Witness Kaziranga attractions with elephant safaris

A well-known national park located in the eastern Indian state, Assam, Kaziranga National Park has a significant population of tigers among the world's protected areas. It is also home to large numbers of wild water buffaloes, elephants, and swamp deer. This wildlife reserve has achieved great success in the conservation of endangered species, especially the Indian one-horned rhinoceros. One-horned rhinos are the best Kaziranga attractions that visitors of this park would come across during a wildlife safari. This particular species of rhinoceros is also known as the Greater One-horned Rhinoceros or Asian One-horned Rhinoceros.
 
These large mammals have been listed as vulnerable species and are primarily found in certain portions of north-eastern India and in the protected areas of Terai, a marshy region in Nepal. Weight of this rhino species can be between 2,260 and 3,000 kilograms, while its horn can be 20 to 57 centimetres long. Earlier, the entire stretch of Indo-Gangetic Plain had large numbers of rhinos, but their population declined over the years due to excessive hunting. Today over 3,000 of them are living in the wild, of which, two-thirds can be found in Kaziranga National Park. An elephant safari Kaziranga tourists enjoy during their vacation in this region helps them to watch these amazing animals closely in their natural habitat.

First session of elephant safaris begin early in the morning to give tourists the chance to sight the one-horned rhinos and other wild animals. A Kaziranga travel guide would have all the necessary details on these elephant safaris. It would also help them in knowing more about this region and its biodiversity. Second session of the safaris usually starts at 3:00 in the afternoon. Jeep safaris are also conducted in Kaziranga with the help of experienced guides. The two time slots for jeep safaris are 7:00 in the morning and 1:30 in the afternoon.

Tourists would find many things to do in Kaziranga

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.

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