Kaziranga national park

One of the most desired wildlife destinations in India is Kaziranga. The national park is the home of almost two-thirds of the population of the great Honed Rhinoceros in the world. The national park has done a tremendous job of protecting and conserving these endangered species. This makes Kaziranga a world heritage site. It was declared a World Heritage Site in the year 1985 by UNESCO.

It has also earned a reputation concerning the conservation of tigers. As far as protected areas are concerned the park has got a very high density of tigers. It was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006. The park lies in the two districts of Golaghat and Nagaon and is also famous for its scenic beauty. One of the major reasons is the presence of the holy Brahmaputra River. The park is often affected by the heavy rainfall this region receives and is often flooded because of the presence of the river. The positive side of this heavy rainfall is that it helps grow a dense Greenland and marshland which creates a positive impact on the wildlife populations.

Kaziranga’s wildlife diversity is unique.  Apart from the one-horned rhino or Tiger, the park hosts a very diverse range of wild animals such as Indian elephant, Indian wild boar, Swamp and hog deer, leopard, Golden jackal, sloth bear etc. Kaziranga is a bird lovers’ paradise too.

Opening and closing period of the park  – The park remains closed completely from June to September. During May and October, the park remains partially open, between November and April, the park is open for visitors.

Jeep and Elephant safari timing  – The duration of the safari is Normally 2 hrs. The morning safari starts at 7 am and the afternoon one is from 1.30 pm. The elephant safari starts very early in the morning. The usual time is 5.15 am and then again from 6.15 am onwards.

How to reach

The nearest airport is Jorhat which is 100 km from the park. The main city Guwahati is also well connected to this place and the distance is 220 km.