Sometimes the heart seeks for isolation and what more can it be than a night in jungle. So, I boarded a bus from ISBT guwahati to kohora.
For who may not know, there are four tourist circuits or the entrance for safaris, that are split into four areas in the whole of the Kaziranga, accordingly Kohora, Bagori, Agaratoli and Ghorakati. Each of them is unique for its terrain ,grasslands and animals.
It took about 4 hours to reach kohora at about 12:30pm. As it was peak season of december with flocking tourists, I decided to book a private lodge for a calm and peaceful stay. Although there were multiple options from govt provided lodges to private hotels. The owner of my lodge arranged for my safaris with some additional costs.
I had some time left for shared jeep safari, so I decided to explore the place a little. There were multiple shops, resorts and tea gardens. While purchasing some local Assam tea, I started conversation with the shop lady. She suggested me to visit Kaziranga National Orchid and Biodiversity park which was about 3km away.
Without wasting much time, I took a local transport to the park. The park was a pretty big area comprising of hills with various flowers and orchids,lake and plains. It was a beautiful experience ,well explained by the local guide about various colours, exotic shapes, sizes of orchids ranging from few millimeters to ascending!
Various arrangements were there for the visitors to have the best possible experience and acquaintance with the Assamese and northeastern culture.
I returned to my hotel and geared up for my thrilling jeep safari in central range (kohora). It was fun and adventurous. As the jeep entered deep into the jungle ,I spotted lots of deers and wild boars,along with various birds. When I returned, it got dark by then. The resort arranged bonfire and barbecue for us. It was an unique experience with the co travelers and other tourists from the hotel, getting to know their stories. This is the part of travel that I always look forward to, meeting new people and sharing experiences. The mood, the music and the fire of the December night with like minded people made me high like aged wine.
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