National Park, Assam
National Park lies on the south bank of the Brahmaputra and
its boundary for the most part follows the Mora Diphlu river
and runs parallel to National Highway No. 37. It covers an
area of 688 sq. kilometres. The Park was first established
in 1908, as a reserve forest with only about a dozen rhinos
and was declared a National Park in 1974.
Kaziranga is famous for the great One-Horned Rhinos. Tigers
which are natural enemies of rhinos are also there in sizable
numbers in this area. Other attractions of this national park
include the wild buffalo, magnificent swamp deer, hog deer,
wild boar, Hoolok gibbon, capped langur and ratel (badger).
A wide variety of snakes including the rock python and the
monitor lizard are also found here. Amongst the birds, the
crested serpent eagle is common while palla's fishing eagle
and gray headed fishing eagle are frequently seen. Others
include the Great Adjutant Stork, crane, Bengal floricab,
bar-headed goose, whistling teal, and pelican.
Mihimukh is the starting area for the park and elephants can
be hired from here to enter the sanctuary. Jeep safaris and
early morning elephant rides can be arranged for at the Tourist
How to Get There
By air and rail at Jorhat (94 kilometres) and Guwahati (220
kilometres) from the park Nearest town is Bokaghat, 22 kilometre
from the park.
When to visit
November to March