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Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park Facts
430 square kms.
Temperature: Summer- Max.35, Min.18.3; Winter- Max.24, Min.7.2.
Rainfall: Heavy in Summer (2300 mm).
Best Season: November to March.
Closed Season: Mid-April to Mid-October.

Information about the Kaziranga National Park
The Kaziranga National Park is the

Kaziranga National Park Assam

first and the oldest national park in Assam. This national park is situated in the Golaghat District, about 217 kms. from Guwahati. It is also a World Heritage site. Kaziranga National Park is spread over an area of 430 square kms. The landscape of Kaziranga consists of sheer forest, tall elephant grass, rugged reeds, marshes and shallow pools. Elephant grass grows up to a few meters making it an ideal grazing ground for the famed one-horned rhinoceros. Kaziranga National Park is the natural home of the great one-horned Indian rhinoceros and is an important tourist attraction of Assam. Kaziranga was declared as a national park in 1974. No lover of wildlife misses an opportunity to see this National Park which is a lovely spot on the banks of the Brahmaputra river.

Wildlife Attractions in the Kaziranga National Park

The central range of the National Park is predominantly covered by grasslands. Rhinoceros are the main attraction in the Kaziranga National Park. Once almost extinct, there are now more than one thousand rhinoceros in this park alone, thanks to the protection given to this animal by the Government of India. No one is allowed to kill the animal but despite the efforts of the Indian Government, some 40 rhinoceros are killed by poachers every year. Their horns are in great demand in Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan for their presumed medicinal value. Wildlife which can be seen in the central range are Rhinoceros, Wild Asiatic buffaloes, Elephants, Langur and Deer. The tigers are not often seen during day time but they are there. The eastern range of the Park, which is a thick jungle with water bodies makes it ideal for watching bird life. Some of the rare species found in Kaziranga National Park are Indian Bison, Swamp Deer, Sambar, Hog Deer, Sloth Bear, Tiger Leopard, Leopard Cat, Jungle Cat, Hog Badger, Capped Langur, Hoolock Gibbon, Jackal, Goose, Hornbill, Adjutant Stork, Ibis, Cormorant, Egret, Heron, Fishing Eagle. During winter, a large number of migratory birds can also be seen here.

Jungle Safari in the Kaziranga National Park

In Kaziranga, visitors can see wildlife riding on an elephant – that is the most suitable transport for viewing the rhinos, safe and secure. A mahout guides you comfortably through the fields to the heart of the sanctuary where soon a rumbling noise warns you that you are in the vicinity of the great rhino. The mahout knows where to stop and how to handle the situation in the face of an angry rhino.

Best time to Visit the Kaziranga National Park

The Park can be visited by jeep, car or on the back of the elephant. The best season to visit the park is from November to March. The park is closed from mid of April to mid of October.

Hours to Visit the Kaziranga National Park

The Kaziranga National Park can be visited on elephant back in the early morning from 0500 to 0600, 0630 to 0730 and in the afternoon from 1530 to 1630 hrs. It can be also visited on jeeps or any other vehicles from 0800 to 1100, in the afternoon from 1400 to 1630 hrs.

How to reach Kaziranga National Park
By Air:

Jorhat, about 88 kms. away is the nearest airport to Kaziranga National Park. The Indian Airlines connects Jorhat to Kolkata via Guwahati.

By Rail:

The nearest railway station is Furkating, about 75 kms. away with a metre gauge line to Guwahati.

By Road:

Kaziranga National Park is on the National Highway 37 which crosses the Brahmaputra from Goalpara Ghat in Western Assam.


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