Day 7 of our 10-day visit to Bodoland began at Smiling Tusker Elephant Resort and Camp where we had a scrumptious breakfast sitting in the lap of nature and away from city limits. Our day was well planned by tour organisers where we made our way to local NGO visit.
NGO’s in Bodoland are important for the conservation of resources in Manas National Park, as they work day in day out for this. We toured where we were explained what work they do which helps in the betterment of Tribes, Animals and ecosystem of Manas National Park. They also explained to us how they take help from tribes and try to promote their artworks so that they have a source of income.
Because of these NGO’s we get to notice some of the hidden art forms which are not yet commercialised and because of NGO’s a hidden tribe in corner of forests are also getting a source of income for their daily needs. We were given a short tour of what is happening in regions of Bodoland, the help that NGO does. Also, we were told that there are different NGO’s that work together for the betterment of Bodoland as a whole.
After our short tour of NGO, we proceeded towards Guwahati. Guwahati is one of the largest city in Assam also it is the largest metropolis in North East India. It was quite a ride to the city of Guwahati from Bodoland Territory where we made a pit stop for lunch and headed over for our stay at Gibbon Backpackers Hostel.
On our first day at Gibbon Backpackers Hostel, it was chill and various people played the many games that are usually played in hostels, we had our dinner and took rest to continue our tour for next day where we were eager to explore regions of Assam.