Assam - In the North Eastern part of India, is a mixing urn where culture, heritage, tradition, lifestyle, faith and belief of her Aryan & Non-Aryan, numerous tribes & sub-tribes, Mongoloids & Australoids, drawn from various hives at different points of time have gone into form the Assamese culture - a fascinating and exotic recipe of delightful flavor.

Assam is a home to several wildlife sanctuaries which are a home to endangered and rare species and orchids.North East is a hub of wide variety of flora and fauna.

Orchids are abundantly found in Assam; a variety - Khopo phul(Fox tailed orchid), Bhatou Phul or Vanda coerulea etc. Assam has several attractive destinations; majority of these are National Parks, Wildlife and Bird Sanctuaries.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Elephant Twins were born in Orang National Park

Alka, an elephant in the Orang National Park, which attract thousands of tourists inside the sanctuary wildlife for several years has created a kind of history when she gave birth to twins in the sanctuary last night, 15-12-2010 and both the newborn calves are female.

Orang National Park

The Orang National Park, located on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra in Sonitpur and Darrang district of Assam, India, has an area of 78.81 square kilometers (30.43 square miles). It was established as a sanctuary in 1985 and declared a national park April 13, 1999. Also known as mini Kaziranga National Park (IUCN website) in the two parks have similar landscape consists of marshes, streams and meadows and are inhabited by the Great Indian rhinoceros horns.

The park is rich in flora and fauna, including a large horned Indian rhinos, miniature pigs, elephants, wild buffaloes and tigers. It is the power of rhinos in the north bank of the river Brahmaputra.