Kaziranga National Park in Assam|2020|Home of One-horned rhinoceroses
Opened in the year 1937, Kaziranga National Park in Assam is a World Heritage Site. It has an abundance of birds, vegetation, and animals. This national park is a gift of nature. There are four ranges division here. Namely Kaziranga, Eastern, Western, and Burapahar Range. Kaziranga National Park Famous for its One-horned rhinoceroses. The park also has a lot of activities ranging from elephant safari, jeep safari, and Kaziranga trekking. You can opt for various routes to conduct the safari.
Safari Ranges and Routes:
|Kaziranga Range||Mihimukh-Kathpora-Daphlang-Diffolu Riverbank-Mona Beel-Karasing|
|Western Range||Agratoli Sohola Beel-Rongamotia-Maklung-Turturoni-Dhoba|
|Burapahar Range||Ghurakati-Potahi Beel-Diffolu-Phuloguri-Tunikati|
How to cover Kaziranga National Park and Timing:
Elephant Safari: One of the most opted ways to travel through the mixed deciduous forests by the tourists is on an elephant safari. This ensures you see a lot of birds and vegetation and have a unique experience.
Opening time of the Kaziranga National Park
- The Safaris take place in the morning around 5:30 AM to 7:30 AM.
- The afternoon around 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
- You have to book the safaris in advance.
Jeep Safari: The best way to spot a lot of animals and birds is through a jeep safari. You can cover the entire 28km range this way. As there are four different ranges, you can opt for any range to cover.
- The safari timing is from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM in the morning.
- 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM in the afternoon.
Trekking: If you want to enjoy Kaziranga at your own pace and on foot, trekking is the best way to do it. The most popular trekking reserve is the Panbari and Kukurakata Reserve due to the presence of one-horned rhinoceros and elephants. You can get a beautiful view of the park from the peak of the Kukurakata hills.
Fauna in Kaziranga
There are multiple species of large cats here. For example, tigers and leopards. It is also famous for its elephants. The One-Horned rhinoceros & Royal Bengal Tiger are found here. It is an abode to Asian elephant, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer. The ‘Big Five’ of Kaziranga.
Rare species of hornbills- great Indian hornbill and the lesser risk wreathed hornbill inhabit Kaziranga. Old World babblers (Jerdon’s babbler, marsh babbler) & weaver birds (the common baya weaver) are also found here. You will also spot Grey-headed fishing eagles and changeable hawks. Reptiles like gharial, Indian pythons, common Bengal monitors are found here. Dotted garden skinks and geckos can also be found. There are 42 kinds of reptiles present in Kaziranga.
There are many options from government-run hotels to privet ones. There are also campsites available for a more unique experience.
How to reach:
- Road: The entrance to Kaziranga National Park is on NH37. As a result. It is well connected to other parts of India.
- Train: The nearest railway station at 75Km is Furkating.
- Air: Two airports that are most accessible from the national park is Guwahati airport and Jorhat Airport. Guwahati airport is a better option.
Best time to visit Kaziranga National Park
The park is functional from November to April and if you want to explore a UNESCO world heritage site amid nature, animals, and birds, Kaziranga National Park is the perfect getaway for you.
Kaziranga National Park Map
Written By: Payel Mukherjee, Riddhi Bhattacharya (Travelofina Travel Stories)