A Story of a Solo Traveler at Brahmaputra Jungle Resort
It’s been almost two years since the pandemic started. I have been home ever since. Before the third wave starts, I knew I was going to need a vacation. I wanted to go somewhere away from the crowd. First place that came to my mind was the North East India. So I took my phone and booked my flight to Assam. Next part of my planning was arranging my stay.
I started browsing for the best hotels in Guwahati. My parents were concerned about my stay since I was travelling alone and that too, during this ongoing pandemic. They wanted something safe and hygienic, somewhere on the outskirts, where there would be less crowd. So I started looking for best resorts in Assam. One of the first options that came up was Brahmaputra Jungle Resort. It was exactly what I needed for my small vacation.
On the day of my arrival, I was picked up by the resort driver from the airport. I was already tired from my flight and so decided to call it a night. My room was sanitized in front of me, which made me feel relaxed and trust the hygiene of the resort. Next day I woke up early and fresh for a small trek.
After around 15 minutes into the trek, the guide suddenly asked me to stop moving and be quiet. And then he pointed towards the hill on the other side. I witnessed something that I will cherish forever. Right there in front of me was a ‘Barking Deer’, as informed by my guide. Hopping around playfully unaware of our presence.
This wholesome experience was followed by an equally wholesome breakfast by the pond. It was a quite and pleasant morning. My companions were the beautiful ducks of the resort. I then got ready to start my day. I spent my afternoon visiting the ‘Kamakhya temple’, I didn’t plan on any activities in the city due to covid and so I went back to the resort for a late lunch. Rest of the evening, I stayed in the resort itself and enjoyed the nature.
The next day again I woke up early for bird watching. The most interesting part about it was the guide. He was so knowledgeable and in fact, was self-taught. During the course of birding, I witnessed at least a dozen exotic birds- The ‘Oriental Pied Hornbill’ and the ‘Green Billed Malkoha’ to name a few. I decided to spend my day trying all the activities that the resort had to offer.
First, I started with elephant riding followed by zip lining and then rock climbing ending it with monkey crawling. All these activities made me hungry, and it was fulfilled by a traditional Assamese lunch of Masor tenga(assamese fish curry, khar(traditional assamese dish), mashed potato, dal and rice. It was simple yet so delightful. I spent the evening taking a swim in the resort’s infinity pool and then an evening walk around the resort. It was my last day there. I think the best part of the resort was all the activities that it had to offer.
You could spend an entire day enjoying all the activities. So even though I didn’t get to explore the city much, I was never bored, the staff were friendly and helpful. I’m definitely looking forward to visiting it again.