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Nameri Eco Camp

Located about forty kilometers from Tezpur , Nameri Eco Resort is one of the best options for staying if you are planning to visit Nameri National Park . Ease to reach and very short distance to the Jia Bhoroli river are its added benefits .

nameri eco campNever go on trips with anyone you do not love . ~ Ernest Hemingway

The straw – roofed huts and tents provides a completely one – with – nature experience . Only difference is that you have all the modern amenities alongside this perfect natural setup . After a hard days’ trek in the national park or rafting down the Jia Bhoroli , the Nameri Eco Camp is the perfect environment to rest . Evening campfires , a photo gallery and a souvenir shop for local handicrafts and food are all part of the package .

They are also working for the preservation of the Golden Mahaseer fish which is found in the Jia Bhoroli river . Scientists from all over the world come here to stay and study this fish .

They make all the necessary arrangements for all trekking , rafting , birding , photography etc. that anyone might like to do in such a place . All you need to worry about is getting accommodation here !

How to get there :

Take the road towards Balipara from Mission Chariali in Tezpur . Balipara Chariali will be about twenty kilometers from Mission Chariali . From there take the road towards Bhalukpong for about twenty more kilometers . Keep a lookout for two concrete pillars with small elephant statues on either side of the road .

Right next to it will be the boards marking ” Elephant corridor ” and ” Nameri eco camp ” . Get of the highway and follow the path for about  another kilometer to reach the resort .

Timing :

The best time to visit Nameri is from September to April . It is open from dawn to dusk everyday and checkout time is 12 PM .

Entry fees  :

Staying costs Rs . 1800 plus taxes for two people for both tents and cottages . Extra bedding is charged at Rs . 350 per person . Check this chart for the rafting charges . Trekking charges are as per government norms .

 

Pobitora – the one horned rhino habitat

Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is known for its one horned rhino population . So if you want a place where it is sure to spot wild rhinos , this is the place for you to be !!

 No one needs a rhino horn , but a rhino .

The beautiful pobitora wildlife sanctuary is located about thirty kilometers from Guwahati and provides an excellent getaway for everyone . The one horned rhino is an endangered species now found only in the state of Assam (also its state animal ) in India and is the main attraction of this park .

Area-wise pobitora is small , just about 39 sq kms , but he presence of large open spaces enables the easy spotting of the wild animals here much easier than anywhere else . Apart from more than a hundred one horned rhinos , wild buffalo and boars are also abundant in this park .

But what makes it even more special is the abundance of migratory birds which visit the park in the winters . Due to its abundant aquatic resources , a variety of fish eating cranes and ducks visit this park every winter .

Another reason of its popularity is that it is just 30 kms from Guwahati through the mystic land of Mayong . This makes not just the destination but also the journey special .

How to get there :

Take the road towards Bonda from Narengi Tiniali . There is just one road , follow it for about 30 kilometers . Take a right at , where a board displays the name and direction for Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary . Then follow the road for about two more kilometers to reach the gate which is on the left of the road.
Another road is from Sonapur , of the NH 37 . Take a left  and get of the highway to . Follow the road for about 20 kilometers to reach the park . If you take this road , do keep your eyes on the right side of the road . Might spot multiple one horned rhinos even before reaching the park .

Timing :

9 AM to 3 PM Everyday .

Entry fees  :

Jeep safari costs about Rs. 1500 per jeep ( maximum 6 people ) .
Elephant safari costs about Rs. 500 per person .

 

Mystic Mayong

The word Mayong is believed to have come the Sanskrit word for magic , Maya  , so you can imagine why I named this article  Mystic Mayong .

 

To travel is to awaken . ~ Lily Tsay

Mayong is a village  located in the Morigaon district of Assam and the name itself is synonymous with black magic . Its said that the chief of this kingdom fought in the the battle of Mahabharata with his magical powers .

About twenty five kilometres from the edge of Guwahati and you feel the change in the weather . The concrete and buildings slowly give way to greenery and small Assam-type houses . And the lack of pollution makes it so much better .

Although the mythical magic is very hard to find , few young people do show street magic to earn their living . But the crown jewel of this area is the very beautiful Pobitora wildlife sanctuary . The ease of access and the almost surety of spotting one horned rhinos in the wild is what makes Pobitora extra special .

I believe , the old sayings about people disappearing or turned into animals by the black magicians  probably started because people who came here were captivated by the beauty and decided to stay !!

How to get there :

Take the road towards Bonda from Narengi Tiniali . There is just one road , follow it for about 30 kilometers . Take a right at , where a board displays the name and direction for Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary . Then follow the road for about two more kilometers to reach the gate which is on the left of the road.

Another road is from Sonapur , of the NH 37 . Take a left and get of the highway at . Follow the road for about 20 kilometers to reach the park . If you take this road , do keep your eyes on the right side of the road . Might spot multiple one horned rhinos even before reaching the park .

Timing :

Dawn to Dusk Everyday .

Entry fees  :

None . However entry fees is applicable for Pobitora wildlife sanctuary or any other local tourist destination .