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Here, every part of you that enjoys wildlife will be delighted. Numerous mammals, reptiles, and avian species may be found at Kaziranga National Park, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are among the highest concentrations of one-horned rhinoceroses, Asiatic Water Buffaloes, and Eastern Swamp Deer in this region. Additionally, it is home to the wildest water buffaloes in the entire globe. It is also well-known for frequently reporting recent sightings of Royal Bengal Tigers. The Indian gaur, sambar, wild pig, deer, wild mongooses, langurs, and gibbons may also be seen while on a safari at Kaziranga National Park. The morning elephant safari at this park is also excellent. At the Kaziranga National Park, you might see ducks, geese, pelicans, vultures, and kingfishers. The Eastern Himalayas, far from cities, is where you’ll find this relaxing natural setting. When you visit the park, take pleasure in watching the animals go about their daily lives.
Guwahati Airport, Jorhat Airport
3 hour drive from Guwahati airport
Indian one horned rhino, elephant, tiger
November to April
WHAT TO SEE
Mammals- One horned rhinoceros, water buffalo, royal bengal tiger, indian wild boar, eastern mole, pangolin, indian gaur
Birds– Swamp Francolin, Pale-capped Pigeon, Bengal Florican, Great and Wreathed Hornbill, Jerdon’s Baza, Slender-billed Vulture, Pallas’s Fishing Eagle, Greater Spotted Eagle
Lord Curzon established the 430 sq. km. Kaziranga Reserve Forest in 1905 to safeguard the one-horned rhinoceros. P.D. Starcey, a forest conservationist, renames the area Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary to address the problem of hunting. After 14 years, the Indian government designated it as a national park. Because of the preservation of its distinctive fauna, UNESCO designated it as one of its World Heritage Sites in 1985. Since its inception, Kaziranga has maintained abundant regular resources that include many types of natural life, birds, vegetation, and other comparable things.
This National Park has 4 ranges, namely the Central Range at Kohora, Western Range at Bagori, Eastern Range at Agoratoli, and Burhapahar. The most accessible, notable, and verdant is the Central, at Kohora. Although the Western range is the shortest, the chances of spotting rhinos are highest here. It is apt for seeing rhinos and buffalos. About 40 minutes away from Kohora is the Eastern Range. It is the longest of all the ranges and a paradise for bird lovers.
The Kaziranga National Park Safari is world-famous. There are mainly two modes of Safari here, Jeep Safari and Elephant Safari. The Jeep Safaris are more extensive and thus more popular than the Elephant Safari. However, the morning Elephant Safari at the Central Range is also a lifetime memory.
A large percentage of the Indian one-horned Rhino population stays here. Earlier the rhinos could be seen in several places in North India. But due to excessive poaching, they came to the point of extinction. The park has been successful in preserving these unique creatures.
The forested areas are home to the wild water buffalo or the cape buffalo other than the one-horned rhino. The herbivorous animals here consolidate Eastern Lowland Deer, Hog Deer, Elephant, Gaur, Sambar, Wild Hoard, Indian Muntjac, and several others. Kaziranga is similarly an incredible domain for the various kinds of wild cats, which are Bengal tigers, jaguars, wild catlike, and others. In 2006, the Government of India officially made it a Tiger Reserve as well. Now, it is one of the world’s highest tiger density zones. Moreover, it is a paradise for bird watchers owing to the phenomenal number of avifauna species here, and that is why this spot is seen as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by Wildlife International. This is not all, you can spot more than 450 incredible animals here, including Black-necked Stork, White-fronted Goose, Greater Adjutant, Ferruginous Duck, Lesser Adjutant, and Asian Openbill stork.
There are various Kaziranga National Park Resorts that will make your trip here more comfortable. The ones with high ratings areDiphlu River Lodge and Iora Resort Kaziranga. The reason that will convince you to stay in Diphlu Lodge is that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were here in 2016. No more than 24 guests are allowed to stay in the cottages to maintain tranquility and privacy. The Iora Retreat is no less. It provides all the comfort that you can ask for, lavish rooms, a spa, a swimming pool, wifi, a fitness center, delicious food, and so on. Staying in good hotels enhances the experience of the entire trip.