On December 17 we stopped for lunch at Tezpur and met Bhanti Pehi, Ishani's aunt (her dad's younger sister) and their family. Then we continued to Kaziranga National Park's Bagori Range for an afternoon jeep safari. This 430 square kilometer park is a jewel of India,with habitat for LOTS of animals including the endangered one-horned rhino. The park is not safe to walk in without a vehicle (jeep or elephant) and a guide.
That evening, we stayed at Aranya Lodge, Kaziranga, which is near where Ishani's dad was previously stationed, so he knew the area well.