Kaziranga and Hollongpar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary; March 17-22, 2013

This trip has been a long held dream to visit one of the finest areas in the North-eastern state of Assam. Indeed for any one even remotely interested in wildlife and biodiversity, this is a must visit in a lifetime.

Kaziranga is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the best known stories of strong conservation measures helping in turning around a wild area from the brink of decay and disaster. Read more about this at

Kaziranga is best known for sighting the Indian One-horned Rhino; but it has many other attractions - the interesting habitat of terai grasslands, good diversity of mammals,  birds, insects etc.
 It is a long and interesting drive  of around 7 hours (about 270) kms from the nearest airport at Guwahati. Interestingly, in a period of 12 months this is the third time I landed at Guwahati airport - beginning to get that very familiar feel!

Another very interesting and amazing place is a lesser known and visited sanctuary - Hollongpar Gibbon Sanctuary where you can have a date with India's only ape - the Hollock Gibbon. A small sanctuary where you can explore on foot and feel that unique oneness with the land.

And as if this was not enough, tucked in another lesser known  but charming place - the Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary on the outskirts of Guwahati city away from the dust and din and rolling in the lap of nature. Must thank Jet Airways for forcing me to spend one more day due to their inconvenient flight timings - quite a blessing in disguise really!
Read more of these wild  areas of Assam in the following posts and do remember to click on "Older Posts" at the bottom of this page to go to the next page for info about reaching and staying.