Happy summers! This gorgeous season calls for its own set of fun and adventure and one of them is exploring the Wildlife. In this edition we take you to one of India’s favourite National Parks - Kaziranga (Assam).
Also learn about the popular festival Buddha Purnima, celebrated by Buddha followers around the world and a super quick ‘n tasty Assamese dish - Aloo Pitika. We would love to know your feedback on our newsletter so we can deliver what you desire to know about India.
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Borgos Resort, Kaziranga
Borgos Resort Kazirnaga is the only resort in Kaziranga, Assam, India with golf driving range. It is a 4 star hotel located at Bogorijuri, Kohora, Kaziranga National Park, with a wonderful view of our luscious green gardens from over 40 spacious guest rooms and suites. The magnificence day spa attributes unique spa treatments with natural ingredients. Borgos offers a family friendly atmosphere and aiming to provide activities that the whole family can take pleasure in together.
Borgos Kaziranga is full of activities like Swimming Pool, Golf Driving, Campfire, Boating, Multi Gym, Pool Parlor, Spa, Jacuzzi etc.
The restaurant “Elephant” at the Kaziranga Borgos provides authentic multi-cuisine dishes and it is one of the best in this region. The “Tiger” bar has 100 label wine selection makes it exceptional in its category.
Buddha Jayanti, also known as Buddha Purnima, celebrates the birth, enlightenment and death of Lord Buddha. It's the most sacred Buddhist festival. Buddhists regard Lumbini (which is now part of Nepal) to be the birthplace of Buddha. He became enlightened at Bodhgaya in the Indian state of Bihar, and is believed to have lived and taught mostly in eastern India.Activities include prayer meets, sermons and religious discourses, recitation of Buddhist scriptures, group meditation, processions, and worship of the statue of Buddha. Indian Railways runs a special Mahaparinirvan Express Buddhist India.Tourist Train that visits all Buddhist pilgrimage places in
When:: May every year Where: Various Buddhist sites across India, particularly at Bodhgaya.
Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga National Park,in the state of Assam,is a premiem Wildlife experience and a world heritage site. The park is home to the the famed one horned rhinos and is a reserve for Indian Tigers also.The park’s population of 1800-odd rhinos represents more than two-thirds of the world’s total (in 1904, there were just 200).The park consists of western, central and eastern ranges, with the central range doubling as the venue for early-morning elephant safaris.
Jeep Or Elephant Safari
Indulge in a jeep or elephant safari to the thick forests of Eastern Range to have a glimpse of the migratory birds , and tigers as well. OR head to the in the grasslands of Central or Western Range to see the Rhinos.
Visit to the Tea Plantations & Tea Factories
Jorhat is the place where you will get to see a wide area dedicated for tea plantations and enjoy staying at a heritage bungalow with the aroma around you always. Visit some of the tea factories to observe the preparation of freshest tea and try samples of different types of tea produced.
Kakochang Waterfalls is a popular picnic spot and the way is flanked by coffee and rubber plantations that offer a beautiful sight.
These are the archaeological remains of an ancient temple located on a hill top.
From the Kitchen...
Aloo Pitika is a simple side dish accompanied to rice and dal. A soul food in its truest sense, aloo pitika is loved by all of Assam. It is essentially mashed potatoes with mustard oil, onion, coriander and salt. Try out this flavoursome dish in your kitchen…
4-5 medium sized potatoes.
1 Spring Onion
2-3 Green Chillies
1 tsp Oil (Assamese use mustard oil)
Garnish with coriander
Boil the potatoes, peel and mash them.
Add the chopped spring onions, onions and the chillies and mix it well.
Add the mustard oil and salt to taste. Alu pitika is ready to be served. Goes well with Indian style dal rice and fish fry.