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Kaziranga National Park is home to many rare and diminishing reptiles


 Assam located in the northeast of India is a diverse but beautiful Indian state with incredible cultures and landscapes mixed to form a unique blend of cultural panorama. Its borders with Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh show a traceable impact on its routine life. The state earlier known to the world for its quality Assam tea is now becoming more popular as the best Indian wildlife destination. Wildlife of Assam is nature’s gift to the state and the government authorities in the state are making the best of it by developing wild life tourism in the state. The precious forests of the state are developed into more descent National Parks, where worldwide tourists pay a visit to view the treasures of wildlife and the bounty of Nature. Kaziranga National Park a world heritage site is one such park located in Golaghat and Nagaon districts of Assam.

This park is divided into four ranges Kohora, Bagori, Agoratoli and Buraphar for smooth administration of the park. Kohora is also popular as central range, Bagori as western range and Agoratoli is the eastern range. Kaziranga is accessible by air, rail and road. It is just two hundred twenty five km from Guwahati the capital of Assam. This park located on the banks of river Brahmaputra which is supposed to be the lifeline of the state is a splendid birding ground. The Burma monsoon forests spread in the plains of river Brahmaputra consists of grasslands, open woodlands, numerous lakes and cane forests.
The type of vegetation in the park area supports the incredible wildlife, large varieties of birds and fast diminishing rare species of reptiles. Interesting above all is the list of around thirty nine reptiles making their home in Kaziranga National Park. The list includes some rare endangered species like Gharial and unique Assam Turtle found only in Assam and Bangladesh. Ghariyal normally is found in the wetlands, with long elevated jaws lined with sharp teeth which make it easy while engulfing fish and other water bound prey. The list is long enough including around sixteen varieties of turtles, ten varieties of lizards and fifteen types of poisonous and non poisonous snakes. With many things to explore your trip to Kaziranga will not be complete, if you are not gauging the pride of the Park one horned rhino grazing happily in the grasslands. These grasslands are mostly comprised of tall elephant grass. Best way to explore Kaziranga is to ride an elephant safari which takes you in the interior of the jungles where you might encounter a family of the tiger and many other rare types of animals which have become distinct and are diminishing fast.

While visiting this park you have plenty of accommodation options to spend a fascinating time in the calm and serenity of the region. The resorts, hotels and jungle camps near the park provide a nice stay and convenient access to the interiors of the Park. It is advisable to select one of the Kaziranga resorts, keeping in mind their nearness to the Park and the picturesque surroundings in which they are located.

Kaziranga Tourism Guide

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