Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India

Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park

Assam, India

The 340-sq Kms Park is located on the South bank of the Brahmaputra 233 kms from Guwahati; it is famous for its 1000 plus, population of one-horned Rhinos. Tigers are also present in sizable numbers. Other attractions include the wild buffalo, magnificent swamp deer, hog deer, wild boar, Hoolak gibbon, Capped Langur, and Badger. Amongst the birds, the Crested Serpent Eagle is common, also the Pallas Fishing eagle, Grey Headed Fishing Eagle, Crane, Great Adjutant Stork, Bengal Floricab, Bar Headed Goose, Whistling Teal and Pelican can be seen in the wild. Jeep and Elephant Safari, is the mode of exploration. Nameri Wild Life & Nature Sanctuary

Located 250 kms from Guwahati and 80 kms from Kaziranga the Park lies astride a 25 kms stretch of river Jai – Bhoroli, it is a treasure house of sub-tropical flora, on the border of Arunachal Pradesh. It preserves, Leopard, Tiger, Bison, Elephant, Wild Boar, Himalayan Bear, capped Langur, Giant Squirrel, and the endangered Hispid Hare, White Winged Wood Duck, Hornbill, and other birds. An Eco camp provides a base for jungle safaris for flora, wildlife, bird watching, boating, rafting and angling, on a catch and release basis, and visit to the Tippi Orchid Research Station.

The 340-sq Kms Park is located on the South bank of the Brahmaputra 233 kms from Guwahati; it is famous for its 1000 plus, population of one-horned Rhinos. Tigers are also present in sizable numbers. Other attractions include the wild buffalo, magnificent swamp deer, hog deer, wild boar, Hoolak gibbon, Capped Langur, and Badger. Amongst the birds, the Crested Serpent Eagle is common, also the Pallas Fishing eagle, Grey Headed Fishing Eagle, Crane, Great Adjutant Stork, Bengal Floricab, Bar Headed Goose, Whistling Teal and Pelican can be seen in the wild. Jeep and Elephant Safari, is the mode of exploration. Nameri Wild Life & Nature Sanctuary

Located 250 kms from Guwahati and 80 kms from Kaziranga the Park lies astride a 25 kms stretch of river Jai – Bhoroli, it is a treasure house of sub-tropical flora, on the border of Arunachal Pradesh. It preserves, Leopard, Tiger, Bison, Elephant, Wild Boar, Himalayan Bear, capped Langur, Giant Squirrel, and the endangered Hispid Hare, White Winged Wood Duck, Hornbill, and other birds. An Eco camp provides a base for jungle safaris for flora, wildlife, bird watching, boating, rafting and angling, on a catch and release basis, and visit to the Tippi Orchid Research Station.

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.

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.

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