Kaziranga Assam: Unveiling India's Rhino Sanctuary
Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India

Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park

Assam, India

Kaziranga is a vast expanse of tall elephant grass, marshland, and dense tropical moist broadleaf forests, criss-crossed by four major rivers, including the Brahmaputra, and the park includes numerous small bodies of water. Kaziranga has been the theme of several books, songs, and documentaries. The park celebrated its centennial in 2005 after its establishment in 1905 as a reserve forest. You can book a tour of the Kaziranga National Park here.

Kaziranga National Park Travel Tips

  1. Stick to wearing light and comfortable clothing. Avoid bright colours to blend in with the forest.
  2. Don’t forget to carry your camera. 
  3. Do not carry weapons and sharp objects.
  4. Do not harm the flora and fauna of the national park as it is a criminal offence.
  5. Put your phones on silent to avoid startling the wildlife. The park is also a no honking zone.

Best Places to Visit in Kaziranga National Park-

  • Hollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary
  • Kaziranga National Orchid & Diversity Park
  • Ethnic Village (Karbi Anglong District)
  • Hathikuli Tea Estate

Things to do in Kaziranga National Park-

  • Elephant Safari
  • Jeep Safari
  • Trekking
  • Wildlife Sightseeing
  • Guided Bird Watching
  • Kaziranga Orchid Park visit
  • Tea Garden visit
  • Coffee Plantation visit
  • Rubber Plantation visit
  • Tribal Village visit
  • Traditional Weaving Factory visit
  • Temple visit
  • Cultural Show of folk dances
  • Participation in Ethnic Lunch
  • Country Boat Riding in Brahmaputra River
  • Watching Gangetic River Dolphin
  • Elephant Joy Ride (outside the National Park during summer)

For a customized tour experience you can contact Karma at +91-7669503993 or email to contact@ourguest.in

Kaziranga National Park Facts

  • Kaziranga is one of the few places in the world, besides Africa, which is home to multiple species of large cats, such as leopards and Royal Bengal Tigers.
  • Another fascinating fact about Kaziranga is that it is home to the world’s largest population of the Great Indian One-horned Rhinoceros, Wild Asiatic Water Buffalo and Eastern Swamp Deer.
  • According to the latest rhino census, the rhino population in Kaziranga is 2,413.
  • Kaziranga National Park also boasts the highest density of tigers in the world.
  • Although its name is associated with several legends, historians believe that it gets its name from the Karbi word, Kajir-a-rang, which means, “the village of Kajir”. Kajir is a common name for a girl child, and it is widely believed that a woman by the same name ruled this area.
  • Perhaps you didn’t know that it is the British who should be credited with the creation of Kaziranga National Park. It was in 1904 when Mary Curzon, wife of Lord Curzon, persuaded him to take immediate and effective steps to protect the rhinos in the region. And that is how the Kaziranga National Park came into being on 1st June, 1905.
  • The wildlife in Kaziranga is the only one of its kind where you can find the Eastern Swamp Deer, also known as Barasingha, which grows up to 6 feet in height, and can be identified by their yellow hair and distinctive white spots above their spine.
  • The grasslands in Kaziranga National Park have a strong resemblance to the famous African grasslands. The common tall grasses are sugarcanes, spear grass, elephant grass and common reed.
  • An amazing fact about Kaziranga is that it has been identified as an Important Bird Area by Birdlife International, and is home to a variety of migratory birds.
  • Kaziranga National Park was once home to seven species of vultures, out of which, only four have survived. These are Indian Vulture, Slender-billed vulture and Indian White-rumped Vulture.

How to Reach

Flight
Flight By Air

Most convenient way to reach Kohora is to take a flight to Guwahati for all those coming from outside the North-east India. Guwahati has regular flights to and from Delhi, Kolkata, Imphal, Agartalla, Bagdogra, Dibrugarh, Silchar and Jorhat.

Train
Train By Train

One can reach by railways to Guwahati, which is well connected to the rest of India. From Guwahati, one can, then, go by road to Kohora. There are also trains to Jorhat from Guwahati/ Dibrugarh. One can alight at Jorhat and drive by road to Kohora.

Car
Car By Road

Kohora is the main tourist hub for Kaziranga. Its on the National Highway 37 (NH 37) which is linked to Guwahati on the west and Jorhat on the east. From Guwahati, it can directly be reached by road (NH 37). It takes anything from 4-5 hours depending upon time of travel and traffic congestion.

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