kms. The landscape of Kaziranga consists of sheer forest, tall
elephant grass, rugged reeds, marshes and shallow pools.
Elephant grass grows up to a few meters making it an ideal
grazing ground for the famed one-horned rhinoceros. Kaziranga
National Park is the natural home of the great one-horned
Indian rhinoceros and is an important tourist attraction of
Assam. Kaziranga was declared as a national park in 1974. No
lover of wildlife misses an opportunity to see this National
Park which is a lovely spot on the banks of the Brahmaputra
Wildlife Attractons in the Kaziranga National Park
The central range of the National Park is predominantly
covered by grasslands. Rhinoceros are the main
attraction in the Kaziranga National Park. Once almost
extinct, there are now more than one thousand rhinoceros
in this park alone, thanks to the protection given to
this animal by the Government of India. No one is
allowed to kill the animal but despite the efforts of
the Indian Government, some 40 rhinoceros are killed by
poachers every year. Their horns are in great demand in
Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan for their presumed
medicinal value. Wildlife which can be
seen in the
central range are Rhinoceros, Wild Asiatic buffaloes,
Elephants, Langur and Deer. The tigers are not often seen
during day time but they are there. The eastern range of the
Park, which is a thick jungle with water bodies makes it ideal
for watching bird life. Some of the rare species found in
Kaziranga National Park are Indian Bison, Swamp Deer, Sambar,
Hog Deer, Sloth Bear, Tiger Leopard, Leopard Cat, Jungle Cat,
Hog Badger, Capped Langur, Hoolock Gibbon, Jackal, Goose,
Hornbill, Adjutant Stork, Ibis, Cormorant, Egret, Heron,
Fishing Eagle. During winter, a large number of migratory
birds can also be seen here.
Visit the Park
On Elephant Back: 0500 to 0600 hrs, 0630 to 0730 hrs and 1530
to 1630 hrs.
By Road : 0800 to 1100 hrs and 1400 to 1630 hrs.
How to reach Kaziranga National Park
Jorhat, about 88 kms. away is the nearest airport to Kaziranga
National Park. The Indian Airlines connects Jorhat to Kolkata
The nearest railway station is Furkating, about 75 kms. away
with a metre gauge line to Guwahati.
Kaziranga National Park is on the National Highway 37 which
crosses the Brahmaputra from Goalpara Ghat in Western Assam.