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Wild Buffaloes at Kaziranga National Park

Wild Buffaloes at Kaziranga National Park
Wild Buffaloes are listed as one of the endangered species, wild water buffaloes in India are mostly concentrated in the state of Assam. They are bigger than domestic buffaloes, with a narrow head, small ears and large hooves. These wild buffaloes have a tendency to form clans that are headed by older members. These clans have their specific areas for grazing, drinking and resting. Wild water buffaloes live for about 25 years in their natural habitat, feeding mostly on grasses. To prevent these rare species from extinction, they have been kept under protection in wildlife reserves. These reserves or national parks offer a safe haven for them while providing favourable living conditions. Authorities of these wildlife sanctuaries have also taken necessary steps to make sure that these buffaloes are protected against diseases and natural calamities. Wildlife enthusiasts visiting these regions can watch these wild animals in significant numbers, roaming around in herds with members of their respective clans.

Areas where Wild Buffaloes found in Assam
Kaziranga receives plenty of rainfall every year, which promotes the growth of grasses and other types of flora in this region. This abundance of natural vegetation provides nutrition for many animals of the region, including wild water buffaloes. An amazing plant and animal life of this wildlife reserve attracts many tourists from different parts of the world every year. Most of them arrive here for spotting wild animals, while some are interested in birding. This national park can be visited between the months of November and April, when climate is very pleasant and suitable for tourism. Wildlife tours are conducted during this period for tourists that present an opportunity for them to watch their favourite animals and birds in action. One can find many hotels and resorts around Kaziranga that offer comfortable lodging facilities for tourists. Eco-tourists generally prefer Jungle Home Resorts that give utmost importance to conservation of environment and wildlife. Accommodation in such types of resorts offer a pleasant stay for all tourists and rooms in them are fully furnished with eco-friendly materials. Nature lovers would definitely appreciate marvellous views of natural surroundings from their rooms in these resorts.

Wild Buffaloes dipping in water
Some of these resorts are located very close to the national park which provides a great deal of convenience for tourists to visit this wildlife sanctuary. They provide all basic facilities for guests and there are certain added amenities for a pleasant stay. Guided tours are also available as a part of these amenities which enable guests to embark on sightseeing tours at their convenience. Wildlife safaris offered as a part of Kaziranga accommodation also helps them to watch different types of wild animals in this region, such as One Horn Rhinos, Hoolock Gibbons and Wild Water Buffaloes. But, before entering this national park, necessary permits have to be taken. Authorities have certain rules in place to make sure that no disturbance is caused to wildlife in this region and a pollution-free environment is maintained. Services of trained nature guides who accompany tourists during such wildlife tours serve the purpose of ensuring that park rules are strictly followed.

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.

Kaziranga Tourism Guide

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