Rhino population increased at Kaziranga National Park


At last the efforts of Kaziranga National Park officials shows it results. As per the latest census carried by Assam Government says that there is a remarkable increase in number of one horn rhino in the Kaziranga National Park. According to the last census conducted on April recorded 2,290 rhinos in Kaziranga National Park which increase to 2,329 this year.

Among 2,329 rhinos there are 645 adult male and 684 adult females. The increase of 39 Rhinos in just 11 month is a record in itself.

Last year 12 rhinos were killed by poachers, even there is no respite this year as 13 more have been killed since January this year. Although it is good news for all nature lover when the count of endanger animals increases. We hope the number keeps on increasing.

United 21 Grassland Resort, Kaziranga congratulate all Kaziranga National Park officials for their efforts to save one horn rhinos.

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.

United 21 Grassland Resort - Ultimate Choice for a stay


United-21 Kaziranga Resort
United-21 Grassland Resort at Kaziranga is best option for a comfortable stay near Kaziranga National Park, which stands high on the list of best hotels and resorts surrounding the Park. It is mostly preferred for its easily accessible location near the highway, fascinating interiors of the cottages and perfect travel desk service. The elegance of the resort lies in its ethnic eco friendly cottages, spacious tastefully decorated rooms, well maintained swimming pool and the explicit dining facilities. Presidential and Grassland suites are the best for families trying to stay together. After spending a day full of activities in and around the park you can rely on the resorts lounge and bar for a few sips of invigorating drinks.

Most of the visitors to the resort including foreign visitors are impressed by variety of the Menu and unique dining facilities of the resort. The various options are dining under palm trees, grabbing pool-side barbeque or dining in a relaxed mood while sitting in the garden. Taking’ bites at a candle light dinner in the backdrop of events and ethnic music is the enticing experience at this resort. Cozy rooms, well equipped gym and the spacious lawn surrounding the cottages is the place where you can communicate with your soul in the surrounding calm. Winter season in the months from November to April is the right time to enjoy the thrill at the jungles of Kaziranga. After visiting the prime destination Kaziranga National Park, the other nearby attractions are tea estates of Methoni, Difalu, Borchapori and Behora, Kakochang waterfalls and Panbari reserve forest. Panbari can be reached from Kohara base. Plan your daytime for exploring the wonders of this wildlife destination and enjoy your evening at the resort with amazing options like fishing in the pond of the resort or boating in the lake. Spend a few minutes at the well equipped fitness center of the resort or get rejuvenated by a light massage at the spa center of the resort.

United-21 resort in Kaziranga is comparatively the best means of accommodation which can be booked online. Otherwise visit their website and after talking to the customer care service of the resort get the rooms of your choice booked in advance.

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.

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.

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.

Jeep Safari in Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park is the oldest wildlife reserve in Assam, covering a vast area and consisting of numerous species of plants, animals and birds. This national park has achieved great success in conserving several endangered species of animals such as one-horned rhinoceros and wild water buffalo. Visitors to these parks can watch these wild animals and birds closely with the help of wildlife safaris that are conducted regularly during tourist seasons. Kaziranga National Park gets plenty of tourists every year, who come from different corners of this world to sight the amazing wildlife of this region. Many of them love to see endangered species during their wildlife safaris. Many hotels and resorts around this region offer these tours as a part of their added amenities. Best time to visit Kaziranga National Park is between the months of October and April, when its climate is pleasant and favourable for conducting sightseeing tours. It is during this period that most of the animals can be seen having a nice time in the wild.

Wildlife tours in this region are conducted either on elephants or in Jeeps. Elephant Safaris begin early in the morning and are extremely helpful in exploring different types of wild animals. They place tourists in an appropriate position so that their view is not obstructed by tall elephant grass by which this wildlife reserve is covered. Generally, a wakeup call is given about half an hour before the elephant ride commences. Individuals who are eager to explore the jungle with a Jeep Safari in Kaziranga can cover longer distances within a short period of time. These tours are accompanied by trained nature guides or escorts and take three to four hours. These wildlife tours are carried out without causing any disturbance to wildlife in the national park. There are specific routes on which the jeeps are run, maintaining the right distance between animals and humans. For any of such tours, permission from authorities is absolutely essential. Due to this reason, tourists obtain necessary permits before entering this wildlife sanctuary. Drivers of jeeps are required to stick to the trails that have been designed to avoid contact between animals and visitors.

It is necessary to observe certain rules that ensure a safe and enjoyable tour for visitors during jungle safaris. Tourists who book accommodations in Jungle Lodge and Resorts must be well aware of them. Drivers are required to drive slowly during jeep safaris to avoid causing any disturbance to animals. Playing of car stereos or transistors is strictly prohibited, as animals would easily get distracted with such sounds. Wearing of less bright clothes would also go a long way in preventing animals from getting distracted. Tourists must be careful not to light any campfires as they can scare most of the animals. Authorities have taken great efforts in maintaining a pollution-free environment in this region. Due to this reason, visitors are required to dispose off any garbage into bags that are provided. Taking photos is something that tourists can enjoy without any restrictions and they can take away unlimited memories with them.

Kaziranga Travel Attraction: Hoolock Gibbons

India's north-eastern forests have many species of wild animals that have been provided adequate protection by authorities. Best example is the region of Kaziranga National Park, where Hoolock Gibbons can be seen jumping around from one branch of a tree to another is Kaziranga travel attraction. These are India's only apes and are classified into two kinds, western and eastern. They rarely step on ground as most of them can be seen swinging from one tree to another at amazing speeds. Males have black hair and have a white brow, while females have copper-tan hair which is dark-brown on the sides of their faces. Kaziranga's forests supply them with all their diet requirements consisting of fruits, leaves, flowers and shoots. These apes are famous for their peculiar voices that can be heard from longer distances. They make such sounds to attract their mates and each call echoes across trees, making their presence felt in this region.

Monsoons in Kaziranga provide enough rains for this wildlife reserve, which satisfies the requirements of its flora and fauna. Winters are highly pleasant in this region, but summers are dry and not very comfortable for tourists. Best season to visit this national park would be between the months of October and April. This is a perfect time to embark on wildlife safaris or go birding around Kaziranga to sight its marvellous animals and birds. These tours can help visitors to have an excellent view of their favourite animals or birds in action. Hoolock Gibbons can also be sighted during these trips. In addition to these safaris that are conducted on jeeps or elephants rides, there are observation towers situated at strategic points for getting a better view of wildlife in this region. Visitors are free to take as many photos as they want with their cameras, but there are certain rules to be followed during their Kaziranga wildlife safaris. Authorities have taken great efforts to maintain a tranquil environment for its animals and birds. Due to this reason, visitors are expected to maintain the required distance from wild animals and not to do something that disturbs animals in the wildlife reserve.

Tourists visiting Kaziranga National Park for making their holidays or vacations memorable can choose to stay in any of the Kaziranga resorts or hotels. Some of them are located very close to the wildlife reserve and offer beautiful views of lush green landscapes. A Kaziranga accommodation would give tourists the chance to stay in the midst of natural surroundings and enjoy wildlife tours for sighting their favourite Hoolocks Gibbons at convenient timings. Some of the resorts in this region encourage eco-tourism in a bid to promote a greener environment and conserve wildlife. Rooms or cottages in such hotels or resorts are fully furnished with eco-friendly materials and have all basic amenities that would ensure a comfortable accommodation for their guests. But there are certain added amenities available for guests which would make for a luxurious stay, such as, airport pick-up and drop facility, currency exchange and travel desk assistance.

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