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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,…

Cherrapunji needs no introduction. We all learnt the name of this small hill town in the North East as the answer to ‘the wettest place on earth’ in school. The description somehow conveyed an impression of a warm, wet and swampy forested area to me, but seeing pictures on the internet changed that perception. Ever since, Cherrapunji, also known as Sohra, had been on my bucket list and I had the chance to tick it off recently. Cherrapunji, or Sohra as it was originally called when it served as the traditional capital of the Khasi tribe before the British moved it to Shillong, can be visited throughout the year. However, it is ideal to plan your visit around the monsoon when the seasonal waterfalls, which are the main attraction of this destination, cascade in their full might. Our trip began with a hearty breakfast at the Jiva Resort we were…