Royal couple enjoy local cuisine, safari at Kaziranga National Park

On their maiden visit to India,British royal couple Prince William and Princess Kate Middleton on Wednesday visited Kaziranga National Park,the one horned rhino-famed national park in Assam, in a jeep safari and later also went to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation where they spent a couple of hours with orphaned rhinos and elephants.

The couple, who arrived in Tezpur from New Delhi on Tuesday evening, stayed overnight at the Diphlu River Lodge in Kaziranga before taking an open jeep safari for over two hours inside the national park under tight security arrangements. Kaziranga also has the highest tiger density in the country.

A Park official said the royal couple also had breakfast at one of the forest guards’ camps inside Kaziranga where they were briefed on the anti-poaching measures taken to reduce rhino poaching. During their interactions with forest officials , William and Kate were learned to be very inquisitive about the challenges the front-line staff face while ensuring safety of the Park inmates from poachers and if they required superior weapons.They spent a lot of time with two elephant calves Buree and Murphuli, both of whom were rescued last year, and are now being raised on milk formula under the watchful eyes of their keepers.