Wildlife in India >> Kaziranga National Park
 

The only place in India known for the Rhinos is Kaziranga National Park, situated in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of the state of Assam. The area is densely covered with forests and best known for its humid and cool climate, round the year. Being located near the mighty Brahmaputra is one of the added advantages for the dense wildlife in the area. On statistical point, more than 75% of one horned rhinos found in the world, lives and inbreed here.

 

Covering almost 430sq.km, Kaziranga national park was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in the year 1940 and since then it holds a high place in a well maintained habitat in the world. The best time to visit the park is from November to April.

 

Flora & Fauna in Kaziranga National Park

The land of the park is very level in the entire reserve that is mostly enclosed by thick and high elephant grassland because of its flood plain ecology. A little pouch of hot deciduous and semi-evergreen jungles too happens within the area of the Park. The grasslands with dotted Silk cotton plants, Elephant Apple and Indian rosewood amongst others offer a characteristic savannah appear similar to the extensive wildernesses of North America and Africa. These charming marshlands are having a plentiful wrap of water hyacinth, water lilies and lotus. The flora which smashes the repetitiveness of the grasslands out here and marshes are big bunches of semi-evergreen jungle. The national park is very level in character and situated against a background of mountains as the Mikir and Karbi Anglong.

Major attractions of Kaziranga National Park

Being situated in a humid and wet region , the area supports a lot of wildlife…Beside the great one horned Indian Rhino, the other major wild attractions includes  Indian Elephants, Bison, Swamp Deer or Barasingha, Hog Deer, Tigers, Sloth Bears, Wild Boar, Jackal, CappedLangurs, Monitor Lizards, LeopardCats, WildBuffalo, Jungle Cats, Pythons and many more. Apart from wild animals various birds such as Oriental Honey Buzzard, Black Kite, Black-Shouldered Kite, Grey-Headed Fishing Eagle, Pallas's Fishing Eagle, and White Tailed Eagle etc. dwell in the park. Large numbers of migratory birds settle down in the parks lakes and marshy areas in winters, which include Greylag Geese, Ruddy Shelduck, Gadwall, Falcated Duck, Bar-Headed Geese…

 

More about Kaziranga :

 Ecosystem: Almost 90% of the land within the boundaries of Kaziranga Wildlife sanctuary is covered by dense and tall “elephant grass” which makes it a perfect habitation for the one-horned rhinos and for the wild animals too.

 

 Elephant Rides: Elephant rides are one of the most common ways of getting into the park. These rides are taken out thrice in a day from Mihimukh, which is located 3 km from Kohora. At present there are only 5 elephants left which are used for the safari, hence if you have any plans to visit the park, make sure you book them in advance to avoid any inconvenience .These advance bookings can be made at the Bonauni Lodge at Kohora.

 

Jeep Safari: Kaziranga Jeep safari is the safest option for enjoying visitors who are interested in Kaziranga national park tour. Fully loaded Jeeps with all essential things like water, Food, rescue stuff ,Jeep safari takes you deep inside the sanctuary, where you can see the maverick flocks of elephants, rhinos roaming in solitude and much more.

 

Birding Watching: More than 450 avian species including the resident species as well as the migratory bird can be seeing here in the park. Winters are the best time to visit the park if you really want to see some great species of birds.

 

How to rach Kaziranga National Park

By Air: State capital Guwahati is well connected with most of the major cities of India. Guwahati is the nearest airport which is 217 kms away from the park. The other airport is located at Jorhat, 97 kms from Kaziranga. From Guwahati, one can opt for Cabs/taxis /Buses and other services to get to the park.

 

By Train: The nearest railhead is Furkating, situated 75 kms Away from Kaziranga National Park.

 

By Road: The main gate for Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary, at Kohora on the National Highway no 37, has few cafes and a small local market. ASTC and private buses stop here on their way to and from Guwahati, Tezpur and other regions of Assam.

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