Kaziranga National Park is one of the most famous wildlife reserves of India.
This Park was first established in the year 1908 and subsequently declared a National park in the year 1974. In 1908, the park had only about a dozen Rhinos.
Kaziranga National Park lies on the south banks of the mighty Brahmaputra river and its boundary for the most part follows the Mora Diphlu river and runs parallel to the N.H-37. The park covers an area of 688 sq.kms. Kaziranga is famous for the great One Horned Rhinos.
Mihimukh is the starting point for the park and Elephants can be hired from here to enter the park. Jeep safaris and early morning Elephant rides is arranged at the Government Tourist Centre.
Wild Life in Kaziranga National Park:
The famous One Horned Rhinos. The park also have other animals like the Bengal Tiger, Wild Buffalo, Swamp Deer, Hog Deer, Wild Boar, Hoolok Gibbon, Capped Langur and Badger (Ratel).a wide varieties of Snakes including the Rock Python and the Monitor Lizard are found in this park.. Amongst the Birds, the Crested Serpent Eagle, Palla’s Fishing Eagle and Grey Headed Fishing Eagle,Great Adjutant Stork,Crane, Bengal Floricab, Bar-Headed Goose, Whistling Teal and Pelican are commonly seen.
By Air:Jorhat is the nearest airport, it is 94 kms. It is from the Park. Gauhati Airport is about 220 kms.
By Rail: Bokaghat is the nearest town, which is 22 kms. From the park
By Road: The Park runs parallel to the National Highway no. 37
Best time to visit Kaziranga:
The best time to visit this park is between November and March.
Where to stay:
Forest Rest Houses and Bungalows are available in the park area. Kaziranga Forest Lodge is also available with air-conditioned rooms, bar, restaurant and other facilities