Mary Curzon’s kindness saved the rhinos of Kaziranga

Mary Victoria Curzon was the wife of Lord Curzon, Viceroy of British India during the early twentieth century. She married George Curzon, a Conservative Member of Parliament, in 1895. George Curzon went on to become the Viceroy of India, and they arrived in the country in 1898.

Curious to see the one-horned rhinoceros of India, Mary Curzon visited the Kaziranga region in 1904. When she failed to sight even a single rhinoceros in this area, she realized the urgent need to protect the animal species. She persuaded her husband to take the necessary steps to prevent the one-horned rhinos from extinction. 

 This led to the creation of Kaziranga Proposed Reserve Forest on the 1st of June, 1905. It became Kaziranga Game Sanctuary in 1916, Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary in 1950, and eventually, Kaziranga National Park in 1968.

Lady Curzon died on the 18th of July, 1906, at the age of thirty-six.  
It is owing to her kindness that Kaziranga was able to preserve its one-horned rhinoceroses. Tourists can book their stays in any of the Kaziranga resorts closer to the national park. Proximity of these resorts to the wildlife reserve would give them the convenience to go for their wildlife tours.

A Jungle Trekking Experience in Kaziranga National Park

It was a bright and refreshing morning, when our guests began their trekking expedition in Kaziranga National Park, located in the north-eastern Indian state, Assam. We took permission for the trip from the forest office located at Burapahar Range. Our Jeep stopped here, and we started walking from this point, accompanied by a forest guard. 

After walking for a while, we came across a hill and a path beset with various ups and downs. Mr. Kutub, our guide, led us through this rough terrain, offering us some valuable information about different kinds of animals and butterflies. We were spellbound upon witnessing the panoramic views of the floodplain and Kaziranga's ecosystems. 


Our guest was keen for some more inputs from our guide and Jeep driver, Mr. Kutub.

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