Kaziranga National Park
National park is situated on the banks of the great Brahmaputra River and
lies in the far North East of India in Bokakat(23 km) in Assam.
Best time to visit :
The best time to visit the national
park is from mid-November to early April months. During the monsoons, the
Brahmaputra River floods the low-lying grasslands causing the animals to
migrate from one area to another within the Kaziranga National Park.
The Kaziranga National Park occupies an area of approximately 430-sq-kms
with its swamps and tall thickets of elephant grass making it a perfect
habitat for the Indian One-Horned Rhino. As a result of unchecked poaching
of this prehistoric survivor, the Kaziranga National Park was turned into a
wildlife sanctuary in 1940.
in the northeastern state of Assam, Kaziranga National Park is one of the
most ideal place in India to explore the wildlifes of India. You will come
across several rare and endangered species here which you might not get to
see elsewhere in the world. Kaziranga is home to largest number of rhino
population in the world. Besides, you can also find elephants in huge
numbers, other animal species and several kinds of resident birds moving
freely within the park area.
How to reach :
Airport at Guwahati, which is 217-km away from
the park is the nearest airport and the other airport is situated at Jorhat,
97-km from Kaziranga.
The nearest railhead is Furkating at a distance
of 75-km Kaziranga National Park.
At the main gate for Kaziranga Wildlife
Sanctuary, at Kohora on the NH-37, ASTC and private buses stop on their way
to and from Guwahati, Tezpur and Upper Assam. Besides these buses, some
private buses also retain a seat quota for Kaziranga passengers.
Wildlife attractions :
The Fauna :
One horned Indian Rhino, 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 are the various animal species found in the national park.
The Avifauna :
The various birds in the park 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. Great 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 elephant safari is the best way to move in & around the park. You
can also venture into the dense forest covers of the park while sitting on
the elephant's back, which are unaccessible otherwise.