Kaziranga National Park – A natural wonder where man & nature stay side by side!
Kaziranga National Park is one of the most sought after wildlife holiday destinations in India. It is alternatively called the ‘Serengeti of the East’. The park has been declared as a world heritage site by the UNESCO. The park is situated on the banks of Brahmaputra River in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of Assam close to the Karbi Anlong plateau.
Major attractions of Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga National park is a kind of nature’s gift to mankind. A visit to this National Park is must for all international travelers visiting India. Kaziranga is considered to be a beautiful wildlife destination of North-East India. November to April is the best time to visit this place. The park is home for two-thirds of the world population of endangered Indian one horned rhinoceros. It has a huge number of tigers compared to all the protected areas in the world. Apart from these the three giant herbivores that is, the Asiatic Water Buffaloes, the Asiatic Elephant and the Swamp Deer can be spotted easily.
The Kaziranga Forest is home to a variety of wild animals along with other species of reptiles, exotic birds and aquatic fauna. The animals primarily found here include hog deer, sambar, golden langur, bear, fishing cat, Indian porcupine, gaur, Indus river dolphin, black langur and reptiles like gharials, garden lizards, python, crocodile, king cobra, etc. Besides, the region is said to be a paradise for bird watchers as one can easily spot different inhabiting and migratory birds of dwindling species like Bengal florican, eastern imperial eagle, hornbill, grey headed fish eagle and others. Another major attraction of this vast reserve is the tall elephant grasses mixed with swamplands. The main flora and fauna found here include semi-tropical forests, alluvial grasslands and deciduous forests.
Thousands of travelers from all over the world come here to experience the exquisiteness of this natural habitat. The national park provides elephant safaris and jeep safaris for those wildlife lovers who wish to have a close encounter with nature. Kaziranga Orchid Park cum Biodiversity Conservation Centre at Kaziranga is another added attraction. It is spread across 16 bighas of land. It has a photo gallery of 500 orchids, a greenhouse, lakes with boating and angling facilities, small tree-houses, among other attractions
Kaziranga National Park is a huge tourist attraction for both Indian and International tourists and is a must-visit for those who are planning to visit Assam. Kaziranga will leave an everlasting impression on anyone visiting this world heritage site for the first time.