Kaziranga National Park has achieved commendable success in the conservation of many endangered species of wild animals, especially the Indian one-horned rhinoceroses. In the year 1985, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A wide range of flora and fauna are the Kaziranga attractions in store for tourists visiting the region. They would be extremely delighted to watch the rhinos in their natural habitat during the wildlife tours.
This national park owes its success in conserving the one-horned rhinos to Mary Curzon, wife of Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of British India during the early twentieth century. She had visited it during 1904 with great hopes of sighting the Indian one-horned rhinos, for which, the region was well-known. To her disappointment, she failed to see even a single rhinoceros. This was when she felt the urgent need to protect the dwindling population of this particular wild animal. She persuaded Lord Curzon to take immediate steps to protect the declining Indian one-horned rhinoceroses. This resulted in the creation of Kaziranga Proposed Reserve Forest in the year 1905. It was designated a Reserve Forest in 1908, and re-designated as Kaziranga Game Sanctuary in 1916. From being a game sanctuary, it was renamed as Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary in the year 1950. In 1968, it was accorded the status of a national park under the Assam National Park Act. A Kaziranga travel guide would provide all the required information to the travellers during their tour of this national park.
All such tours are conducted by the authorities on Jeeps or by using elephants. Tourists can find many things to do in Kaziranga besides watching different species of wild animals, trees, plants, birds, and reptiles of the national park. Sightseeing trips to the interesting places nearby would take them to places like Kamakhya Temple and Assam State Museum.