मुसाफिर हो तुम भी, मुसाफिर हैं हम भी,
किसी मोड़ पर फिर मुलाकात होगीबशीर बद्र
This weekend we went to visit Manas National Park in Assam. We drove for 4.5 hrs at a stretch, to reach Manas from Alipurduar. The national highway is of top notch quality making the journey quick and pleasant. Although, can’t say the same for the state highway to be taken at Barpeta.
Manas national park has a rich biodiversity that it graciously flaunts. We caught a glimpse of this richness through a jungle safari.
On a single day itself we could see herd of elephants, wild buffaloes, rhinoceros, bison, wild boars and cap langur. Once again the tiger was well hidden inside the Jungle, marking its presence through scratches all over the tree bark. Since the duration was short and the safari was on a continuous move, the bird sighting was very limited to birds that were highly conspicuous like barbets, green pigeons, fairy bluebird, Orioles, minivets, Jungle fowl, raptors etc.
The trip became further more memorable at the Manas Orchid Homestay of Mr. Krishna Pathak a well mannered, hardworking and happy guy. He doesn’t offer any shiny amenities. But he offers a clean room, huge lawn, security service by a highly interactive dog (Oggy) and delicious local food.
Overall Manas is a great place to go to, a complete drama. Highly quiet and dark in the night where you can see the stars to shooting stars, and even more engaging mornings.