Kaziranga (Assam): British royals Prince William and Kate Middleton enjoyed an evening around campfire at Assam’s Kaziranga national park on Tuesday as local artistes performed folk dance to mark the end of harvest season.
The royal couple received a warm welcome at the national park, which is home to the world’s largest population of one-horned rhinos, as young men and women danced to foot-tapping music. The local artistes performed Assam’s traditional dance forms of Bihu and Jhumur, holding each other’s waist and moving hands and legs forward and backward synchronously.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge interacted with the artistes after their soulful performance by the campfire.
Prince William was also seen trying his hand at a bamboo-made musical instrument called Gogona.
The royal couple’s visit comes a day ahead of Bihu, which marks the beginning of Assamese New Year and signifies the time of harvest.
After their tour of Mumbai and Delhi, the royal couple is on a two-day visit to Assam, where they will enjoy safari inside the Park on Wednesday and visit a centre for Wildlife rehabilitation and conservation. (ANI)