If you had not noticed the various pictures, icons and caricatures of one-horned Rhino embellished almost everywhere while you explored Guwahati, you were probably walking with your eyes closed!! A glimpse of this majestic State Animal of Assam is what throngs thousands of travellers to the shores of Brahmaputra, and there's no better place than to meet him on his home turf - that of Kaziranga National Park.
Next day started early morning for - Elephant Jungle safari. And we were thrilled for that. Ride started early morning at - 6 am and we started national park safari It was for good one and half hours and we saw few deers and birds. But Kajiranga major highlight are - Rhinosaur and we saw them very closely which was quite amazing. Also riding on elephant is an experience itself. To handle there mood swings. Lol. One elephant literally entered into pond to drink water with all tourist on top which is totally fine as he is doing a big favor on travelers by showing national park around. After safari, we went back to hotel and checked out for our next destination - Majauli. It is called biggest river island in Asia at - Brahmaputra River. We reached to ferry terminal from where we had to catch ferry to reach the island. And the ferry i must say was not the fancy ones. It was one which carry day to day locals for there daily activities along with motorbikes and cars. Bit scary but yet worth to travel like locals. We reached the island and we had done booking at - Camp amidst nature which was bit far from terminal. We took cab from there and in between visited one temple which was very peaceful. We reached our camp and it setting looked extremely beautiful. You can truly feel like isolation of city hustle bustle and just soak within nature. The place was totally love at first site. We simply enjoyed the place, loved its aura and spent evening with pleasant bonfire and our personalized karaoke.
Step into the green meadows of magic. Spot Rhinos on elephant backs and make your journey a memory to cherish. Help yourself spot the vivid variety of flora and fauna because there exist many. Stand aloof and enjoy your time boating in the lake in its premise while spotting some water birds.
After adequate rest at Guwahati, I decided to go to Kaziranga National Park. There are a lot of buses available from Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) bus stand at Paltan Bazaar. Try to take a bus in morning so you can reach Kaziranga during day time. I got down at Kohora market (Kaziranga) and took a lodge named Rhino Guest House. It was fine for INR 800/ day.
Hotel BorgosWe reached our hotel at around 11.30am, and booked an afternoon safari for 2.00pm at the central range. We booked a gypsy, because elephant safaris are only in the mornings, at 5.30 am.