One Horned Rhino-Its Sorry State

As we all know One Horned Rhino is found only in Assam,India.It is kind of Pride not only to¬†Assam but to whole of India,but as you all know the kind of sorry state they are going through…on the verge of extinction because of only few who just in the name of few bucks don’t care to kill them.

Just 10-12 days has passed in 2015 and 3 rhinos has been killed,what a shameful act.And we as citizen of Assam and India just don’t care enough..

Don’t talk about our leaders,The Assam Government just don’t care and never will…Even the Central Govt. have put a blind eye towards it.

No one seems to care and in no time they will be History… ūüė¶

If by any chance our Prime Minister happens to go through this,I would just like to request him to take necessary and stern steps to Save Our Pride-The One Horned Rhino.

One Horned Rhino

One Horned Rhino

 

 

Pride of Assam-One Horned Rhino

On 1st January 2015,Me and My Family decided to visit Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary…It was my wish to visit and to take a close look at The World Famous One Horned Rhino…And here’s what I got.

One Horned Rhino

                                                                  One Horned Rhino

North East India-Contd..

Part II:- Assam Tourist Places

My Previous Post described about the NE’s largest city and in this post I will try to bring up the other places of interest in rest of Assam. So,Let’s move out of Guwahati now and roam to other exquisite places of Assam.For nature lovers Assam and the entire NE has lot more to offer than one could ever think of.There is lots of Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks and each one of them is very well connected with Guwahati¬†and Assam Forest Department provide all sorts of facilities and recreational activities Here is the list of the must visit Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks:-

  • Kaziranga National Park-Famous for one-horned rhino and also famous for Bengal Tiger with home to Elephants,Swamp Deer,is at a distance of 280 kms from Guwahati and takes about 6-7 hours.Jeep and Elephant Safaris are provided for tourist.

    Kaziranga

    Kaziranga

  • Manas Wildlife Sanctuary:-An UNESCO world heritage site famous for Project Tiger reserve,Elephant reserve and Biosphere reserve.The park is known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife such as the¬†Assam Roofed Turtle,¬†Hispid Hare,¬†Golden Langur,¬†Pygmy Hog¬†and Indian Rhino. Manas is famous for its population of the Wild water buffalo.Tourist interest includes¬†Elephant Rides,Jeep Jungle Safari,Manas Nature Trails And Treks,River Rafting,Bird Watching.Distance from Guwahati is around 180 kms and generally takes around 4-5 hours.

    Manas National Park

    Manas National Park

  • Pobitora National Park:-¬†It is popular for Deers and Rhinos. Situated in the famous Magical village of Mayong in the Marigaon¬†district of Assam in India.It has a dense population of The Great Indian one-horned Rhinoceros and also famous for Migratory birds.It is around 60 kms away from Guwahati and takes about 1.5 hours.

    Pobitora National Park

    Pobitora National Park

  • Majuli:-The largest river island in Assam with around 500 sq.kms of area.There are many Satras(Socio-religious institutions) defining traditions of Assam and Cultural entity of the tribes,rare species of migratory birds.Majuli is around 490 kms away from Guwahati,to reach Majuli one has to goto Jorhat which is 310 kms away and from there use the inland transport system to reach Majuli.It takes about 8 hours to reach Majuli from Guwahati.
    Majuli Hut

    Majuli Hut

    Majuli Travel

    Majuli Travel

    Majuli Serene

    Majuli Serene

  • Haflong Hill:-¬†This hill station is very popular among tourists as it is one of the most scenic destinations in the North Eastern part of India. This hill station is located a small distance away from¬†Silchar, and can easily be reached.It is around 310 kms away fro m Guwahati and takes about 6 hours to reach.

    Haflong

    Haflong

  • Sivasagar:-The ocean of lord Shiva formerly known as Rangpur¬†was the capital of the¬†Ahom Kingdom¬†from 1699 to 1788.This town’s main feature is the water body from which it gets its name.This is a 257-acre (1.04 sq.km) tank also called Borpukhuri¬†dug by Ahom King,at a higher elevation than the rest of the town,with three temples(“Doul”s inAssamese) on its banks.Its Monuments like Talatal Ghar,Kareng Ghar,Rong Ghar,Siva Doul,Vishnu Doul are of main tourist attractions.It is around 370 kms from guwahati and takes about 7-8 hours to reach.

    Sivasagar

    Sivasagar

Best time to visit Assam is between October to April as the weather during this period is mild and moderate with pleasant sunny days and cool nights.This is all about Assam Tourism.In the next coming post I will move out of Assam and write about other NE States.Hope you guys liked my post,if there is any suggestion or questions please do comment.

P.S.:-Image Credits goes to the Google and People who uploaded them

The Indian Rhino-Our Pride

Indian RhIndian Rhinoinoceros-Also known as ‘The Great One-Horned Rhinoceros’ widely found in North-Eastern India’s Assam state and some areas in the foothills of Himalayas.Also listed as a vulnerable species meaning they are in the danger of Extinction or Endangered Species.

Generally found in The Kaziranga National Park,Pobitora Nationa Park and now some being transferred to Manas Tiger Reserve.Due to high concentration of Rhino in Kaziranga they are now being shifted to other protected areas.

Now the serious part-What if such a Beautiful creature become extinct?Have we Guys ever Rhino Kazirangathought about that.No one is bothered about their existence,they make us proud,India proud.

Through this blog post I want to raise awareness among the People on India and Especially among the people of NE to come up together and try to stop the atrocities happening on them not only them but all the other beautiful wild creatures.

Indian Government along with Assam Government are doing there bit which I suppose is not enough and I think being citizen of India we hold responsibility to do our bit too especially when the so-called ‘Rhino’ species is about to extinct.

Few days ago going over the net I found about the India: IRV2020

This programme is specially designed with an aim to increase the Rhino population to 3000 by the year 2020 which is a very good initiative by Assam Government and WWF  in fact this project can become a huge success if we the citizen and locals offer a helping hand and co-operate with Government and WWF.

The main aim of the IRV2020 is:-

One horned Rhino

  • To improve security in all rhino areas in Assam
  • To expand the distribution of rhinos to reduce the risk of catastrophes
  • To the concentration of Rhino in one place i.e. transferring them to other protected areas.

According to recent census Rhino population is on the rise with over 2200 Rhino found in Assam,though poaching activity is there but compared to earlier days such activity has come down with tremendous effort from Assam Government and the locals.

With more and more effort from the Government Of India and Assam,with help of the local people’s,and creating more and more awareness among the citizen of India I believe we will be able to keep our pride-The Rhino in a nourished way.