Department of Communication and Journalism
Orchids are the greatest pride of North-East India’s landscape and biodiversity. The Kaziranga National Orchid and Biodiversity Park is located at a distance of 2 km from the Central Range of Kaziranga, Kohora Chariali. The park was established in the month of October, 2015.
The entire space is widely spreaded around 6 acres of land in the Durgapur village and also considered as the largest orchid park in the Northeast belt of India.
The park is home to more than 600 varieties of wild orchids, 132 species of sour fruits and leafy vegetables, 46 species of bamboo, 12 species of cane and many other plants along with various species of local fishes.
The park consists of a greenhouse, photo Gallery, medicinal herbal plant garden along with product outlet corner, fruit garden, flower garden, rock garden, rice museum, fish pond, a nature walk and a place for folk cultural practises.
The park has housed 600 more varieties of wild orchids from different locations of North East India. Many of them are rare and would be found locally. Green House along with some selected hybrid varieties. The orchids have been placed amidst wild state in order to give a complete natural ambience taking visitors as close to nature as possible.
The Photo Gallery of the park consists of the images of the in house Orchid planted in the park along with their names and description.
There is also a Medicinal Herb plant garden along with a product outlet in the park. The outlet consisted of many local medicines prepared naturally from plants and flowers. Various drinks and pickles are also available in the outlets which are prepared fresh and natural.
North East India is also home to a large number of different rice species, which are grown in different seasons. Most of them have disappeared from our daily recipes or our farmers have no access to their seeds.
The team of experts at Kaziranga Orchid Park have worked tirelessly to collect those native specimens, collect their history and preserve more than 200 varieties of rice in the Rice Museum.
There are also two ponds in the park where the indigenous varieties of fishes are being preserved. The park also houses a centre to promote native cultures of Assam.
The various art forms are regularly shown to arriving tourists. Tourists to the Kaziranga National Orchid Park also get to taste the ethnic food of North East India.
The park has newly included a cactus garden, a bamboo garden, a photo gallery of the Archaeological sites of North East India, scientific amusement for children and a traditional handloom display and weaving centre.
Everyone will cherish a walk across the splendid natural pathways within the Kaziranga National Orchid and Biodiversity Park. One can enjoy nature’s beauty in silence and immerse in deep thoughts here.