Welcome to Kaziranga National Orchid Park
Kaziranga National Park is one among the top ten most visited national parks in India. Recently, Kaziranga National Orchid and Biodiversity Park, established at a 2 kilometers distance from Kohora Chariali (near Central Range, Kaziranga) spanning a wide area of 18 bighas (5.95 acres) of land at Durgapur village is the largest orchid park of its kind that has added a new dimension to the glory and pride of Kaziranga National Park. Till date, scientists have discovered only 850 varieties of orchids in India’s North East region. Out of the 1314 species of orchids found in India, Kaziranga National Orchid Park alone boasts of possessing a little more than 500 varieties of wild orchids collected from different parts of North East Indian states. Besides orchids, Kaziranga National Orchid and Biodiversity Park houses 132 species of sour fruits and leafy vegetables, 12 species of cane, 46 species of bamboo and a large variety of local fishes.
Welcome sign board to Kaziranga National Orchid Park
Lady Slipper Orchid
Blue Vanda Mokara
Renanthera (Higher classification: Vanda)
Cymbidium (Higher classification: Cymbidiinae)
Impressive look of Anthurium flower
Kaziranga National Orchid and Biodiversity Park, a noble initiative by Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) led by Akhil Gogoi, Chairman of the orchid park consists of a green house, photo gallery, medicinal herbal plant garden, product outlet corner, fruit garden, flower garden, rock garden, rice museum, fish pond and centre for folk-cultural practices. The orchid park also offers the visitors to enjoy a nature walk in the forest adjacent to it.
The rice museum showcases more than 200 varieties of indigenous paddy species found in North East Indian provinces. The two fish ponds inside the orchid park preserve some of the special indigenous fish species, besides offering the visitors boating facility. An arrangement of cultural programme is also available to the visitors in the evening hours exhibited by the artists employed in the Centre for Folk-Cultural Practices. The photo gallery displays approximately 350 varieties of orchids in framed photographs for enrichment of knowledge to the visiting student groups.
A magnificent view of blooming flowers inside the Greenhouse
A side view of orchids inside the Greenhouse
Another side view inside the Greenhouse
A glimpse inside Photo Gallery – I
A glimpse inside Photo Gallery – II
Inside view of Rice Museum
Moments spent in the traditional stilt houses on trees constructed near the pond, unrelenting melody of birds, sight of a wide variety of butterflies, a glimpse of the Hoolock Gibbons coupled with a glass of Bhim banana juice (Bhim banana, scientific name: Musa balbisiana Colla, is a heavily seeded variety of banana that grows naturally in the wild and nutritionally richer than other banana varieties found in Assam) taken with locally made pithas (a special type of baked pancakes made of rice flour) mesmerize the tourists visiting Kaziranga National Orchid and Biodiversity Park set in an ecotourism environment at Kaziranga.
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