Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga National Park is located in the Golaghat and Nagaon district of the state of Assam in India and one of the best options for wildlife holidays. Earlier the name of this place was the Kaziranga Game Sanctuary which later was renamed to Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary in 1950 by P.D. Stracey who was the forest conservationist. This national park was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its unique natural environment. Kaziranga boasts of the highest density of tigers among protected areas in the world. This park was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006 under the Project Tiger Conservation.
Kaziranga National Park is well known worldwide and Robin Banerjee played a significant role in its popularity as being a physician he turned photographer & filmmaker and produced a documentary movie on this park named Kaziranga, which was aired on Berlin television in 1961 and became a runway success. Also, a poem on this park called “Kaziranga, Assam” was written by a famous American science fiction and fantasy author L. Sprague de Camp which was published in his popular collection.
Kaziranga National Park is full of flora & fauna with natural landscapes and greenery. Many animals and birds are found here like Wild Asiatic Water Buffalo, Hog Deer, Indian Tigers, Leopards, Leopard Cats, Black Necked Stroke, Dalmatian Pelican, Ferruginous Duck and White-bellied Herons. Of all the animals Kaziranga National Park is famous for Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros. Kaziranga boasts to have most one horned Rhinoceros in the world.
Wildlife holidays can be amazing in Kaziranga National Park as apart from the abundance of flora & fauna this park is also famous for its landscape and scenic beauty. This dense tropical moist broadleaf forest is crisscrossed by four major rivers including Brahamputra River. The park also has several small bodies of water.
How to get here:
By Air: Tezpur Airport- 100 km (approx)/ Guwahati Airport- 217 km
By Rail: Furkating Railway Station- 75 km
By Road: The main gate for Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary, at Kohora on the NH-37, consists of a handful of cafes and a small local market. ASTC and private buses stop here on their way to & from Guwahati, Tezpur and Upper Assam. Some private buses also retain a seat quota for Kaziranga passengers.
The best time to visit here is from October to March.