Located 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.
Kaziranga is a title of a remarkable success story of conservation of the One
Horned India Rhinoceros and other wild lives in the North East India. It is not
only the homeland of the Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros, but also provides
shelter to a variety of wild lives.
Reasons to visit
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Beside 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.
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.
Sightseeing in Kaziranga
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, on request.
Kaziranga is also an ornithologist's delight and you can find a great number of
avifaunal species here. The numerous water bodies of Kaziranga are rich
reservoirs of food (including fish). Thousands of migratory birds visit the park
seasonally from as far as Siberia. Major migratory birds are the grey pelican,
black-necked stork, lesser adjutant stork, Pallas's fish eagle, grey-headed fish
eagle, about 25-30 Bengal floricans, swamp partridge, grey peacock-pheasant,
great pied hornbill, bar-headed goose, whistling teal, green imperial pigeon,
and silver-breasted broadbill. Sunset is a pleasant sight as well, with the
birds returning to their nests. Kaziranga National Park is one of the most
picturesque wildlife parks in India. Apart from being home to the one-horned
rhino, it is also the natural habitat of wild buffaloes, wild boars, elephants,
Barasinghas (swamp and hog deer), leopards, tigers, hoolock gibbons, capped
langur, rock python and monitor lizards. Large areas of the park comprise of
marshland interspersed with large pools fringed with reeds, patches of elephant
grass, scattered trees, and thickets.
Besides watching animals there are other options for tourists around the park.
Take a gentle stroll among the lush coffee or tea plantations at the Karbi
Anglong or visit the nearby villages and observe the lifestyle of the local
people. Visit the famous tea gardens of Assam and sip on a cup of the world's