Blogs from Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India, Asia

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Asia » India » Assam » Kaziranga National Park February 21st 2014

After two days in Kolkata I set off for the real part of the Indian trip, Assam. Totally unexpectedly, there was no WIFI available anywhere along my route so there has been a slight pause in postings. There was WIFI occasionally present in the areas, just not where-ever I was specifically staying. Most of the time my network connection signal remained blank. Perhaps this shouldn't have been a surprise – I flew into Guwahati and went straight to Kaziranga National Park, then to Nameri National Park and then Manas National Park. The only city I actually stayed at along the route was Guwahati for a few days at the very end (and there were a few WIFI signals there but my laptop wouldn't connect with any of them). First stop in Assam was Kaziranga National Park. ... read more

Asia » India » Assam » Kaziranga National Park April 7th 2013

Nouveau état, nouveau pays. Nous retrouvons la chaleur, les routes droites et asphaltées, la religion hindou, les saris et les arnaqueurs. Mais nous découvrons une cuisine gourmet, une soie incroyable (dorée matte, tissée par des vers qui ont mange d'autres feuilles que celles de mûriers) et des gens hyperaccueilants et sympathiques. Comme d'habitude, un mélange d'extrêmes. Car pendant que les chauffeurs des auto-ricksaws, de bus et de taxi, ainsi que certains garçons de restaurants, essayent de nous arnaquer en demandant 10 fois les prix payes par les indiens, d'autres hôteliers nous traitent comme des membres de leur famille et font tous les arrangements imaginables pour nous faciliter la visite en Assam. Un gérant d'hôtel nous a dit que tout touriste est son hôte prive et qu'il se fait un point d'honneur de lui montrer l... read more
Nameri - sieste devant notre tente dans ce parc
Nameri - orchidees sauvages
Nameri - piste de tigre!!!!

Asia » India » Assam » Kaziranga National Park April 4th 2011

The journey from Pelling to Tezpur was adventurous to say the least... Got to Bagdogra through 3 sumos, Bagdogra to Guwahati on a flight, straight off to the Guwahati bus stand (which is outside the city), a 5 hour ride to Tezpur and finally late night a rickshaw ride from Tezpur bus stand to the hotel... had forgotten how rickshaw rides are :) The reason for doing Tezpur was to see the mighty Brahmaputra. We have all read tales about it, so had to see it for myself. But I had forgotten that this was late March, Tezpur was hot and the river had shrunk quite a bit. But the banks bore proof of how wide it goes during the rains and the impact it has on people's lives there. Tezpur has little else (couple of ... read more
Brahmaputra from Tezpur
Brahmaputra from Tezpur
Brahmaputra from Tezpur




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