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India: Kaziranga National Park

Indian one horned Rhino, Kaziranga National Park

Located in the state of Assam, covering an area of approximately 430-sq-kms with its swamps and tall thickets of elephant grass, Kaziranga National Park is located on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River in Assam. It is the ideal habitat for the Indian one-horned rhino. Beside the Indian rhino, the habitat includes Indian elephants, Indian bison, swamp deer or Barasingha, hog deer, sloth bears, tigers, leopards, jungle cats, otters, hog badgers, capped langurs, gibbons, wild boar, jackal, wild buffalo, pythons, monitor lizards etc.

Wild Buffalo, Kaziranga  National Park

With the oriental honey buzzard, black-shouldered kite, black kite, Brahmini kite, Pallas's fishing eagle, white tailed eagle, grey-Headed Fishing Eagle, Himalayan Griffon and many more species the Park is also a bird's paradise. Migratory birds like the grey pelican, black-necked stork, lesser adjutant stork, Pallas's fish eagle, grey-headed fish eagle, Bengal floricans, swamp partridge, grey peacock-pheasant, great pied hornbill, bar-headed goose, whistling teal, green imperial pigeon, and silver-breasted broadbill descend on the park's lakes and marshy areas during winter.

How to Reach

The nearest airport is located at Jorhat, 97-km from Kaziranga. The other airport is at Guwahati, which is 217-km away from the park. The nearest railhead is Furkating, situated 75-km away from Kaziranga National Park. The main gate for Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary is near Kohora (5km) on the NH-37. Kohara has a few restaurants and a small market consists of a handful of cafes and a small local market. Buses plying between Guwahati, Tezpur and Upper Assam pass through Kohara.

By Safari on elephant back through the vast open country of Kaziranga National Park, visitors will have a chance to see animals in the wild, in close quarters, making the trip a very rewarding experience.

Best Visiting season is from mid-November to early April months. During the monsoons, the Brahmaputra River floods the low-lying grasslands forcing the animals to migrate from one area to another within Park.

For further information contact:

  • The Director
    Kaziranga National Park,
    Kaziranga P. O., Jorhat Dist.,
    I N D I A