- The Abode of the One-Horned Rhinoceros
Kaziranga National Park
The Abode of the One-Horned Rhinoceros
The green grasslands of Kaziranga are the home of the legendary One-Horned Rhinoceros. In fact, this national park is one of the last refuges of these majestic and spectacular creatures. Over two-thirds of the world population of this magnificent beast lives here in the scenic grasslands of Kaziranga.The National Park is divided into different parts but each of them has some fascinating sights to offer. However, the most exciting thing you must experience in Kaziranga is the safari on an elephant. This thoroughly enjoyable safari is just amazing. Teams of elephants work together and herd around the rhinos without scaring them. You will be able to enjoy the view of the enchanting One-Horned Rhinoceros up close.
Kaziranga is a World Heritage Site. Here the splendor of Mother Nature is simple irresistible. The verdant landscape hides a lot of enhancing secrets. The collection of flora is rich here but even more incredible is the range of wildlife.The majestic tigers roam around here freely and proudly. In fact, their population is quite sizeable in Kaziranga. You will also come across the Asiatic Water Buffalo and the Eastern Swamp Deer. There are other fascinating herbivores ere including the Gaur and the Sambar. Leopards and various members of the cats have made Kaziranga their home as well.
The avian life of Kaziranga is something to admire. It is rich in birds of all kinds. In fact, Birdlife International recognizes Kaziranga to be an important bird area. A plethora of migratory birds visit here every year. Water birds, game birds, predators and even scavengers are found in startling numbers here. Eagles, kingfishers, terns, pelicans, and vultures are just some of the species that rule the skies hereThe Kaziranga National Park is a fascinating place. The immense natural treasures will take your breath away as you immerse yourself in their beauty.
How to Get There
By Air :
Kaziranga is well connected by air to almost all the major cities in India. The nearest airport is Jorhat 105 km away from the park. The other airport is Guwahati airport 215 km away.
By Rail :
The nearest railhead is Furkating, situated 75 km. away from Kaziranga National Park which is Well-connected to Guwahati. Intercity Express train that interlinks Furkating with the towns of Dibrugarh and Guwahati on a daily basis.
By Road :
The main gate for Kaziranga National Park, at Kohora on the National Highway No. 37. Distance from other places; Guwahati: 194 km, Jorhat: 105 km, Furkating: 75 km,Shillong: 288 km, Manas National Park: 283 km
***The Opening time:
Kaziranga National Park is open for tourist from 01st Nov till 30th April only.