While India holds the notorious record of witnessing maximum selfie deaths in the world for two successive years, here’s one instance where selfies have actually turned helpful.
The Assam Police has tracked down two poachers through the selfies clicked inside Kaziranga National Park in northeastern India. The duo had allegedly killed a female rhino in June last year, and were arrested on Wednesday in central Assam’s Nagaon district, the Hindustan Times reported.
The Kaziranga National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site and houses two-thirds of the planet’s great one-horned rhinoceros. There are 2,401 rhinos in the sanctuary of which nearly 800 are females.
The report further added that one of the photographs had the poacher smiling with what appeared to be two automatic rifles fitted with silencers in the backdrop. Police said that their “informers” got hold of the images.
Nothing injects a place with instant worldwide renown quite like royalty does. During the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s tour of India and Bhutan in April this year, Kaziranga National Park was one of the places they visited. They visited Kaziranga to see its animal conservation projects, including the Kaziranga Discovery Park, built by a charity funded by Mark Shand, the late brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. The royal couple stayed at the Diphlu River Lodge (www.diphluriverlodge.com), on the banks of the River Diphlu, overlooking the park. A Unesco World Heritage site, it’s 42,996 hectares of watery grassland and forest in the floodplains of the Brahmaputra River in the north-east Indian state of Assam.
Well-known to Indian tourists and some determined international travellers, Assam is my home state, and I have visited Kaziranga many times.
It is always refreshing to go to a national park and be one with nature. You will get to see a variety of wildlife and find yourself busy clicking pictures of them. It is a perfect vacation spot to head to with your family as the feeling of adventure lasts all the way through! The state of Assam has many national parks, making it a perfect getaway for the adventurer in you. Other than the many picturesque locales to roam around, these parks serve as the entertainment you need to jazz things up. Here is a look at some of the national parks in Assam.
Kaziranga National Park Kaziranga National Park is the pride of Assam.
An elephant calf injured in a village, a rhino orphaned by poachers, a full-grown tiger discovered in a well and a leopard found in a house! These are four of 1,600 animals and 150 species saved in the last ten years at IFAW’s Wildlife Rescue Center in northeast, India.
Situated near Kaziranga National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the northeast Indian state of Assam, the center was opened in 2002 by IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org), in partnership with the Assam Forest Department and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI). Since then it has also pioneered hand-raising and rehabilitation of numerous species of wild animals including clouded leopards, rhinos, elephants, bears and birds like the greater adjutant storks and India’s only apes -the Hoolock gibbons.
Get the best assistance from the travel desk of United-21 grassland resort in Kaziranga. During your visit to Kaziranga National Park you can stay at one of the resorts near Kaziranga. Among many resorts at the destination, United-21 Grassland resort in Kaziranga provides nice accommodation near the park. This resort is dedicated to make use of tourism as the best means of conserving wildlife and ultimately the environment. The travel desk of the resort assists the visitors in selecting suitable Kaziranga wildlife tour or the Elephant safaris. Other assistance provided by the helpdesk is for guided tours or trekking in nearby beautiful trekking sites. This resort proves to be an ultimate guide while exploring the grasslands and forests of Kaziranga.
Kaziranga National Park, in Assam is the most deserving destination for the nature lovers and animal life enthusiasts.