KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK
About Kaziranga National Park
|Location of Kaziranga
||Bokaghat (23-kms), Assam.
|Nearest Access to Kaziranga
|| Jorhat (2 hrs)
|Coverage Area of Kaziranga
|Climate of Bandhavgarh
||Winter : varies between5°C and 25°C, Summer: 7°C
|Major Wildlife Attraction in Kaziranga
|| One Horned Rhinoceros, the Asiatic Elephant, the Asiatic
Wild Buffalo, and the Royal Bengal Tiger.
|Best Time to Visit Kaziranga
|| November to April
Kaziranga National Park in Assam India, is best-known as the home of the Indian
Rhinoceros, declared a World Heritage Site, by UNESCO in 1985, Kaziranga National
Park lies in the flood plains of the Brahmaputra River, and is flat country
with elephant grass and shallow swamps interspersed with large patches of semi-evergreen
forest. It is bounded by the Mikir Hills on the South and the Mighty Brahmaputra
river on the north
Major Wildlife Attractions:
Welcome to the land of Rhinoceros Unicornis. The great Indian one-horned rhino,
more than two tons of frightening muscle and tank-like belligerence. With
its armour-plating hide and its 24” long horn- which really isn’t
a horn, but compressed hair- is the major attraction of Kaziranga. Kaziranga
is also one of the world's biggest conservation success stories - from 12
rhinos in 1908 to 1,700 This has put Kaziranga on the top of the
world conservation map.
Apart from being the home of the one-horned rhino, Kaziranga is also the
natural habitat of wild buffaloes, Asiatic Elephant, Indian Bison, wild boars,
barasingha (Eastern swamp deer), leopards, tigers, Jackal, hoollock gibbons,
capped langur, rock python, and monitor lizards. Although tigers inhabit this
park, it is quite difficult to sight one.
Kaziranga National Park has more than 483 species of the birds. 18 of them
are globally threatened species. Because of the varied habitat types that
the Park comprises off as also of the strict protection accorded to them,
birding is very special in Kaziranga. The Eastern range is very special for
water birds such as Falcated Teals, White Eyed Pochard and Spot billed pelican.
For Grass land birds the Western range is ideal. The Bengal Florican can be
seen during the Elephant ride in this range.
The nearby Panbari Reserved Forest is good for primates such as Hoollock
Gibbon and Capped Langur and also woodland birds such asYellow-vented Warbler,
Great Hornbill, Dark necked Tailorbird, Grey-bellied and Slaty-bellied Tesias.
Other interesting birds include Green-backed Heron, Changeable Hawk-Eagle,Pied
and Northern Harriers, Lesser and greater Adjutants, Black-necked Storks,
Grey-headed and Pallas's Fish-eagle (common), Swamp Francolin common), Grey-headed
Lapwing, Black-bellied tern, Black-breasted Thrush, Yellow-naped Woodpecker,
Kaziranga Wildlife viewing
Kaziranga is special because there is a good chance of viewing the animals for
which it is famous: rhino, elephant and wild buffalo in a days outing.
The elephant ride is an hour's affair and is conducted in the early hours:
5.30 am. and 6.30 am. There are (as mentioned above) three ranges and you
can travel by Jeeps.
No walking in the Park is allowed. It is dangerous to walk in rhino-bearing
areas, as also because of the elephants.
In Panbari RF you can walk along with an armed forest guard.
How to be at Kaziranga National Park:
How to Get there
The two most convenient bases for getting to Kaziranga
are Jorhat and Guwahati. Jorhat, 97 km from the sanctuary, is the nearest airport,
but Guwahati’s Borjhar Airport, 239 km from Kaziranga, is connected by
The nearest railhead is Furkating, situated 75-km away
from Kaziranga National Park.
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
& Sunderbans National Park
KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK RESERVATION FORM