuri.   Our night stay was... Continue Reading →

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