History of Kaziranga National Park
Not just this, it is a beautiful and vibrant Tiger Reserve that holds some of the significant and special position in the wildlife map of India.
The Kaziranga National Park is located in Assam and covering around 430 sq. Km Kaziranga National Park is merely known for its One-horned rhinoceroses.
Dubbed by the name as ‘Serengeti of the East’, this reserve is blessed with a diverse and healthy range of geographical features, and the sanctuary which makes it an excellent place to spot some of the rare species which includes the great one-horned rhinoceroses and tigers.
Kaziranga National Park comes in the top 100 national parks in India that even serves as a perfect place for vacations for friends and family for whom the park provides with a plethora of activities and attractions to enjoy.
Why Kaziranga National Park is So Famous ?
1. One-Horned Rhino :
Found in abundance centuries ago, the Indian one-horned Rhino is now one of the endangered species which is located in the Kaziranga National Park and Manas National Park.
There are usually five kinds of Rhinos found across the globe, namely the Sumatran Rhino, White Rhino, Indian Rhino, Black Rhino, and Javan Rhino.
While on the other hand White Rhino and Black Rhino are found in Africa, the Indian, Javan and Sumatran Rhino can be seen only in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Bhutan.
2. Indian Tigers :
Kaziranga National Park boasts of being the abode of the highest density of tigers across the globe as well. These beautiful, big cats prefer the low lands in the park and are often seen in swamps and grasslands.
Spotted usually alone, the Indian tigers appear to be so much lazy, spending most of their time resting and sleeping. Kaziranga National Park animal has a population of around 110 as per the census of 2018.
3. Wild Water Buffaloes :
Tiger’s favorite prays and one of the endangered species, wild water buffaloes, found in the Kaziranga National Park are also called by the name as Asiatic Water buffaloes.
These vast mammals are essential to the ecosystem as they help in plant rejuvenation. More substantial and larger than domestic buffaloes, they can be easily spotted near the river, lakes, swamps, ponds and cross the safari tracks in the time of mornings and afternoons.
They usually immerse themselves in water for a more extended period of time.
4. Hog Deers :
Over 50 kg in weight, 115 cm long with ocher brown skin color and short legs, Hog deers can be found in bulk in Kaziranga National Park. They prefer thick vegetation that is even found in swamps and woodlands and live around 20 years of age.
In Kaziranga National Park, these deers can be spotted alone or in pairs grazing crops at the time of day and night.
5. Wild Elephants :
Standing over eight to ten feet tall and weighing around 11000 pounds, Asian wild elephants are easy to spot in Kaziranga National Park. They are usually seen feeding on bamboos, creepers, grasses and tree leaves.
The elephant population is now part of the Elephant conversation project, a national wide conversation effort to protect these beasts from extinction.
How to reach Kaziranga national park ?
By Bus: After reaching the Assam, you can take a bus from the Guwahati Bus stop which is around 207 km, Jorhat Bus stand which is about 96 km or from Nawgaon, Dibrugarh and Tezpur bus stand which is 75 km. The far for the bus varies private service and government service.
By Air: You can take taxis, autorickshaws or buses from Guwahati airport, which is around 235 km.
By Rail: The Nearest railway station is Furkating which is around 80 km from where you can avail any means of transport to reach the park.
Kaziranga National Park Timing
You have the option of Elephant Safari and Jeep Safari that is organised by the authorities of Kaziranga National Park.
Safari Morning session Afternoon session
Jeep Safari 5:30 to 7:30 2:00 to 4:00
When Is The Best Time To Visit The Kaziranga National Park?
Kaziranga is open to visitors from November to the end of April. Controlled fires burn the tall grasses in mid-winter which makes it much more easier to spot wildlife from December.
Huge numbers of migratory birds descend on the park lakes and marshlands at the time of winter months which includes the Ruddy Shelduck, Falcated Duck, Bar Headed Geese, Greylag, Gadwall, Northern Shoveller, and Red Crested Pochard.
Daytime temperature reaches a pleasant temperature of 25 F, in winter though it is chilly in the early morning and evening so that you will need warm clothes when setting out on Safari.
A thick ground mist covers the park in the time of morning – an eery experience when you are on elephant back and suddenly come face to face with a rhinoceros.
Uncontrolled fires in the surrounding countryside can even affect the usually clear air in March.
Which animals are found in Kaziranga National Park?
Some of the animals which are found in the Kaziranga National Park are Indian Bison, Otters, Jungle Cats, Leopard Cats, Pythons, Monitor Lizard, Wild Boar, Jackal, Wild Buffaloes, Sloth Bears, Tigers, Swamp Deer, Indian Elephants, Hog Badgers, Hog Badgers, Hoolock Gibbons, and Capped Langurs.
Some Of The Nearby Places Of Kaziranga National Park
Addabarie Tea Estate: Established by the British Assam Tea company in the year 1864, this is an ultimate tea estate near the area of Tezpur.
The area even attracts the people for its far stretched green beauty and for the Wild Mahseer, which is an independent British aged Bungalow with many places of attractions to reflect the British Assam colonial lifestyle.
Manas National Park: Located on the bank of the river Manas at the Himalayan Foothills, the Manas national Park is the most pictorial sanctuary in the area located 176 km away from the Guwahati and was earlier known by the name as Kamrup Wildlife Sanctuary.
It is a most popular and well-known World heritage site with its unique combination of scenic beauty and rare wealth of wildlife.
Nameri National Park: The Nameri National Park is a most scenic one with the presence of bifurcating river Jia Bhoroli to cover an area of around 200 sq. Km.
How To Do Kaziranga National Park Safari Booking?
Just except for the Bagori range, the other route Safari should be booked at Range office at the time of Safari. In case of choosing the Bagorirange, you need to book at least 8 hours prior to the Safari. There is also an option for online booking. You can also
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