Kaziranga National Park

A visit to a nature reserve is very much different to visiting other places typical on our travel itinerary. A national park or a nature reserve is mostly a one stop place where you get to explore nature at its close proximity. The entire area teems with wildlife, natural surroundings and many bird calls. Kaziranga National Park located in the North Eastern state of Assam is a natural wonder.  This national park as a travel destination is suitable for people of all ages. It’s also perfect destination for couples on honeymoon vacations.

A major tourist attraction especially if you’re a nature buff. This Northern Eastern national park has also been declared as a World Heritage site in by UNSECO.  The park provides a great diversification of wildlife, flora and fauna. Kaziranga National Park is particularly known for its one horned rhinoceros and this park houses the most number of animals of this particular species. The Indian Rhinos are comparable to their African counterparts in size and forms the largest in this species. Mostly herbivore in nature, their natural habitat is around grasslands and around rivers. Rhinos do not have any kind of predators except for the tigers but can offer a formidable confrontation against tigers due to their size.

Sometime during the last decade – the park was also declared as a tiger reserve. The royal Bengal tigers are very majestic in appearance and are best viewed from elephant safaris. The park houses few large animals besides rhinos. They also have tigers, elephants and hoolock gibbons.
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Hoolock Gibbons

Kaziranga National Park also boasts of a vibrant Bird sanctuary. The park is a habitat to several species of birds. Many Bird watchers flock to this place to see these unique bird species that are native to this region and also some migratory species. Travellers wanting to catch a glimpse of these birds can view them in a specially constructed tower. This park has several species of birds like imperial eagle, greater spotted eagle, and white-tailed fishing eagle.

A visit to this park has to be carefully planned since it’s not open throughout the year. One can visit after October and well into April – this is the preferred time for travelling.

A Wildlife tour does not provide too many options as some kind of adjustments and compromises has to be made. Kaziranga does not have any well-known restaurants –food will not be a problem. The local food is very distinct from the rest of the country, rice forms the basic ingredient and the cuisine is mostly non-spicy.

Other place of interest is the massive tea gardens first farmed by the Colonial British. It happens to be a major attraction and tourists often flock to the tea gardens to catch of glimpse of the famous Assam tea.    
Kaziranga forms the best getaway destination if one is hungry for some wildlife adventure. Families and couples will have some good memories to bring on their return making sure it will be trip that they’ll never forget.

Honeymooning destinations

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Congratulations! Now that you’re married, you get another challenge – your honeymoon destination. Lucky for those who have planned it before hand but I’m sure there a few of us (like me) who actually gave it a few days of together-planning post-marriage to decide on the best destinations.  If you search the net you’ll many recommended places, even blog-posts and articles. But, honeymooning is very subjective and you might read many articles and check out destinations virtually.  It will never be easy to decide since most of the places are already good. It’s not the good that you seek but the best. Let me present to you a suitable guide that will help you to decide.

Most of you may have visited several sites on the net – short listing and discussing destinations with your fiancĂ© about potential places. Taj Mahal – the tomb or rather the monument of love will amplify your love for each other especially on your first visit. Certainly your visit to the Taj Mahal is going to be very symbolic but this is a thing of the past. India as country boasts of so many honeymoon destinations that you won’t be able to count them on your fingertips!

Amongst the places that are best visited, I will be short listing some popular destinations and the benefits as well. You can then make your choice and book your travels accordingly. 

The first on the list is Kerala. The backwaters of Kerala offer great viewing of the coastlines and some marvelous destinations that you’ll reminisce throughout your life. Why have I put Kerala on the top is not because of personal experience but it is currently considered the hottest honeymoon destinations. Why? Well, for starters you can take a cruise in houseboat in Munnar. After you’ve landed it the houseboat, you’ll get an opportunity to cruise down the back waters – exploring as you go – you’ll enjoy some of the best cruises the tour has to offer. The food, people and the places are great and worth it’s time and stay.
Moving up towards the North East –Kaziranga National Park is mostly frequented by honeymooners. The pristine surrounding and natural places will put you in awe. This Natioanl Park is known for rhinoceros. Elephant safari and Jeep safari will help you explore the jungle and view the splendour the Park has to offer. You can also try the local food which will not be a disappointment. The local food is unlike anything that you have tried in other parts of the country. The climate here is cool and atmosphere is pleasant. A visit to a National Park ha s lot to offer for adventure seeking couples.

India offers various options and if your desire of moving to cooler climates is the need of the hour – you could also consider short listing Laddakh in your travel plans. Laddhakh offers cooler climate, massive snow-capped mountains. One can enjoy camel safaris and visit prominent tourist places like Shey, Thiksey, Hemis and Sindhu Ghat. 

The list for honeymoon destinations isn’t exhaustive but the most prominent and well-known destinations in the country. Ask yourself what it you’re looking for in a travel destination? Asking this question and a mutual decision will make sure you have long lasting memories for all time to come.