Kaziranga excites the senses, arrests the soul. It beckons a visit.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, Kaziranga is famous as the abode of the one-horned rhinoceros. Made unique with a vibrant, well preserved and sustained ecology this park has a very versatile bio diversity which makes Kaziranga National Park a very important and popular tourist destination.
Kaziranga was declared as a Tiger reserve in the year 2006 as it had the highest density of tigers of all the protected areas in the world. The park also shelters huge breeding populations of elephants, swamp deer and wild water buffalo. It is also recognized as a prominent birdlife area by Birdlife International for conserving varied species of birdlife.
Located along the Brahmaputra River spread out in 430 kms, its other attractions include Hog Deer, Sloth Bears, Tigers, Leopard Cats, Otters, Hog Badgers, Wild Boar, Jackal, Wild Buffalo, Pythons and Monitor Lizards. It is also an ornithologist's paradise and popular bird sightings include Buzzard, Black-Shouldered Kite, Black Kite, Brahminy Kite, Fishing Eagle, White Tailed Eagle, Grey-Headed Fishing Eagle and Himalayan Griffon. The park is home to several migratory birds like Greylag Geese, Falcated Duck, Red-Crested Pochard, Herons, Pelicans and Northern Shoveller.
There are two notable rivers within the park - Diphlu and Mora Dhansiri. A number of wildlife –Jeep/ Elephant/ Boat safaris whichever you choose to do awaits you in the days that ensued be it the early morning tour on Elephant or jeep ride through the wilderness of tall grassland and trees.
The ideal time to visit Kaziranga is from November to April, for safaris are allowed only during this season.
- November - April