Guwahati: In the third leg of their India tour, the royal couple Prince William and Kate Middleton will visit the Kaziranga National Park on Wednesday.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at Tezpur yesterday evening and are staying at Difflo River Lodge adjacent to the national park, famed for its one-horned rhinoceros.
After a safari tour, the royal couple will interact with the park's frontline anti-poaching staff at a place called Dimoli.
The royal couple will then go to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) under the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and visit a centre for treatment of captive elephants named after British conservationist Mark Shand. He was the brand ambassador of the park till time of his death in April 2014.
There they will interact with veterinary doctors of the centre.
During their stay in the park, the royal couple will be presented with a cultural programme, including Bihu and Jhumur dances, by the residents of two local villages.
As the visit comes on the eve of the state's biggest festival, Bohag Bihu, Prince William and Kate will also be treated to Assamese delicacies like pithas (rice cakes) and laroos (sweet balls) among other dishes.
The royal couple will leave for Bhutan on Thursday.