Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park

Home Of One-Horned Rhino

The kaziranga national park is national park that is located in Golaghat and Nagaon, two districts of Assam, India. The story behind the inception of the park date backs to 1904. It is said that Mary Curzon, the wife of the Viceroy Lord Curzon of India once visited the area to see a rhinoceros but she could see any. After the incident she insisted upon taking measures to protect the endangered species to her husband. Finally the Kaziranga Proposed Reserve Forest was established in the year 1905 with 232 km square as the land cover.

Kaziranga National Park

The park was further extended to 152 km square along the banks of Brahmaputra River. In the year 1908 the park was classified as the ‘Reserve Forest’, the park on was renamed numerous times. The government of Assam passed a bill called “Assam Bill” which imposed heavy duties and strict punishment for the one who are found guilty of poaching and hunting of the rhinoceros. Finally the park got its notional park designation on 11 February, 1974.

Kaziranga National Park Is Famous For

Kaziranga National Park

UNESCO has heralded the park as a World Heritage Site for its natural environment. . As compared to the other wildlife sanctuaries and parks, kaziranga national park has achieved all his goal of protecting the wildlife residing under its protection. The park is undoubtedly the most popular oldest and the oldest of India. The park has brought glory and fame to the state of Assam with its natural beauty and efficient protection of the wildlife. The park provides you with adventure and peace at the same time.

Kaziranga National Park Area

The park approximately covers 378 km square of land cover out of which around 55.14 km square is believed to have been washed off due to soil erosion in the current times. From west to east the park is about 40 km in length and 8 miles wide from the north to southern parts of Assam. About 429 km square of land was added to the park’s boundary is made to the present park to protect the population of the wildlife, and that area had been classified as a separate national park

Kaziranga National Park Animals

The park has been classified as the refuge to the two-third of the population of the great one-horned rhinoceroses of the world. According to the reports of the surveys conducted by various wildlife NGOs and the state government state that the population of the rhino in the park is currently estimated as 2,401. The adult rhinos count to 1,651 and sub adults are about 249 in number, cubs and the juvenile ones are 455 in number. The park is also known to have the highest density of tiger population in the world; the park also acts as a house to various species of elephants, swamp deer, wild water buffaloes. There are four major kinds of fauna that exists in the park, such as the tropical semi-evergreen forests, the alluvial savanna woodlands, the tropical moist deciduous forests and the alluvial inundated grasslands.

How To Reach Kaziranga National Park

One can reach the park by buses possessed by the Assam State Transport Corporation or by private companies and agencies. The nearest cities located near the park are Jorhat, Dimapur, Guwahati. Furkating is the nearest railway station to the park. While travelling by air one can opt between Tezpur Airport, Dimapur Airport or Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport. Transport of all kind is available to kaziranga national park from Guwahati.

Kaziranga National Park Map

kaziranga national park

Kaziranga National Park Timings

The timings for  the tour of the park is basically divided into two shifts, one is the morning shift that is slated between 7-10 am for the jeep or any other vehicle, 5.30-6.30 am and 6.30-7.30 am for the elephant safari. The evening shift starts from 1.30-3.00 pm by jeep and other vehicle.

Kaziranga National Park

The entry tickets vary for people who live in India and the people who are travelling to the park from another country. The entry is 100 for Indians and 650 INR, people who opt for elephant safari are supposed to pay around 750 INR (Indian) and 1250 INR (foreigner). The road trip cost 300 for both the natives and the foreigners. Additional charges are taken on the cameras and other electronic devices one take to the park.

Best Time To Visit Kaziranga National Park

If you are planning to visit the park then you should be well informed and equipped, as this forest is a home to varied species of fauna. One must not plan their visit during the monsoons as majority of the park stay submerged under water. The park is also popular for being an Important Bird Area by the Bird life International. If you are a bird lover then this the park you must visit.

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