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Kaziranga National Park - Fact Files

Kaziranga National Park is situated at Assam is inhabited by the world's largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses, as well as many mammals, including tigers, elephants, panthers and bears, and thousands of birds away from any human distraction. Kaziranga National Park is recognized as World Heritage Place by UNESCO on December 1985.  Following are Fact files about the Kaziranga National Park - 


Located at
 Assam, India
Latitude 
 N26 40 0 E93 25 0
National Park Status
 11-Feb-1974
World Heritage  Status
 Dec-1985
Nearest River
 Brahmaputra River
Nearest Hill
 Mikir Hills
Types of Vegetation

·         Alluvial Inundated Grasslands
·         Tropical wet Evergreen forests

·         Tropical Semi-Evergreen Forests
Threatened Mammals

       15  Indian Species –

·        Capped langur

·        Hoolock gibbon

·        Tiger panthera tigris

·        Leopard

·        Sloth Bear

·         Ganges Dolphin

·        Otter

·        Wild Boar

·        Water Buffalo

·        Gaur

·        Sambar

·         Swamp Deer

·        Hog Deer

·        Indian Muntjac

Migratory Birds
More than 100 Species
Reptilian

·         Water Monitor

·         Indian Python
·          Common Cobra

·          King Cobra



Kaziranga National Park Timing -

Elephant Safari

Timing - 5:00 am until 4:00 pm
Jeep Safari

Timing - 7:30 am until 11 am
Timing - 2:00 pm until 4:30 pm
Bird Watching
Anytime in day
Fishing
Anytime in day
Boating
Anytime in day
Best time to visit
December to May
Park Closing
Between June to October

One Horn Indian Rhino 


Total Numbers of Rhino
2,329
Adult Males Rhino
645
Adult Females Rhino
685
as per 2013 census by Assam Government.




Brahmaputra river the pride of Assam

Rivers are supposed to hold prime importance in the lives of Indian population. In the mythological legends rivers are are availed the status of goddess. Rivers like Ganga are supposed to be sacred and its water is carried to distant places for using it in the religious rituals. The country is blessed with many great rivers like Ganga, Jamuna, Gomati, Kosi, Gandak, and Brahmaputra. These rivers are mainly useful in irrigation, transportation purpose and even they provide drinking water to the surrounding regions. Brahmaputra River in India is supposed to be the pride of Assam.

River Brahmaputra is the lifeline of Assam, with its origin located in the Angsi Glacier in Himalayas. Here it is known by the name Yartung Tsangpo River. During its long journey crossing many states and territories it travels southwest through Assam valley, where it is known as Brahmaputra. During its journey while traversing through Arunachal Pradesh it is called Dihang. Proceeding further it gets submerged into the river Padma which is the main tributary of river Ganga. This great river around 2900 km long plays important role in irrigation and transportation in Assam valley. This great length of Brahmaputra River, offers it the title of longest river in the world. Apart from its benefits it is cursed many times for flooding the surrounding region. Brahmaputra river map clearly shows its route passing through many regions.

Brahmputra River cruises are a fascinating attraction for the tourists to enjoy an incredible ride of the surrounding region. Compared to ocean cruise river cruise is the most interesting way of reaching the interiors and viewing absolute beauty of the region. During the journey in a river cruise tourists get a better idea of culture and historic wonders of the region. Enjoying unique river side scenery and exclusive night life of the region is another advantage of traveling on a river cruise. Ships used for river cruising in Brahmputra are medium or small ships. This makes it possible for the cruise staff to pay attention to limited passengers on board and creates a tranquil ambience while cruising through this river. There are chances of joining excursions to nearby places or availing shopping pleasures. The excursions include visiting wildlife reserves and visit to the splendid tea gardens. The river cruise resembles a floating hotel where you can enjoy eating delicious food after sipping some best quality liquor. The cruises are normally operated between September and April. Store the memories of your visit in the form of some beautiful Brahmaputra river pictures.

Attraction of Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary the Rhino breeding farm



Assam the north Indian state of India is popular worldwide for best quality tea, silk, variety of plant, animal life and its incredible wildlife sanctuaries. Some of the rare and diminishing animal species are flourishing in these protected areas. The state has become increasingly popular among worldwide tourists as the ace “Wildlife Tourism” center of India. It is already honored with two of its World Heritage sites Kaziranga and Manas which attract hordes of tourists throughout the year. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary near Guwahati has made a record in increasing the number of one horned Rhinos which were on the way of getting diminished.
This land with high rainfall and blessed with mighty rivers like Brahmaputra and its tributaries make the region fertile, with rich forests ranging from incredible grasslands, deciduous forests, wetlands and wide spread jungles of Sal and Bamboo. This large diversity in its type of regions makes Assam the largest shelter for a great variety of flora and fauna. The wildlife sanctuaries and the protected zones of the state provide a beautiful atmosphere for incredible birdlife which is concentrated around its wet lands. Among the many national parks and wildlife sanctuaries Pobitora wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Mariagaon district of Assam. This wildlife reserve is located just thirty km from Guwahati the major and important city of Assam.

This Park is spread on huge forty sq. km plot of land in which around sixteen square km are reserved specially for creating a rhino habitat spread on the plains and a hillock. A Rhino breeding farm at this reserve is the major attraction which runs a breeding program called Indian Rhino vision 2020, which initially helped in restoring the fast diminishing number of one horned Rhinos of the region. Gradually the success story reaching its heights has made the area overpopulated by the Rhinos. Other attractions near Pobitora are Haduk Hanging Bridge and Garanga Beel which is a beautiful pond. Pobitora National Park, Guwahati can be explored on elephant backs or by the fascinating jeep safaris which take you to the interiors in the natural habitat of the animals. These safaris are best means of viewing some of the animals like leopard, wild bear, wild cats and Asian buffalo. There is an opportunity to view some of the incredible bird species out of total two hundred migratory birds available at the reserve.

 The weather of Guwahati is moderate with warm summers and cool breezy winters. Heavy rains are observed from June to October. November to March is supposed as the best period to visit Pobitora wildlife reserves, as it offers a moderate climate and many interesting festivals of the region like Bihus, Magh and Bhogali bihu. Pobiitora can be easily approached by road from Guwahati. While travelling from Kaziranga to Guwahati, Pobitora can be reached by taking road to Mayang. Accommodations are available at a resort inside the sanctuary.

Highlight of Assam Tourism - Kaziranga National Park

Assam the north eastern Indian state is the gateway to the other seven states in its vicinity. Assam Tourism is blessed with bewildering landscapes, lush green mountains and grasslands spread on huge patches of land with variety of wildlife stuffed in it which attracts hoards of tourists every year. Assam which is a bowl of mixed cultures and traditions shows cultural richness giving rise to number of colorful fairs and festivals. The folk dances of this destination are really invigorating. The tourist potential of this place is also stored in its incredible wildlife which can be explored in its distinguished National Parks.


It is well known for its incomparable tea, silk, and above all its rich biodiversity. Assam is one of the richest biodiversity zones in the world and consists of riverside grasslands, bamboo orchards, tropical rainforests, deciduous forests and numerous wetland ecosystems. The credit of stopping the deteriorating number of one-horned rhinoceros and conserving them goes to Kaziranga National Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other endangered species taking refuge in the jungles of Assam are Deohanh, Bengal Florican, Pygmy Hog, Black-breasted Parrotbill and the Golden Langur. Endangered species with sizable population in Assam are the tiger, elephant, Hoolock gibbon, Jerdon's Babbler and so on to name a few. For the state Bird White-winged Wood Duck, Assam is a globally important area. The state has the largest population of Wild Water Buffalo in the world. It is also known for orchids. The grasslands and wetlands of Kaziranga conserve a large number of birds making it popular as the largest birding ground. It has large number of water birds, migratory birds, scavengers, game birds and predators which prefer to stay in this region. An estimated four ninety five exclusive vanities of birds are said to exist in this park. Since monsoons are heavy in this region the park is kept open from November to April. As per the opinion of the locals February and March are the best months to visit the park even though the temperatures are on the higher side, chances of viewing central attraction the one horned Rhinoceros is more during this time. Another attraction during this period is the week long Kaziranga Elephant festival organized in the Park in February. The best way to explore the park and reach the interiors is by riding an elephant safari. The Park is divided into number of ranges, prefer central range for your elephant safari as it is operated by government staff. Early morning safaris may not be more enjoyable as the visibility is less due to fog in the morning. 


Assam Traditional Dance - Bihu Dance 
With increasing tourist traffic to the Park many hotels and resorts have mushroomed in the region, you are at liberty to select your type of accommodation from the wide range available like Kaziranga National Park hotels, resorts, jungle camps and  river lodges. The fun of enjoying wildlife tour involves the type of accommodation you select. The resorts of Kaziranga located on huge plots of lands surrounded by natural beauty and wilderness of the woods are more preferred type of accommodations. These resorts are well supported by modern facilities and mostly they are located near the park. Experience the thrill of Elephant safari in Kaziranga and the gamut of exploring the wildlife of the region by visiting Kaziranga in Assam.

One Horned Rhino at Kaziranga National Park

Rhinoceroses are herbivorous animals, having a thick skin on their body and large in size. Popularly known as 'rhinos', these animals are found mostly in African and South-Asian countries. A one horned rhino can be found in India owing to brilliant conservation measures undertaken by authorities. These animals have very sharp hearing capability and a strong sense of smell, by which they can easily find their companions. They go around searching for food when the environment is a bit cooler to avoid heat of the afternoons. Whenever there is a rise in temperature, they lie submerged in water to avoid exposure to extreme heat. In the past few years, many rhinoceroses have been killed for their horn and other parts that have a high demand in certain countries. In order to prevent their extinction, many of their existing population have been moved to wildlife reserves where they enjoy a safe habitat.

Kaziranga is a place in India where nearly two-thirds of world’s rhinoceroses reside. Their conservation work was pioneered by Mary Victoria Leiter Curzon, also known as Lady Curzon, who visited this region in the year 1904. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site which has been highly successful in conserving the animal. This protected area has become an integral part of Assam tourism in recent times, as it gets large number of visitors every year. Rhinos have an ideal environment in Kaziranga, where there are vast expanses of grasslands and water bodies. Wildlife safaris are conducted during tourist seasons to help visitors in watching these animals closely. These safaris or guided tours are conducted with the help of jeeps or elephants. Several restrictions have been placed to protect this wildlife reserve from getting polluted or causing any kind of disturbance to its wild animals. Many tourists extend their support in several ways for improving conservation process and creating more employment opportunities. Due to such activities, population of rhinos has increased to a considerable extent over the years. What attracts visitors most is the sight of rhinos that can be found in several areas of this wildlife sanctuary.

Attempts have been made to improve travel and tourism in this region by increasing facilities offered for tourists. As a result, visitors to Kaziranga National Park can find great places for having a comfortable stay during their tour of this wildlife sanctuary and its surrounding regions. There are several choices in hotels and resorts around Kaziranga, where well-furnished rooms are available at reasonable rates. These rooms are fully equipped with all basic facilities and also include modern amenities to ensure a luxurious stay for tourists. Some of the resorts also organize guided tours to Kaziranga for their guests at convenient timings. These tours or safaris can enable them to sight their favourite Indian rhinoceroses and other wild animals moving around freely in the region. For those who are longing for some delicious cuisines during their tour, some of these resorts or hotels have multi-cuisine restaurants that include popular dishes as well as some local delicacies.

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