Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park, a World Heritage Site of 860 qure kilometers of grass and forest land in the lap of the Brahmaputra river is the home for the world's largest POpulation of Great Indian One-horned Rhinoceros and is a symbol of pride and culture for the people of Assam. Kaziranga also has the highest density of Royal Bengal Tiger on the world The fame of this Park has gone beyond the boundaries of the Indian Subcontinent and has succeeded in attracting the attention of people all over the world. A visit to Kaziranga is an experience of a lifetime with nature. And for those who are vet to visit Kaziranga, a dream awaits them to experience the rolling expanses of wild grasslands with all its animals, birds and flowers. This precious and rare ecosystem that Kaziranga National Park is, stretches from Bokakhat in the east to Jakhalabandha in the west is also one of the few Parks in the world that has five big mammals-the Great Indian one-horned rhinoceros, the Asian elephant, the swamp deer, the tiger, and the Asiatic Water Buffalo. Moreover, it also falls at the junction of the Australasia and Indo-Asian Flyway, thus providing an important migrating, nesting and breeding site for over 480 species of birds.
Sightseeing in Kaziranga
Tourists can enter the National Park either on elephant back or in a jeep. While elephant rides are possible only from Mihimukh in the Central Range and from Bagori in the Western Range, jeep safari is possible in all the three ranges, including the Eastern Range from Agaratoli. Both jeep safari and elephant rides are possible in the morning and early evenings when the animals are most active. It is mandatory for tourists to ensure that a Forest Department's guide accompanies them. Since there is only limited facility for elephant rides it is advisable that prior reservations are made.

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