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Kaziranga National Park

Assam

Declared as a World Heritage Site in 1974, Kaziranga’s intense conservation program ensured an ever-growing population of the One Horned Rhino, making it a humble abode for two-third of their population. Today, 2400 Rhinos call this park their home. Kaziranga National Park is the only park outside Africa that has a breeding population of many species of cats, like, Tigers, Leopards, Leopard Cat, Jungle Cat, and Fishing Cat. A healthy population of Asian Elephants, Water Buffaloes, Eastern Swamp Deers also reside here. Nine of the 14 primate species are found in Kaziranga, including the rare Golden Langur, and the only Ape in India – the Hoolock Gibbon.

Kaziranga National Park is the only National Park in the State situated in central Assam with an area of 430sq. km. It is the home of the great Indian one-horned Rhinoceros (Unicornis). The landscape of Kaziranga is of sheer forest, tall elephant grass, rugged reeds, mellow marshes, and shallow pools.

Best Time to Go

November – April

Flights

Guwahati (GAU)

Avg. Climate

30°C

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About Kaziranga national Park

Kaziranga National park has a history of its own. Lady Curzon first heard about the Rhinos of Kaziranga from her British tea planter friends and came to Assam in 1904-05. Although she could not see the animal, she spotted hoof prints with three toes and believed that such an animal did exist. On her return, she persuaded Lord Curzon to do something to save this animal from total annihilation. Lord Curzon set the wheels of the British bureaucracy rolling, and on June 1, 1905, a preliminary notification announcing the intention of the Government to declare 57,273.60 acres of Kaziranga as a reserved forest was issued.

Geographical Details

Altitude: 40m – 80m above mean sea level

Vegetation: Tall elephant grass, marshland, and dense tropical moist broadleaf forests

Water Resources: Brahmaputra and Mora Diphlu

Core Area: 482 sq. km

Buffer Area: 548 sq. km

Coordinates: 26.5775° N to 93.1711° E

Rainfall: 2220 mm

Temperature: 30 degrees Celsius

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Finally, Kaziranga National park was declared as the reserved forest on January 3, 1908, and was officially closed for shooting. On January 28, 1913, the area of reserved forest was expanded with the inclusion of another 13,506 acres. Kaziranga was declared a Game Sanctuary on November 10, 1916. In 1938, the then-conservator of the forest, A.J.W. Milroy stopped all poaching and opened Kaziranga to visitors. Because the word ‘game’ connotated animals for hunting, in 1950, the then senior conservator of forest Mr. P D Stracey, changed the term to ‘wildlife sanctuary’.

Gradually the sanctuary, begun as a nucleus encompassing a small area, expanded to its present size. Finally, on February 11, 1974, the name was changed to Kaziranga National Park. The one-horned Rhinoceros, Elephant, Indian bison, Swamp Deer, Samber, Hog Deer, Sloth Bear, Tiger, Leopard cat, Jungle cat, Hog badger, Capped langur, Hollock Gibbon, Jackal, Goose, Hornbills, Ibis, Cormorants, Egret, Heron fishing eagle, etc. all form a part of the very complex ecological balance of the park. During Winter a large number of migratory birds are also seen here.

Popular Fauna at Kaziranga National Park

Rhino - Kaziranga Species
One Horned Rhino

The greater one-horned rhinoceros, also known as the Indian rhinoceros, is a grey giant, second only to an elephant in size. They inhabit the alluvial flood-plain vegetation of sub-tropical climates where water and green grass is available all year.

Elephant - Manas Species
Asian Elephants

It is the largest land mammal on the Asian continent. They inhabit dry to wet forest and grassland habitats in 13 range countries spanning Southeast Asia. Asian elephants have adapted to surviving on resources that vary based on the area.

Water Buffalo - Kaziranga Species
Water Buffalo

The water buffalo, or Asian buffalo, as it is often called, is the largest member of the Bovini tribe. Standing 5 to 6.2 feet tall at the shoulder, wild water buffalo are formidable mammals with sparse gray-black coats.

Safaris at Kaziranga National Park

Jeep Safaris

Kaziranga National Park conducts half day jeep safaris. A half day jeep safaris can be further categorized as a morning safari and an evening safari. The morning safaris start around 0600 hours depending on the sunrise time and lasts for about 4.5-5 hours. After the morning safari, the guest heads back to the lodge/resort. You can freshen up, eat a quick lunch, relax for a bit and later head back in to the jungle for your evening safari. The evening safari lasts for about 3 – 3.5 hours depending on the time of sunset. Post your evening safari, you head back to the lodge for dinner and take the rest of the evening at leisure.

Walking Safaris

Kaziranga National Park also offers walking safaris on guided tiger trails within the buffer zone of the park. Here, the guest is accompanied by a naturalist and a forest guard. On the trail, you are acquainted with the best of flora and fauna by expert naturalists and guides the park has to offer. These trails are fruitful for people who wish to take a break from regular jeep safaris and explore the park vegetation at close quarters.

Boat Safaris

The Agoratoli range at Kaziranga National Park offers a unique chance to visitors to experience the wilderness of Kaziranga on a river boat. This boat safari is a one-hour long boat ride on the confluence of the Dhansiri and Brahmaputra.

Accommodations at Kaziranga

diphlu river lodge
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We just finished the first half of two tiger safari tours in India. The first was on the Banhavgar National Park. Our guide was Sanjay Gupta, who had 25 years of experience in the park and with the tigers. He was wonderful, sharing his experience and knowledge throughout our three full days together. He was definitely a highlight of our trip, as a great guide makes for a great experience, whether you see tigers or not! And we did see tigers...
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