The most preferred stay option of travellers to Kaziranga National Park, IORA – the Retreat is a 4 Star property nestled amidst the rolling hills of the lush green tea gardens of Assam conveniently located near the Kohora Safari range of Kaziranga National Park. IORA – the Retreat offers all modern luxuries to its guests that are expected from a 4 Star category hotel room. The entire resort is spread across a huge area of 20 acres with various amenities like aesthetically designed luxurious rooms, in house multi cuisine restaurant and bar, swimming pools, health club and spa, billiard and pool room and other indoor games and activities. IORA offers best in class stay at Kaziranga National Park. The entrance to the reception area of the IORA Resort at Kaziranga National Park gives you a feeling of delight and makes you feel that choosing to stay here was one of the good decisions of your visit to Kaziranga National Park. Warm and friendly staff are always present at the reception area of the IORA to greet their visitors with a warm and welcoming smile. IORA is one of the few resorts in Kaziranga National Park that offers you a 24 hour room service facility so you can be rest assured that all your needs are attended to here during your stay at Kaziranga.
The owners of IORA – the Retreat at Kaziranga National Park are the pioneers of the hospitality industry of Assam and they manage other luxurious properties at Bhalukpong and Baga Beach at Goa too. In addition, IORA offers a multicuisine restaurant at Guwahati called as Cafe Craft and also a pure veg food court at Khetri on your journey to Kaziranga National Park from Guwahati. They ensure that they do not leave any stone unturned to make your stay at any of their properties a very warm, cozy, homely and one to cherish for a lifetime.
When it comes to the food offering at IORA, they have an ethnic restaurant – ‘Bhatbaan’ that has exotic ethnic Assamese style food that is sure to leave your taste buds craving for more whilst your stay at Kaziranga National Park. Ethnic delights like banana flower with egg, fish curry with Ou tenga and other ethnic delights are served here. The western cuisine restaurant – ‘Scarlet Flame’ serves out various dishes of pan Indian and oriental cuisine. The Iron Wood Bar is well stocked with the choicest of wine and liquor and a wide selection of starters that couple with your cocktail quite well. There is also a provision for a pool bar to serve you with an array of cocktails, while you enjoy your swim. The owners of IORA are patrons of the traditional handicrafts and handlooms of Assam and they have an inhouse souvenir shop that allows its visitors to choose from various collections of ethnic handicrafts and handlooms of Assam and North East India. Every year IORA hosts the silk and dye festival in the month of February that showcases the rich custom and practice of natural dye and its application on various ethnic fabrics of Assam.
Facilities available at IORA the Retreat – Kaziranga National Park
- Cable Television
- Coffee and Tea Maker
- High Speed Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
- Mini Bar
- 24 hours Room Service
- Laundry Service
- 2 Conference halls with seating up to 200
- Multi-cuisine restaurant and Well stocked bar
- Beautiful swimming pool with a water cascade
- Health Club, Spa & Wellness Centre with traditional massages
- DVD and book libraries
- 2 dormitories for students
- Theme suites for honeymoon couples
- Open deck cafe by the swimming pool and in pool bar
- Children’s pool
- Outdoor banquets
- Billiards, pool, table tennis, different board games for children and adults
- Walking trails, outdoor sit outs and nature trails along exotic flora
- Packed food while on safari and Picnic lunches
- Jeep and elephant safari to Kaziranga National Park
|IORA the Retreat – Kohora – Kaziranga National Park|
|Room Types||Total Nos.||Occupancy||Tariff (INR)|
|Double Luxury Rooms||34||Single/Double||7100|
|Double Supreme Rooms||4||Single/Double||10250|
|Nationality||Safari Rates at the different Ranges in Kaziranga National Park (6 Persons Tariffs)|
|Indians (Per Jeep)||3650||3550||4250||4750|
|Foreigners (Per Jeep)||7000||6900||7600||8100|
|Indians (Per Head)||1200|
|Foreigners (Per Head)||2500||2500|
** Subjected to revision before the Start of Season in October
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Hosting our guests from Canada at the IORA Resort Kaziranga
In the month of December 2018 we hosted our guests from Canada Ms. Gayle and family at Meghalaya and Assam and at Assam we were scheduled to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kaziranga National Park after winding our visit at Jowai, Dawki, Mawlynnong and Shillong and post this we would drive back to Guwahati for their onward flight to Kolkata. I planned their stay at IORA Resort in Kaziranga National Park because they wanted to halt in Kaziranga at a nice place and otherwise they would be halting at decent places at Jowai and Shillong but at Kaziranga they wanted to halt and enjoy an evening at a nice luxurious places and what better than IORA Resort comes to mind at Kaziranga. The IORA Resort was the pioneer in luxury hospitality at Kaziranga National Park and since then many more deluxe retreats have been built around the vicinity of Kaziranga National Park that allows visitors to come and enjoy their stay at this UNESCO Would Heritage Site without having to compromise on luxury. Located near the Kohora Safari entrance of Kaziranga National Park, IORA – the Retreat as it is commonly referred to is a unit of one of Assam’s oldest and pioneers of the News daily and the thought of operating a luxury retreat in the Wild came to their mind to cater to the needs and demands of the visitors at Kaziranga National Park.
IORA Resort at Kaziranga hosts visitors from around the World and it has certainly created a brand of its own when it comes to luxury stay in the wild as they operate the Prashanti Tourist Lodge at Bhalukpong, The IORA escapade in Goa (IORA Baga Beach), a luxury dine in restaurant at the Khetri area near Guwahati and also the Café Craft at the Silpukhuri area in Guwahati and the Canteen at the Srimanta Shankardeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati. With much knowledge in the hospitality sector you can be rest assured that at the IORA Resort Kaziranga you will be attended to by an able staff to take care of all your needs and requirements of your deluxe retreat in the wild at Kaziranga National Park. As they were a family of three one room was sufficient for their stay and I asked my associate at Kaziranga to assist me and get a room booked at the IORA Resort and as this was planned well in advance we were successful in booking a room at the IORA Resort because otherwise the place is booked completely across December as this month is the prime tourist season in Kaziranga and it is very difficult to get a last minute booking at the IORA Resort in Kaziranga.
After paying a token amount towards the room booking our booking was confirmed and I made reservations at the Heaven’s Cove Resort in Jowai and the Sunrise Guest House in Shillong for the comfortable stay of our guests here. Their day of arrival came and I went to the Guwahati airport to pick them up. Generally I hire the services of a Toyota Innova vehicle for the travel arrangements of our guests but as this was a small family of only three gusts and overtime we got friendly over our discussion over emails and so I took my personal vehicle and decided to drive myself and show our guests around personally especially with the fact that they were foreign nationals and they did not know any other language apart from English and I could help them communicate with the locals better. From the Guwahati airport we headed on our drive to Meghalaya crossing Jorabat and Nongpoh areas. At Nongpoh we made a halt for an early lunch as the guests had come all the way from Jaipur and so they were hungry and we stopped at the Jiva’s restaurant in Nongpoh that is a very popular food joint in the area very spacious and hygienic as well and ample space for parking our vehicles.
The guests had a quick lunch and I did not eat as I wasn’t hungry and post this we started on our drive towards the Barapani area in Meghalaya. At this point we were in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya and from Barapani if we take a right we head to Shillong and other areas in the East Khasi Hills but to reach Jowai we are to head to the West Jaintia hills in Meghalaya and so we headed straight on our drive to reach Jowai at around 2 PM. I called the owner of the Heaven’s Cove Resort and he shared me his location and we drove towards the place that is located a little inside the interiors of Jowai and once I reached the place, he welcomed me and our guests and I had to leave the car at the road and he would park it safely in the premises nearby and the boys at his place carried our luggage to the resort that is located about 800 metres and one has to hike across a small hiss and later paddy fields to reach the place.
Our guests at first were sceptical as to how far they had to walk to reach the place but once they saw the place after a short walk they were left enthralled with the location of this Heaven’s Cove Resort at Jowai in Meghalaya. The entire place is surrounded by green mountains and lush forest cover and a stream flowing down carrying fresh water with it and the Resort is beautifully painted and is a perfect weekend getaway here in Jowai. As the place had only 2 rooms I had booked both the rooms and the one on top was more like a suite and the one below just had the room and our guests went to freshen up and in the evening we explored the place around the Heaven’s Cove Resort and we were served with a nice dinner by the caretaker of the place at night. The next day too we halted at Jowai and as it was raining heavily due to a cyclonic storm we only managed to visit the Krang Suri falls and the Jowai market before coming back to our place of halt. We had our dinner at the Resort itself as there was no options around the place and the following day we headed to visit the waterfall behind the resort and later continue on our drive to Dawki where we enjoyed our day of boating on the clean waters of the Umngot river and later visited the cleanest village of Asia at Mawlynnong.
We had to be quick as were to travel to Shillong as well and later after quickly exploring the cleanest village and learning about the way of the Khasi people living here in Mawlynnong we went to visit the balancing rocks near the Mawlynnong village and later we also visited the Riwai Single Decker Living Root Bridge here and then started on our drive to Shillong in Meghalaya. It took us around 2 hours to reach Shillong and we were extremely tired after a long day and we went over to the Sunrise Guest House in Shillong and our guests checked in to their room and as we were not travelling anywhere further for the day and we were halting at Shillong the next day as well the guests asked me to leave and I would be staying just close by at the Ashiana Guest House here. Whenever I travel with my guests I ensure to stay close to their place of stay so that in case of any emergency I can come there for them and I advise my drivers accompanying my guests to do the same because if they stay far away and any emergency arises it would take them time to reach and this would be of inconvenience to our guests and this is not something I choose to allow.
I checked in to the place nearby and in the evening I visited my friend’s place at the Laban area in Shillong. Next day we started exploring the beautiful city of Shillong and we were scheduled to travel to Upper Shillong to visit the Shillong peak and the Elephant Falls here and later come back to the Don Bosco Museum, spend some time at the Ward’s lake and end the day by visiting the Police Bazar market area in Shillong. We started after our breakfast at the Sunrise Guest House and we explored the beauty of the Shillong city from the highest point in the East Khasi Hills at the Shillong Peak and later we went to explore the Elephant Falls in Shillong that is a beautiful three layered cascading waterfall and later we visited the beautiful campus of the Don Bosco Museum in Shillong that illustrates the rich culture and traditions of the indigenous people of North East India.
It took us quite some time to explore the Don Bosco Museum in Shillong as the place has seven floors and each floor is designed with so much of thought behind it that you can’t just go over it in haste and have to stop at each and every exhibit and read what it is telling us. Anyways we wound up our visit here and next went to visit their friend’s home near the Polo grounds in Shillong and I must admit driving around Shillong city is nothing less than a horrible nightmare with the narrow roads and heavy traffic. And most of the roads are one way drive and in case you do not know the way it is sure for your vehicle to be stopped by the traffic authorities and fined. Therefore to navigate around Shillong city it is of utmost importance to travel with an experienced driver because even the GPS gets confused with the one way directions. I somehow managed to take the road from behind the Don Bosco museum towards the Polo grounds and we got to the place and they were all excited to meet after a long time and the lady here was settled in Canada and she recently came back to Meghalaya to identify and help promote the local handicrafts and handloom of the region and I thought this to be a very good initiative.
She belonged to a very well to do family and this I could make out from the huge house they owned in the prime location of the city and the number of helpers at the place. We enjoyed our lunch at our guest’s friend’s place and later on headed to the Ward’s lake area and I dropped them near the entrance of the Ward’s lake and went to park my vehicle at the Police Bazar market public parking and I joined them from the back gate. Dug out and constructed during the erstwhile British Raj and when Shillong was the capital of Assam, the Ward’s lake today is a prime tourist attraction in the heart of Shillong city and visitors from across the World come to visit this unique lake that is believed to have been dug by the prisoners of the Central Jail. Boating facilitates, restaurants and a long walking track is present near the lake area and our guests enjoyed boating here and later we went to the Police Bazar area to have a look around. We returned back to our Guest house and rested for the evening with the next morning plan of driving to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kaziranga National Park and check into the IORA Resort here.
We had our breakfast at the Sunrise Guest House and I settled the bill at both the places of stay and we started on our drive to the Kaziranga National Park crossing the Barapani, Nongpoh and Jorabat areas to head to Sonapur in Assam continuing to Jagiroad, Raha and further to Nagaon. At Nagaon we stopped for lunch but then realized that it was still early for lunch and so we decided ot halt ahead and after another hours drive we reached Amoni where I stopped at the Assam Tourism’s Triptire Ehaz restaurant that is operated by the Dept. of Tourism (Gov. of Assam) and this place is known to serve an authentic Assamese cuisine meal. I did not get the opportunity to make my guests taste the wonderful cuisine of Assam yet and thought this was the perfect opportunity for them to enjoy their lunch before we head on to Kaziranga National Park. The Triptire Ehaz restaurant is located conveniently adjacent to the highway and there is a huge parking area for the visitors and the restaurant is located a little behind and this is good as the dust from the road doesn’t reach the place.
We took our seats at the restaurant and ordered ourselves a nice Assamese Thali and a chicken curry and a fish curry and I and recommended them to try the Borali fish as this place is known to serve a very nice curry of this fish and also this fish has less bones as well. The food arrived and it was prepared in a traditional way of the Assamese style with the food served on bell metal plates and bowls and everyone enjoyed the presentation and we started to have our food. The guests asked me how to eat with their hands as this is the traditional way of eating food in Assam and I showed them how to do it and everyone had the rice and the accompaniments of dal, potato fry, ladies finger, mashed brinjal, mashed potatoes, salad, chutney, etc. and the chicken and fish curry and the overall meal was absolutely delicious. For any visitor travelling to Kaziranga National Park in case you do not feel like having your lunch at the Nagaon Bypass that would be recommended to you by most of the taxi drivers and the tour planners you can stop here at Amoni at the Triptire Ehaz and enjoy your meal here and there is also a nice and clean bathroom to refresh yourself as well.
After lunch we started on our drive to reach Koliabor and Jakhlabandha and we gradually entered the animal corridor of Kaziranga National Park at the Burapahar range and various signage’s welcomed us to Kaziranga National Park and instructing us to drive slowly along this stretch of road as often wild animals cross these roads. After Burapahar we reached Bagori range and continued on our drive to reach Kohora area and finally we reached the IORA Resort after taking a right diversion from the highway. This road stretch has a few resorts with the first one being the Emerald Resort, the nest is the IORA Resort and towards the end is Mandu – the Escape. Both IORA resort and Mandu the Escape are luxurious stay options here at Kaziranga National Park. At the IORA Resort we reached the huge parking spot and the place was bustling with tourists while some of them were checking in, some checking out and some coming back from their Jeep safari rides.
Because of its pleasant scenic location, IORA resort can be described as a luxurious retreat that blends the tranquillity of Assam with the nearby tea gardens, paddy fields and view of the Karbi Anglong Hills and combines it with the luxuries and pleasantries of the stay at modern resort environment. Hosting the best in art amneties that are needed to make your stay at Kaziranga National Park a pleasant one, the IORA Resort offers a scenic and rejuvenating experience in a 20 acre campus housing 42 deluxe and spacious rooms that offer a perfect view of the nearby tea gardens and the state of the art swimming pool area. Not only during your visit to Kaziranga for a jungle safari experience, IORA Resort is also a completely family destination and you can arrange for various other occasions as well that will be handled well by a team of dedicated staff members. After your jungle safari inside the forest reserves of Kaziranga you can unwind in the evening by the pool, spend time at the bar, enjoy bonfire and folk dance performances in the lawn or savour an evening dinner with some exquisite cuisine at the multi cuisine restaurant of Scarlet Flame or enjoy an ethnic Assamese meal at the traditional Assamese speciality restaurant of IORA called as the Bhatbaan.
The IORA Resort boasts of a unique stay experience across its 42 rooms and suites that guests can choose from and the luxury and comfort offered across these rooms are unparalleled and unmatched. Rooms are designed to suit all needs be it for couples, family or a group of friends coming for a jungle safari experience here at Kaziranga National Park. Each room has a balcony as well and guests can relax at the balcony gazing at the starlit sky or the lush greenery surrounding the IORA Resort. With the only aim of providing unmatched and unparalleled comforts to the guests at Kaziranga, IORA resort offers stay options in 34 luxury rooms, 4 Supreme rooms and 4 Ultra Deluxe Suites that have a modern infrastructure design, luxurious interiors, beautiful linen and upholstery, private balcony, cushioned sofas, ensuite bathrooms, air conditioning, LED television, mini fridge, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, writing desk and access to the swimming pool, SPA, Bar, Conference halls and the restaurants. A most rewarding stay option at Kaziranga, the IORA resort is a luxury jungle experience to witness on your visit to Kaziranga.
We went to the reception area and our luggage was already collected by a staff member of the IORA resort and the staff at the reception welcomed us and after the check in formalities the guests were escorted to their room here at the IORA Resort in Kaziranga. I took a walk around the place and as one of the staff member asked me as to whether I operate a travel company and on me obliging he asked a staff member to take me around the campus and show me around so that could learn about the IORA Resort further and bring in more guests from my itineraries. The boy took me to the restaurants that are present at the IORA Resort and at first the ‘Scarlet Flame’ is a beautiful modern styled restaurant with exclusive dine in styles and luxurious furnishings inside the restaurant that will remind you of a dining experience at a five star restaurant. The Scarlet Flame restaurant at the IORA resort offers a fine dining experience of Indian and Continental cuisine and has beautiful interiors and ambiance. The Indian food here is a must try especially the North Indian recipes along with the Chinese cuisine recipes as well. The Sunday lunch Buffet served here is an absolute delight and the chef rolls out a menu that is one among the best among the luxury dining’s at Kaziranga.
Next is the Assamese restaurant at the IORA Resort called as the ‘Bhatbaan’ and this word ‘Bhat’ translates to rice in English as rice is the most integral food among the people of Assam and a meal is incomplete without a spoonful of rice and this restaurant at the IORA Resort in Kaziranga has been designed in a traditional Assamese style with the furnishings of bamboo and cane. Bamboo is a very important timber and the artisans of the villages of Assam can weave out some exquisite furniture’s of bamboo and cane and this can be seen here at the Bhatbaan restaurant of the IORA Resort as most of the furniture has been designed with bamboo from the tables and chairs including the walls of the restaurant. The traditional Assamese Jhapi and Xorai can be seen around the Bhatbaan restaurant at the IORA resort and the gigantic pictures of the various traditional monuments of Assam are displayed here. The design has a touch of modern lifestyle architecture that is blended well with the traditional art culture of Assam. Some of the offerings on the menu at the Bhatbaan restaurant at the IORA resort are the Assamese thali both vegetarian and non-vegetarian and the various offerings of the Assamese cuisine like Sunga bhat, various meat recipes of country chicken, duck, pigeon, fish with herb recipes, fish with gourd, various pitika recipes of Assam and the herbal delights of the Assamese cuisne as well.
We went to the swimming pool area that is mostly at the centre of the property of the IORA resort and this place reminds me of the various luxury hotels in the movies that have the swimming pool at the centre and the luxurious rooms and suites encircling the pool so that you can get a glimpse of the pool from the major number of rooms. I had to go and speak to the Jeep driver and so I thanked the boy and told him that I would come back and explore the place on my own a little later and with this I headed out of the IORA Resort to travel to the office of my associate here in Kaziranga National Park who had assisted me with the booking at the IORA resort and was also arranging the jeep safari ride. Our guests did not want the Elephant safari ride as their son was quite young and they did not want to risk climbing an elephant back and so we would go for a jeep safari ride followed by the visit to the Kaziranga Orchid Park and later travel back to Guwahati in before noon to drop them at the airport by late afternoon. We spoke about our future group tours and elephant and jeep safari bookings and I thanked him for his help and went ahead to find a place for my night halt as I had not made my reservations.
Without a doubt I knew where I would be staying and so I headed to the Subhalaya Guest House near the Kohora area in Kaziranga and unfortunately the rooms here were full today as it was the month of December and the peak tourist season here in Kaziranga National Park. The owner felt very disappointed that he couldn’t provide me a room as I was a regular visitor here but then again that fault was mine as I failed to inform him earlier. I called my associate again and troubled him to find me a room and he said that it was not a problem as there was a friend’s homestay and he could arrange for my stay there as it was still under construction and almost complete with only the outside of the place left to be painted and it would only open tot eh guests next year and so I got lucky as I found a brand new place for myself to stay. The place was nice and the family stayed just adjacent to the house and so I took the place and headed back to the IORA Resort to see if the guests needed anything and I went to their room to see if everything was good.
They liked the place a lot and I must admit the rooms at the IORA resort are very elegant and designed with comfort in mind There was a bonfire and cultural performance scheduled at the grounds of the IORA resort and our guests would join me in sometime and I went in to take a look at the night view of the IORA Resort that is indeed breath taking. The swimming pool was illuminated with coloured lights that radiates across the area of the pool and the view is amazing. Our guests came down and we took our place at the ground area where the performance would take place and today there would be the colourful Bihu dance performance of Assam. The young boys and girls dressed in their traditional and colourful attires took their positions and the boys introduced their group and they started singing and playing the traditional musical instruments and the girls started performing the traditional Bihu dance of Assam. The colourful performance intrigued the guests of the IORA resort and after the performance I took leave and guests enjoyed their time by the bonfire and they had their dinner at the Scarlet Flame as they had already tried the Assamese cuisine in the afternoon.
I went to pick up my dinner and my associate had already made plans for a get together and celebrates the evening as I was visiting them after long as I was creating the itineraries and these guys and Kaziranga were executing the tours and I was mostly at the home office planning with the guests. I picked up my dinner at the Pelican Dhaba and went back to the place of stay and two of them joined me at my room and we opened a bottle of whiskey to discuss our plans further and how to go about a better experience for our guests. We finished early as I was tired and had an early morning safari scheduled at the Bagori range of Kaziranga and so I had my dinner and retired to bed. The next morning the jeep driver came to pick me up as he stayed close by and we went to the IORA resort to pick up our guests and travel to the Bagori range of Kaziranga National Park to witness the varied flora and fauna of Kaziranga. Our guests finished their breakfast and we too in the meantime visited a small restaurant nearby and had a quick breakfast and at 7.45 AM we started on our drive to the Bagori range of Kaziranga National Park.
It took about twenty minutes to travel from the IORA resort to the Bagori range of Kaziranga and we reached at 8.10 AM and after paying the respective entry fees we started on our jeep ride at 8.15 AM and the forest authorities welcomed us in the jeep driver took us one a wonderful hour and half jeep ride across the Bagori range of Kaziranga National Park where we sighted many rhinoceros species (from up close as well), we spotted a herd of Asiatic wild water buffaloes, wild elephants, hog deers, wild boars, sambar deer, jungle fowls, assamese macaques, capped Langur and some other animals as well and lots of bird species as it was the winter season and the migratory birds were all flocking here at Kaziranga National park in Assam. Few of the bird species we spotted are Red Junglefowl, Greylag Goose, Bar-headed Goose, Ruddy Shelduck, Gadwall, Indian Spot-billed Duck, Northern Shoveler, Northern pintail, Common teal, Woolly-necked stork, asian openbill, Black-necked stork, Lesser adjutant, Black-headed ibis, Indian pond heron, Grey heron, Great Egret, etc. Our jeep safari ended at around 9.45 AM and we headed back to the IORA Resort where we would check out and later head to the Kaziranga Orchid Park and further to Guwahati. I asked the driver to drop me at the homestay from the IORA resort so I could being my car and in the meantime the guests can finish their packing and I paid him and the homestay owner and came back to the IORA resort with my car where I cleared the payments and we boarded the car and travelled to the Kaziranga Orchid Park after bidding farewell to the staff of the IORA Resort thanking them for their wonderful hospitality and stay experience.
We reached the Kaziranga Orchid Park and I purchased the tickets and we started to explore the place and as we planned on leaving Kaziranga by 11.30 we had ample time to explore the place and we started by exploring the green house and the guests were very much interested in the orchids and we took a complete tour of the Kaziranga Orchid Park identifying the species of orchids with their names and this was also an opportunity for our guests to learn about the handicrafts and handlooms of Assam as there is a section here that illustrates the rich craftsmanship of the artisans of Assam here at the Kaziranga Orchid Park. We admired the craftsmanship of the people here and these products of bamboo and cane handicrafts and the handloom products as well. We visited the rice museum, orchid photo gallery, the cactus garden and finally witnessed another round of cultural dance performance at the stage area where we witnessed the bamboo dance and finally called it a day at Kaziranga National Park and started on our drive back to Guwahati. We stopped for lunch at the Anuraag Dhaba at the Nagaon Bypass and reached Guwahati by 5 PM and I dropped them at the airport for their later evening flight to Kolkata thereby ending their visit at the IORA Resort at Kaziranga National Park.