Kaziranga National Park-a world heritage site, the park hosts two-thirds of the world’s Great one-horned rhinoceros. The main purpose to provide protection to tiger and was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006. Though sighting of tigers are difficult because of the grasses that provide excellent camouflage, their presence can be felt everywhere by way of pug marks, kills and territorial markings.
KNP, located to the north east India, in Assam. Approx 430 sq km area covered by this national park. Spread over civil jurisdictions of Nagaon and Golaghat districts in Assam with mighty Brahmaputra River on the north and verdant Karbi Anglong hills on the south.
Apart from One-horned rhino, there is also the natural habitat of wild animals such as wild boars, elephants, Barasinghas, leopards, tigers, hoolock gibbons, capped langur, rock python, water fowls and so many different types of animals.
The areas adjoining the park, though they sound like tough terrains, are easily accessible on the backs of elephants. Mihimukh is the starting point for the park and elephants can be hired from here to enter the sanctuary. An elephant-ride during early hours of dawn awards an excellent opportunity for seeing wildlife at a close range.
Sunset is a pleasant sight as well with the birds returning to their nests. After sunset, a pleasant conversation and personal experience can be exchange with other fellow tourists once the day’s adventures come to a close.
Best time to Visit
Weather in Kaziranga is not tropical; it is pleasant throughout the year. There are no extremities in terms of temperature variation; the winters (November-january) are cool and summers warm, does not exceed 38 degree C.
How to Reach
By Air- There does not have an airport. Nearest airport is Rowriah Airport.
By Rail- instead of Kaziranga you can get a train to Helem on regular basis.
By Road- nearest bus stand is Numaligarh in Assam