One-Horned Rhino Spotting in Kaziranga National Park
Expanding over 858 square kilometers on the southern bank of River Brahmaputra, Kaziranga National Park is home to approximately 2000 unique, intriguing and rare one-horned Indian Rhinoceros, which is two-third's of the world's total population of this species. The national park has been a preserved wildlife sanctuary since the 1940s and was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006.
Spotting Rhinos in Kaziranga National park is the most famous activity in Assam and one of the most prominent attractions in North East India which attracts the majority of tourists to this region. The best time for rhino spotting is from the beginning of November until Early/mid-April after which the national park remains closed to tourists due to the monsoon season. Although riding on elephant back is considered the best way to tour the national park, you can also take a jeep ride to do the same.
Apart from the one-horned Rhino. the national park is home to a great diversity of flora and fauna. Kaziranga is home to 25 Globally endangered and 21 Near imperiled species of birds. It contains significant breeding populations of 35 mammalian variety, of which 15 are endangered as per the IUCN Red List. In addition to being the dwelling to the major chunk of world's one-horned rhinos, Kaziranga National Park also houses world's largest population of Wild Asiatic Water Buffalo and Eastern Swamp Deer. Kaziranga is one of the rare wild breeding territories outside Africa for varied species of large cats, such as leopards and Indian tigers (like the Royal Bengal Tiger).
Entry to the park is INR50 for Indians and INR500 for foreigners. The nearest places of accommodation include 3 tourist lodges inside the national park and four such lodges in Kohora. There are many tourist lodges in and around the area that you can book if you plan to spend a few nights in the wilderness. It's totally worth it!
River Rafting in Brahmaputra River
"What's in the name?" Shakespeare had said. The quote fits perfectly for the name of the river emerging from China's Tibet, from Angsi Glacier, where it is referred as 'Tsang Po', which is called 'Siang' in Arunachal Pradesh, 'Dudha Koshi' in Nepal, 'Brahmaputra' in Assam, and eventually becoming 'Jamuna' in Bangladesh. Rafters learn all this with choosing to take Bhramputra River Rafting Package. The white or clear water river rafting is called White water rafting because the water of the rivers where rafting is popular as an adventure sports, flows so fast that the water looks milky white when it is perceived from a distance. River rafts are often made of inflatable synthetic materials which do not have any engine but are propelled forward by the intense flow of the turbulent river currents which sweeps the raft off the shore. Rafting in the river is enjoyed by the rafters as this adventure sport is prepped with breathtaking dips and turns which the raft encounters once it moves through the rapids in the river while the rafters try to keep the boat steady by fighting the rapids with the help of the paddles and oars as the raft bounces and rocks on the gushing stream. High Altitude River rafting on the Himalayan River streams can be quite challenging which often attracts several travelers and rafting enthusiasts from all parts of the globe. The Himalayan river rapids which are Graded from I to VI in accordance to their risk and difficulties are sometimes truly un-navigable even for the expert paddlers. As the Himalayan rivers crashes against the narrow gorges and rocky outcrops before it falls at deep gradients not only brings extreme excitement to the rafters but it also provides a wonderful opportunity to prove upon their paddling skills. Does challenging the arduous rapids give you the required adrenaline kick?
If yes, then head to the Nameri National Park in Assam and indulge in river rafting in the Brahmaputra River. The best time to opt for this adventure is between the months of October and February.
Brahmaputra is well known for being one of the multinational rivers of Asia. It flows through both India and China. This massive river is popular for being India’s largest rivers and proffers an exhilarating experience to rafters from all across the world.
Wildlife Safari in Nameri National Park
The Nameri National Park of 200 sq kms area is located in the Sonitpur district, bordering Arunachal Pradesh and it is also the core area of Nameri Tiger Reserve (344sq kms). It is the home of Mammals like Elephant, Tiger, leopard, Sambar, Barking deer, Hog Deer, Wild Boar, Gaur, slow loris, gaplangur, Burmese ferret badger, and over 350 species of birds including White-winged Wood Duck, Ibisbill (uncommon), Ruddy Kingfisher, Palla'sfishing eagle,Lesser Adjutant stork , Greater spotted eagle,Rufous necked hornbill, Great pied Indian hornbill, Wreathed hornbill, Long-billed Ringed Plover, Sultan Tit, and Yellow-bellied and White-throated Fantails. Another important wild life sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh The Pakhui (Pakke) wild life Sanctuary adjoins the Park on its North-Eastern point. The river Jia- Bhoroli and its tributaries namely the Diji, Dinai, Doigurung, Nameri, Dikorai, Kharietc crisscross the park. During rainy season A few jheels (during the rainy seasons) also dot the area. One can enjoy rafting in the Jia Bhoroli river in the south western boundary.
This national wildlife protected area is the home to several endangered and exotic wildlife species. To name a few, you can easily spot Tiger, Elephant, Leopard, Wild Boar, Gaur, Himalayan Black Bear and others. Housing more 300 species of birds and around 600 types of flora, it is also a paradise for nature lovers and shutterbugs.