Bokakhat (23 km), Assam in the northeast
Major Attractions :
Rhinos, Tigers, Leopards.
Area Covered :
Ideal Time to Visit the Park :
From mid-November to early April
Nearest Attractions :
The lush coffee and rubber plantations of the
nearby Karbi Anglong, the Karbi villages, meet the Karbi people and observe
their way of living. Majuli, Sibsagar, Digboi.
Some Major Accesses :
Bokakhat, Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Tezpur.
Things to Know
Where is the Kaziranga National Park
Located on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River in the far North East
of India, Assam, Kaziranga National Park covers an area of approximately 430
sq-km. The swamps and tall thickets of elephant grass makes the Kaziranga
National Park Assam the ideal habitat for the Indian One-Horned Rhinos.
Important Date in the Kaziranga's History
Due to limitless poaching of the one-horned Rhinos (the prehistoric
survivor), the Kaziranga National Park was declared a wildlife sanctuary in
The Ecological System in the
Kaziranga National Park
The Flora in the Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary
The land of Kaziranga Wildlife Santuary is mainly covered by dense and tall
elephant grass. These large distribution of elephant grass are intermixed by
small swamplands left behind by the receding floodwaters of the river
Brahmaputra. These beautiful swamplands have an abundant cover of water
lilies, water hyacinth and lotus. The vegetation that breaks the monotony of
these grasslands and swamps are large clumps of semi-evergreen forest.
The Fauna in the Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary
The Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctruary is home to the great one horned Indian
Rhino, about 900 in number. Other major wild attractions include a large
population of Indian
, Indian Bison, Swamp Deer or
, Hog Deer, Sloth
Bears, Tigers, Leopard Cats, Jungle Cats, Otters, Hog Badgers, Capped
Langurs, Hoolock Gibbons, Wild Boar, Jackal, Wild Buffalo, Pythons, Monitor
Some other animal found here are barking deer, Sambar, golden Langurs, Slow
Loris, pygmy hog, capped langur and bears.
The Avifauna in the Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga National Park is a birding paradise. The birds found here 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. Huge numbers of migratory
birds descend on the parks lakes and swampy areas during winters, including
Greylag Geese, Bar-Headed Geese, Ruddy Shelduck, Gadwall, Falcated Duck,
Red-Crested Pochard and Northern Shoveller.
The Reptiles in the Kaziranga National Park
Rock Pythons and many more varieties of snakes, Monitor Lizards and
Safaris in the Kaziranga National Park
The vast open country makes Kaziranga National Park Assam very accessible
and wildlife viewing fairly enjoyable. Here one can leave in the early hours
of the dawn for an elephant-back-ride. Authorised and trained Mahouts who
guide visitors through the park train the Elephants. One could see wild
Elephant herds roaming around or Indian Rhinos browse past visitors
unknowingly. Since Kaziranga wildlife Sanctuary is easily approachable, its
provides a chance to see animals in the wild at close quarters, thus making
a trip to this National Park a very pleasurable experience.
National Park Travel Circuit
Delhi - Guwahati - Kaziranga
Delhi - Guwahati - Kaziranga National Park - Guwahati - Bagdogra -
Kalimpong - Siliguri - Kolkata - Sunderbans National Park
How to Reach Kaziranga National Park
The nearest airport is situated at Guwahati, which
is 217-km away from the park. The other airport is located at Jorhat, 97-km
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 Assam.