Manas national Park, Asian Elephant| Bell metal | Travelling through North East India

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This is episode 4 of our Assam food and travel tour. Just in case if you have missed any episode, you can check it out on playlist:

This is our 2nd visit to any state of North East India, before this we have been to Sikkim just in case if you missed watching that series, you can check out the playlist link:

We started this journey with jeep safari at Manas National park, thereafter went to Guwahati and en-route enjoyed food and Assamese snacks. Finally had our dinner at Guwahati.

I wanted to travel to Sarthebari to learn about Bell metal utensil making process, i went there on way back from Manas to Guwahati but we got late, we were told that artisans work till 4 pm, so we had to travel again there next day to learn the whole process.

Breakfast at Tourist Information Centre
They have only 5 rooms, if you are looking at staying there, you will need to book that in advance.You can check it on Assam tourism website.

Address - Barpeta Road
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Manas National Park: I was told by some people that i can skip Manas and go to Kaziranga but later on when i went to Manas i realised that- great i went to Manas national park. It was a enjoyable and thrilling experience to do jeep safari at Manas National park.

#Wildlife #Assam
During our jeep safari we witnessed a instance where Elephant started chasing our jeep, Since we were maintaining safe distance, we could move back, this is an important tip for travellers.

If you travel to Manas wild life sanctuary, you will get to see many Wild life elephants of Assam.

As per me, you should ideally do a night stay at Manas National park, there are many homestay and resorts in the proximity of National Park.

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Jahin Baraik - Guide , he is a very good guy, knowledgeable and speaks both english and hindi, though he is more comfortable speaking in hindi.

You can connect with him on phone or email

Manas national Park charges detail
Jeep safari - Rs 4000 only for Jeep whole day Without Guide and Security

Car entrance charges - Rs 300
Video - Rs 500
Still photo - Rs 100
Guide - Rs 1500 - Whole day(10 hours)
Rs 500 to Rs 800 (4 Hours)
Entrance fee - Rs 100 per person

Staying in Mathanguri IB - NO ONLINE BOOKING, only offline booking mode is available.


Manas national Park is divided in three separate ranges namely Bansbari (Central), Panbari (Western), and Bhuiapara (Eastern).

We did this tour from Bansbari range, it was a great jeep safari tour at Manas National park.

Lakhimi Hotel & Restaurant: we spotted this restaurant on the highway and over all food here was decent. But for rice i enjoyed other food at this place.

Address - pathsala, Barpeta,Assam, NH-31
Non-Veg Thali - Rs 190

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Pranita Restaurant & Fast Food: This is a famous restaurant at Nalbari, we enjoyed Assamese sweets and namkeen at this shop. If you are travelling from Manas national park to Guwahati, you will see this restaurant on the main highway.

Address - Paikarkuchi Chowk, District Nalbari Assam

Goja - Rs 7 per pc
Milk tea - Rs 10
Kalakand- Rs 15
Nimki - Rs 7

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Gam's Delicacy Restaurant: This is a famous restaurant of Guwahati for Assamese food. Restaurant closes at 10.30 pm. We reached here very late, restaurant was about to close. Great food enjoyed at this restaurant.

OPP Maniram Dewan Trade Center
Ari Fish Anja - Rs 310 (Anja means Gravy)
Joha Rice - Rs 75
Local Chicken Curry - Rs 370

Sarthebari : This is a great place, you can travel to this place, when you are travelling from Guwahati to Manas National park.

If you reach there by 10 or 11 am, you can spend time learning about bell metal utensil making process and can also buy utensils or music instruments for your home.

There are about 300 units in this village, which makes the bell utensils by hands.

These artisans have been working in this industry since generations.

I mentioned in the video also that having food in Bell metal has tremendous health benefits.

You can also connect with Cooperative society if you are looking at buying bell metal utensils in bulk.

Address - Sarthebari, Assam 781307
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Hope you enjoyed watching this episode, in the next episode you will see our journey from Guwahati to Tezpur. We spent about 18 days in Assam…

Dates when we were in Assam - 1st March to 18th March. Actually i reached there on 26th feb evening… but we started our shoot from 1st March…

Thanks for your time, regards
Harish Bali

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