|Indian Wildlife >> East India >> Assam >> Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga national park
|Location : 217-km East Of Guwahati, Assam
Coverage area : 430-sq-kms
Main attraction : Elephant Safari & One-Horned Rhino
Best time to visit : Mid-November to Early April
Accommodation : Wild Grass Lodge , Wild Grass Tented
Arrival information :
-- By rail : The nearest railhead is Furkating, situated
75-km away from the park.
-- By air : The nearest airport is situated at Guwahati,
which is 217-km away from the park. The
other airport is Jorhat, 97-km from here.
-- By road : The nearest town of Bokakhat, which is
about 23 km away.
Nearby excursions : lush coffee & rubber plantations
of the nearby Karbi Anglong .
Nearby cities : Bokakhat, which is about 23 km
Kaziranga national park lies on the south bank of the Brahmaputra and its boundary for the most part follows the Mora Diphlu river and runs parallel to National Highway No. 37. It covers an area of 688 sq. kilometers. The Park was first established in 1908, as a reserve forest with only about a dozen rhinos and was declared a National Park in 1974.
Flora and Fauna :
Kaziranga is famous for the great One-Horned Rhinos. Tigers which are natural enemies of rhinos are also there in sizable numbers in this area. Other attractions of this national park include the wild buffalo, magnificent swamp deer, hog deer, wild boar, Hoolok gibbon, capped langur and ratel (badger).
A wide variety of snakes including the rock python and the monitor lizardars also found here. Amongst the birds, the crested serpent eagle is common while palla's fishing eagle and gray headed fishing eagle are frequently seen. Others include the Bengal floricab, bar-headed goose, whistling teal and pelican.
Mihimukh is the starting area for the park and elephants can be hired from here to enter the sanctuary.