Kaziranga National Park and Manas National Park in North East India are known for their commendable One Horned rhino conservation projects thus making these locations the hotspots for rhino photography in India. In addition to this, both the locations are rich in wildlife and birdlife. Read more about these UNESCO world heritage sites to know more and plan your visit to wild North East India with Nature Wanderers.
TARGET SPECIES : ONE HORNED RHINOS / ASIAN ELEPHANTS / WATER BUFFALOS / ROYAL BENGAL TIGERS / GOLDEN LANGURS / CAPPED LANGUR / HOOLOCK GIBBONS
The state of Assam in the North East of India is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, namely Kaziranga and Manas National Parks. While both the parks are known for their tiger populations, Kaziranga is well known as it hosts the One Horned rhinoceros and the Asiatic elephant as well. Manas on the other hand is important as rare, endangered and endemic wildlife is found in its jungles, including the pygmy hog, golden langur and the Asiatic golden cat. The Wild North East Tour aims to give you the opportunity to diversify and increase your wildlife portfolio with a chance to track and photograph these varied and rare species.
Home to the famous One Horned rhinoceros, Kaziranga is a stunning landscape on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra river. Dotted with swampy lagoons, tall elephant grass meadows and thick forest cover, Kaziranga is also known for its Asiatic elephant population as well as the Asiatic water buffalo. Located in a hotspot of biodiversity at the edge of the Eastern Himalayas, the largest population of the One Horned rhinoceros in the world can be found here. The Asiatic elephants roam around in the meadows and if you are lucky, you can get a tiger in the frame as well. The robust water buffalos with their huge horns are found in and around the marshy lagoons and water bodies which are plenty in these forests. The park has also been named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is divided into four major ranges. Kaziranga offers both jeep and elephant safaris.
From Delhi : Arrival at Delhi airport early morning and take a flight to Guwahati. From Guwahati, travel by road to Kaziranga (193 kms, 3hrs 40 mins)
Manas National Park is a tiger and an elephant reserve, getting its name from the Manas river, a tributary of the Brahmaputra, which flows through its jungles. With dense forests, thick undergrowth and vast grasslands, this park is situated in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas. This is the only place in the world where there is a distinct merging of two different kinds of grasslands. Along with a thriving population of Royal Bengal tigers, these evergreen forests are home to many rare species, including red pandas, golden langurs, Asiatic golden cat, clouded leopard and the elusive black panther as well. The One Horned rhinoceros and Asiatic elephants are also a part of the park fauna.
From Kaziranga : By road back to Guwahati. Overnight stay in Guwahati. Next day travel to Manas by road (148 kms, 3:30 hrs)
From Delhi, you travel to Guwahati by air. Upon reaching Guwahati, you travel to Kaziranga by road. After reaching, you check in to your hotel and rest for the day.
Kaziranga offers both jeep and elephant safaris depending on your preference. Since the forest has tall elephant grass in large parts, it is advisable to be on the elephant for some of the safaris.
After a steaming cup of coffee or tea, you leave for your morning safari. Once you are back at the hotel and post breakfast, you get to rest till your afternoon safari. Post lunch you will leave for the forest again till evening. Upon your return, evenings will be spent in the hotel.
You go for your regular morning safari. After you come back, you check out and leave for Guwahati by road. Stay overnight at Guwahati.
Early morning you start for Manas by road from Guwahati. Upon reaching your hotel, you check in and leave for an afternoon jeep safari post lunch.
Your mornings will begin early with an elephant safari inside the jungle. Once you are back, you have breakfast, freshen up and rest. You can also spend your time exploring the riverbanks on foot. Post lunch, you leave for your afternoon drive. The afternoon safaris will be jeep safaris. Upon your return, evenings will be spent at the hotel.
Depart early morning for Guwahati by road. Reach Guwahati airport and fly back to Delhi in the evening.
A team of highly committed professionals who live their lives out there on the field, the NW team has the hands on knowledge from a wildlife and photography perspective to make the most of your wildlife trip. As an amateur photographer, you come back with a better understanding on camera handling and on-field shooting tips as our team constantly keeps an eye on your shooting techniques and gives you the necessary onfield guidance to mature to the next level. Even if you have been shooting in the field regularly, the group interactions around photography and wildlife are an enriching experience.
Equipments can't restrict you from participating in our photo tour. You can touch base with the NW team for possible equipment rental options and we would try to equip you adequately based on the nature of the program you are enrolling for.
NW programs are backed by strong field analysis and locations surveys. Our team spends maximum time in the wilderness and is up-to-date with sighting reports because which we are able to plan out the photo tour effectively. In addition to this, you can bug our experienced photography escorts and trainers with your photography queries - be it field tips, basic or advanced photography queries, post processing of images etc.
In case of established national parks, NW ensures the best of facilities in the form of comfortable rooms and the best in class safari experience. However whenever infrastructure is an issue, we try to give the best of what is avaialble. Photography is our key focus and we do not compromise on that part. Our endeavor has always been to give our participants the maximum productive field time.
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