Kaziranga National Park is one of the most popular tourist attractions in India. Spread in the area of 378km, it touches the districts of Golaghat, Karbi Anglong and Nagaon which are parts of Assam State in India. It holds an important place in the world map as it is home to two-third of the world’s one-horned rhinoceros. It is also a perfectly protected place for differet types of fauna such as tigers, elephants, wild water buffalos, eastern swamp deer and more.
With the constant effort of government, the sanctuary was declared as the official tiger reserve in 2006 which added its name to the list of world's highest populated tiger reserves. Apart from this, bird lovers too would love to find their solace place here. It is also declared as an important bird spot by Bird Life International. Amazing and gigantic flora of Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary nurtures the habitat with lush and dense forest including elephant grass, marshland, fringed lagoons. Also, various small and big water bodies add supplementary help to the habitants. Such brilliant amalgamation also forms beautiful and breathtaking sceneries for wildlife photographers.
With the grace of Mary Curzon, wife of Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon of Kedleston, the sanctuary came into being in 1904. In just one visit, Mary Curzon felt bad by not seeing even a single Rhinoceros as the place was famous for the same. She then approached Lord Curzon with this concern. Their joint effort then made the place Kaziranga Proposed Reserve Forces on June 1, 1905.
After further efforts made by different people and activists, it became a non-poaching place and came to be known as Kaziranga Game Sanctuary in 1916. Again, in 1950, it was renamed as Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary by the-then environmentalist P. D. Stracey. Its unique features bagged it the position of World Heritage Site on Feb 11, 1975.
One-horned Rhinoceros. The sanctuary houses the iconic one-horned Indian rhinoceros. Around 2,413 rhinoceros have been estimated to live here as of now.
Python & Rock Python. World’s two largest snakes Python & Rock Python are also found here, at Kaziranga National Park.
King Cobra. The poisonous King Cobra can also be seen. Interestingly, King Cobras are not from the genus Naja which is the true Cobra genus. Inspite, it is the sole member of its genus Ophiophagus.
Kaziranga National Orchid Park. In the radius of a few kilometers, there is the National Orchid Park which houses around 500 species of orchids. Also, the orchid park consists of 132 species of leafy vegetables and 46 species of bamboo, cane.
Photography. The lush forest, alluring water bodies, and adventurous animals will urge you to capture them on camera. So, if you are fond of wildlife photography, this the place for you.
A day out in Tribal village. You can head to the nearby villages of Kaziranga that holds the true heritage of Assam. The amazing handicrafts by the local women will woo your mind. The beautifully-woven shawls and sarees in the traditional method are amazing.
Boat Safari. You would love to explore the River Brahmaputra while enjoying Boat Safari. Those gigantic Dolphins are a delight to the eyes. Though, these dolphins are smaller than the ones found in the ocean but equally amusing.
Elephant Safari. You also would love to hail the beauty of Kaziranga while enjoying the Elephant Safari. Viewing the adventurous animals of Kaziranga from close proximity would be an experience you will cherish for life.
Kaziranga Park remains closed from 01 May through 31 October every year for the visitors. So, November to April is the best time to visit Kaziranga National Park.
Air. The nearest airports are Guwahati International Airport and Jorhat Airport which are situated at a distance of 217 kilometers and 97 kilometers respectively. Also, there is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport which is considered to be the easiest option to arrive from any corner of India or overseas. The road connectivity to the park is perfect as well. So, there would be no inconvenience as you can easily take a bus, auto or taxi to reach the park.
Rail. The nearest railway station is Furkating Junction railway station which is located in the Golaghat district of Assam with a distance of just 75 kilometers from the park. The railway station is well-established and housing all the facilities right from restaurants, hotels, etc. The frequent buses and taxis make your journey easier towards the park. The railway station is well-connected to other major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai.
Road. Kaziranga National park is situated on National Highway 37 which is the reason it is connected to major cities of Assam such as Guwahati, Tezpur, Jorhat, Golaghat, Dimapur, Nagaon and many lothers. For the neighbor states, these major cities can be reached by hiring buses and trains. Once you reach, you can easily get local government and private buses to reach the park.
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