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Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park

Nested beautifully on the banks of the great Brahmaputra River in the far North Eastern state of Assam in India, Kaziranga National Park is spread across an area of about 430-sq-kms with its swamplands and high thickets of elephant grass making it the idyllic home for the Indian One-Horned Rhino. It was given the status of a wildlife sanctuary in the year 1940. The Kaziranga National Park is also an ideal spot for observing rare species of birds that are found here. The naturalists are definitely going to appreciate this place since it has ideal conditions for the survival of a wide-range of flora and fauna.

Catching the glimpses of the wild denizens is a complete delight for the nature enthusiasts at this magnificent park. On your wildlife tours in Kaziranga you will come across several wild animals such as Indian Elephants, Indian Bison, Swamp Deer or Barasingha, Hog Deer, Sloth Bears, Tigers, Leopard Cats, Jungle Cats, Otters, Hog Badgers, Capped Langurs, Hoolock Gibbons, Wild Boar, Jackal, Wild Buffalo, Pythons, Monitor Lizards, etc.

Besides the wildlife safari, the birding tour would be a remarkable experience for the passionate birdwatchers and wildlife photographers. Some of the bird species include Oriental Honey Buzzard, Black-Shouldered Kite, Black Kite, Brahminy Kite, Pallas's Fishing Eagle, White Tailed Eagle, Grey-Headed Fishing Eagle, Himalayan Griffon, etc. One can also spot a significant number of the migratory birds that frequent the parks lakes and swampy areas during winters that include Greylag Geese, Bar-Headed Geese, Ruddy Shelduck, Gadwall, Falcated Duck, Red-Crested Pochard and Northern Shoveller.

The best time to visit the Kaziranga National Park in Assam is from mid-November to early April. This park can be reached by air, rail as well as road transport quite easily. The nearest airport is Jorhat and the nearest railway station is Furkating. Moreover, this park is also connected by the fine road links of National Highways and smooth road network.