Oldest and the most famous sanctuary in Assam bounded by the Brahmaputra river and the Mikir hills, sprawls into 430 sq kms of sheer thick forest, elephant grasslands, rugged reeds, mellow marshes and the shallow pools. The park spreads partly in Golaghat district and partly in Nagaon district of Assam.
In the year 1974, Kaziranga has been declared as National Park.
From the Howdah (seat in the back) of an Elephant, you encounter the majesties of the jungles here. You can also stroll through the lush coffee and rubber plantations of nearby Karbi Anglong, or visit the villages and talk to the Karbi people of romp through the fascinating tea gardens and watch how you get your daily cup of tea. Film shows on wild life are also arranged at the tourist lodge on request. The best season to visit the National Park is from October through to mid April.
BY AIR – Nearest airport is Jorhat at a distance of 98 kms. Another airport Guwahati is situated at a distance of 217 kms.
By Road – Regular bus service is available from Guwahati, Nagaon, Tezpur etc, through NH 37.
Summer : 180C – 350C, Winter : 70C – 240C
Wildlife To Be Seen
It is the preserve of Elephant, Indian Bison, Swamp Deer, Sambhars, Hog Deer, Tiger, Leopard, Slothe Bear, Leopard cat, Hog, Badger, Capped Langoor, Hoolock Gibbon, Jackal, Procupine, Python and a variety of birds – Pelicans, Ducks, Hornbills, Ibis, Cormorants, Egrets, Herow, Black Necked Strokes, Lesser Adjutants, Ring-tailed Fishing Eagles above all the famous One Horned Indian Rhinos. Once almost extinct this endangered species are being increased steadily. They number is now over 400.
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