Best Time To Visit
- November to Late March
Scared of Rhinos?If not travel to Kaziranga National Park, which is one of
the finest wildlife parks of India. The park gives you an opportunity to be
face to face with not only the gigantic one-horned rhinos but also with
several other creatures. The mesmerising park is situated on the banks of
the river Brahmaputra. The park is also adorned by the tea plantations,
thereby making Kaziranga one of the prized abodes for the wilds. The park is
spread over an area of 480 sq.km.
Indian One Horned Rhinos
Earlier the one horned Rhinos were found in the north Indian plains in the
wetlands of the river Indus, but with the changing environment and other
conditions, their number has been limited. Now they are seen only in the
north eastern state of Assam and in Nepal. In Assam, the Rhino habitat is
limited just to two national Parks - Kaziranga and Manas.
The Rhinos, once had reached an alarming rate due to hunting and
poaching, the area of Kaziranga was placed under the wildlife conservation
in 1926 and in 1940 it was declared a sanctuary. There are over 1500 rhinos
in Kaziranga. Kaziranga was declared a reserve forest in 1905 and the area
was officially closed for shooting in 1908. The park is home to over 70 % of
the world's swamp or wild buffalo population.
You as a tourist can enjoy the great sight of Kaziranga and its creatures
sitting on the elephant's back with a camera. Apart from the one-horned
rhinos, here you can find - 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 also known as a bird's paradise. They include,
the Oriental Honey Buzzard, Black-Shouldered Kite, Black Kite, Brahminy
Kite, Pallas's Fishing Eagle, White Tailed Eagle, Grey-Headed Fishing Eagle,
Himalaya Griffon. A number of migratory birds are also find in huge number.
To mention the names of the few migratory birds are: Greylag Geese,
Bar-Headed Geese, Ruddy Shelduck, Gadwall, Falcated Duck, Red-Crested
Pochard and Northern Shoveller.
Feather to the cap
The Kaziranga National Park is a pride possession of India. It won't be
wrong to call it India real heritage. The park was declared a World Heritage
Site by UNESCO in 1985. The park is visited by a large number of tourists