- || Kaziranga National Park ||-
on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River in the far North East of India,
Assam, Kaziranga National Park covers an area of approximately 430-sq-kms with
its swamps and tall thickets of elephant grass making it the ideal habitat for
the Indian One-Horned Rhino. Due to limitless poaching of this prehistoric survivor,
the Kaziranga National Park was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1940.
Major Wildlife Attractions of Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary
Beside ofcourse the great one horned Indian Rhino, the other major wild attractions
include a large population of Indian Elephants, Indian Bison, Swamp Deer or
Barasingha, Hog Deer, Sloth Bears, Tigers, Leopard Cats, Jungle Cats, Otters,
Hog Badgers, Capped Langurs, Hoolock Gibbons, Wild Boar, Jackal, Wild Buffalo,
Pythons, Monitor Lizards, etc.
Kaziranga National Park is a birding paradise; the grasslands are a raptor country
that can be seen on safari makes a remarkable experience. These include the
Oriental Honey Buzzard, Black-Shouldered Kite, Black Kite, Brahminy Kite, Pallas's
Fishing Eagle, White Tailed Eagle, Grey-Headed Fishing Eagle, Himalayan Griffon,
etc. Huge numbers of migratory birds descend on the parks lakes and marshy areas
during winters, including Greylag Geese, Bar-Headed Geese, Ruddy Shelduck, Gadwall,
Falcated Duck, Red-Crested Pochard and Northern Shoveller.
Other Attractions In Kaziranga
: The vast open country makes Kaziranga National Park
very accessible and wildlife viewing fairly pleasurable. Here one can leave
in the early hours of the dawn for an elephant-back-ride. Authorized and trained
Mahouts who guide visitors through the park train the Elephants. One could see
wild Elephant herds roaming around or Indian Rhinos browse past visitors unconcernedly.
Since Kaziranga wildlife Sanctuary is easily accessible, its provides a chance
to see animals in the wild at such close quarters, thus making a trip to this
National Park a very rewarding experience.
: Tourists can stroll through the lush coffee and rubber plantations
of the nearby Karbi Anglong. Or visit the Karbi villages, meet the Karbi people
and observe their way of living. Yiu can also venture through the tea gardens
that Assam is so famous for and watch how one gets one's daily cup of tea. Film
shows on wildlife can be arranged at the various tourist lodges in Kaziranga,
Best Time to Visit Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga's visiting season is from mid-November to early April months. During
the monsoons, the Brahmaputra River bursts its banks, flooding the low-lying
grasslands and causing animals to migrate from one area to another within the
Kaziranga National Park.
How to Get
: The nearest airport is situated at Guwahati, which is 217-km away
from the park. The other airport is located at Jorhat, 97-km from Kaziranga.
: The nearest railhead is Furkating, situated 75-km away from Kaziranga
: The main gate for Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary, at Kohora on the
NH-37, consists of a handful of cafes and a small local market. ASTC and private
buses stop here on their way to and from Guwahati, Tezpur and Upper Assam. Some
private buses also retain a seat quota for Kaziranga passengers.
Reservation Authority :Joint Director of Tourism, Kaziranga, P.O Kaziranga National
Park, District Jorhat, Assam - 785612
Kaziranga National Park, Wildlife Natinal
Park Reservation Form