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Kaziranga National Park, the unusual name in itself has a lyrical, mysterious ring to it that builds up the anticipation of an experience that is different, almost other-worldly. The green havens of this expansive national park that holds in its folds many an exotic creation of nature is a cathartic anti-thesis to the mundane realities of our ‘every day’. The national park, popular as the habitat of the one-horned rhinoceros and the famed but elusive Bengal tiger, remains true to the mysticism that reverberates with its name. As with anyone who likes to step out of their comfort zone to soak up on new experiences, visiting this national park had been on my list for long. During a family trip to the north-east, I decided to finally check this box off my bucket list. Getting to the Kaziranga National Park Since we were already out and about exploring different destinations…

Situated on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra and sprawled over an area of 430 sq km, the Kaziranga National Park is one of the most aspirational Assam destinations. A sanctuary for the endangered one-horned rhinoceroses, a vibrant Tiger Reserve, home to migratory birds, a haven of diverse flora and fauna and blessed with breathtaking landscape, Kaziranga has been rightfully termed the ‘Serengeti of the East’. While the park in itself has a lot to offer, it can be explored in a couple of days. Anyone taking out the time to travel to this part of the country would like to make the most of their escapade. To help you do just that we have put together these 9 top Assam destinations to visit near Kaziranga National Park: Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary If the raw natural beauty of Kaziranga leaves you wanting more, the Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary, just 3 km from…

Home to the exotic one-horned rhinoceros and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, an expanse of lush greens as far as the eye can see, richly diversely flora and fauna, there are just so many reasons to put the Kaziranga National Park on your bucket list. This Kaziranga National Park travel guide will help you plan the perfect escape to this 430-square-kilometre green haven sitting on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra in the suburbs of Golaghat and Nogaon districts of Assam: Kaziranga National Park Brief History The first thing that strikes about this destination is its unique name. As per the local legend, the national park gets its name from the fabled love story of a girl named Ranga and a boy named Kazi who eloped into the forest where the national park stands today after the village authorities opposed their union and were never seen again. Another, more plausible,…

River cruises are the perfect escape from the city life into the folds of nature. While tourist destinations flanked by rivers and large water bodies abound in such opportunities, you don’t typically expect to experience it in mainstream urban centres. That’s what made the Alfresco Grand River Cruise Guwahati an absolutely unforgettable experience for us. Alfresco Grand River Cruise Guwahati The two hours on board on the Alfresco Grand River Cruise Guwahati were a complete delight without a single dull moment. We took the dinner cruise on the Alfresco Grand in Guwahati and were completely immersed in the experience of dining on the mighty Brahmaputra with Guwahati’s night setting in the backdrop. The courteous staff and great hospitality at the Alfresco Grand River Cruise Guwahati enhanced this unexpected, unique experience manifold. The Alfresco Grand River Cruise Guwahati is a cruise ship that takes you to lunch cruise, sunset cruise, dinner…