Enjoying Kaziranga

seems an odd photo to start a travel blog - this is a nest of the Red Ants high up in the tree canopy

What a wonderful pose of the Great Hornbill right in the open, shutterbugs went beserk doing clickety-click!

mating of the Red-breasted Parakeet

Red-breasted Parakeet perched near its nesting hole

this is what Kaziranga is best known for - the flagship species Indian One-horned Rhinocerous

Oriental Darter

Female (above) & below (male) of the Red Junjglefowl the ancestor of all our domesticated fowl

more of Kaziranga and the lovely resort - Jupuri Ghar

Lesser Adjutant

Indian Muntjac or Barking Deer

Square-tailed Drongo Cuckoo on a trail near the resort gave a good early morning surprise

Jungle Owlet

Herd of Hog Deer

Male Great Hornbill feeding the female - Hornbills are especially know for the care shown by males towards the female and young chicks

Black Redstart

Indian One-horned Rhinocerous near the lake

Grey-backed Shrike


A beautiful shrub Clerodendrum verbasium

Assam Roof Turtles sunning themselves

the gorgeous Chestnut-headed Bee-eater

Emerald Dove

an interesting orchid, Dendrobium nobili

Slender-billed Vulture

could not get enough of this magnificent flagship species for which kaziranga is known for

Asian Elephant drying himself after a bath

Asiatic Water Buffalo with calves

My cottage at Jupuri Ghar - a charming resort with 8 ethnic cottages and a beautiful natural ambiance set amidst tea gardens

The dining area is open and lets you admire the environment while enjoying some delicious local cuisine served by the smiling staff

Panbari Range of Kaziranga

The Panbari range of Kaziranga shot into prominence few years back when a dutch Birder in his enthusiasm got too close to a wild elephant and was killed on the spot. Since then the area has been closed. However, while going to and from Jorhat, we stopped for 1/2 hour to explore the outskirts of this area set amidst rolling tea gardens. Here are some of the views
Hill Myna

A de-capacitated wing - Lime Butterfly

Yellow Pansy (female)

Lemon Pansy

Forest Calotes

Tortoiseshell beetle

A view of Panbari range

wondering what this is??? these are insects known as Tree hoppers