Kaziranga National Park

Tiger, Kaziranga National Park
Tiger, Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park, the land of Great One-horned Rhinoceroses, is located in the north-eastern state of Assam, India. It is marked as a Natural World Heritage Site because of its rich biodiversity. The natural beauty and the environment of this park are simply enthralling. The park occupies around 370 km² of land covered in tall elephant grass, marshland and dense tropical moist forests. There are many water-bodies inside the park created by the network of four major rivers crisscrossing each other. Kaziranga is a paradise for both wild species and nature lovers.

Kaziranga National Park is home to many endangered species of this region. This park holds about two-third population of Indian Rhinoceroses. Kaziranga also holds the largest population of the Wild water buffalo in the world. Besides being home to the Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros, the park also has a high population of wild Asiatic water buffalo, eastern swamp deer, elephants, gaur and sambar. Other small herbivores found within the park are the Indian Muntjac, wild boar, and hog deer.

The highest density of tiger population in a protected area is another major achievement of Kaziranga National Park. Leopards, Jungle Cat and Fishing Cat also maintain a good population. The endangered Ganges Dolphin is also found in this park. The amazing biodiversity can also be seen in the bird species as a variety of migratory birds, water birds, predators and scavengers have made Kaziranga their home. .


Location of The Park : tucked in Golaghat district of Assam, the park lies along the main highway between Johhat and the Guwahati. Hamlet of Bokakhat lies to the east, 23 KM (14 miles) from Kaziranga. The park is flanked by the Bodo hills to the west.


Kaziranga National Park Climate : Summer month are moderate (35° C: 95° F) while winter night are chilly
(minimum of 7° C; 45° F ) . Very heavy monsoon rainfall in summer (2300mm; 90 inch )

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Rhino, Kaziranga National Park
Rhino, Kaziranga National Park

When to go : A favorable time for the traveler is from November to March. Closed during monsoon season, mid-April t mid-October.


How to Reach : Daily flights to Guwahati combined with drive to Kaziranga make this a good option, Flights t Jorhat only twice a week. Bus services from Bokakhar to the park; car hire also available. Get help from Wildindiaguid.com Team


Facilities at Park : Tourist information centre in Kaziranga, Jeeps are available within the park fordrives at dusk. Early morning elephant rides can also be booked in the park. Accommodation in Kaziranga in forest rest houses and tourist lodge owned by ITDC; canteen facilities. Comfortable accommodation at Wild Grass Resorts in Kohara. Ask Wildindiaguid.com team for more information


Wildlife of Kaziranga National Park : Unique species such as Great Indian One-horned Rhinoceros, Asiatic Wild Buffalo, Mouse Deer and Barasingha. Elephant rides through park bring visitors much closer to wildlife, although great distances aren't covered.

 

Elephant Safari, Kaziranga National Park
Elephant Safari, Kaziranga National Park

Booking for Kaziranga National Park : Permit required from the Ministry of Home Affairs. For reservations, write to: The Deputy Director, Tourism, PO-Kaziranga Sanctuary, Shibsagar District, Assam; or Director, Kaziranga National Park, PO-Bokakhat, Shibsagar District, Assam-785109. Ask Wildindiaguid.com to help you to get the best accomodation.

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